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 Red Deer, Rimbey 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)


Our goal is to provide the very best in training, care and behavior assistance. Since our passion and standards are high, our trainer is constantly improving her education and has connections with other trainers who are among the best in the business.Our goal is to help you achieve friendship and understanding between you and your dog. We want you, our valued customer, to be happy. 

I follow the laws of learning theory and am highly motivated by the science behind it. This means that I look to the root cause of the behavior, not the symptom. It's imperative that we determine how our dogs learn - if we don't know how they learn, how can we teach them?

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Private Consultation

Meet with me privately for a one hour session which includes the assessment.  We can work together on anything from the basics to more complex behaviors, such as aggression, fear, reactivity, etc.  

Sessions that are held in your home are $80 (plus mileage if south or east of Red Deer).  Sessions that are held outside at my home, are $60.

Package Discounts Available:  Purchase 4 or more sessions at once and receive a 10% discount. 

Private session days available: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  

Traditional Classes (Group class setting) Tuesdays, 6pm @ Klassic Kennels indoor training space (access to outdoor space as well) for most classes.  Workshops may be offered at another location.

Classes will be advertised on the events/classes section as well as on Facebook ( as they are created.  Please contact me for times and dates or for more information.

Basic Puppy Class - for puppies 10 weeks to 6 months of age, 6 weeks in length ($180 + tax)

Bomb Proof Puppy Class - for puppies 10 weeks to 6 months of age, 8 weeks in length ($240 + tax)

Early Development Program - for puppies and adolescents 10 weeks to 1 year of age, 6 weeks in length ($240 + tax)

Leash Reactivity Workshop - for dogs of all ages, held over a 2 day weekend, 2.5hrs each day ($225 + tax)

Manners Class - for dogs over 6 months of age, 6 weeks in length ($240 + tax)

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!  

$175 (plus tax) per person