I grew up in a small coal-mining community of Bellevue Alberta and have always had dogs in my life since the day I was born. As a young child, I loved playing with and trying to train my Cocker/Springer Spaniel Gypsy. This engendered in me a great love for animals and the outdoors. It was at this early age that I dreamed of becoming a dog trainer. I have experimented with training my own dogs and have seen real improvement in their behavior. My Irish Terrier, Chipper which I had from a young puppy, I trained him to become a champion show dog and to earn his Companion Dog title in obedience trials. In my early twenties, I was constantly looking to do more with dogs. So I took on the job of showing and training some of my friends’ dogs in basic obedience and they too became champion show dogs. But it was decades later, in 2016, that I finally decided to turn pro. I enrolled and successfully completed the online FERNDOG TRAINING ACADEMY. I am also a PRO DOG TRAINER.  I am currently studying with the well-renowned dog trainer Ian Dunbar through his online platform. For me, being able to access and connect with such well-known experts such as these, was the beginning of an exciting career change. One that I now put into play with my new Good Calm Dog Training business featuring my latest training done for local clients called Good Calm Dog Training. Currently, I’m applying my methods regularly with great effect as the resident dog trainer at Mr. Pet’s store in Chilliwack. I currently reside in Cultus Lake BC with my husband David and our ten-year-old Lagotto Romagnolo named Pia and our thirteen-year-old tortoise-shell cat Gitana.

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