I am excited to introduce Revolution Animal Behaviour Consulting and Training. I am a Fear Free Certified Animal Trainer and animal welfare advocate with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta. My education includes advanced study in comparative psychology, animal behaviour, and animal welfare. I have also completed several animal care certificates for a variety of animal species. Currently, I am working on my graduate degree en route to certification as a behaviourist.
In addition to my education, I have contributed to many research projects in animal behaviour and learning as a student and as a research assistant. I have been an invited speaker at the Alberta SPCA animal welfare conference, published articles on pet care in national magazines, and have been president/training director of Alberta Schutzhund Club (a group that practices and promotes positive training in tracking, obedience, and protection) for the last 4 years. I hold several animal organization memberships including the German Shepherd Schutzhund Club of Canada, Alberta SPCA, the Animal Behavior Society, and a student member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour (AVSAB).
My particular interests are in dog reactivity and anxiety, and building a strong foundation for puppies in order to prevent future behaviour problems. I am also interested in parrot and small animal behaviour. In addition to my graduate education, I regularly attend conferences, seminars, and classes with my own dogs to continue improving my teaching skills and methods. I stay up-to-date on the latest animal behaviour science research and apply this knowledge to work with clients. My training strategies emphasize strengthening the human-animal bond and resolving behaviour issues through positive, humane training techniques. I integrate my education and experience to implement effective behaviour modification, and to help others understand their animal’s needs.