Cheryl Ann Barrett,  CPDT-KA   Instructor

 

Cheryl Ann started her journey in dog training in 1994 when

she rescued her dog Oakley from the SPCA.  The first training

class they attended just felt wrong.  It consisted mainly of jerking

the dog around with a leash, harsh reprimands and forcing the dog

to do things. It was heartbreaking to her to treat her wonderful, soft-souled dog this way.

 

Then she discovered Dr. Ian Dunbar and his positive training methods.  What a wonderful gift!!

 

Cheryl Ann began teaching these new methods and continued reading and learning, studying dog behaviour - something she has continued to do for the last 25 plus years - always gaining more knowledge and insight.   

 

She discovered the sport of agility, competed and taught for a number of years.  Imagine running with your best friend with no leash to hold either of you back, weaving your way through an obstacle course. The freedom!!  The bond that grows between human and canine!!  Another gift!!

 

Then came Charlie...   She also came from the SPCA. This

little girl was a handful...over the top crazy, reactive, no focus,

no self-control.  She really was a gift in disguise. She taught

Cheryl Ann so many new things and opened up a new world

 - helping people with their reactive or unfocused dogs.

 

It has been a dream of Cheryl Ann's to dedicate herself to helping others build a special relationship with their dogs and to share her knowledge with other trainers to promote positive training methods.  

 

 

Sit, Stay, Come & Play fulfils that dream.

 

Canine Behaviour Consultant