My mission: To guide you to explore and enjoy your dog’s full potential.
My name is Sharon Toews and I can’t get enough of dogs! I was raised in a dog-less home and it seems I’ve been trying to make up for lost time. As I clung to every stray and cared for friends’ dogs, I discovered I had a natural ability to work with canines regardless of size and temperament. No, the novelty has not worn off; I’m now a grandmother and still enjoy every aspect of caring for and training dogs.
Over the last 40 years I have worked with over 450 dogs, large and small. What started out as a favour for friends, in order to get my dog-fix, turned into a full time job.
In 2012 I was able to fulfill a life-long dream and earn my Professional Dog Trainers certification including First Aid and solutions for problem behaviours. I aced the 12 week program with Ben Kersen and the Wonderdogs in Victoria, BC. (I know – must have been tough missing our Manitoba winter!) I love his unique “praise and play” style of training but I recognize that his energetic method is not for everyone. I am always studying different training styles to find one that will suit your needs, such as Karen Pryor, Sophia Yin, Ian Dunbar and other famous trainers.
Give me a call. You will be amazed at what your dog is capable of learning in a very short time. I know what it’s like to raise a puppy in a busy household, so I look for options that work for you in your home. Don’t worry – I’m not the crazy dog-lady who leaves you in tears and feeling like a terrible owner because you actually have a life outside of dogs! If your dog is driving you crazy, I can help with training solutions for you and your dog.