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Born and raised with a deep passion for animals, I have always been drawn to feral cats, dogs, farm animals, and everything in between. My first love was horses, which quickly expanded to include a passion for dogs, their training, and their behaviour. Growing up, I spent countless hours on the farm, engaging in daily chores and learning about animal husbandry.

After graduation, I pursued my passion for dog training, finding it to be the perfect blend of my intuition and love for force-free, positive reinforcement techniques. I graduated from the Animal Behaviour College in 2009, where I quickly established connections with other trainers and behaviorists in the lower mainland.

My career began with the BCSPCA, where I discovered a profound love for helping our most vulnerable animals and people. Over the course of 13 years, I gained extensive knowledge in animal welfare, training, and enrichment, dedicating countless hours to working with some of the most fearful and abused dogs. I am deeply passionate about choice-based training and specialize in working with impulsive and fearful dogs.

In addition to my role here at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital, I run a small dog training business called BestPals, where I am committed to cooperative care. I am fear-free certified in both veterinary medicine and animal sheltering.


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Why Does My Dog Walk Around in Circles Before They Lay Down?

Circling around before lying down is likely a residual instinct from when their ancestors lived out in the wilderness. Your dog’s ancestors would have paced in circles to flatten down and warm their sleeping area.

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