Cathie Tims,  (she/her)

Hi, I'd like to personally welcome you to CCC, and introduce myself! I am the owner, founder, and head trainer of Cathie's Canine Connection & Co. Inc. 

I am a Multi Certified Canine Professional - Certified Professional Dog Trainer,  Fear Free Certified Trainer, Separation Anxiety Certified,  Canine First Aid Certified , as well as a Raising Resilient Dog Coach. 

I began observing and assisting classes in North Vancouver in 2004.  In 2006 I was accepted into a two year apprentice program in Vancouver, and I  have been teaching a variety of group classes, and meeting with clients for private training, since 2008!  

In order to maintain certain credentials I am always continuing my education.  I will always strive to bring you the most current evidence based scientific training, which I also happen to love!  

I provide Behaviour Consultations, private & group training classes, and I also run our very popular Puppy Play & Learn Socialization Program & our Reactive & Fearful to Relaxed Programs.  

I also regularly participate in community events, as well as fund raisers for a variety of non-profit rescues.  To date CCC has  helped to raise well over $5000 for New West Animal Services and $2500.00 Wild West Animal League.
Holly Saitz, (she / her)

Holly is awaiting her Certified Training Partner accolades from the KPA Professional Dog Trainer Program she is enrolled in.

 Holly has been working with dogs professionally for over 10 years.  She has successfully completed the Dog Trainer Foundations and the Puppy Start Right Preschool for Instructors courses through the world renowned Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behaviour. 

Holly prides herself in having the knowledge of the latest science-based, and ethical techniques, when working with all dogs.  Holly teaches our Puppy Start Right, Teen Manners, & Basic Life Skills & Manners Classes, Connected Loose Leash Walking & Recall Classes.
Karly Hertel (she / her ) 
VSA-CDT, Cert. SA Pro

Karly is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, graduate of the Victoria Stilwell Academy, and a Certified Separation Anxiety (SA) Pro Trainer.

Karly avidly pursues ongoing continuing education and professional development by watching seminars and webinars and keeping current on industry literature. 

She is a member of The Pet Professional Guild, the only membership organization for professionals who subscribe to the view that aversive methods should not be used - or even deemed necessary as part of a strategic training or behaviour modification program.
When not helping clients to enjoy easier lives with their canine companions, Karly enjoys daily walks and adventures with her dogs, Milo, Archie, and Kona.

Karley teachings our Puppy Pre-school and Teen Group classes. 
Melanie Sparks (she / her ) 
K9 Nose Work®-ANWI 

Melanie is currently finishing the last of her requirements to receive her CNWI, (Certified K9 Nose Work® Instructor Certification) and will be CNWI this fall 2023! 

Melanie actively pursues ongoing education and professional development in K9 Nose Work® and Canine wellbeing, and is dedicated to humane, aversive free, dog training.

She is a member of several K9 Nose Work®Associations, currently volunteers at K9 Nose Work® Trials & Community Canine Events, and will soon be starting to volunteer with a local shelter.

Melanie actively participates in classes and runs her own dog, Finn. 

Melanie teaches our K9 Nose Work® Classes.
Janice Lin, BA (she/her) 
CPDT-KA, Graduate of the International Academy for Dog Trainers
Janice’s K9 Training   
Janice is currently working to complete the Service & Therapy Dog Program at the Animal Behaviour Institute, and recently received her Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed Designation from the Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is committed to humane, force free and science based dog training. Janice teaches our Tricks & Games classes.