Sheila Gunston Dip.CBST, PCBC-A       
Certified Dog Trainer, Accredited Professional Canine Behavior Consultant, Doggone Safe "Be A Tree" Presenter, Progressive Reinforcement Trainer 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.  

Group Class - Manners Class for All Ages

**Manners Class is currently on hold, new dates to be determined.  Please visit or for current classes in Lacombe and Red Deer.

Classes to commence (TBD) at the Red Deer K9 Training Center in Red Deer (#4 7045 Edgar Industrial Link)

6 weeks in length

$189 incl GST

Puppies and dogs of all ages are welcome (for puppies, first set of vaccines are required). This class is geared toward building focus in both low and highly stimulating environments. IF your dog is human or dog reactive, please contact me so that we can meet for a private session to determine whether a class setting is best for you and your dog.

We will be using current science to teach our dogs - force free, positive reinforcement methods. There will be no physical corrections used. No choke chains, prong collars or slip leads permitted, please. Flat buckle collars or harnesses preferred. If you need a hand selecting a harness or collar, please let me know and I can help you choose the right style for your dog.

Week one: Communication and behavior. Discussing stress and calming signs, including communication literature. (No dogs present for week one) We will be discussing using a treat pouch and a clicker and why we use food and the environment as reinforcers. I will be discussing the differences between collars, harnesses and other tools.

Week two: Focus anchoring, charging the marker, how to properly use a clicker/marker, targeting

Week three: Proper on leash greetings, stationing on a mat

Week four: Loose leash walking

Week five: Recall

Week six: Game night


******TO JOIN******
1. Please email with your name, your dog's name and age and any special concerns you may have.

2. Once I've responded to your email, payment of $189 incl GST is due PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS by etransfer to the email above OR click on "registration" to the left of this page to pay via credit card to secure your spot.

I look forward to meeting with you and your furry friends! All family members welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult who is NOT the dog's handler)

Social distancing protocols will be in place.