Simple as that….. I love dogs!
From bringing home every stray dog as a child until I got my own
unknown breed as a teenager to ‘borrowing’ friends and
neighbor’s dogs. When it was not possible to have my own dog
as an adult I moved toward fostering and re-homing dogs in my travels
in India and Germany. Dogs have always been a part of my life. Always.
I offer a 10% discount to rescued
or shelter dogs.
It has always been very important for me to have a happy
well-balanced dog that accompanies me practically
everywhere and is always welcome to be a part of my life.
For some time now I have watched how other owners have struggled
to have well behaved “Best Friends” or just needed guidance
on small problems. I have observed owners who accidentally reinforce
behaviours’ they don’t want and how some owners misinterpret
a dog’s body language.
I want to help and make it easier for people and their Dogs to have
a strong bond and
to communicate with them as I do with mine. I wanted to show people
how to build a loving and trusting
bond & healthy working relationship with their dog without
fear or anxiety producing techniques.
I was certified as a professional dog trainer through the International
College of Canine Behavioural Science in October 2009. This college
is the only one specializing in the study
of canine behaviour in Vancouver.
I continued on with my studies at the same college to achieve
the graduate status in May 2010. This involved dog behaviour training
on a much deeper level
which included social psychology, dog psychology and training psychology.
My training is effective through the 'PLAY/PRAISE' reward system
WITHOUT food treats. This system has been used around the world
& throughout history
to obtain reliable results from working dogs. I achieve spontaneous
cooperation from the dog by understanding how to use the dogs natural
instincts. I do not use halties, choke chains, e-collars, prong
collars or any other gimmicks. I do not yell, use brut-force, scruff
or alpha roll. I know and understand how to utilize humane
strategies to eliminate unwanted behaviour.
I am also certified in Pet First Aid and a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers as well as the American Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Additionally I have 'given back' and contributed my time at dog shelters in Goa, India and Amman, Jordan. In Vancouver I have helped out at the Richmond Animal Shelter and for Turtle Gardens Rescue. Continuing with my professional development and keeping up to date is also very important and have attended seminars and workshops with Brenda Aloff, Nicole Wilde, Ken Ramirez,
& Joyce Tattersal.
Walk them with ease and style...
As a dog trainer I can tell you how important it is to have the
right leash. I have been using the European style leashes for many
years now and this type of leash has always been my first choice.
These leashes are widely used in Europe and are ideal for
obedience training and an active lifestyle. Only
available through Oh My Dog!
Let me answer any questions you might have...
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