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
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, but nothing ever seemed to work consistently. Then I found Brad Pattison after watching “At The End Of My Leash” and “Puppy SOS”. His approach just made sense: Using treats or other tools to bribe or force a dog into good behaviour, doesn’t work and masks any underlying issues. In the absence of the treat or tool, the dog’s behaviour is inconsistent. However, when you build a strong bond with your dog based on mutual respect and trust, your dog will listen and obey consistently. It’s that simple.
Being a Certified Trainer Educator (CTE) 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.
I look forward to working with you!
Phoenix is my totally awesome Rottweiler – she was 3 years old in September 2011.
Phoenix is a playful, affectionate and social girl. She enjoys playing “goalie” with her ball, and swimming. One of her favorite activities is socializing very young puppies, teaching them proper play etiquette.
Phoenix is truly a ‘gentle giant’.