Karen Clarkson - Certified Trainer

Meet Karen Clarkson!

Karen has had dogs all her life. Her love of dogs has led her to a successful career as a dog trainer and caregiver.

Karen is a dedicated trainer who takes great pride in dealing with dogs and their people. She enjoys teaching people how to get the behaviour they want from their dogs using positive methods only.

She began her informal training by using commands on her own dogs and being pleased with the results she began formal training courses, becoming a Certified Trainer in 1999.

From teaching your dog to sit, or calming an aggressive dog, Karen is fully qualified to meet both you and your dogs needs. By constantly attending seminars and classes she upgrades her skills to the most current level of instruction possible.

Karen with her dogs

Karen Clarkson › Qualifications

  • Canine West Center, Obedience Trainer & Kennel Management Diploma - 1999
  • Member of Canadian Assoc. of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (CAPDT)
  • Member of Canadian Kennel Club (CKC)
  • Member of German Shepherd Club
  • Canine Aggression Seminar (Cheryl Smith - 2011)
  • Difficult Dogs - 2001
  • Calming Signals (Turvid Rugaas - 2001)
  • Professional Animal Behaviour (2004 - 2012)
  • Member of CPE (Canine Performance Events)
  • Member of AAC (Agility Association of Canada)
  • Host Club for CPE (Canine Performance Events) Sanctioned Agility Trials
  • Canine Immunology (Jean Dodds - 2008)
  • Canine Condition (Jean Dodds - 2010)
  • Pet First Aid - 2011

SPCA Volunteer

Volunteering with the SPCA is also an important aspect of Karen's career. Karen has opened her facility on an ongoing basis to foster dogs that are in need of training to become adoptable. She also performs at local fairs and for community groups teaching young children the proper way to approach a dog and what to do if they're attacked.

Karen Clarkson
Fully Certified Obedience Trainer
Member of C.A.P.P.D.T. & P.S.I.