MEET OUR TRAINERS
Heather is a CPDT-KA certified dog trainer and a graduate of the Academy for Dog Trainers (CTC with Honours). Her interest in dog training started with fostering dogs many years ago. She has a special interest in working with fearful fosters that need a bit of extra support to shine. She has been teaching dog training classes for the public since 2017 and strives to create a fun and supportive environment for students and dogs alike. She is a member of the Pet Professional Guild.
Heather has two Australian Shepherds (Winston and Reg) and a senior Great Pyrenees (Finn). She trains and competes in Rally Obedience, Agility, Scent Detection and more. When they are not playing dog sports, Heather and her dogs love walking together on their rural property near Kemptville.
Robyn provides behaviour consults and teaches private training sessions for issues related to house-training, handling sensitivity, leash manners, mouthing/nipping, general manners and possessive behaviour. She was one of the founders and developers of dog training programs at the OHS.
Robyn is a certified behaviour consultant (CBCC-KA) and holds a certificate in training and counselling from the Academy for Dog Trainers. In 2015, she was the Academy’s scholarship award recipient, which is given to trainers who improve the lives of shelter dogs through force-free behaviour modification.
Before training professionally, Robyn was a hockey coach at the University of Ottawa and completed a Master of Science degree at the University of Alberta. Robyn has two dogs, Karma (a husky) and Journey (a pointer), who love to be on the move. Her dogs compete in skijoring, agility and Rally Obedience.