Sheila Gunston IP-CBC, FPPE       
Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant, Certified (licensed) Family Paws Parent Educator and board member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance proudly serving Red Deer, Ponoka County 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.  I am a proud board member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance (AFFA), working towards positive change in the dog world.


Our goal is to provide the very best in training, care and behavior assistance. Since our passion and standards are high, our trainer is constantly improving her education and has connections with other trainers who are among the best in the business.Our goal is to help you achieve friendship and understanding between you and your dog. We want you, our valued customer, to be happy. 

I follow the laws of learning theory and am highly motivated by the science behind it. This means that I look to the root cause of the behavior, not the symptom. It's imperative that we determine how our dogs learn - if we don't know how they learn, how can we teach them?

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Private Consultation

Meet with me privately for a one hour session which includes the assessment.  We can work together on anything from the basics to more complex behaviors, such as aggression, fear, reactivity, etc.  

Sessions that are held in your home are $100 (plus mileage if south or east of Red Deer).  Sessions that are held outside at my home, are $80.

Package Discounts Available:  Purchase 4 or more sessions at once and receive a 10% discount. 

Traditional Classes (Group class setting) - Please visit the "Events / Classes" section of this site.