Sheila Gunston Dip.CBST, PCBC-A       
Certified Dog Trainer, Accredited Professional Canine Behavior Consultant, Doggone Safe "Be A Tree" Presenter, Progressive Reinforcement Trainer and member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance proudly serving Central Alberta and area!                                                                   

Specializing in Complex Behavior and always working within the Laws of Learning Theory using Force Free, Positive Reinforcement methods and the Bond Based Approach.  

About Us

Sheila Gunston Dip.CBST, PCBC-A

*Diploma of Canine Behavior Science and Technology (Dip.CBST) 

*Professional Canine Behavior Consultant - Accredited (PCBC-A)

*Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant (IP-CBC) 

*Canine Training Professional member with the Pet Professional Guild (PPG)

*General Member with the Association for Animal Behavior Professionals (AABP)

*Doggone Safe "Be A Tree" Presenter (PPG)

*Progressive Reinforcement Trainer

*Liability insured

*Earned a Dog Obedience Instructor/Trainer Certificate (2013)

*Completed a 2yr Certified Dog Training/Dog Behavior Apprenticeship Program (2015) with Catherine Harbord of Impawsible Possible (Calgary)

*Attended the 3 day Bond Based Choice Teaching (BBCT) seminar in Georgia, Feb 2016

*Attended Debbie Jacob's Fearful Dogs Seminar Sept 2017

*Completed Ian Dunbar's online Growl Class - A Workshop for Reactive Dogs Oct 2016

*Attended Dr Karen Overall's Immersion Weekend in Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine April 2018, then again in April 2019

*Completed the 13 week Family Paws Parent Educator course Nov 2016

*Attended Terrie Hayward's A Weekend Talking About Behavior seminar August 2019 (Separation anxiety, how to work with deaf dogs, grooming and husbandry)

*Completed the Canine Behavior Science and Technology diploma course (Dip. CBST) through the Companion Animal Sciences Institute (James O'Heare) April 2020

*Achieved accreditation through the Pet Professional Guild's Pet Professional Accreditation Board for Professional Canine Behavior Consultant (PCBC-A) August 2020

*Completed the 3 day Aggression in Dogs Conference with Michael Shikashio Oct 2-4 2020

*Volunteer experience with the Dogs With Wings service dog program and Alberta Spay and Neuter Task Force

I look forward to meeting with you and your furry family members!! Please contact me via the "contact us" page!

~A special note for all of the dogs we've loved and lost over the years.  Milo, Oscar, Bailey, Hudson, Joe, Billy and Gus - each of you were so special and you will never be forgotten.  Without each of you, I would not be the trainer or the person that I am today.  Rest in Paradise my sweet fuzzy faces. Until we meet again.