Sara Carson - 2017 Dog Trainer of the Year Nominee

By Created: October, 2017 - Modified: October, 2021

Sara Carson is Greatmats 2017 National Dog Trainer of the Year. Learn about her journey to the top.


Widely recognized as one of the world's best trick dog instructors after appearances on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Late Show with David Letterman and America's Got Talent, Sara Carson has overcome the odds to earn that designation.

Her decision to choose dog training as a career path was not well received by her family, many of which she hasn't spoken with in years.

Her North American tour, which got her much of her well-earned recognition began while she was living out of her car. She turned to dogs for comfort at a time when there was very little coming from anywhere else.

Together, she and her dog Hero set out to prove to her family that they could be successful at something they loved. This year, Sara and Hero made all the way to the finals of the 12th season of America's Got Talent.

Learn more about the 3rd Annual National Dog Trainer of the Year Contest or Greatmats National Award Series.

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Sara Carson
The Super Collies
San Diego CA 92102
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