Sheila Gunston Dip.CBST, FPPE       
Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant, Certified (licensed) Family Paws Parent Educator and member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance proudly serving Central Alberta 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.  

About Us


Sheila Gunston Dip.CBST, FPPE

*Diploma of Canine Behavior Science and Technology (Dip.CBST) 

*Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant (IP-CBC) 

*Certified Family Paws Parent Educator 2020 license holder (FPPE)

*Canine Training Professional member with The Pet Professional Guild (PPG)

*Liability insured

*Earned a Dog Obedience Instructor/Trainer Certificate (2013)

*Completed a 2yr Certified Dog Training/Dog Behavior Apprenticeship Program (2015) with Catherine Harbord of Impawsible Possible (Calgary)

*Pet First Aid Certified by Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid 

*Attended the 3 day Bond Based Choice Teaching (BBCT) seminar in Georgia, Feb 2016

*Attended Debbie Jacob's Fearful Dogs Seminar Sept 2017

*Completed Ian Dunbar's online Growl Class - A Workshop for Reactive Dogs Oct 2016

*Attended Dr Karen Overall's Immersion Weekend in Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine April 2018, then again in April 2019

*Completed the 13 week Family Paws Parent Educator course Nov 2016, license to be renewed each year

*Attended Terrie Hayward's A Weekend Talking About Behavior seminar August 2019 (Separation anxiety, how to work with deaf dogs, grooming and husbandry)

*Completed the Canine Behavior Science and Technology diploma course (Dip. CBST) through the Companion Animal Sciences Institute (James O'Heare) April 2020

*Currently working towards accreditation through the Pet Professional Guild's Pet Professional Accreditation Board for Professional Canine Behavior Consultant (PCBC-A)

*Volunteer experience with the Dogs With Wings service dog program and Alberta Spay and Neuter Task Force

I look forward to meeting with you and your furry family members!! Please contact me via the "contact us" page!

~A special note for all of the dogs we've loved and lost over the years.  Milo, Oscar, Bailey, Hudson, Joe and Billy - each of you were so special and you will never be forgotten.  Without each of you, I would not be the trainer or the person that I am today.  Rest in Paradise my sweet fuzzy faces. Until we meet again.