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Whistler company Modern Dog Training recognized by the BC SPCA

May 10, 2024

Modern Dog Training has been awarded BC SPCA AnimalKind accreditation, making it the only dog training company in Whistler to hold this distinction. This recognition is reserved for only a select group of dog trainers who exhibit the highest standards in evidence-based, positive reinforcement training methods. “It was a priority for me from the beginning …

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From foster to dog trainer: Chilliwack dog lover recognized by the BC SPCA

April 5, 2024

Cultus Lake company Creekside Canine has been awarded BC SPCA Animal Kind accreditation, a recognition reserved only for a select group of dog trainers who exhibit the highest standards in evidence-based, positive reinforcement training methods. Erynn Tomlinson, owner and trainer at Creekside Canine, says, “Dog training is unregulated, and unfortunately, this means a lot of poor …

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Company that runs dedicated dog training facility in New Westminster now accredited by the BC SPCA

April 3, 2024

Cathie’s Canine Connection & Co Inc. has been awarded BC SPCA AnimalKind accreditation, making it the only dog training company in New Westminster to hold the distinction. Cathie Tims, founder and head trainer at Cathie’s Canine Connection & Co Inc., started the business to help families in the city establish happy and healthy relationships with …

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Squamish dog training company recognized by the BC SPCA

July 6, 2023

Two Blue Tails Dog Walking and Training, a local company located in Squamish, has received BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation, making it the only company based in the region to hold the accreditation. The company is owned and operated by Squamish resident Hilary Webster. Webster’s interest in dog training began with her own experience as a …

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Richmond dog trainer receives BC SPCA accreditation

July 6, 2023

Richmond company Daisy Dog Training has received BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation, making the company the second in the city to receive the recognition. Owner and trainer Sandy Reichert says, “I am honoured to be a part of the AnimalKind accreditation program and to join other amazing trainers in our common mission of promoting humane, evidence-based …

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Local dog trainer first in Richmond to receive BC SPCA accreditation

March 23, 2023

Local dog training company Pooch Positive Dog Training has become the first in the City of Richmond to receive BC SPCA AnimalKind accreditation. For Rebecca Jennings, owner and head trainer at Pooch Positive, the recognition is a testament to her commitment to dog welfare. Jennings says, “Gaining this accreditation means I train in a scientifically …

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Maple Ridge dog trainer earns a first in the city

Logo of AnimalKind accredited dog training company Head and Heart Training
February 7, 2023

Local dog training company Head and Heart Training has received BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation, becoming the only dog training company in the city to hold the distinction. The path to dog training for Kathleen, owner and trainer at Head and Heart, has not been a straight line. Kathleen says, “My plan was always to be …

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Coldstream dog trainer first in the region to receive accreditation by the BC SPCA

December 7, 2022

Local dog training company Pawsitively Canine has received BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation, becoming the only dog training company in the Vernon area holding the distinction by the BC SPCA. The AnimalKind accreditation recognizes dog training companies that use evidence-based positive reinforcement training methods and are committed to high animal welfare. Nicole Fenwick, manager, research and …

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Long-time Sunshine Coast resident and dog trainer recognized by the BC SPCA

August 2, 2022

Best Friends Dog Training and Behaviour is the latest dog training company in Powell River to receive BC SPCA’s AnimalKind accreditation. They join Paw in Hand, which moved to the region in the spring. The AnimalKind accreditation recognizes dog training companies that use evidence-based positive reinforcement training methods and are committed to high animal welfare. …

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BC SPCA celebrates Vancouver company’s commitment to humane wildlife control

July 21, 2022

Stories about human-animal interactions are common in neighbourhoods around B.C., where people co-exist with urban wildlife. People want to do the right thing when encountering rodents and other wildlife around their homes, but lack of information and expertise can lead to unqualified people offering harmful pest control services. This is why the BC SPCA celebrates …

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