setting you up for success from socialization to behaviour modification

Hi. I'm karin

Hello, thank you for taking the time to look at my site.  My name is Karin Peters, I am a rewards based force-free trainer which means I train using food and other motivators such as toys and those found in the environment to achieve my results.     I graduated with Honors in June of 2012 from Animal Behaviour College where I received my ABCDT Certification.  


I love working with all dogs, my area of expertise is working with dogs experiencing complex behaviour challenges including reactivity, aggression and resource guarding.  I also enjoy immensely working with puppies and new puppy guardians to reduce the chances of behaviour challenges developing by guiding them through the early stages of development ensuring their puppy has everything needed to mature into an adult dog that is confident and comfortable navigating our world.  


I train from a position of kindness and compassion with a “seek first to understand, relationship centered” approach.  What is the dog trying to achieve with the behaviour and why?  As a force-free trainer I never use force, intimidation or corrections nor do I use choke, prong or shock collars.  It’s up to me to use the science of learning to make the training fit the dog not the other way around.  All of my programs are customized specifically developed to meet the needs of your dog and your training goals and objectives.


If you are looking for a relationship centered training approach, one that comes from a position of kindness, compassion and caring with a trainer who puts understanding first I would love to connect with you.   


rewards based force-free training



​Tel: 250-938-3639


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