Carrie
Lumsden

Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Behaviour Therapist [CPDT-KA, CTB.ccs IPDTA-CD] DOGNITION Trainer and Assessor (Learn more about this here) our ideal, well-behaved, canine companion.

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!

LD
Shackleford

Professional Dog Trainer, Owner of Country Canine Care.

Lisadawn (she goes by “L.D.”), has an intense love and appreciation of dogs and her desire to help them has evolved into many unique experiences, such as fostering for P.A.D.S. (Pacific Assistant Dog Society), and volunteering for shelters and rescues even when travelling to other countries. In 2017 LD and her family opened an innovative and quality canine service, Country Canine Care. She since exclusively affiliated with K9 Kind in 2019. It only seemed natural as we share the same methodologies and ideals of Dog Training and animal welfare. LD is now a valued member and Dog Trainer on the K9 Kind team.

LD is a graduate of Canine Correspondence Studies with the International Positive Dog Training Association. She has also been an ICU critical care nurse for most or her adult life. LD is fortunate enough to pursue her dream to combine her love of dogs with her years of caring for people by creating a place where dogs are safe and cared for like a member of a family.

Issues we can address together:

  • Greeting people and dogs with grace
  • Loose leash walking
  • Coming when called
  • General Obedience Training – all the basics [sit. down. stay. etc…]
  • Re-Socialization with people and/or dogs
  • Puppy Socialization and interactions in our puppy kindergarten class
  • Therapy and Service dog certification preparation
  • Nuisance Behaviours

kaoru (かおる)
Reynolds

Professional 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 Professional 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 of educated and humane Dog Trainers. 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.

Issues we can address together:

  • General Training – all the basics [loose leash walking. sit. down. stay. recall. etc…]
  • Socialization with people and/or dogs
  • Puppy Socialization and interactions in our puppy kindergarten class
  • Therapy and Service dog certification preparation
  • Nuisance Behaviours

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