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.  


My goal is to provide the very best in training, care and behavior assistance. Since my passion and standards are high, I am constantly improving my education and have connections with other trainers who are among the best in the business. My goal is to help you achieve friendship and understanding between you and your dog. I want you, my valued client, 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 understand how our dogs learn - if we don't know how they learn, how can we teach them?

Payment is accepted via cash, cheque, paypal or email transfer!  For email transfer, please use 




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.  Purchase 4 or more private sessions of any kind and receive a 10% discount.

~Sessions that are held at your home are $100 (plus mileage anywhere outside of a 1 hr radius of Rimbey. For example, if you are in Innisfail, mileage starts in Red Deer = $15.  If you are in Sherwood Park, mileage starts in Leduc = $20)

~Sessions that are held at my home near Rimbey, are $80. I have both an indoor and secure outdoor training area and my dogs are often available to help us out.

~Zoom/Skype consultations are $80 and are intended for time sensitive situations, long distance sessions or if you are simply in need of some advice or help with proper management of a situation. 

To book a private session, please click on "contact us" to the left of this page and fill out the quick questionnaire.

RESCUES!  Since rescue holds a special place in my life, I offer the following discounts on all services:  If you are a rescue organization, your invoice will be discounted 25%.  If you have recently adopted a dog and are referred to me by the rescue, you will be discounted 10%.