Ayoka

I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed and an approved Canadian Association of Rally Obedience Judge for all levels.

I own and operate Prairie Dog Daycare in Brandon, Manitoba where I have been a dog training instructor at Two Brown Dogs Canine Consultants since 2008. I enjoys teaching a variety of classes including classes for reactive dogs, foundation sport classes and, rally obedience classes. I believes that dog training should be fun and low stress for dogs and their humans and I like to employ a number of positive reinforcement techniques to help handlers communicate more effectively with their dogs.

My Rottweiler, Bear, have never passed up an opportunity to try a new sport. Together, we have have participated in Flyball, Agility, Tracking, Trick Titling, Herding and Rally Obedience.  This broad range of behaviour, training, teaching and competition experience provides me with a unique perspective and a wealth of knowledge to draw upon to help dog and handler teams reach their training goals.

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You can learn more about my experience and qualifications below and follow the links to read all about my adventures with Bear and my new puppy, Epic.

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Ongoing education and learning is important to me. As a part of my commitment to my business, my profession and my clients, I have posted my dog related certifications, memberships, education and learning experiences. When available, I have included links to scanned copies of certificates and membership confirmations.

Certifications

Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (2011)

Judge – Canadian Association of Rally Obedience

Certified Pet Care Technician (2010)

Current Memberships

Rottweiler Club of Canada

  • Member Since 2012

Canadian Kennel Club

  • Member Since 2012

Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

  • Professional Member Since 2012
  • Full Member Since 2010

Canadian Association of Rally Obedience (CARO)

  • Professional Member Since 2011

Past Memberships

American Treibball Association (ATS) (2012-2013)

Member – Fundy Agility & Sports Team – Quispamsis/Hampton, NB (2008)

Member – Push Play! Flyball Club – Fredericton, NB (2006-2008)

Education

Novel Approaches in Canine Nutrition with Jean Dodds – APDT Webinar (March 2013)

The Power of Rewards – Getting Dog Owners to Pick You with Robert Ivancevich & Michelle Goldner – APDT Webinar (March 2013)

Growing up Canine: Critical Periods of Social & Psychological Development with Gail Fisher – APDT Webinar (March 2013)

Rewarding Calm Behavior – Centre for Shelter Dogs Webinar (March 2013)

Agility Handling Clinic – Melanie Hart (February 2013)

CARO Judging Seminar – Renee Will (January 2013)

The RCT Approach to Reactive Dogs – Suzanne Clothier (November 2012)

Current Nutrition Controversies – The Science Behind Feeding Fido and Fluffy – APDT Webinar (July 2012)

TACT-Touch Associated Clicker Training – APDT Webinar (May 2012)

Agility Handling Clinic – Melanie Hart (May 2012)

Overcoming Missed Opportunities: Remedial Socialization for the Adult Dog – APDT Webinar (April 2012)

Animal Abuse – APDT Webinar (April 2012)

Super Seminars for Hosts and Speakers – APDT Webinar (March 2012)

Preventing Poisoned Pets – APDT Webinar (March 2012)

Weekend with Sue Ailsby (November 2011)

  • Clicker Basics
  • Conformation Skills
  • Structure & Movement
  • Introduction to Carting
  • Problem Solving

Structure in Action Seminar – Pat Hastings (October 2011)

House Soiling and Housetraining Webinar – Behavior Education Network (June 2011)

CARO Judging Seminar – Bev Hurst (April 2011)

CARO Judging Seminar – Sarah-Jane Petti (June 2010)

APDT Annual Conference & Tradeshow (October 2010)

Basic Tracking Dog Seminar – Precision Search Dog (September 2010)

Agility Working Clinic – Kiersten Lloyd (February 2009)

Go for it: Relaxed and Ready Seminar – Helix Fairweather and Meghan Cruz (May 2009)

Experience

CARO Judging Assignments

  • Two Brown  Dogs & Prairie Dog Daycare Rally Trial – Brandon MB (June 2013)
  • Two Brown  Dogs & Prairie Dog Daycare Rally Trial – Brandon MB (January 2013)
  • KAOS DogSports Rally Trial – Regina, SK (October 2012)
  • Encore DogSports Rally Trial – Regina, SK (September 2012)
  • Two Brown  Dogs & Prairie Dog Daycare Rally Trial – Brandon MB (April 2012)
  • Regina Kennel & Obedience Club Rally Trial – Regina, SK (February 2012)
  • Two Brown  Dogs & Prairie Dog Daycare Rally Trial – Brandon MB (August 2011)
  • Two Brown  Dogs & Prairie Dog Daycare Rally Trial – Brandon MB (June 2011)
  • Two Brown  Dogs & Prairie Dog Daycare Rally Trial – Brandon MB (January 2011)
  • Two Brown  Dogs & Prairie Dog Daycare Rally Trial – Brandon MB (October 2010)

Prairie Dog Daycare – Owner and Operator (2009-Present)

Lead Trainer – Two Brown Dogs Canine Consultants – Brandon, MB (2009-Present)

  • Reactive/Fearful Dog Classes
  • Rally-Obedience (All CARO Levels)
  • Canine Cross Training/Brain Games
  • Really Reliable Recall
  • Wag It Games

Photographer – Fredericton SPCA – Fredericton, NB (2007-2008)

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One response to “Ayoka

  1. Your doggy CV is impressive, congrats & all the best.
    Hugs for Bear.
    Andy&Atom

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