Certified Professional Dog Trainer
CCPDT-KSA - In progress
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.