Jasmine resting after an agility session in my yard.
My son Henry working with Vegas on the wobble board.
Tell booking it on my dogwalk
I love working dogs in tires. There is so much that can be taught!
Vegas and I at the 2015 National Agility Championships held in Burnaby, BC.
Lisa and Ripley
We first met Sarah at puppy classes and have been hooked ever since -- doing obedience training, private lessons when problems arise, and most fun of all, doing agility! Sarah is hands down the best dog trainer I have used -- she is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, fun, and always tries to see the situation from the dog's perspective. Sarah doesn't just help you train your dog, but teaches you to understand dog behaviour, cues, and body language. With Sarah's lessons, the focus is also on understanding, having fun with and providing the best possible experiences for your dog!
Dog agility is the most fun ever! Not only does our dog love it, it's fun for us too and has taught us lots about fitness, movement, and communicating with our pet through body language.
Ripley loves her agility classes even more than she loves breakfast (which is a lot!)
Everett Crowley Park.
Off leash recall training with these two young dogs. My dog, Vegas, is on the right.
Django on the left and a pal.
"Sarah at Rocket dog has been fantastic helping us (as first time dog owners) form a good working relationship with our rescue dog. She was able to problem solve to get our wild husky some great manners to become an easy to live with new family member!"
- Django's owner, Amanda.
Piper puppy is a border collie poodle x.
Vegas and a young dog working their sit-stays at the dog park.
Rain is a Black Russian terrier.
Classic down stays.
Phant, who is currently enrolled in puppy class.
I work young dogs on long lines and harnesses to better improve their recalls.
Sky in Puppy class.
Teaching Dolly to wrap a set of tires in my backyard.
Running a dog lesson at a seniors home.
Sherlock with the GoPro camera mounted on his back.
I hold my agility classes at Locarno off leash dog park on Belmont and Trimble.
Dora through the tunnel!
Dolly on the tire in the agility studio. Indoor classes are held at St. Helen's Church on Trimble and W 8th.
Some of the challenges found in Rally Obedience.
Over the A Frame.
Dolly learning to recall on her harness and long line. I have to train my dogs to do the basics too!
Seamus in the Activities for Active Dogs program.
A sample of my homeworks.
Sherlock through the tire obstacle.
Bite! I'm learning a lot about using toys and tug as a reward for agility training.
Sadie (doodle x) through the tunnel.
Loading the brothers in the car after a private lesson.
My son Henry with Cleo.
Working a private lesson in resocializing an adult dog. Vegas looks hot and tired!
A dog class at Tisol.
The dogs who I practice advanced agility with.
Nula, Vegas, Tell, and Mila. Dolly wasnt our dog when I took this photo in the summer of 2016.