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!
Assistant Dog Trainer
Kaoru Reynolds joined our team in 2020 to pursue her passion and skills in Dog Training using positive reinforcement techniques. She achieved certification in Dog Behaviour and Training, Professional Dog Walking, and Pet First Aid at the International Academy of Canine Trainers, (CDT-IACT).
Kaoru is a wonderful addition to our team as a educated and humane Assistant Dog Trainer. She aims to help dogs and people achieve their training goals through a harmonious relationship with your canine companion. Her personal experiences rescuing a golden doodle named Kuma, and working with dogs, add to her expertise and understanding of the canine and human cooperative relationship.