Good Dog uses positive motivational methods to help you tune into your dog's own unique requirements, establishing better communication and a better relationship.
We solve problem behaviours, such as leash pulling, not coming when called, chewing furniture, poor manners and reactivity directed at people and or other dogs. Using Good Dog's training methods, you will look forward to teaching your dog!
Certified Professional Dog Trainer & Small Animal Massage Practitioner
Dogs: Jetta, Stella, Rogue, Viggo & Whip
Heather's passion for dogs has inspired a career working with dogs that is based on a natural ability to understand and work with animals, a diverse background of experience and a foundation of formal education in many facets of the dog industry. Heather has been actively working in the dog industry for 16 years. In those years, she has had the privilege to learn from different animal professionals, with diverse experience in the field as follows:
Heather's diverse background is the driving force behind the unique, customized way that she approaches all of the dogs that she trains, and the dogs she cares for at the Good Dog Ranch & Spa. With a strong understanding that every dog/human team is unique, she strives to help bring back the fun in that relationship at the same time establishing a healthy working bond based on mutual respect.
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Vanessa’s passion for animals was obvious from a very young age and she is a devoted dog lover. Vanessa has worked with dogs for over 10 years, and has a natural talent in understanding their needs. Vanessa has a diverse background in dealing with all types of dogs.
Each dog she works with is trained with a unique approach based on their circumstances, but it is always based on helping owners gain confidence in their relationship with their dogs.
Though she has completed formal training, she believes that learning is a lifelong endeavour and plans to always continue with her education.
Vanessa owns a German Shepherd and has trained her from 8 weeks old to an Advanced level of training. Vanessa also shares her life with her daughters Olivia & Molly and her husband Jerry.
Certified Master Dog Trainer (reg 009-1005)
Dogs: Frodo, Atty, Dozer, Guinness, Teddy and Vader
Jaime has always had a love and understanding for all animals, but a particular special place in her heart has always belonged to dogs. She has been professionally training and handling all breeds and temperaments of dogs since 1998. Jaime took her love of dogs to the next level in 1999 and became a Certified Master Dog Trainer, attending Canada West Canine Centre and graduating among the top in her class. She attends ongoing seminars and is constantly updating her education to broaden her knowledge, she believes you never stop learning when working with animals.
Jaime has experience competing in CKC obedience and conformation gaining titles on several breeds of dogs. She has trained and handled dogs for television, and major motion pictures. Her own dog Atty has obtained her IPO BH title and is a validated patrol and narcotic detection K9. In her spare time Jaime dabbles in Rally Obedience and hopes to title her dog Guinness soon in this sport.
Jaime is a validated explosive detection K9 handler, validated narcotics detection K9 handler and a validated security patrol K9 handler.
Jaime shares her life with: Frodo (yorkie x chihuahua) , Atty (Belgium Malinios) , Dozer (Pitbull x) , Guinness (GSD x ACD), Teddy (all Canadian mutt!), Jake ( senior super shelter kitty extraordinaire), her 2 wonderful step children Hannah and Ethan and partner Lee. She is passionate about her work and it shows each time she picks up a leash. Her resume includes:
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Dogs: Dot CGN, CW-SD & Gunner SOG-A, DOG, CW-SD, CW-SP, CW-SI, CW-SS, TDN, TDI, TDA
Karen has always had a love for animals and a particular interest in working with dogs. Her interest in becoming a Certified Professional Dog Trainer was inspired by overcoming behavioural hurdles with her Shepherd mix, Shade, 9 years ago. Karen loves working her dogs in a variety of avenues such as Agility, Obedience, Nose Work, Rally-O & Tricks.
Karen believes in building a strong relationship and bond with your dog through structure, fun, leadership and mutual respect.