Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2012

Definitely Dogs

 
I offer classes and private consultations for obedience, sporting and behavioral issues. I use progressive, dog-friendly methods, including positive reinforcement and management for success.
 
Certifications:
 
Training Equipment: Food, toys, other motivators; clickers; Flat collars; harnesses; no-pull halters/harnesses; leashes, long lines. For calming excitable or fearful dogs: Thundershirt, Calming Band/Cap, DAP
 
Training Philosophy: My love of dogs led me to positive reinforcement training in 1998. Training is not about domination but respect and teaching your dog to succeed. I offer "Training with Ethics - Based on Science"
 
Locations Served: Mid-Island Vancouver Island, B.C. Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Coombs, Errington, Dashwood, Lantzville, Ladysmith, Bowser, Union Bay, Fanny Bay, Deep Bay, Courtenay, Comox, Gulf Islands (Lasqueti Island, Gabriola Island, Denman Island , Horny Island)
 
Leading my clients and their dog to success is a great source of pride for me. Whether it is solving the most challenging behavioural cases or helping a new puppy owner to succeed, I thoroughly enjoy working with owners and their dogs and finding creative solutions that address the needs of both. I have been inspired and studied the work of many prominent dog trainers in the world and continually upgrade my skills. I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Council for Professional Dog Trainers. CCPDT Certification sets an internationally recognized standard of excellence with 2000 trainers worldwide. I offer CLASSES and PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS for obedience and behavioural issues. BENEFITS INCLUDE: Non-confrontational Leadership Management tools for immediate success Friendly, effective communication Step-by-step obedience and behavioural training Troubleshooting and prevention strategies Understanding your dog's body language, motivation and behaviour CLASSES AVAILABLE: Kindergarten Puppy Teen Puppy Beginners' Lifeskills (for both owner and dog) Lifeskills 101 (intermediate, more distractions) Outdoor Adventures Re-Socialization Games & Tricks Treibball Tracking
Services Offered
Aggression
Behavioral Consultation
CGC Training
Clicker Training
Fun Games
Group Training
Multi-Species
Private Lessons
Private Training