Positive reinforcement, science based dog training  serving the Comox Valley

 "Positive Leadership Breeds Beautiful Bonds"

 I am your dog. I act like a dog because I know nothing else. Please accept, love and respect me for who I am. Teach me, so that I do not annoy, frighten or hurt my neighbours and protect me from those who would annoy, hurt or frighten me. Socialize me so that I do not live my life in fear. Teach me independence because I am a pack animal and do not want to suffer every time you leave. Take leadership responsibility so that I won't have to. Teach me manners so that I can go with you. Take care of my needs when you are away. When my time here is over, please let me pass with respect in your arms so that I may leave this world in peace. I am your dog. Whatever you do for me, I will give back tenfold.

Author - Norma Jeanne Laurette

About The Trainer

Carrie Lumsden, CTB.ccs IPDTA-CDT, is a Canadian Certified Professional Dog Trainer recognized through the International Professional Dog Trainer Association, Canine Behaviour Therapist, Dognition Trainer and Assessor and a Mentor Trainer with Canine Correspondence Studies. She has a well-rounded background & over 15 years of experience working in animal shelters, training facilities, animal control, animal rescues, the BCSPCA and veterinary offices. She is dedicated to the humane training of dogs through the understanding of how they learn. Carrie utilizes force-free, science-based training, that encourages dogs to want to do what we want them to do creating well adjusted and reliable dogs. The training methods used are based on cutting edge research and are scientifically proven to be the most effective training method with out the use of force, physical interventions or harsh punishments. All classes focus on teaching you how dogs learn and will provide powerful information that will help you accomplish your goals with your canine companion. Carrie works with dogs and their guardians to eliminate unwanted behavior such as dog aggression, aggression towards people, fearfulness, possessiveness, separation anxiety and phobias to enhance the quality of life for both her human and canine clients.