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 Karen is a retired nurse, and lives with her husband Norm and their NINE rescue dogs in Duncan.  She is an avid support of rescuing dogs.  She has fostered many dogs, puppies and has had some unadoptable older dogs that are SPCA dogs.  
Every year, Karen leads the Cowichan Canine team, with her dogs, in the MS Walk.

Karen graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy For Animal Training & Behavior in June 2013.


Continuing Education Record to date:



Karen Pryor ClickerExpo

Various speakers


Karen Pryor Academy For Animal Training & Behavior



The Best of Coaching People To Train Their Dogs


Dog-Dog Interactions

Sue Sternberg

From Brain to Bite

Chirag Patel BSc (Hons) CPDT-KA DipCABT


Introduction to Tracking

Kim Bialkowski

Chicken Camp 101 - Targeting and Discrimination




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What Clients Are Saying:

My big triumph was on the beach two weeks ago. Arwyn gets to be off leash at the beach (she's been on the long line on forest hikes for months now) and there was a deer eating seaweed... the dogs, of course, blasted off after the deer up the steep bank... I called... AND THEY CAME BACK!! A miracle. Well, the miracle of training.

Cheryl (PhD, Reg Psychologist), with Sukha & Arwyn
Maple Bay, BC

Just want to thank you Lisbeth and also Bev and Karen for the excellent training that Lily and I have enjoyed so much. I know Lily has enough for a pass now but we really are aiming for distinction. We are working hard at home as well to see if we can get this. Lily is so improved now. My husband says that in the mornings when he is playing ball off leash with her that she no longer runs at other dogs, she just ignores them now. I noticed when I took her to another trainer in the summer she was always panting and anxious. At Cowichan Canine she is just so happy and cannot wait to get in the door. It is her favourite place so obviously what you are doing is right and the place has great vibes for dogs. She has not reacted to the dogs in the classes either but is always wagging her tail. I am very grateful for this. We will be back in December and want to go onto greater things in advanced and we are both looking forward to it. Going to bring my other dog Cole as well.

Maple Bay, BC

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