Our Trainers

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Hi, I’m Andrea, CPDT-KA.

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!

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Hi, I’m Delia.

I have been a dog instructor for a number of years alongside my ‘day job’ in computer technology. I have been a dog enthusiast my entire life I am always looking to build on my knowledge by frequently attending seminars and training events. In 2022, I completed the Pro Dog Trainer program with Absolute Dogs, and am continuing with a number of other online courses this year. As an instructor, I strive to make the learning experience fun and positive. I love seeing dogs and their owners build a partnership together and look forward to seeing you in class!

My furry family members include 3 brussels griffons, 2 horses, and 2 miniature donkeys.

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Head Trainer

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Hi, I’m Sarah, B.Sc., CPDT-KA.

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. If I don’t get you laughing then I’m doing it wrong.

Meet Sarah’s Dogs

Fury is my dog of many firsts! Growing up on a farm where dogs lived outside she is my first small breed dog, house pet, first crate trained dog, and first agility dog.

Fury and I started competing in agility in 2017. 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 were selected to represent Team Canada at the 2022 World Agility Open held in the Netherlands which got me on my first ever international team! It was a great experience and we were beyond grateful for the opportunity to strut our stuff on the world stage.

Last year we were alternates for the 2023 world agility team, and we declined our invitation for Team Canada 2024. As she’s getting older we are beginning to slow down on agility while dabbling in lure coursing, tricks, rally, and trying to herd sheep (she thinks she can do it).

Alberta Regionals 2023 video

World Agility Open, Netherlands 2022 video

UKI Nationals 2022 video

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IFCS World Agility Championships 2023, United Kingdom video

Alberta Regionals 2023 video

EO World Tryouts 2023 video

Epi and I have had our challenges but I wouldn’t change a thing! She was a very fearful and reactive puppy along with many other quirky border collie traits one would expect. After countless hours of behaviour modification we started to learn the game of agility.

Epi hit her agility prime right on time to coincide with the pandemic and so with no agility events happening 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 and spent the rest of our time outside working sheep. Had I known how much we would both enjoy herding I may have started doing it sooner. Epi was sidelined for most of 2021 and late 2023 due to injury but in the summer of 2022 we entered two herding trials and received High in Trial at both events!

As we continued to grow as an agility team, we qualified for the 2023 IFCS World Agility Championships and in August came home with a Silver medal in Biathlon. We also qualified to represent Canada for the 2023 Agility European Open and 2023 FCI Agility Championship in the Czech Republic. I am so grateful to be considered for these amazing events and sadly chose to decline (it’s expensive going to Europe!). I am looking forward to more events in the future.