My name is Isabelle Crépin
I am a graduate of Animal Behavior College (ABC) where I earned my certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer with High Honours. ABC is approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school. My commitment to this program has provided me with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding basic behaviour and its motives. This program consists of intensive theory, required volunteer hours working with rescue or shelter dogs, as well as a three-part practicum, which includes: observing a full session of classes, participating in a full session as a student training a dog, and teaching a full session. These sessions included basic obedience as well as solving common behaviour issues.
There is ongoing research being done in the areas of dog behaviour and how dogs learn. I continue with my professional development by attending seminars and workshops, reading literature and publications, and networking with other professionals working with dogs. This has allowed me to keep up with new findings and understand more complex behaviours. My certification, ongoing education, and experience allow me to keep learning and provide me the skills required to effectively teach dogs using positive and humane methods.
In addition to being a certified dog trainer, I am also a teacher. I have taught children and adults; which has allowed me to gain skills and experience of communicating new information to people in different ways, and helping them apply this knowledge in various situations. These are skills that are invaluable to me as a dog trainer. After all, I am not teaching your dog, I am teaching YOU to train your dog.
I am a dog lover first, and a trainer second. It is my relationship with my first dog, my Jack Russell “Pizza” that taught me the difference that dog training makes in the relationship between dog and owner. I know from experience that without professional training it can sometimes be a frustrating relationship. The 16 years I spent with her are what inspired me to become a dog trainer and help others overcome those obstacles and form the same incomparable bond one can share with their dog.