Vernon and Surrounding Areas
Head Trainer, Owner
Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant Certified Professional Dog Trainer
KPA-CTP, CTC, CDBC
Accredited SPCA Animalkind Trainer
Certified in Behaviour and Counselling
Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant, IAABC
International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants
I am a Certified Professional Trainer (KPA-CTP) and Certified Behaviour Consultant (IAABC), one of only 3 in British Columbia and certified in behaviour and counselling (CTC) through the Academy For Dog Trainers, considered the Harvard of Dog Training Programs. I have been training in the Lower Mainland for over 15 years. I have dedicated my life to working with dogs and helping families teach their puppies, adult dogs, or newly adopted dogs, to be well-adjusted members of the community. I am Head Trainer and Owner/Director of Pawsitively Canine Dog Training Services. I work extensively with aggression and yes, we use positive methods with this as well!!
An education in the science of animal behaviour is absolutely required to be a dog trainer that can really make a difference in dog's and their people's lives. I am dedicated to constant and ongoing education. I am certified by the Karen Pryor Academy, one of top dog training programs in the world and certified as a dog behaviour consultant which is a certification for advanced trainers who have proven extensive knowledge in behaviour modification including fear, aggression and prescription drugs used when needed.
I graduated from the Jean Donaldson Academy For Dog Trainers, a heavily science based, two year advanced program for dog trainers that want to take their training further, considered around the world as the Harvard of Dog Training Schools. This is the biggest achievement of my personal life and career and I was blessed to be accepted, let alone study under such a talented trainer.
Most importantly, the methods used are force free. I train without pain, fear or intimidation. These humane methods are based on the science of animal behaviour. Your dog will "learn" to learn and as a result, you will both have fun training in a happy and challenging atmosphere!
I offer a wide variety of services including extensive work with aggression (including dog to dog and dog to human), group classes, puppy one on ones, day training, growly hounds club and more!!