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. Kirsten Rose is 25 year veteran in animal behavioural sciences and training and completed her apprenticeship with the Calgary Humane Society as well as the behaviour and training program through the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy. She is a Certified Behaviour Consultant – Canine and Certified Professional Dog Trainer specializing in behavioural issues such as fear and aggression. Kirsten completed the Aggression in Dogs Master Course and the L.E.G.S. Applied Ethology Family Mediation Professional Course. Kirsten is the Alberta Representative of Wolf Matters an education program designed to promote co-existence with wild canids.
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.