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.

Events / Classes

New classes and seminars are always being planned and are advertised on our facebook page "Hudson's Hounds".

Please email for more information.

*IF your dog is reactive around other dogs or people, please contact me for private sessions. We can work together to prepare your dog for a class setting in the future. Forcing your reactive dog into a class setting that isn't specific to reactivity is considered "flooding" and can make the reactivity much worse. We want learning to occur in safe environments, always.

These classes/programs will be held/can be available in both Rimbey and Ponoka on Tuesday evenings at 6pm. GST will be added to each class cost.

I look very forward to meeting with you, your family and your dog.


Early Development Program - $180

We are offering an Early Development Program for puppy and adolescent dogs. This program will NOT be a typical "basic" class - we will be creating a course to help you and your young dog through everything from puppy socialization to adolescent focus and confidence building. 

This class is 6 weeks and is eligible for puppies and adolescent dogs, aged 10 weeks to one year.

Basic Puppy Class - $150

This will be a basic puppy skills class, available to puppies 10 weeks to 6 months of age.  The class is 5 weeks in length.

Bomb Proof Puppy Class - $180

This will be a class geared more towards creating well socialized, confident puppies.  We will be meeting in new environments each week.  This class is available to puppies 10 weeks to 6 months of age and is 7 weeks in length.

Manners Class - $180

This class is for dogs over 6 months of age.  We will be working on basic manners, primarily relating to focus, trust and impulse control. This class is 6 weeks in length.

Semi Private Group Class

These classes are meant for groups of no more than 3 dogs or puppies and are 4 weeks in length.  Perhaps you and a couple of friends want to create your own class! I can accommodate whatever it is that you'd like to learn with your puppies or adult dogs, in whatever location you choose!  I will help you to create a program specific to your needs.  Please contact me to create your own personal class!  

$150 per person (within Ponoka County)

Leash Reactivity/Arousal Workshop - $225

This workshop is held over a 2 day weekend, 2 hrs each day and is for dogs of all ages. Dogs who are either leash reactive or are easily excitable and having troubles focusing, would benefit greatly from this workshop.

This workshop will be offered several times during spring through fall, in Red Deer.