When I was growing up, I wanted to help every dog. This created a passion to work with dogs that needed help, and this became the foundation for my career. My goal is to help people and animals live in harmony.
Since I began, I have used the most humane methods when working with dogs. You will not see choke chains or prong collars used in my classes. I strive to educate myself by continuously researching. I've taken and conducted seminars in early puppy training, aggression and anxiety disorders, and behavior rehabilitation. Once I have the information, I then pass on this education and experience to you, the student.
My knowledge of training dogs to the Canadian Kennel Club standards is used at my title-winning obedience school. I take great pride in my accomplishments as a trainer.
I strongly believe in using progressive calm energy, relaxation, redirection, and positive reinforcement, creating customized behavior programs for my clients. I have over 200 documented cases that I have solved for my clients.
In the last few years, I have been heading into different instruction fields. I'm the head trainer and canine behavior consultant for many rescue organizations, including the Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs, an organization that places rescue dogs with veterans and people with disabilities. They are taught to train their own service dogs. I have also created and conducted safety seminars for the meter readers that work for BC Hydro.
What does this mean for you? It means that you have the most up-to-date instruction on how to train and modify behavior in dogs. This is the foundation for the ACE courses. I look forward to helping you on your journey for being the best instructor, an ACE instructor.