Assistance Dog Training
Are you thinking about training your own dog to become your personal therapy or assistance dog? We can help.
When it comes to dogs, one size does not fit all. One-on-one training gives you a tailored, personalized experience in your dog’s own environment. We come to you. We train in your home, at your local park, or wherever you need us to be.
Start your puppy out right with our Puppy Prodigy Program. Our tailored curriculum will help you get the dog you want and is designed to prevent common behaviour problems.
Does your dog have separation anxiety? Special medical needs? Or are you looking for your dog to learn while you take your vacation? We offer in-home boarding and board-and-train in Port Moody, B.C.
Go beyond “sit” and “stay” to discover what your dog is truly capable of. We specialize in training exciting and complex behaviours that will revitalize your bond and amaze your friends.
Turn your dog around and rediscover the fun and joy in your relationship. We can help you get to the root of your dog’s issues and provide positive, real-world solutions.
Our experienced trainers will help you discover how dog ownership should feel – joyful, fun, and easy.
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Amelia Kellum, CPDT-KA, CTDI
Carol Millman B.Sc., RAHT, CPDT-KA CTDI
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Training Tips and News
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Does your dog act differently when walking with another dog? This submission to Ask The Trainer addresses an unusual example of a common problem: The Dog: Sadie: A four-year old Australian Cattle Dog, adopted as a rescue when she was 1. Very loyal, intelligent, full of energy, and personality. The ...Read More
It's your dog's last chance to sign up for Canine Superstars, Wag The Dog's trick dog training class coming to Agassiz, BC this Thursday the 18th of January! Canine Superstars! January 18th to February 22nd, Class will be held in the Agricultural Hall. 604-796-8891 Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm Wouldn't it be cool ...Read More
It's your dog's last chance to learn some cool new tricks and play fun games with friends at Unleashed Obedience Games dog training class in Hope, BC! Class starts Saturday the 14th of January at 1pm! Is your dog a good retriever? Maybe they "almost" bring the ball back? Have ...Read More
Calling all puppies! Puppy Play School starts soon in Hope, BC! Puppy Play School Puppy Play School: Runs for six Thursdays at 7:30 PM, starting on January 12th 2017. BOOK NOW! Contact the Recreation centre: 604-869-2304 Socialize with friends and turn your puppy into the dog you have always dreamed of having. Good ...Read More
Happy New Year! New Year, New Dog Trick! This New Year, why not resolve to spend more time having fun with your loved ones? Why not teach your dog a new trick? The days are so short and dark, and you and your dog are just staring at one another, ...Read More
'Canine Superstars' trick dog training class is coming soon to the Agricultural Hall in Agassiz, BC! Canine Superstars! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, January 18th to February 22nd Wouldn’t it be cool to watch the Superdogs at the PNE and say, “My dog can do that!” Certified Trick Dog Instructor Amelia Kellum, CPDT-KA, CTDI will ...Read More
Did you just get a new puppy? You might be freaking out a little bit right now, wondering how to make sure your puppy gets the best start in life. You may feel like your socialization opportunities are buried in snow, they're cooped up in your house until it's dark, ...Read More