Yvonne is the owner, lead trainer and behaviour consultant of Quinte Canine. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge & Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA) with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).
She strongly believes in certification and regulation within the canine industry to hold trainers and those who work with dogs accountable to the highest of standards of care using scientifically based methods that are humane. This lead to Yvonne running for; and being elected to the Board of Directors for the CCPDT in 2016. Yvonne is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and Certified Stunt Dog Judge with Do More with Your Dog, where she has been names an All-Star Trainer of the Year. In 2015 she became a Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator for the Canadian Kennel Club and is currently a behaviour consultant and course instructor for Canine Foundations located in Barrie.
Yvonne is also an active participant in various dog sports with her own dogs, including Scent Detection, Tricks and Rally Obedience. She has trained hundreds of dogs in both group and private classes and has helped countless dogs complete successful, comprehensive science-based behaviour modification programs. She holds a Social Service Worker Diploma from Sir Sandford Fleming College and her 10 years’ experience in social work allows her to offer programs and services that meet the needs of both the dogs and the people she works with.
Understanding not only the needs of our canine friends but the humans who care for them is of great importance to Yvonne. She also holds canine and behaviour certificates from the Universities of Minnesota, Edinburgh, Melbourne, and Georgian College. Yvonne is a very active volunteer for numerous not-for-profit canine organizations, using her knowledge and skills for the betterment of dogs and the people who love them.
Check out her website: www.quintecanine.com
Owner, lead trainer and behaviour
consultant of Quinte Canine.