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.  


Articles of interest - TRAINING

Pawsitive Animal Wellness - your best resource for Deaf Dog training and information/help with Separation Anxiety

The Enagage / Disengage Game

Muzzle Conditioning

Crate Training

House training your dog or puppy

Enrichment ideas for mental stimulation - facebook page links

Seven of the best places to visit online when you need dog training advice

Puppy Teething and Nipping (Karen Pryor)

Articles of interest - EDUCATION

There is no such thing as "purely positive" training

What Dr. Karen Overall says about the use of shock collars

Dominance in Dogs - Fact or Fiction

Why not dominance?

10 great reasons NOT to copy Cesar Millan

"But a mother dog corrects the pups with a bite or growl, why can't I correct my dog with a NO or a lead correction?"

Puppy Culture!!

Taking a urine sample (force free) from a whale

Taking a blood sample (force free) from a Hyena

Electronic pet fences - what you need to know

Study outlines reasons to ban electronic collars for dogs

The truth about consequences

Shock collar training vs force free training video

AVSAB Position Statements

The fallout from the use of aversives

Harness Recommendations

Balance Harness

Perfect Fit Harness

Ruffwear Harness

Freedom No Pull Harness