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Freedom Dog, Lead Trainer – Eileen

I am a behaviour consultant and dog trainer in Spruce Grove, Alberta (rural, Parkland County). I have my certification as a professional through the CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers) and am a certified Fear Free Animal Trainer. Dedicated to continuing education and supporting a community of dog professionals seeking industry regulation where there is currently none, I also plan to complete a behaviour consulting certification with the IAABC in the near future. As a member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance, an organization that helps education pet professionals and guardians about the latest science-based dog training in Edmonton and all of Alberta, I am committed to effective force free training methods.

While Freedom Dog was only born in 2018 I have been professionally training dogs since 2013. My start was exclusively with training rescue dogs, working for a local rescue included managing groups of dogs, assessing new intakes, training one-on-one with behaviour cases and coaching new adopters or foster homes. This helped me develop a strong tool kit as I have worked with and lived with dogs with every behaviour challenge on the spectrum, from easily modified to the extreme. Now I use this confidence and first hand experience to help owners who were struggling to successfully change their relationship with their dog or prevent the problems from arising by starting off right. If you are looking for help with rescue dog training in Edmonton I am eager to assist.

Certifications:

Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)

Certified Fear Free Animal Trainer

Dog Safe Canine First Aid Certified

International Association of Behavior Consultants Supporting Member

Alberta Force Free Alliance Member

Conferences and Seminars:

Lemonade Conference May 2020 (virtual)

Susan Freedman (July 2019). Living and Learning with Animals

Michael Shikashio (May 2018). Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling, and Training

Dr. Karen Overall (April 2018). Veterinary Behavior Seminar 

Sue Sternberg (Aug 2017). Assessing Aggression Thresholds

Nicole Wilde (Jun 2015). Separation Anxiety & Dissecting Dog-Dog Play

Nicole Wilde (Jun 2015). Help for your Fearful Dog

Courses:

(2018). The Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Course

Trish McMillan (2017). Shelter Dog Behavior Mentorship (audit)

Chris Redenbach (2016). Canine Behavior Consulting Skills and Best Practices

(2016). Fear Free Certification Program

Ian Dunbar (2016). SIRIUS Academy

Ian Dunbar (2016). Growl Class

Edmonton Humane Society (2015). DBTM course (audit)

Grisha Stewart (2014). Behavioral Adjustment Training 101

Kathy Sdao (2013). Effectively Manage Groups of Dogs in an Off Leash Environment