Our Trainers



Hi, I’m Carolyn.

After a twenty-year career teaching music I desired a change and expanded into dog training. I volunteered with GEARS rescue on the behaviour team and since 2018 I have become an accredited Dog Trainer through the IAABC, a certified Puppy Start Right instructor through Karen Pryor Academy, and trained in scent detection with the World Scent Dog Association in the UK. I love young dog and puppy training and all the fun that goes along with that. My goal as a trainer is to build people’s relationships with their animals and equip them with skills to teach their dogs in fun, positive ways! I look forward to meeting you and your dogs!




Hi, I’m Andrea.

I started fostering for a local rescue ten years ago and with that, I started to dive into dog learning theory, behaviour, and training. I shadowed other local professional trainers for over two years before becoming a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) myself in June of 2019. As a board member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance (AFFA), I am a passionate advocate for force free training. I regularly attend conferences held by the AFFA and I am always seeking out continued education from experts in the field. My dogs past and present, have presented me with unique challenges and helped me progress in my knowledge and training skills from helping fearful dogs, leash reactivity, loose leash walking, and more. I look forward to teaching people how to teach their dogs!




Hi, I’m Taylor.

I discovered my passion for training dogs after I started training my puppy Ellie. From there, my knowledge spiralled as I started taking classes and shadowing trainers in the area. Since then, I’ve searched for every opportunity possible to expand my education. I’m actively working towards achieving my CPDT-KA designation, and will continue to work towards attaining further certification throughout my career. I am extremely passionate about force free training and love watching dogs and handlers alike gain confidence as their bond strengthens. 



Owner/Head Trainer


Hi, I’m Sarah.

I began my career as a dog trainer at the Edmonton Humane Society leading a variety of group classes and individual training sessions. From my time there, I became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). I enjoy watching my students gain confidence with their dogs and what I find makes dog training such a rewarding profession. It is my goal to teach students how to better communicate with their dog while having fun in the process.

Meet Sarah’s Dogs

Fury has several trick titles, participates in barn hunt, and passed her herding instinct test. Yes, she can herd sheep!

In 2017 Fury and I started competing in agility. We’ve had a lot of success together in a short amount of time. Fury was the 2018 and 2019 Canadian UKI National Agility Champion in her division. We participated in the 2021 Alberta Agility Regionals event and placed 4th overall.

Watch Fury in action:

AB Regionals 2021 video here

UKI Nationals 2019 video here

UKI Nationals 2018 video here



Epi and I started competing together in 2018 and is an up and coming agility star. With no agility events happening for 2020 we got to spend more time in her other two favorite sports; disc and herding.

We placed top 3 in all four events at the one 2020 disc event we were able to attend. Epi got to work sheep all summer and we aim to do some stock dog competitions next year.

Watch Epi in action:

AB Regionals 2021 (injured could not attend)

UKI Nationals 2019 video here

EO World Tryouts 2018 video here

Our Daycare Attendants

Facility Manager

Hi, I’m Danica.

I graduated from Olds College in 2015 and have been training animals of all kinds ever since. Horses, lizards, and cockatiels to name a few. My passion for dog training really grew after adopting my first rescue and I have developed a particular love of working with foster dogs deemed to be more difficult to train. I have always found setting animals up for success and happiness in their environment the greatest reward. I look forward to meeting you and your dog!


Daycare Team Lead

Hi, I’m Sarah.

I have worked with animals since 2015 in daycare, training, and grooming settings and have loved every minute of it. It feels so good to watch a dog gain confidence, come out of their shell, and make new friends. Training is a newer skill for me, but I have already learned so much from Sarah and Danica. I am continually learning and growing right along with your dog. Welcome to the CA family!


Daycare Attendants

Hey, I’m Kylar.

I have been passionate about dog psychology and training for as long as I can remember. I started volunteering at a dog daycare when I was just 13 years old and from there my love for dogs only grew. By 15, I was approved to train with a master dog trainer on Vancouver Island. I graduated from that program with high honours and have enjoyed working with dogs and their humans ever since! I look forward to meeting you and your furry companion!

Hi, I’m Maria.

I am currently a dog trainer and manager in training at Canine Addiction while enrolled as a student at the Good Dog Academy working towards my CPDT-KA certification. My goal is to add as much value as possible to every dog I encounter through positive reinforcement training. Also, to take every opportunity to appreciate how dogs enrich our lives by their companionship and unconditional love. I look forward to meeting you and your furry family member!