Our Training Partners

We are extremely proud to have partnered up with a number of Science Based, Fear Free Dog Trainers, who just like Cathie, are committed to non-aversive training, and share the compassion, commitment, knowledge and experience you have come to know of CCC.

These trainers have each been carefully selected to ensure that they align with our Philosophy, R+ Training Methods, and are committed to Continued Education. 

Each of them have their own style, and flare and fun to teaching you and your beloved fur family member. 

All combined, we bring decades of experience to you, our valued clients.  

Karley Hertel,  VSA-CDT, Cert. SAPT (she / her)

Karly Hertel is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, graduate of the Victoria Stilwell Academy, and a Certified Separation Anxiety (SA) Pro Trainer, trained by renowned SA training expert Julie Naismith.

Committed to providing the most humane and effective solutions to her clients’ dog training needs, Karly avidly pursues ongoing continuing education and professional development by watching seminars and webinars and keeping current on industry literature. 

Karly has taken The Karen Pryor Academy's Puppy Start Right for Instructors course and Dognostic's Walk this Way Leash Training course.

Karly teaches our Puppy Start Right Pre-School, Teen Manners & Basic Life Skills & Manners Classes.

If you have questions for Karly, please email

Holly Saitz, KPA-DTP(she / her) 

Holly  &  Friends Dog Training 

Holly is currently a Dog Trainer Professional and is awaiting her Certified Training Partner accolades from the KPA Professional Dog Trainer Program.

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. 
If you have questions for Holly, please email

Janice Lin, BA (she/her)

Janice is a graduate of University of Victoria, majoring in Psychology (BA).
She attended the International Academy of Canine Trainers, and in 2017 she completed both the Level 1 Dog Behaviour and Training course, and Dog Walkers' course.

Janice is currently working to complete the Service & Therapy Dog Program at the Animal Behaviour Institute, and is also working towards meeting the requirements of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers to sit for the exam and achieve her CPDT-KA accreditation. (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed). She is committed to humane, force free and science based dog training. 

Janice teaches our Tricks & Games classes. 

If you have questions for Janice, please email, janicek9training@gmail.com

Melanie Sparkes, 
K9 Nose Work®- ANWI (she/her)

Melanie is currently finishing the last of her requirements to receive her CNWI, (Certified K9 Nose Work® Instructor Certification), and is also completing the requirements of the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers to to receive her CPDT-KA accreditation. (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed). 

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.  

If you have any questions for Melanie, please email