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 build a bond with their dogs for over 20 years. I believe that the right start is important for all dogs to become a welcome addition to any family. Through proactive and thoughtful exposure we empower our puppies to have confidence and feel safe in the world. I believe the way to do this is by using scientifically proven positive methods to train new behaviours. By building sound foundation skills, we have dogs that are 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 now offer various forms of Puppy Start Right Classes. Other classes that have since been added to the list are FUNdamentals, Scent Detection, regular Barn Hunt learning practices and in the near future Rally Obedience Classes.
Volunteering also keeps me busy. Currently, I am an active member of the Campbell River Dog Fanciers, teaching classes, presenting workshops and trials. I'm also a director for the 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. In 2017, working with a great bunch of ladies from the north island, we (VIPEG) hosted the first of many Barn Hunt trials on Vancouver Island. Next goal is to get a TOSS and FETCH LEAGUE started on the North Island!
I train, compete and have titled my dogs in agility, earthdog, flyball, freestyle, rally obedience, scent detection and Barn Hunt. We have also given disc dog competitions a go.
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
- Think Again, Ken Ramirez
- Skills Galore Workshop, Julie Flannery
- Aggression Cases A-Z, Michael Shikashio
- Fear Free and Clinical Animal Behavior- workshop, Deb and Kenneth Martin
-OneMind Dog 4 day Workshop , 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)
- Drive Building workshop, Tami McLeod
- Fenzi Dog Sports Academy: various subjects - online training courses and workshops
-Agility novice handling workshop, Jessica Martin
-Intro to Field Training (classes), Tracy Griffin
-Pawsitive Steps Agility Summer Camps and Outreach Workshops
-Obedience Workshop, Janice Gunn
-Ian Dunbar Seminar
-Nosework Workshop – SDDA
-Nosework Seminar – NASCW
-Dog Fitness Workshop, Kris Gara
-TTouch Workshop, Rachel Allen