About us

At Canine Ways, our goal is to teach your dog to be a well-mannered family member you can enjoy spending time with and take everywhere.

Our focus is building and strengthening a bond between you and your dog based on mutual respect and trust. When you have your dogs’ respect, they will obey you consistently, not because they have to…but because they want to. Without the use of treats or gimmicks, we’ll teach you how to raise your expectations of your dog, and how to achieve long-lasting success.

Meet the Trainer - Sandra Gabriel

Having had many dogs during my life, and working as a vet assistant, I keenly understand the many challenges faced when bringing a puppy or dog into your home.

I have used many different training techniques over the years, including treat-training, dominance techniques, and a balanced approach. The truth is, there is no one magic approach that works for every dog. This is why I am constantly taking new courses and learning new techniques that I can share with my clients. In general, my approach is a balanced, without the use of treats or gimmicks. I teach you to become a strong leader for your dog, and give him/her very clear expectations. With my training, you work WITH your dog to build a strong bond based on mutual respect and trust to achieve success. When you have that bond and are able to communicate effectively with your dog, you will get consistent positive behaviour – it’s that simple.

Being a Certified Trainer allows me to have fun doing two things I love –working with dogs, and helping people. No matter the age, size or breed of dog you have, I will always put in 110% effort to help you achieve success. I will educate you to better understand your dog’s unique personality and needs, to help you train him/her beyond basic obedience, and to help you prevent and overcome many common behavioural issues. I am also certified in Pet First Aid, and am a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

I look forward to working with you!