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ABOUT ME

Carol Neil CPDT-KA

My business was born out of a lifelong, joyful, love for dogs. My mission is to teach and assist people in creating joy-filled, loving, and positive relationships with their 4-legged best friends. Of course ultimately, this means far fewer dogs surrendered to shelters or euthanized for behaviour issues.

 

I began my dog centred career at the Edmonton Humane Society  in September of 2010. I am a CPDT – KA through the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers. I am a Fear Free Certified Professional and a Family Dog Mediator, who is dedicated to protecting the physical, as well as emotional well being of your dog. I am always looking to further my education in the latest and best science-based information to support you and your dog. I have completed workshops, classes and courses with Dr. Jessica HekmanAndrew HaleKim BropheyMalena DeMartiniTurid RugaasDr. Amy PikeDr. Eduardo FernandezDr. Jill GoldmanKathy SdaoDr. Karen OverallMichael ShikashioTrish McMillanDebbie JacobsSue SternbergDr. Sophia YinGrisha StewartNicole Wilde, Dr. Susan Friedman, Dr. Tim Lewis, Dr. Karolina WestlundDr. Hannah Capon, Dr. Laura Donaldson, Sindhoor Panghal, Robyn Hood, Rachel Leather Daniel Shaw and Sarah Fisher

 

In 2016, I founded the Alberta Force Free Alliance, an organization that provides a listing of force free business options for dog caregivers, as well as educates the public on the science behind force free training and handling. This organization is dedicated to the life and memory of my dog Cash, who inspired me to seek out a science based education in dog training and behaviour and leave behind old school balanced, alpha/dominance based and aversive training and behaviour modification approaches.

 

My husband Gord and I share our lives with our dog, Gracie, our 2 cats, Ari and Frankie, our bird, Merlin and our 3 grandchildren, Tinsley, Keyan and Greyer.

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