About Me

Sheila Gunston Dip. CBST, PCBC-A, FDM

I hold a Canine Behavior Science and Technology Diploma with an aggressive behavior specialization and I am a fully Accredited Professional Canine Behavior Consultant with the PPAB. I am a Certified L.E.G.S. Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediator and a Doggone Safe “Be a Tree” Presenter.  I specialize in aggression and other complex behaviors and continue to further my education regularly.

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

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

*Certified L.E.G.S. Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediator (FDM)

*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

*Completed the Aggressive Behavior Specialization Track for the Dip. CBST May 2022

*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

*Completed Michael Shikashio’s Master Course – Aggression in Dogs Feb 2022

*Completed Kim Brophy’s L.E.G.S. Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation Professional Course Aug 2022

*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.   

Professional Canine Behavior Consultant