Providing Award Winning Canine Services since 1977
Lori Webster, Cheryl Carlson & Carole Field
Cher Car Kennels specializes in ALL breed training for the family pet, along with advanced training for sport, protection and police. Our combined training programs have graduated over 18,000 dogs since 1977. The combined experience of owner/operators Cheryl Carlson and Lori Webster along with business partner Carole Field creates a truly unique team offering expertise in nearly every facet of dog training. We specialize in preventing dog behavior problems by educating dog owners through personalized private home visits, group classes or in-kennel "boarding school" training, using positive, praising methods of dog obedience instruction. We provide the knowledge, understanding and expertise necessary to teach your dog "good behavior" rather than simply punishing what you might perceive as "bad behavior".
The overall well-being of the dog is then achieved through a special balance of loving attention, exercise and a sense of purpose derived through training.
Lori Webster, Cheryl Carlson & Carole Field
Founder Cheryl Carlson
Cheryl & PD1 GRCH "Hazard", the only UKC Grand Champion Police Dog! (handler/owner trained)
Cheryl is one of the best known experts in the industry and is truly unique among trainers for her vast knowledge, years of experience and unmatched expertise in every area of dog training. To put it simply, she has done it all! Cheryl Carlson has been training dogs professionally since 1977, providing guard dog service, teaching family companion dogs (manners, problem solving and behavior modification), personal protection, training K9 police service and physical assistance dogs. She has rehabilitated and placed countless rescue dogs and conducted hundreds of DOG BITE PREVENTION seminars throughout the country. Cheryl is a paid consultant teaching dog bite prevention techniques to various organizations including the United States Postal Service, GTE, FIA, Consumers Energy, UPS, the Visiting Nurses Association and many more. She frequently provides expert witness testimony throughout the state of Michigan in regards to training of police dogs, dog attacks, and dog behavior and is also a certified E.M.S. instructor in the field of Environmental Emergencies. Cheryl has trained and certified 54 police K-9's to date, with teams trained in patrol, narcotics and explosive detection. She has also certified many other dog trainers in police work. Cheryl's breeding program has produced more than 250 certified Police K-9s and over 100 SAR dogs, along with dozens of physical and blind assistance dogs. She has also produced more French Ring Sport titled dogs than any other breeder in North America.
Cheryl enjoys competition with her own dogs, and has titled in conformation, obedience, agility, rally obedience, herding, terrier racing, lure coursing, dock jumping, Schutzhund, French Ring Sport, Campagne and UKC Dog Sport. She has judged countless personal protection trials throughout the US and Canada, is the ONLY woman in North America to ever receive certification as a Campagne decoy, is one of the founders and past President of NARA (North American Ring Association) and is also a licensed UKC Dog Sport judge.
Lori being awarded HIGH IN TRIAL by Dog Sport Judge Allan Brooks after besting over 100 other dogs at 2006 UKC Premier
Lori has a long history of service to the world of dogs. She began raising puppies for Leader Dogs for the Blind when she was nine years old and has evolved into an award winning trainer and handler competing in agility, weight pull, obedience, conformation, rally, French Ring Sport, UKC Dog Sport and personal protection. Lori has been awarded multiple High in Trial awards in both obedience and protection sports. She is also an accomplished decoy of national notoriety, and certified in numerous venues to provide expert training for biting dog sports.
Lori displaying her award winning decoy form - ouch!
Carole Field is a Dog World Award winning trainer and high-in-trial competitor; involved in obedience and protection sports since 1982, and conducting dog obedience instruction in a private, group and club format since 1985. She has judged personal protection tournaments throughout the Midwest since 1995 and is a UKC Performance Judge licensed for Family Obedience, Dog Sport (all classes of Protection and Police Dog titles) and also a Senior Terrier Race Judge.
Carole is also a nationally published freelance writer and photographer, and has been a Professional Member of the Dog Writers Association of America since 1994.