For anyone ever considering ever leaving their dog at my kennels l think it always helps to know a little bit about the caregiver you are leaving your dog with. So here is a little of past history working with animals
Before moving to Canada in 2005 my husband and myself lived on an acreage in England where we owned horses, cows, pigs, emus, chickens, ducks and geese. Oh and not forgetting the family’s 8 dogs, 2 cats, a canary and the goldfish.
A few months after arriving in Canada I started a full time job working at a large boarding and breeding kennels. I was quickly promoted to head girl where I was put in charge of 40 boarding dogs and 4 employees. My time at the kennels gave me so many opportunities to learn about dog behavior and from then on l was determined to build on the knowledge I had gained.
In early 2007 after l had moved to New Brunswick with my family l was able to follow up on the promise I had made to myself to further my career with dogs as I enrolled in a 3 month dog training course in British Columbia.
After the 3 months l graduated with the certification of “professional dog trainer” The knowledge I gained from the coursework gave me the confidence to open up my own kennels and dog training business. So on July 31st 2007 the Saint Martins dog boarding and training kennels opened up its doors to new customers.
From August 2007 I then found a local training location in Saint John where I started my own group obedience training classes. The group training location still remains in Saint John but is known under the name of ABC DOG TRAINING
In 2013 I updated my training certification. Training methods were changing from dominance based methods to the now much kinder positive based methods . I was much more comfortable with these new methods and although I did not know it at the time I was already using any of these methods on any dogs that I was doing “board and train” with at the kennels.
As of today’s date (February 2022) the business has continued to grow through the group training classes. Boarding , board and train at the kennels and private one on one help for people and their dogs. The good news is that my passion for working with dogs has never left me , my dog knowledge base has grown even more as the years continue to pass.