The K9ology Center is owned and operated by Rappahannock County residents Charlotte Wagner and her husband, Joshua Harvey. Together, they offer the community a variety of training services and pet-friendly activities.
Certified Dog Trainer & Behaviorist
Charlotte "Char" Wagner, BSc is the owner and founder of K9ology LLC. She has been professionally training dogs since 2003, where she started her career volunteering, assessing, vetting potential homes, and placing rescue dogs.
Charlotte had the opportunity to study in England at the University of Essex at Writtle College. There, she completed her Bachelors of Science with Honors in Animal Management, with a focus on livestock (sheep) and companion animals (dogs). Her specialty was in behavior and training.
After graduating college, Charlotte moved back to Flint Hill, Rappahannock County, where she resides today. After a year contemplating veterinary school, she ultimately decided to dedicate her life full time to training and behavior.
In addition to her college degree, Charlotte holds a career diploma as a Dog Obedience Instructor from Penn Foster, she is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, a certified AKC CGC, Trick Dog, and Fit Dog Evaluator, and has attended a multitude of seminars, workshops, and competitions to supplement her knowledge. Char also breeds and competes with her Border Terriers and other dogs in conformation, tricks, rally obedience, FCAT, barn hunt, and dock diving.
Associate Trainer, Camp Counselor
Joshua "Josh" Harvey has had a diverse career path that eventually led him to K9ology. After completing his education at the prestigious New England Culinary Institute (NECI), he spent several years in the food service industry, honing his skills and developing a strong work ethic.
After attending the K9O Trainers Academy, Josh joined K9ology as a full-time staff member, bringing his expertise in reading dogs and understanding their body language. His ability to connect with shy or reactive participants has made him a beloved counselor and head of K9ology's camp programs.
Beyond his work with K9ology, Joshua is an avid ultra marathon runner, constantly seeking new adventures in the beautiful hills and surroundings of his county. Nevertheless, his dedication to and love for K9ology remains unparalleled, making him the company's biggest fan.
Dog Groomer, Camp Counselor, Assistant Trainer
Stephanie "Steph" Cook is a highly experienced and passionate individual in the world of dogs. With a deep love for Collies, she has dedicated her life to breeding and exhibiting these beautiful canines.
In addition to her breeding and exhibiting ventures, Steph has a background in professional grooming. From routine baths to specialized grooming techniques, Steph ensures that every dog leaves her care looking and feeling their best. She has also gained extensive experience in dog walking and pet sitting, making her a well-rounded professional in the field of pet care. Her ability to understand and connect with animals is truly remarkable, ensuring that every dog receives the utmost attention and love.
Steph's skills and mindset align perfectly with the quality care that K9ology is known for. She will be offering exceptional grooming services to K9ology clients and will also assist in our dog camp programs, group classes, and private lessons. With Steph's expertise and dedication to the well-being of dogs, clients can rest assured that their furry friends are in capable hands.