As a long time Petland employee, Jackie jumped at the opportunity to develop her skills as a canine coach. She’s always had an interest in the field of dog training and has worked many hours doing research and putting in hours to gain practical experience to earn her canine coach designation. Jackie has a love of all animals and specializes in helping young puppies learn their manners in a positive way!
Judith has been involved with dogs all of her life! Judith has proudly bred and raised Gordon Setters during her affiliation with the CKC. She is the proud owner of “Edward”, the first Gordon Setter in history to be named Grand Champion in both the AKC and CKC simultaneously. Judith is certified as a judge for the “Canine Good Neighbor” certification testing. Judith’s dog training specialty is training dogs for the show ring.
Deerfoot Meadows, Calgary
Raymond Gledhill apprenticed and was associated with a local dog training company in Calgary from 1983 to 1991. During this period he was exposed to many facets of canine training including personal protection, narcotics, pipeline detection, service/therapy dog and PSD (Police Service Dog) training as well as most aspects of companion canine training. He also gained extensive exposure and training in canine behavior management.
He continues to attend seminars, workshops and train-the-trainer programs on an on-going basis. He has received instruction from internationally recognized trainers such as; Anne Marie Silverton, Rudy Drexler, Johannes Greve, Cheryl Smith, Chris Bach, Ian Dunbar, Jean Donaldson, Gary Wilks, Pamela Reid, Patricia McConnell, Roger Abrantes, Turid Rugaas, Brenda Aloff, Brian Donovan and Brian Kilcommons as well as attending numerous other canine and training related workshops and programs. He is well read and versed in many aspects of dog training and behavior theory and continues to remain current in most related areas.
He has operated his own dog training and canine behavior management business in the Calgary area since 1993 and has developed the concept of Lifestyle Learning and Lifestyle Behavior Management Training Techniques and Programs designed specifically for companion dog and family pet owners.
He has presented workshops and lectures on Canine Management and Behavior through the Calgary Board of Education / Chinook College as well as to private groups and organizations and has appeared as a regular guest on local radio shows and Critter Care segments.
In February 2001, he was selected by the Pacific Assistance Dog Society (PADS) to provide the local training and support for their satellite Puppy Raiser Program when they expanded this program into Calgary. (BACKGROUND: PADS provides Service Dogs for recipients with disabilities other than blindness. Their Puppy Raiser Program requires the volunteer puppy raisers to ‘foster’ and provide basic obedience and ‘public access’ training to the potential service dogs during their first year prior to being returned to the Training Centre in Burnaby, BC for the Advanced Service Dog training segment.) Ray volunteered his time to provide the required formal training and structured support to the Puppy Raisers and puppies at the local level up until 2008.
He was approached in 2010 to set up dog training and behaviour support services for Petland Canada is currently an enthusiastic member of their fast growing Pet Services Team.