Here is my list of Vancouver’s best dog trainers.
This list will be a little biased because I will most definitely include myself 😉
I’m comfortable writing a list like this because we all have a little something to offer. Although I am confident in my abilities to teach and help rehabilitate dogs, I only offer one on one services. This may not be the right fit for some of you. There are also circumstances where I will help you learn to understand your dog better, but you may desire a group setting where you can work on agility!
Here are a few of my favourite Vancouver based dog trainers in no particular order.
Shannon Malmberg from Zen Dog
Shannon is pleasant to speak with and is extremely knowledgeable. She offers a large group class or private consults if necessary.
Donna Hall From Hot Diggity Dog
Donna is a clicker training wiz and a really nice person who truly cares about the dogs she works with. She’s also a pretty decent poker player 🙂 Unfortunately she’ll be moving to Victoria! : (
Shelagh Begg from Dizine Canine
If you have a “bully breed” she’s an excellent choice!
Dog Smart is an alternative that offers long term training for those of you that feel you’d like constant guidance. Class settings, clicker training and a cool store.
I may as well include Dharma Dog! Call 604-327-3649 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a certified behaviour specialist and member of CAPPDT and of the APDT I offer a variety of methods but really focus on the natural communication of dogs and learning how to build a lasting bond with them. I believe in a hands off approach and really focus on teaching you to better understand your dog. Recently I made a video of a leash training session.
Good luck on your search for a dog trainer, but remember, it’s all about finding someone that you’re comfortable with and willing to follow their direction.
P.S. If your dog trainer makes you fee small and dumb for asking questions I suggest you fire them! No room for ego in any industry, especially dog training! 😉