- Brad Pattison Certified Trainer Educator (BPCTE through the HustleUp School of Dog Training)
- Pet First Aid Certified
(through St. John's Ambulance Saskatoon)
- Pet First Aid Certified
(through Walks n' Wags Pet First Aid)
- 5 week General Animal Care Internship (Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah)
--- I continue to learn all I can about working with animals in a variety of areas, this section will be updated on a regular basis ---
My name is Lily and I am about 4 years old. I was adopted from New Hope Dog Rescue where I had been brought in with my litter of 5 puppies. After joining my new home I jumped right into classes and love obstacles! I am still learning but have come such a long way in such a short time. I hope to see you and your dogs at classes and group hikes because I love everyone and love to play and run!
My name is Bindi and I am about 2 years old. I was adopted through Saskatoon Dog Rescue after I was returned due to behavioral issues. I am a bit of a work in progress as I take time to trust new people, especially men but I am working on it! I love new dogs and am often the go-to dog to work with nervous or reactive dogs. I am very athletic and love to jump. I like coming to classes to help teach and make new dog friends!
I was born and raised in Saskatoon and have always had a strong passion for animals. I have been working in the pet industry for as long as I can remember and have worked in a variety of areas in the pet industry including a boarding facility, pet health store and dog daycare.
As a trainer I hope to educate people through my training classes on how to work with their dogs to not only train them but to build trust, respect and a relationship. I started off treat training my dogs and found it was really only useful for teaching tricks. If I didn’t have a piece of food my dog didn’t listen to me consistently, especially if there was something more interesting going on. I attended the Hustle Up school of dog training in Edmonton in 2012 and am now a Brad Pattison Certified Trainer Educator. This training method doesn’t use masking techniques or bribes but focuses on building a bond between owner and dog. A strong bond is such a rewarding thing to have with your dog as you have a mutual respect and trust and can do so many things with your dog you never thought you could. I want to provide a high standard of training that gives results and to educate people that training your dog lasts a lifetime and there are no "quick fixes". I want to help dog owners build a relationship with their dog that is as rewarding as the one I have with my dog.
I meet so many great people and animals every day. I currently have 3 dogs of my own, who I enjoy taking my for walks around the neighborhood, on long hikes and to the dog park. They say that taking your dog for a walk for even just 10 minutes can elevate your mood and make you feel happier. I definitely attest to this as I feel happy when I'm out enjoying the fresh air with my canine pals or with the pack.