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Meet Our Instructors

Our instructors are dedicated to helping you train your dog!

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Val Poulton

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Professional Member APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers)
  • Member of Pet Professional Guild, an Association promoting  “No Pain, No Force, No Fear” in dog training
  • Helping people train their dogs for over 20 years through group classes and private consultation
  • Trained own dogs to participate in various dog sports such as conformation, competitive obedience, agility and retriever hunt tests

 

 

 

 


karenKaren O’Quinn

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Helping people train their dogs for over 20 years
  • Trained own dogs to participate in various dog sports such as competition obedience, rally obedience, agility, tracking, and pet therapy
  • Trained with Jean Donaldson at the San Francisco SPCA
  • Mentors for the Animal Behaviour College program for dog trainers

 

 

 


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Catherine McMillan

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Member of Pet Professional Guild, an association promoting “No Pain, No Force, No Fear” in dog training
  • Behaviour & Intake Assistant Manager at The Winnipeg Humane Society
  • Helped people train their dogs for over 10 years teaching group classes
  • Trained own dogs to participate in various dog activities: canicross, kicksledding, and pet therapy programs

 

 

 


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Andrew McCausland

  • Animal Behaviour College graduate
  • Behaviour Counsellor at The Winnipeg Humane Society
  • Personal interests in social cognition, cognitive ethology and behavioural ecology of dogs
  • Helping people train their dogs by teaching group classes for the past 2 years
  • Training own dogs to participate in dog sports, including: treibball and flyball. Currently learning to train own dog in search and rescue.
  • Working towards his Professional Dog Trainer Certification.