About The Trainer
Dogs have always been a very important part of my life as both pets and working/sport partners. I first got involved with competitive dog sport in the early 2000's when I started competing in Schutzhund (now known as IGP), and have since been involved with a variety of different dog sports such as competitive obedience, conformation showing, protection sports, field trials, and hunt tests. Throughout my career in dog training I have been extremely fortunate to mentor under a wide variety of different trainers, including some of the top sport and working dog trainers in North America. I currently own and train the #10
pointing dog puppy in Canada for 2018, the GSPFCA Derby dog of the year for 2019 as well as the #2 pointing derby dog in Canada for 2019. I am an active member of CKC, GSPFCA, a professional level member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, and currently sit on the GSPFCA board of directors. I am also a regular guest on the GDIY podcast and you can find links to my episodes at the top of the training tips page.
Prior to becoming a professional dog trainer, I participated in a variety of horse sports and trained thoroughbred races horses for over 15 years. During my time in horses I had the opportunity to learn from a number of very successful trainers and horses, including Bodhisattva who finished 8th in the 2015 Preakness Stakes against Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh. I earned my way to working as the assistant trainer for hall of fame trainer R.K. Smith before going on to train my own stable of horses across both Canada and the US. My experience with training both dogs and horses at an elite level has given me access to knowledge few dog trainers ever get the chance to obtain. I have had the opportunity to put many training theories and methodologies to the test in a wide variety of real life situations, and I know how to get results.