Obedience is Just the Beginning
We work with dogs and their owners to increase mutual trust and respect, decrease symptoms of nervousness, insecurity and possessive tendencies for ultimate, balanced social behaviour.
Meet Linda Watson, Vancouver Island's Dog Whisperer
Linda comes highly qualified, having completed Levels One and Two of Training Cesars Way with Cesar Milan and has also trained with Colleen Aguilera of LAK9's. She believes that absolutely everything is connected to our energy.
"Energy says more about a person than words ever could, and dogs sense this."
Her goal is to educate people and their dogs on the importance of calm assertive energy and dog psychology.
Allison Schaefer has been training dogs and their people for 15 years, and started Ethical Canine, which serves Sooke and the Greater Victoria Area, in 2013.
Allison is a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, as well as a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants. She is also accredited by the BCSPCA's AnimalKind Program, and graduated from Thompson River University's Animal Health Technology program in 2005.
Allison provides consulting for dogs with aggression, reactivity, anxiety, fear, and other behaviour concerns. She also provides one on one training for basic obedience and puppies. Ethical Canine is committed to working with your schedule, your budget and your family, and uses only humane, effective and safe training techniques.
You're short on time - we understand. That's why Hanging with Hounds offers a wide range of convenient training programs. We'll even train your puppy or dog for you. We offer effective puppy and dog training solutions for busy Vancouver Island professionals, retirees, and families.
We specialize in
- Puppy Training
- Dog Training
- Separation Anxiety
- Behaviour Modification
Hanging with Hounds is owned and operated by Sharon Labossiere, PCBC-A, KPA-CTP, ADT (IAABC), CSAT, CPDT-KA, CTDI
Virtual training is available!
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"I think dogs were put in this world to remind humanity that love, loyalty, devotion, courage, patience and good humour are the qualities that, with honesty, are the essence of admirable character and the very definition of life well lived." ~ Dean Koontz, Seize the Night
What We Do
Our professional pet-care providers offer responsible care for your pets within the stress-free comfort, security and routine of their own home.
We work one-on-one with you through our initial free consultation visit to develop an individualized, flexible pet-care schedule that accomodates the needs of your cherished pets and valued home.
A variety of services to choose from: daily dog walks, either privately or in groups, in-home pet visits and backyard breaks, veterinarian appointment accompaniment and our very popular overnight pet/house-sitting service. We're available for quick getaways, extended vacations or simply long days away from home.
Why Choose a Pet/House-Sitting Service?
No need to rely on family, friends and neighbours to take on the task of caring for pets while you're away.
No need to endure the hassle and stress (yours and your pet's!) of removing them from home.
Built-in security and maintenance for your home and/or garden while you're away.
Freedom to enjoy peace of mind while you're away from home.