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Steph

Steph has always been passionate about animals and their welfare and was always bringing home stray dogs which her Mum would make her send to the SPCA, so as soon as she finished college she got a job with the Cape Town SPCA!

 

Over the years she has worked in veterinary hospitals with large and small animals, worked with race horses, volunteered as a horse handler for therapeutic riding organizations, worked and volunteered with several rescue organizations and shelters in various countries.

 

She started a much needed SPCA on a small Caribbean island, organized spay & neuter clinics to help with the overpopulation of dogs and cats and also did some much needed animal education for the youth in schools and clubs.  

 

She had a break to raise her 3 children and the day the last one went to school she started work in a vet clinic.

 

A trip to St Lucia in 2016 to help with a spay and neuter clinic resulted in her bringing home a St Lucian street dog.  Bindi came with some challenges which she has worked on with the help of all the instructors at Cowichan Canine and so began this wonderful new career after a job offer in 2016!

 

She started with the KPA Puppy Start right Course and hasn’t looked back.  With a few more courses under her belt, lots of webinars and attendance at 2 Clicker Expos (who knew there was so much to learn about dog training) she finally took the plunge and is now in the middle of the KPA Professional Dog Trainer Course.

 

This is a deviation from her passion for rescue, but she is doing it to help owners with their “puppy issues” and in so doing, hoping to prevent as many dogs as she can from ending up in shelters!

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wanting to be new dog owners, we got 16 weeks old puppy, named Pepper. Shortly after bringing Pepper home, she was attacked by much larger dog and seriously injured. After consultation with the vet, we came to understanding that Pepper maybe traumatized by the horrible experience. We soon realized this was the case, Pepper was scared of other dogs and continuously barking. We contacted Lisbeth at Cowichan canine, who came to our home and gave us one on one lessons. We found Lisbeth to be very knowledgeable , professional and patient with novice dog owners. Lisbeth invited us to the Cowichan canine facility, where we were introduced to the staff and other dog owners. Being so impressed with the dedication of the staff and variety of classes, we enrolled Pepper immediately. Whenever we have any concerns or questions, Lisbeth is always quick to respond. Pepper became much calmer dog after reactive dog classes, so I am enjoying walking with her. To Lisbeth and the stuff, Thank you for everything.

Natsuko and Gary Chaperon
Duncan, BC

Dear Lisbeth, With lots of practice through your guidence and instructions, I am beyond excited and pleased to inform you that Tina has conquered her fear of brooms and mops! It took about a month, slow consistent practicing and desensitizing, and I am now at a stage where Tina literally follows me around, tail wagging and smiles, while I clean the floors! Another fear checked off the list! Thank you so very much for your continued support throughout our journey. With the private training we took with you, then Confidence Class, and now Agility with amazing Glenda- Tina has turned into this confident, joyful, and content little dog that just loves life. School is Tina's absolute favorite thing and I am so glad to have found Cowichan Canine. Thank you for everything, to both you and Glenda for all fun we get to learn and experience. Tina's quality of life she so very much deserves just keeps getting better and better!

Hanna Quinn and Tina the Toy Poodle
Crofton, BC

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