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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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To Everyone at Cowichan Canine: Cyrus & I have just finished the Foundation program and passed with Honours - phew! Along the way we were fortunate to sample several of the other courses that you offer, including private lessons for my other dog, Ricco. It was a real treat to be able to do that . I learned soooo much about my dogs; from how they react to each other, how to understand their body language, to be more patient and even what treats to provide for success. I was very impressed from the start with your on-line registration, the class sizes, the ability to work at our own pace, and even the individual water bowls. And on top of all that, each instructor offers a unique view of training so that you can get different perspectives. And of course, Andrea keeps the ship running smoothly. The time the three of us have spent with you has definitely been a worthwhile Thank you from Sherie, Ricco & Cyrus.

Sherie Robb
Maple Bay

Lisbeth -I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know that Lexy is doing great. We are so proud of her. In the last month it seems like she has realized that life is ok here and she doesn’t have to worry anymore. Resource guarding gone. No more worried looks. Even the door is ok now. When familiar people come she doesn’t even bother getting off the couch anymore and minimal barking with any other comings and goings. I have had her off leash a fair bit and she listens when I call her. And she regularly turns around to see where I am. Best of all, she loves to swim and she loves the sailboat. Thanks for all your help – Warm regards from us and Lexy !!

Carmen Hildebrand, Shibui Gallery and Sculpture Garden
Maple Bay

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