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Meet


Meet the Team
 

Jaime    Heather    Vanessa    Karen

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Meet


Meet the Team
 

Jaime    Heather    Vanessa    Karen

We have dogs to enrich our lives and theirs, and our job is to help people achieve this balanced and happy relationship. 

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!

 

Jaime Kinna

CCPDT-KA
CMDT
Dip- CBST
GDA Instructor

Heather Grandy

CCPDT-KA
CPDT
SAMP
GDA Instructor

Vanessa Janusz

CCPDT-KA
CPDT
GDA Instructor

Karen Bereti

CCPDT-KA
GDA INSTRUCTOR
CPDT
CTDI

Heather


Heather


Heather Grandy

heather@gooddog.ca

Certified Professional Dog Trainer & Small Animal Massage Practitioner

CCPDT-KA
CPDT
SAMP
GDA Instructor

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:

  • Owner - Good Dog Wellness Inc., including Good Dog Ranch & Spa:  Daycare, Boarding, Training of all levels and types as well as Good Dog Academy Instructor
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers - Knowledge Assessed: independent certification body measuring range of knowledge and skills in ethology, learning theory, dog training technique and instruction. To keep this designation, Heather has to maintain a standard of ongoing education approved by the CCPDT, ensuring that her skills are current with high industry standards.
  • DOGSAFE Canine First Aid Certified - Level 1 and Level 2
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT, PPSEC CertifiedBen Kersen, graduated top of her class)
  • Currently enrolled in Brenda Aloff’s online Academy, focusing on exploring science-based dog training theory
  • City of Coquitlam Bylaw and Animal Control Kennel Attendant
  • City of Coquitlam Dog Trainer (taught all City of Coquitlam Obedience classes and Dog Body Language workshops)
  • City of Coquitlam Shelter dog behaviour consultant (created & facilitated training programs for difficult dogs)
  • City of Coquitlam Shelter Volunteer Educator (seminars and individual training on volunteer safety, dog handling and training skills)
  • Animal Massage Practitioner (SAMP designation - Northwest School of Animal Massage)
  • Professional pet groomer (dogs and cats at busy professional grooming salon)
  • Veterinary technician/assistant (in clinic trained for performing medical procedures and assisting in surgeries specializing in x-ray and restraint of aggressive animals)
  • Heather personally owns five rescue dogs. Through her own pack of adopted dog, she has proven that no matter what background a dog has had, you can bring each individual dog to their full potential with consistent leadership and good training.

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.

Vanessa


Vanessa


Vanessa Janusz

vanessa@gooddog.ca

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

CCPDT-KA
CPDT
SAMP
GDA INSTRUCTOR

 
Dogs: Elsa
 
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.

  • Owner - Good Dog Wellness Inc., including Good Dog Ranch & Spa:  Daycare, Boarding, Training of all levels and types as well as Good Dog Academy Instructor
  • Good Dog Training (Dog Trainer for all levels of obedience and behaviour modification training) 
  • CCPDT - KA.  Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers - Knowledge Assessed: independent certification body measuring range of knowledge and skills in ethology, learning theory, dog training technique and instruction. To keep this designation, Vanessa has to maintain a standard of ongoing education approved by the CCPDT, ensuring that her skills are current with high industry standards. 
  • Canadian Kennel Club - Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator
  • DOGSAFE Canine First Aid Certified - Level 1 and Level 2
  • City of Coquitlam Animal Shelter volunteer dog trainer (training and rehabilitation of difficult dogs)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT, PPSEC certified, Ben Kersen, graduated top of her class)
  • Volunteer dog walker at the SPCA (red level volunteer, worked with difficult cases)

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.

Jaime


Jaime


Jaime Kinna

jaime@gooddog.ca

Certified Master Dog Trainer (reg 009-1005)

Dip CBST
CCPDT -KA
CMDT (reg 009-1005)
C-Wags Scent Detective (Scent Work) Trial Judge/Official, all levels

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:

  • Owner/head instructor of the PCTIA registered Good Dog Academy school for dog trainers.
  • Good Dog Wellness Inc., including Good Dog Ranch & Spa: Daycare, Boarding, Training and behavioural problem solving at all levels
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers - Knowledge Assessed: independent certification body measuring range of knowledge and skills in ethology, learning theory, dog training technique and instruction. To keep this designation, Jaime has to maintain a standard of ongoing education approved by the CCPDT, ensuring that her skills are current with high industry standards.
  • Diploma in Canine Behavioural Science and Technology. To learn more about this rigours 2 year program click here: http://www.casinstitute.com/cbst.html
  • DOGSAFE Canine First Aid Certified - Level 1 and Level 2
  • Police Dog Training Centre - certified - Florida by IFRI/NFSTC standards
  • Certified Master Dog Trainer - Canada West Canine Centre
  • Court qualified expert in the assessment and rehabilitation of aggressive dogs - 2013
  • Canadian Kennel Club- Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator
  • Licensed Be A Tree Presenter : The Be a Tree program is a dog bite prevention seminar program for school age children. This program focuses on fun and interactive activities to teach children how to read dog body language and how to act safely around their own dog and strange dogs.
  • Animal Behavior and Training Associates Inc Certified
  • Past City of Coquitlam bylaw and animal services clerk and kennel attendant
  • Currently offers assessments for shelter dogs for several lower mainland shelters and teaches dog safety and body language seminars for animal shelter staff
  • Certification in Pet First Aid by Saint Johns Ambulance
  • Previous seminar instructor for bite safety prevention - BC Hydro
  • Previous K9 Detection Supervisor for Western K9 Security
  • Past president of West Coast German Shepherd Rescue

 

Karen


Karen


Karen Bereti

karen@gooddog.ca

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

CCPDT-KA
GDA INSTRUCTOR
CPDT
CTDI

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.

  • Good Dog Training (Dog Trainer of obedience, sport detection & behaviour modification training)
  • Good Dog Academy Instructor
  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers - Knowledge Assessed: independent certification body measuring range of knowledge and skills in ethology, learning theory, dog training technique and instruction. To keep this designation, Karen has to maintain a standard of ongoing education approved by the CCPDT, ensuring that her skills are current with high industry standards.
  • Certified Trick Dog Instructor - Do More With Your Dog! by Kyra Sundance
  • Graduate of The Brenda Aloff Academy “The Engaged Dog” Program
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT, PCTIA Certified, Good Dog Academy, graduated top of her class)
  • DOGSAFE Canine Firstaid Level 1 & 2 Certified
  • C-Wags Scent Detective (Scent Work) Trial Judge/Official, all levels