Head Trainer, Owner
Andrew is a certified dog trainer through the Animal Behaviour Collage with 10 years of
experience with all breeds of dogs through working with various shelters, rescues and his
own rescue foster dogs. Andrew is truly passionate about his work with dogs, and it shows!
Andrew will not only be your dog’s trainer, he will quickly become your dog’s best friend. His
goal is to create a fun and enjoyable experience for you and your dog. Training should be
something that your dog looks forward to! Further, he aims to strengthen the bond between
owner and dog by creating a clear form of communication between the two. Through
Andrew’s mentorship with Shelagh Begg of Dizine Canine, he developed a love to working
with behavioural issues and reactive dogs. Andrew is Good Hound’s go to for all our
reactive dogs both private and our very popular Reactive Dog Class. It is so easy for
owners to turn to harsh corrective tools like prong collars and e collars to ‘help’ reactive or
aggressive dogs. While these tools aim to suppress emotions, Andrew will show you how to
get to the root of the issue in order to change these emotions for lasting results. No band
aid fixes around here!
Education is our foundation. Andrew is always learning by attending seminars and through
constant readings and research. Andrew is also a member of Association of Professional
Dog Trainers, Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the International
Boarding and Pet Services Association and certified in Walks n Wags Pet First Aid.
When Andrew is not here training dogs, working with dogs and training handlers in our
daycare you can see him at home playing with his own dogs Blue (rottweiler/doberman
mix), Storm (pit bull) and Odin (malamute x) and his daughter, Abbygail!
Meet Trainer Rachel! Rachel has been with Good Hound for 3years. In those 3 years, Rachel has accomplished a lot. She was hired as a daycare handler, promoted to supervisor, promoted again to manager and became a certified Walks n Wags Pet First Aid Instructor. After two years of studying and mentoring under Head Trainer Andrew, Rachel is now also a certified dog trainer through the Certifying Council of Professional Dog Trainers. The CCPDT is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession. In addition to her CPDT-KA Certification, Rachel has also completed Michael Shikashio’s Master Course in Aggression of Dogs. To further her education Rachel has also completed courses Aggression in Livestock Guardians, The Aggression Constellations, Rocket Recall and Off Leash Recall Through Relationship Building and Games. And completed the Trish King and Pat Miller K( Misbehaviour and Aggression Master Series Webinar. Rachel is also Fear Fear Certified. Rachel is passionate about training and her education!
Rachel’s natural affinity with dogs, her calm, cool demeanor and passion for R+ training makes her an asset to our Good Hound Training Team. Rachel’s passion for training is rooted in her love for helping owner’s understand their dogs. Rachel loves seeing the shift in owners; when they start to connect and understand their dogs and why they are doing the things they do. She lives for that “aha” moment! It is also Rachel’s mission to motivate you and your dog to have fun and enjoy training. Training should be something both you and your dog look forward to!
When Rachel is not training you can find her having fun with our daycare dogs, hanging with her senior lab, her new whippet puppy or playing soccer!
Currently Rachel is teaching our Group Classes and is available for private sessions.