I have known Cathie for several years, as she used to board and train our late dog Frida. Cathie is really professional, caring and responsible. Her style is totally based on positive reinforcement. She always has great advice, and that has helped me a lot to continue learning new ways to train my 2 rescue dogs.
I would totally recommend her training/dog walking services to anyone!
We went to Cathie when we first got our puppy, and she was a delight to work with. She was very empathic and validating. I never felt judged or shamed- she understood we were really trying to do our best to help our dog. At the same time she also shared concrete suggestions and advice to address our dog’s behaviour challenges (or rather, our challenges with understanding and helping our dog).
We did A LOT of training and agility classes across different places within Vancouver, Burnaby and New West. Cathie was, hands down, my favourite trainer that we worked with. She was so generous in sharing resources and tips. I wish we could have had more classes with her!
If you are looking for a good trainer, stop now! You’ve found her!
Cathie is an incredibly gifted dog (and people) trainer. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. She was always there to take my calls and answer my many emails when we first adopted our puppy and we didn't know what to do! We learned so much from being in her dog training classes and have boarded Cheddar Dog with her several times. Each time feeling 100% confident that he is in wonderfully caring, capable hands.“
“I learned so much just from my first training session with Cathie. She makes everything very easy and comfortable for the owner and the dog and she reallllly knows what she’s doing! My dog, Luna, walked significantly better with me because I was able to use what Cathie taught me immediately. I’m very excited to keep it up and see what else we can improve with Cathie!l
“Cathie is kind, patient and a wealth of Canine Knowledge. I would be more than comfortable leaving our Dog in her Care!”
“Cathie is an incredible trainer. She's both knowledgeable and compassionate. She teaches based on scientific principles, but she also teaches with heart. She goes above and beyond and I couldn't recommend her more highly!”
” In one session she helped me introduce our new cat to our older dog!!”
“Cathie was super friendly and has tons of knowledge, super impressed with first visit!”
“Cathie took on the task of caring for and training our high maintenance puppy when he was 5 month old pup. If it wasn’t for her dedication and tenacity in seeing our dog succeed, we would have had to have give him up.
She worked with us and our dog and also walked him 2-3 times per week for 3 1/2 years. He became a good dog, thanks to Cathie.”
as always a tip on the go if I need her advice. I would trust my dog in her hands! Should I ever need a Trainer she is the first person I would turn to.
” Gus is doing so well walking on leash now, and with all the tips, games and tricks we’ve learned from you.“