Kirsten Rose, a Certified Behaviour Consultant - Canid and Certified Professional Dog Trainer, is the owner of Canine Minds and Manners, a well respected training facility with highly sought after classes and private sessions. A 17 year veteran in animal behavioural sciences, Kirsten completed her apprenticeship with the Calgary Humane Society and went onto graduate from the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy. A member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and The International Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals, Kirsten is passionate about understanding canid behaviour and strives to help create a strong bond between people and their dogs. She is also the Western Representative for Wolf Matters and Coyote Watch Canada, providing educational programs on wild canids and co-existence.
Kirsten was deeply honoured to be a part of the team involved in bringing Asha the therapy dog to The Ronald McDonald House in Calgary. Kirsten was Asha's lead trainer and spent many wonderful hours working with this very special dog. Asha - which means hope in Hindi - did indeed bring hope and comfort to many families who spent time at The Ronald McDonald House.
Kirsten is now bringing Polite Puppies to Kelowna. This program is highly sought after and will help you to develop a positive, deeply rewarding relationship with your dog through cooperation, understanding and science based methods.
Certified Professional Trainer
Tracy's career actually began in the classroom. Her learning environment was one of care and trust - but also structure. The desire to help dogs evolved with her own adopted dogs and the pasts that they needed to overcome. This ultimately led to volunteering at shelters wanting to help more dogs, starting with walking, and eventually mentoring other volunteers and leading humane education classes at local schools. Tracy really wanted to learn dog training methods, so an education of science backed, positive reinforcement based learning was the next logical step through internships, scholarships and study. Dogs learn best in an environment much like ours - with care, trust, and structure. The power of positive training truly deepens your relationship with your dog, regardless of their age or past.
Tracy has her CPDT-KA, is a Canine Training Professional Member of the Pet Professional Guild, and a doggone safe Dog Bite Safety Educator.