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Ian Forbus - Owner and Trainer

Ian has been training dogs professionally for over 18 years. He is recommended by Veterinarians and other dog professionals throughout the Mooresville, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Charlotte area for his innate ability to understand dogs and their behaviors. He applies the necessary training techniques to best fit their needs with guaranteed results. When he is not training with clients and their dogs, Ian enjoys training in the competitive dog sport, Schutzhund, with his own dogs.








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Sara Forbus - Owner and Evaluator

Sara has been in the professional dog world for over 17 years. Starting as a Veterinary Technician at the age of 18, Sara earned a lot of experience in working with different breeds and evaluating dogs, their behaviors and temperaments.  Sara has a degree in Psychology and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog trainers and a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the American Kennel Club.  While Ian does the training, Sara does evaluations of family pets and office management. Together, they make a great team in helping people reach desired training goals for their dogs.








Shon Mitchell - Trainer

Shon, a Carolina native, has been training dogs professionally for over 12 years. After spending time in the Navy, Shon went on to start his own successful pet sitting and dog walking business where he spent countless hours working with a variety of breeds. Shortly after, Shon realized that his passion was in training dogs and understanding how to curb their behaviors. Over the years, he has worked with numerous dogs all across the Lake Norman/Charlotte area. In his free time he enjoys camping with his son, Anderson.






Leann Randazzo- Trainer

Leann is a NY native that has always had a passion and career with dogs. Her experience working at a deluxe boarding facility in the Lake Norman Area as well as her experience as a Groomer and Veterinary Assistant make her a perfect fit with The Dog Pros.  She enjoys working with all breeds of dogs and has excellent communication skills with The Dog Pros clients. In her spare time, she enjoys training her German Shepherd, Mila in the sport of Schutzhund.










Sylvia Wright-Trainer

Sylvia has been training dogs for the past 7 years in Obedience, Service Dog Training and the sport of Rally.  She enjoys working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Sylvia is passionate about building better relationships between dogs and owners through training. Sylvia is also certified with the CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers).  In her spare time, Sylvia enjoys spending time with her two year old daughter.







David  - General Business Assistantme

David graduated from UNCW with a degree in Business Administration in 2009. Since then he has worked a variety of jobs from advertising to restaurant management. His love for dogs started at an early age when he found a stray and fearful pit bull whom he later took in. Over the years he’s worked with her throughout many hurdles in order to rehabilitate her into the loving dog she is.  David helps the business with marketing, design, Information technology and also caring for the dogs at the training facility.