meet our behavior & Training team

Laurel Stark

Laurel Stark
Behavior and Training Coordinator

Laurel knew she wanted to work closely with animals ever since attending her first petting zoo. Starting her career at Petco, she had the opportunity to graduate from the Dog Training Program and taught Puppy, Basic, and Intermediate classes for two years. Working directly with dogs and their parents and educating both quickly became a passion. While working at a daycare and boarding facility in Milpitas, Laurel became adept at reading canine body language in play groups and assessing behavioral issues such as resource guarding, separation anxiety, and fear. Finding a home at the East Bay SPCA, she believes that educating pet parents to better understand their dog’s behavior will help build stronger relationships between humans and their companions. Laurel is owned by a little and precocious cattle dog mix named Scout.

Carol Wilson, KPA CTP

Carol Wilson discovered the depth of human-canine bond can be developed through training and shared adventures when she entered the world of competitive obedience almost thirty years ago. She has been training and playing with her own dogs and assisting with training classes in various companion animal activities ever since. After leaving a career in corporate marketing, Carol decided to spend time pursuing her passion for encouraging the bond between humans and their dogs She completed the Marin Humane Society Canine Behavioral Academics I and II, graduated with distinction from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior, and as a believer in life-long learning, continues to pursue additional educational opportunities. Carol has experience in competitive obedience, rally, nose work, and agility. She continues to participate in a variety of canine activities with her two best friends, Border Collie-mix Maya and terrier-mix Dodge.