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Glenda

Glenda graduated from the Dog Trainer Professional Programme of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior with distinction on 27 July 2014. She is also a Certified Trick Dog Instructor since December 2016 and completed the Karen Pryor Academy Freestyle Course in May 2017.

Before becoming a professional dog trainer, Glenda has for the past nineteen years been managing a successful printing company together with her husband.

She has a life-long passion for dogs which has led her to continue her education and study on the care, management, psychology and training of dogs.  She has attended many different dog obedience classes and workshops with many different trainers, but has found that clicker training is superior to all the other forms of training.

Glenda has bred, raised and trained many dogs of various breeds and temperaments and has a special fascination for the imprinting process that puppies go through and which contributes to who and what they become as mature dogs. She has also worked extensively with three very dog-aggressive dogs and they have been wonderful teachers for her as she has very successfully modified their behaviour and helped them to overcome their reactivity. This process led to Glenda to take a special interest in the subject of reactive, fearful and aggressive dogs.

Glenda lives in Cobble Hill with her family and five (at last count!) dogs on a two-acre hobby farm, much of which has been developed into an enriched, dog-friendly environment for the happiness, training, fulfillment, and activity-needs of her canine family and friends. She has, through her experience, developed a system of ‘pack-training’ in which all the dogs work and train and play together and any issues they may have, individually or socially, are addressed in the dynamic interplay of all the dogs. Occasionally, there is even a boarding dog added to the group.  

Glenda's little dog Tucker is featured on the SHAW video entitled “Training Dogs in the Cowichan Valley”. Her other little dog ‘Charlie’ was her KPA dog and partner throughout the Academy course curriculum. Glenda was also certified in ‘Dogsafe‘ Canine First Aid in October 2014.

CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS

 Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner

 Karen Pryor Academy / Helix Fairweather MS KPACTP

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Do More With Your Dog / Kyra Sundance

DOGSAFE Canine First Aid Levels 1-2

DOGSAFE / Michelle Sevigny

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Canine Freestyle

Karen Pryor Academy / Michele Pouliot

General Animal Sciences

North American School of Animal Sciences, PA

WORKSHOPS

Animal Care & First Aid

Camosun College

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