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        Glenda graduated, with distinction, from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behaviour in 2014 to pursue her career as a Professional Dog Trainer.  She is also a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, as well as a Certified Instructor for the Puppy Start Right Program.   Glenda has also completed the Canine Freestyle Dance Program and her beloved dog Shasta is a certified ‘Canine Good Neighbour ‘. Glenda also attended and completed the DOGSAFE First Aid Proram in 2014 and again in 2017.

        Glenda has had a lifelong, ongoing, special interest and passion for the care, management, psychology and training of dogs.  She has attended many different dog obedience programs, classes and workshops throughout Vancouver Island and has owned, raised, and trained a wide variety of different breeds and breed-mixes of dogs as well as being well-experienced in the whelping and raising of litters of puppies. 

        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.

  Most of Glenda’s dogs have also performed Tricks and Agility at the yearly ‘Cowichan Exhibition‘ in representation of Cowichan Canine Behaviour and Training.

Another one of Glenda’s dogs, in representation of Cowichan Canine behaviour and Training,  was featured in the July 09 2016 ‘Brentwood College Black Tie Awards Ceremony '. Glenda had trained her dog Shasta to independently carry the envelope, containing the winner’s name in it, up onto the stage and present it to the announcer.

 Glenda previously owned and lived on, with her six dogs, a two- acre hobby farm in Cobble Hill which she had developed into an enriched, dog-friendly environment dedicated to the happiness, training, fulfillment and activity needs of her own dogs as well as the many dogs that had boarded with her throughout the years.  The dogs worked, trained and played together and any issues they may have had, individually or socially, were addressed in dynamic interplay. 

Glenda currently lives in Cowichan Bay on a 1/3 acre, dog enriched environment with her two dogs Shasta and Capone.

 

 

 

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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  2014

 DOGSAFE Canine First Aid  101 & 102  DOGSAFE / Michelle Sevigny  2017
 Canine Freestyle Dance  Karen Pryor Academy / Michele Pouliot
 Puppy Start Right for Instructors  Karen Pryor Academy

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

General Animal Sciences

North American School of Animal Sciences

 Animal care & First Aid   Camosun College
 Naughty Dogge Behaviour Modification  Naughty Dogge / Monique Anstee
 Respect in the Workplace  Respect Group
 Canine Good Neighbour  Canadian kennel Club
 Foundation with Distinction -Tucker   Cowichan Canine Behavior & Training
 Foundation with Distinction - Charlie   Cowichan Canine   
 Foundation with Distinction - Shasta   Cowichan Canine
 Agility 101 - Tucker & Charlie  Cowichan Canine
 Agility 102 - Tucker & Charlie  Cowichan Canine
 Agility 201 - Tucker  Cowichan Canine
 Agility - Beginners - Shasta  Cowichan Canine
 Agility - Intermediate - Shasta   Cowichan Canine

WORKSHOPS

 Chicken Camp - Beginners

 Legacy Canine Behaviour & Training

 Chicken Camp - Advanced  Legacy Canine Behaviour & Training 

SEMINARS

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What Clients Are Saying:

We have taken two dogs through Puppy Playgroup & Foundation. We are so pleased with how socialized our dogs are and well behaved. The methods that the trainers use at Cowichan Canine are amazing and we have to admit when we first started we didn’t think it would work with Siberian Huskies, not only did it work but one graduated with honours and the other was pretty darn close! Far exceeded our expectations of when we started the course. The Foundation class with Stephanie was absolutely brilliant and the dogs adored her. She was a wizard in convincing our very stubborn girl to actually want to play to learn! We wished they offered an advanced Foundation class to keep us coming back! We have signed up for the beginners scent detection so we are very excited to start a new chapter with our girls J January 20, 2018

Dee & Terry
Duncan, BC

Hello Cowichan Canine Team! My Kooikerhondje, Buddy, and I have just completed the beginner Foundation training course. The whole process has been fantastic. Buddy is a very smart (of course) and overenthusiastic pup. My goal with him was to nip problems in the bud (pardon the pun:) to start on a path to a positive and calm relationship. We had the privilege of learning under Jody, Karen and Lisbeth in Prep school. All had different styles but their methods were consistent, positive, sound and they work! Buddy and I then moved on to Beginner Foundation under Stephanie's tutelage. Her guidance was patient, kind and empathetic. I was the slower learner, but Stephanie showed me what Buddy was capable of and gave me the knowledge,tools and insight to meet my goals. The facility is top-class, well-equipped, spotless and safe. Learning at Cowichan Canine was the most enriching investment I could have made and I hope to continue in various activities in the future. Thank you all!

Gill Johansen & Buddy
Duncan, BC

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