Our dog training classes are non-fear based, practical, and engaging for the whole family! We do not believe in training robot dogs, just great family pets that everyone in the household can safely walk and enjoy.You will be left with not only a well balanced and behaved fur-kid, but you will also have a much better understanding of your dog.
Our Dog Training Method
We believe in using force-free methods in our dog training. Force-free or Positive Reinforcement (PR) dog training is proven to have long lasting positive results and builds a stronger connection between you and your dog. What does that look like you ask? Your dog training classes will involve the use of food, voice, and toys as a motivator/reward.
About Our Trainers
Rachelle is graduate from the West Coast Canine Academy (WCCA), is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (CAPPDT), DogSAFE Canine First Aid certified, and she and her Doberman Pincher (Moose) are Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) certified by the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC). Rachelle is a contributing writer for What’sON! Magazine. Her dog pack has been featured on GlobalBC News, and are recurrent volunteers for BCIT’s Student Association events to help de-stress students. Rachelle regularly attends a variety of courses and seminars to continue her learning. Rachelle currently has a Sphynx, Lionhead rabbit, Beta fish, and two rescue Dobermans.
Elayna Christensen is a graduate of the Animal Behavioural College. Elayna has volunteered and worked with Greyhound Pets Inc for many years in rehabilitating dogs off the race track and finding them suitable homes. Elayna specializes in working with reactive, fearful, and rehabilitation rescue cases. Elayna currently has an rescue Greyhound named Zen.
Canine Behavioural Training Services
Puppy Foundations: 3 – 1 hr private sessions + homework & Email Support
The Puppy Foundations package helps you and your dog get through the puppy phase with a breeze. We will cover crate training, potty training, name recognition, husbandry, healthy and safe socialization tips and so much more! Suitable for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old.
Dog Obedience 101: 4 – 1 hr private sessions + homework & Email Support
Dog Obedience 101 will teach you and your dog house manners, gaining a solid recall, leash etiquette, impulse control, sits, downs, wait commands and the art of respectful and fun play to build a bond between you and your dog. Best suited for dogs 6 months to 2 years.
Dog Obedience 102: 4 – 1 hr private sessions + homework+ Email Support
You and your dog now have the fundamentals so its time to have some fun in Dog Obedience 102. We will increase your dogs impulse control, and listening skills, and add more difficult commands that will still be useful in your day to day. We’ll even have a fun obstacle course to run through!
Naughty Dog Rehab: 4 – 1 hr private sessions + homework & Email Support
Naughty Dog is best for dogs that have developed some naughty habits in their teenage years. We can work with you to help resolve un-wanted barking, lunging on leash, reactivity towards people and/or dogs, confidence building, and eventually socialization.
Behavioural Quick Tune Up: 1 – 1 hr private session
Walk and Train: 1 hr private walk with trainer + Email Follow up