Calming K9 provides famillies with the assistance and guidance for everyday struggles to severe dog behavioural challenges. We have successfully trained and rehabilitated many rescue dogs and family dogs that were headed down the unfortunate path of re-homing due to their naughty and often serious behaviour. We are the last stop for many of these dogs.
We also train puppies to get them started off on the right path. We provide education for owners on how to build a healthy relationship with their puppy while offering solutions to enable them to live harmoniously with their family. Our balanced training incorporates positive reinforcement with interruptions of unwanted behavior, which provides a well rounded learning experience for both the owner and dog. We explain the importance of body language, posture, and vocal tones to show owners how to effectively communicate with their dog in a way their dog will understand.
We will be the last trainers you will ever need!
If you are ready to transform your dog and your life, contact us today!
Meet The Team!
Co-Owner & Founder of Calming K9 | Head Trainer
Jennifer has always had a passion for animals and helping people. She started her journey working with and riding horses at a young age. Horses are not only beautiful animals but also amazing teachers. Over the years they have taught her how to communicate by using just body language which allowed her to understand them better.
Jennifer's passion guided her towards working with dogs within her community. She teaches owners how to unlock they key to effective communication which is the secret recipe to bridge the gap between humans and canines to address and resolve many common behaviour troubles most dog owners encounter. Jennifer regularly travels to the United States to work with other trainers within the industry and she regularly attends workshops and seminars throughout British Columbia to continue her education in the canine field and expand her knowledge and skillset to ensure that Calming K9 clients recieve the best quality of service.
Co - Owner & Founder of Calming K9 | Professional Dog Trainer
Dee is Calming K9's board and train extraordinaire and heel master. She has five years experience working with dogs and helping families re-establish healthy boundaries to create the dog of their dreams.
If she's not training or walking dogs, she is working hard putting together content for social media and designing programs for seminars that we host across the country.
Missy & Finn, adopted senior pair pictured above with Tamara.
Coordinator & Events Planner
Tamara is a university educated Paralegal that currently works as a property coordinator downtown Vancouver. A year and a half ago Tamara adopted a pair of bonded senior dogs that were both leash reactive towards other dogs and fearful of other people. Through exposure, training and pack walks, Tamara was able to help her dogs work through their fears and take on the role of “pack-leader.” Now, Tamara and her dogs all enjoy their walks together along the sea wall and love to spend time in dog friendly cafe's in Vancouver.
Tamara would like to share her time within the dog world and will be assisting with coordinating Calming K9's client scheduling, seminars and local events. We are very excited to welcome her to the Calming K9 Family and to the Team!
Calming K9's Pack Dogs
Bruno A.K.A Big "B"
Bruno is a 3 year old, Labrador, Mastiff, Boxer mix. He is high energy, very driven dog and will do anything for food or a ball.
When he was 12 weeks old he was diagnosed with a skin condition called demodex mange. This prevented him from expereincning important social opportunities as he was very ill from the condition. He bounced back and was completely healthy at 10 months old and we got right to work training and re-socializing him.
He regularly attends private lessons to help rehabilitate client dogs and is an avid member of our team.
Bella A.K.A Queen "B"
Bella is a 12 year old, purebred chihuahua. She became a permanent member of the Calming K9 Team when she was 10 years old when her behaviour became too much to manage. She was your typical noisy chihuahua that barked at anything and everything. She required a stable routine, boundaries and a lot of exercise to return this out of control ankle biter into a calm, stable, well behaved senior citizen.
Don't let her age or her size fool you, she can pack walk right alongside the large dogs with ease. She is enjoying her golden years soaking up the sunshine and relaxing on her extra large plush dog bed every evening.
Radar A.K.A Squishy
Radar is a 2 year old, purebred French Bulldog and is the newest addition to our pack. He was surrendered to us when his activity level and exercise needs combined with his pushy personality became too much for his family. Although he came with behaviour challenges, he has come a long way in his rehabilitation process.
He is a little guy with a huge personality. He helps us during training lessons when we are teaching client dogs to ignore and walk past other dogs. If you have a leash reactive dog, you will be seeing him during your training lessons with us. Be prepared to be charmed by his squishy little face.