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I have spent over a decade studying the best ways to train dogs, and have been certified by the most highly respected certifying bodies available to dog trainers today.  I am grateful to have been guided by giants in the dog training world like Jean Donaldson and Carolyn Clark and to the hundreds of dogs who  proved to me over and over again the power of reward-based training.

We hold our dogs to dizzyingly high standards of training and behaviour, and are inundated by opposing opinions regarding how to approach training our pets.  What I want to share with all dog owners is that training methods based in the science of animal behaviour is the path to astonishingly fast and consistent results.

I am a graduate or have been certified by these prestigious organizations:

  • San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers
  • The Karen Pryor Academy
  • Certification Council of Pet Dog Trainers
  • TagTeach – Level 1 Instructor

Member:  Canadian Kennel Club since 2002, Association of Pet Dog Trainers since 2007.

My dogs have titled in CKC and AKC competitive obedience, rally and agility.  Torin has been a Top 10 Poodle in Rally Obedience in Canada, and Emma has been a Top 10 Miniature Schnauzer and Terrier in both Obedience and Rally Obedience in Canada.

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Schnauzee’s Emma’s Gonna Getcha – “Emma”
CDX RAE AgXS AgXJI CGN
AKC CD RN CARO RN MCL

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Ch Cantope’s Too Good 2B Tru – “Torin”
CD RAE AgN AgJ CGN

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“Gabby”