Kristi Berlin, Certified Professional Dog Trainer
I began training dogs and teaching group classes in 2008.
But my passion for training started as a volunteer dog walker at the Calgary Humane Society.
I was troubled by how many young, healthy dogs were surrendered by their owners because of behaviour problems. So many of these poorly trained dogs were difficult to adopt into new homes, and I wanted to help them succeed.
But using fear and pain is the wrong way to train dogs.
Because how can a dog see you as a leader and friend, or trust you, if you are cruel? They can't.
And that's why I use and promote Positive Reinforcement as the foundation of my training philosophy.
Since the Calgary Humane Society, my training focus has shifted to helping people socialize and train their puppies and dogs, so surrendering them never feels necessary.
My qualifications include:
I maintain my CPDT-KA and KPA-CTP certifications, completing continuing education in dog training and behaviour every year. This ensures that I stay current with the latest evidence-based developments in dog training AND serve you and your pup better.