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Meet the Team

Heather Vanessa Megan

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Meet


Meet the Team

Heather Vanessa Megan

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!

 

Heather Grandy

CCPDT-KA
CPDT
SAMP
GDA Instructor

Vanessa Janusz

CCPDT-KA
CPDT
GDA Instructor

Megan Loftus

DOGSAFE Canine First Aid Certified - Level 1 and Level 2
Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT - Good Dog Academy)
SPCA Volunteer

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
CCPDT-KSA - In progress
CPDT

 
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 and Grooming
  • 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. 
  • Good Dog Academy Instructor from 2013 - 2016
  • 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.

Megan


Megan


Megan Loftus

megan@gooddog.ca

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

DOGSAFE Canine First Aid Certified - Level 1 and Level 2
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
(CPDT - Good Dog Academy)
SPCA Volunteer

 
Dogs: Mia

Megan has had a love for animals of all shapes and sizes her entire life and being able to spread knowledge to dog owners who want a happier, healthier relationship with their pet is what she enjoys the most. She discovered this through her journey with her own dog, and so she pursued a career in Dog Training. After becoming a Certified Professional Dog Trainer it is now her goal to help owners and their pets understand each other on a different level. 

Her adopted dog, Mia, has helped her to work through the challenges of owning a difficult dog. Through science based training methods she has been able to teach Mia the appropriate behaviours in previously challenging scenarios and created a more positive relationship on both ends of the leash.