Company Founder & President
Certified Professional Canine Trainer (IACP-CDT)
Qualified Behaviour Consultant
IACP Certfication Evaluator
Certified K9 Working Dog Emergency FIrst Aid Responder
Christina has been a Professional Canine Trainer for more than 15 years.
During that time, she has also been a Health Wing Attendant and On-Call Animal Protection Officer with the Saskatoon SPCA, during which time she was trained by the Shelter's Veterinarian to administer Behavioural Assessments on stray or surrendered dogs. Christina also spent a number of years as the Bull Breed Divison Coordinator for a local rescue group, and has travelled to the United States on multiple occasions to administer Behavioural Assessments on potential adoption candidates in shelters located there.
Following an internship at Tarheel Canine in the United States, where she participated in the development of Military and Police Apprehension and Detection (explosives and narcotics) K9s, as well as working her own dogs in the sport of PSA, Christina returned to Canada and resumed teaching Private Lessons and Group Classes designed to assist her clients with the development of the best possible relationships between them and their dogs.
Christina has participated in a variety of dog sports, and has titled three of her personal dogs in SDDA (Sporting Detection Dog Association) Scent Detection trials. She is currently taking a break from Sporting Detection while developing two of her pups for private sector Bedbug Detection work, but stil makes sure to find the time to train her young Dobermann, Aadhya, in bitework.
Christina is an active Professional Member of the IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals), as well as being a Certified Professional Canine Trainer and Certification Evaluator through the same organization. Despite these accomplishments, she remains extremely dedicated to participating in ongoing education via seminars, online education platforms, webinars, and interactions with Trainers and Canine Professionals in all aspects of training.
Recently, Christina has shifted her personal focus to the field of Behaviour Modification, and is looking forward to spending more time dedicated to this aspect of her clients' relationships with their pups!
To ensure that her experience is matched by her qualifications, she is currently working on the final credits required to complete a Bachelors Degree in Human Psychology through the University of Saskatchewan, and is registered to attend a Behaviour Modification Certification Course with Steven Lindsay in September of 2023.