Candy Hart
Candy Hart
May 15, 2017

Training with Hart

Candy has worked with animals since she was fifteen years old, walking dogs at the SPCA on the weekends and cleaning stalls at a local horse riding stable. She went on to work at Sea World for seven years, gaining hands-on experience with aquatic life. Wanting to find a more communicative species to work with, she attended the National K-9 Dog School for Dog Trainers and earned the Master Trainers Certification. Candy has since started her own in-house dog training company, Training With Hart, and loves seeing dogs become a reliable member of the family.






What is your business? In-home dog training service specializing in obedience and service dog training.

Who are your clients? Anyone with a dog! I have had many opportunities to train service dogs for clients with various disabilities such as PTSD, diabetes, autism, and mobility issues.

What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? I truly enjoy both helping people and working with animals! This business allows me to do both.

Short term goals? I want to help dog owners become aware of how important training is not only for the health and well-being of their dog, but also because of how it can improve the owner’s home life.

Business win? I recently had a former client contact me to tell me how well his service dog behaved at a theme park. Follow up from clients is always a huge win for me because I know that the owner (and dog) have both received a positive training experience.

Why Lakeland? Lakeland is actually my hometown. It’s a great town that’s continually growing. I love seeing new businesses move in and bring some cool changes.

Favorite things to do in Lakeland? Trying new places to eat with my friends, going to the movies, and spending time outdoors.

How has Catapult helped you? I participated in Catapult’s Boot Camp course, which was a game changer. Catapult has also provided a lot of networking opportunities that I wouldn’t have had without being a part of the Catapult community.


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