Sheila Gunston IP-CBC, FPPE       
Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant, Certified (licensed) Family Paws Parent Educator and board member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance proudly serving Ponoka County and area!                                                                    

Specializing in Complex Behavior and always working within the Laws of Learning Theory, using Force Free, Positive Reinforcement methods and the Bond Based Approach.  I am a proud board member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance (AFFA), working towards positive change in the dog world.

Hello Friends!  Welcome to Hudson's Hounds!  


Due to health and time restraints, I will be focusing primarily on the Ponoka County area for workshops, seminars and group classes.  However, as a licensed and certified Family Paws Parent Educator, if you are pregnant or are having concerns with your dog and baby/child, please contact me regardless of where you live.  I will travel to you for a private session!  Please see the services section of this site for details and costs.

If you are in the Red Deer area, I'm happy to refer you to one of the following certified and educated trainers.  Each of them are members of the Alberta Force Free Alliance:

Kiara Skye (Dawgz Mobile), Angela Argent (Dog Sense Behavior Consulting), Leslie Dool (Better Dog World) or Andrea Davis (One Smart Cookie Canine and Companion Training).

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You are also welcome to travel to me for a private session!  Our 12,000 sq ft dog park is a great place for doggy play dates/training and is completely safe and secure with 6ft chain link. Our furry employees would love to help your furry family member socialize and learn in a safe environment.  If you'd like to join us for some exercise, socialization or training, give me a shout!

Please check our Events/Classes page for upcoming classes and events. 

Are you currently using a choke, prong or shock (ecollar) collar to try to reduce difficult behaviors?  These tools can actually create more harm than good - when pain or uncomfortable sensations are paired with certain stimulus, that stimulus can become a trigger for pain, which in turn will escalate your already escalated dog.  For example, your dog pulls toward another dog on a walk and you make a correction with one of the above collars to make him stop.  Your dog will quickly begin to associate pain with other dogs - this is one of the ways that we accidentally create leash reactivity and aggression!

With that said, I have decided to help my wonderful clients to try a force free approach by offering a 10%  discount on my services if you turn your choke, prong or ecollar in to me!  Book a private session OR group class and I will be happy to give you your discount and help you to learn how to teach your dog with zero force or intimidation. Let's help our dogs to WANT to learn with us, not do as we say because they are simply avoiding a painful correction.

Have a look around and if you have any questions at all, please use the contact us form.

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