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, toys and other motivators such as those found in the environment to achieve my results.  I never used fear or intimidation tactics, physical or verbal correction or equipment such as choke, prong or shock collars.  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 reactive dogs and dogs experiencing complex behaviour challenges including aggression and resource guarding.  As passionate as I am about working with behaviour challenges I'm equally passionate about preventing them by working with puppies and new puppy guardians during the critical early development periods 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 uses only positive reinforcement and 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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