To guide dog guardians towards their dog's potential and a more fulfilling relationship by providing accessible education and coaching.
For people to be excited about understanding and working with their dogs from a foundation of compassion and education.
Integrity: we operate honestly and compassionately.
Community: we are passionate about our community and being a part of positive growth
Quality: we are committed to giving you the best information available to us.
Why Sea to Sky Canine Training?
Sea to Sky Canine was born out of experience as a frustrated dog owner. When seeking help consistently caused increased confusion and behaviour problems, Laura took matters into her own hands to get the education she needed to tackle training from the root - behaviour science.
Now, Laura is passionate about helping other dog owners understand and love positive reinforcement training and how it can enrich their lives with their dogs. The road to success can be bumpy but starting off on the right foot, with the right team backing you up, makes that road a lot more enjoyable.
We are strong advocates for humane, evidence-backed training methods and are constantly working and learning to make sure that we are using up to date information and training techniques to help you and your dog.
At Sea to Sky Canine Training, we want you to first understand the source of problem behaviour, and tackle it from the root. Common misconceptions that label dogs as "dominant", "stubborn", "aggressive", etc can become huge obstacles in understanding behaviour and implementing a safe and effective training plan.
By understanding where behaviours come from, we can work to prevent problem behaviours from occurring in the first place with proper socialization and consistency. In scenarios where inappropriate behaviours have already developed, we will use a combination of environmental management and positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviours to introduce proper behaviour and eliminate the problem behaviour.
We will never use physical corrections in our training plans because a) they rarely work the way you want them to and b) they erode the dog/guardian bond more effectively than they train the dog to "behave".