My name is Carrie Lumsden, and I am a Canadian Certified Professional Dog Trainer recognized through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers, the International Positive Dog Training Association, Canine Behaviour Therapist, Dognition Assessor, and and a Mentor Trainer with Canine Correspondence Studies.
I have over 15 years of experience working in animal shelters, training facilities, animal control, animal rescues, the BCSPCA and veterinary offices. I am totally dedicated to the humane training of dogs through the understanding of how they learn using force-free, science-based training, that encourages your dog to want to do what you want them to do – and this creates well adjusted and reliable dogs that everyone loves!
The training methods I use are based on cutting edge research and they are scientifically proven to be the most effective training method WITHOUT the use of force, physical interventions or harsh punishments. All my classes focus on teaching you how your dog learns and will provide powerful information that will help you watch your dog truly transform into your ideal, well-behaved, canine companion.
Issues we can address together:
- Fear, anxiety, aggression, reactivity and excitability
- General Training – all the basics [loose leash walking. sit. down. stay. recall. etc…]
- Canine Behaviour Therapy
- Behaviour Assessment
- Re-Socialization with people and/or dogs
- Newly Adopted Dog
- Therapy or Service Dog preparation
- Puppy Socialization and interactions in our puppy kindergarten class
- Nuisance Behaviours
My work philosophy
I act as a guide to help YOU train YOUR dog. You are the hero to your dog, the one that will be there to reinforce and implement training procedures. I promise to work diligently with you and your canine family member to bring out the best in both of you!