WHO WE ARE
Owner & Founder of Align Canine Training IncProfessional Canine Trainer
IACP Professional Member
Christina's passion for dogs began in early childhood with a red Dobermann by the name of "Sarge". Fast forward a few years, and another Dobe, this one a black female named "Taana" ended up providing Christina with sufficient, shall we say, "encouragement" to attend her first formal obedience class. She was hooked.
Over the next fifteen years, Christina went from participating in Beginner Obedience to teaching Puppy, Beginner, and Intermediate Obedience classes herself. She began to try her hand at any and every dog sport that she could access (weight pull, formal obedience, Schutzhund/IGP, lure coursing, flyball, dock diving, nosework, barn hunt, tracking, wall climb, etc.), resulting in an ongoing passion for Sporting Scent Detection and PSA bite sports.
Following an internship at Tarheel Canine in the United States, where she participated in the development of apprehension and detection military and police K9s as well as working her own dogs in PSA, Christina returned to Canada and resumed teaching private and group classes designed to assist her clients with the development of the best possible relationships between them and their dogs.
Christina continues to participate and compete in SDDA (Sporting Detection Dog Association) scent detection trials, is dipping a toe in the world of Barn Hunt, and is beginning foundation bitework development with one of her young dogs.
She is an active Professional Member of IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals) and is extremely dedicated to particpating in ongoing education through seminars, online education platforms, webinars, and interactions with trainers and canine professionals in all aspects of training.
It is Christina's goal to provide the dog owners of Saskatoon and Area with a training option that is motivated by their success. She and her dedicated trainers have made this achievable by committing to remaining open to various types and methods of canine training, while always putting the safety and well-being of the client and their dog before all else.
Christina and Align Canine Training Inc are dedicate to helping you build the absolute best relationship possible with your dog, through trust, respect, and alignment.
IACP Associate Member
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