Trainer/Owner - Karen Share
Hi, and welcome to my website! Here's a little bit about me and my training philosophies...
I have been training and helping others train their dogs for over 15 years. I believe that the right start is important for all dogs to become a welcome addition to any family. Through proper socialization and exposure we empower our puppies to have confidence and feel safe in the world. Using scientifically proven positive methods to train new behaviours is the way to go! With sound foundation skills, we have dogs that have become active learners with manners that are welcome anywhere and can do anything!
Puppy Head Start and Private Training Sessions have been my passion for over 5 years now. I completed the Puppy Start Right Instructor Program and started to offer Puppy Start Right Socialization Classes and FUNdamentals Classes. Most recently, I've added the Beyond the Backyard Training classes.
Volunteering also keeps me busy. Currently, I am the lead trainer for the Campbell River Dog Fanciers puppy, basic and scent detection training classes. I am 2017 president with VIPEG, Barn Hunt group.
In the past, I have volunteered in many positions such as helper, coach or board member with the Roadsters Agility Club, the Sea 2 Sky Earthdog Group and the prior to that with CRK9FX Flyball Group. In 2013, a business partner and I organized and started scent detection classes and trials on Vancouver Island.
I train, compete and have titled my dogs in agility, earthdog, flyball, freestyle, rally obedience, scent detection and most recently have participated in Disc Dog Competitions.. Currently working on...Fenzi TEAM titles and Barn Hunt!
I share my home with a Border Terrier, German Shepherd and a little Pug.
-Karen Pryor Academy Dog Training and Behavior Program, graduated with distinction
-Animal Care Aide Certificate program, North Island College
-Puppy Start Right for Instructors
-DogSafe Canine First Aid
- Fear Free and Clinical Animal Behavior- workshop
-OneMind Dog 4 day Workshop with Elina Janesniemi (agility)
-Susan Garrett, Say Yes Dog Training, Agility Nation, Handling 360, Contact Success, Recallers and Puppy Peaks (agility)
- Clicker Expo- conference (2017, 2016, 2015)
- Tami McLeod - Drive Building workshop
- Fenzi Dog Sports Academy: various subjects - online training courses
-Jessica Martin – agility novice handling workshop
-Tracey Griffin – Intro to Field Training (classes)
-Pawsitive Steps Agility Summer Camps and Outreach Workshops
-Janice Gunn Obedience Workshop
-Ian Dunbar Seminar
-Nosework Workshop – SDDA
-Nosework Seminar – NASCW
-Kris Garra - Dog Fitness Workshop
-Rachel Allen - TTouch Workshop