Christine Adams Certified Professional Dog Trainer CPDT-KA, CTDI, CCFC, CCMT
Animal obsessed since day one, I was fortunate enough to have parents who fostered my love of animals and taught me about animal husbandry and the responsibility of caring for a pet. Rabbits, dogs, cats, fish and fowl you name it. My father's racing pigeon hobby also fueled my interest in animal behaviour. Spending time working with my four young dogs set me on the path to become a dog trainer. They provided countless opportunities to learn, teach and grow. With four very different personalities, I have worked extensively with my own dogs on obedience, leash reactivity, barrier frustration and anxiety issues.
My goal is to teach my human clients how to effectively teach their canine companions using industry best practices. Training methods backed by science and adhering to LIMA and Humane Hierarchy principals. By replacing the use of physical force, intimidation & other unethical practices with the science of learning, we create lasting results and build strong bonds with our pets.
"The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) supports the use of training methods for dogs that are humane and based on current scientific knowledge of canine learning theory. Reward-based methods are highly recommended. Aversive methods are strongly discouraged as they do not address the underlying cause of the undesired behaviour and may cause fear, distress, anxiety, pain or physical injury to the dog. The CVMA supports the development of a national certifying body to establish acceptable and consistent standards for the training of dogs using non aversive methods."