Creating New Canine Connections, 
One Dog At A Time, Since 2004.

 ~ Our Mission Statement ~ 

To Have Fun in Training, and to Champion Positive, Connected, Happy & Healthy Relationships between Canines and their Families, Based on Trust, Communication and Mutual Understanding.   

We Aim to Empower all of our Clients, with the Knowledge and Understanding on the Scientific Principals of how dogs learn, why they do what they do, and how to effect change.

~ Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement ~

Our intentions are to foster and support a diverse and inclusive environment, that is free from discriminatory and intimidating behaviour. 

We support equity-seeking groups that include, but are not limited to, those represented by race, sex, age, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodiversity, and socioeconomic status.  

In the spirit of reconciliation, we will also strive to develop and enhance existing Indigenous relationships.

Educated & Knowledgable 
Has been training since 2004! Professionally Accredited by The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers since 2010.  

We only use POSITIVE, REWARD based training, applying the latest scientific based methods, proven to be  the most effective and successful for long term results.  

About Us
With over 18 years experience, applying our skills and knowledge, we help you to identify and prioritize your dog’s behaviour concerns, and then provide you with the simplest and most practical approach to achieve your goals.  

Veterinarian Recommended.

No Balanced Training, being ‘Alpha‘ or ‘Whispering’ here! 

Puppy Groups

We are Educated & Credentialed

Cathie  has been working with dogs since 2004 and earned her CPDT-KA designation in 2010 through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. The CCPDT is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog professional training industry.
Thousands of professional dog trainers across North America hold a CCPDT certification, as a mark of professional distinction, ethical practices and science-based training methods. 
To maintain the CPDT-KA designation, Cathie must complete 36 continuing education units (CEUs) by completing approved educational events during the 3 year re-certification period.  Cathie regularly exceeds 36 CEUs.
Cathie's commitment to continuing education ensures that she is using up to date, verifiable information to teach her clients how to raise, train and help their dogs.
Cathie is proudly Fear-Free Certified, a member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) and the Pet Professional Guild of Force-Free Professionals.  

Group Classes

We offer a variety of group class options from Basic Life Skills & Manners, Puppy Kindergarten, Tricks Class Advanced, Loose leash walking and Recall. Nose work, Teen Play & Learn 

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Puppy Socialization Program (10-16 weeks)

Each puppy play group is carefully planned to ensure every puppy has a safe, positive and successful social experience with other puppies.  1 Guardian may attend per puppy. 

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Private Training

Private training sessions are dedicated  for only you, and your family, to help you reach your dog training goals and / or work on challenges your dog may be having. 

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Customer Testimonial:

"Cathie has been very easy to talk to and has a plethora of knowledge about reactive dogs. She was very accommodating to our personal needs and answered questions in a clear manner. She has provided many learning resources about training and dog body language, as well as opportunities for us to practice our training.  She offers a semi-weekly reactive dog meet which is an excellent way to practice training in a controlled environment. It's free or by donation (to the local animal shelter) so I would recommend it to anyone seeking such opportunities. If you are looking for a trainer who uses only positive reinforcement and no averse tools or training methods, Cathie is the one for you!"
—Irene Choi
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