Karen Bereti CPDT, CCPDT-KA, CTDI, CNWI

Personal Dogs: 

Dot CGN, CW-SP ACE, CW-SD ACE, TDN, TDI (Chihuahua - 8yo) - Retired 

Gunner NW1, NW2, CKC-SDN, CKC-SDO, CKC-SDE, SDS-SP, SDA-SPx3, SDE, SOG-A, DOG-A, CW-SP DOUBLE ACE, CW-SD DOUBLE ACE, CW-SI DOUBLE ACE, CW-SS ACE, CW-SSD, CW-SPI, CW-ScR1, CW-ScR2, CW-ScR3, SDS-N, TDN, TDI, TDA, TDE (Labrador Retriever - 6yo)

"jet" Delcrown Hamryas' The Kid CKC-SDI, CW-SP, CW-SD, CW-ScR1, TDN (Whippet - 2yo)

Karen has always had a love for animals and a particular interest in working with dogs. Her interest in becoming a Certified Professional Dog Trainer was inspired by one of her personal dogs and their behaviour issues over 10 years ago. She enjoys working in variety of avenues of training but specializes in reactivity, aggression & K9 Nose Work. She believes that you never stop learning in this industry and is always advancing her skills & knowledge to the most current science has to offer.

Karen believes in building a strong relationship and bond with your dog through structure, mutual respect and a lot of fun! Karen enjoys working with the human clients just as much as the dogs. 

  • Owner & Operator/Senior Trainer of Coastal Canine Training Services Inc. - 2017-Current

  • Director of the Canadian Detection Sport Association. - 2020-Current

  • Good Dog Training (Senior Dog Trainer of obedience, sport detection & behaviour modification training) - 2013-2017

  • Good Dog Academy Instructor - 2014-2017

  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers - Knowledge Assessed: independent certification body measuring range of knowledge and skills in ethology, learning theory, dog training technique and instruction. Keeping this designation requires maintaining a standard of ongoing education approved by the CCPDT, ensuring that skills are current with high industry standards.

  • Certified Trick Dog Instructor - Do More With Your Dog! by Kyra Sundance

  • Graduate of The Brenda Aloff Academy “The Engaged Dog” Program

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT, PCTIA Certified, Good Dog Academy, graduated top of the class)

  • DOGSAFE Canine First-aid Level 1 & 2 Certified

  • C-Wags Scent Detection Trial Advocate 

  • C-Wags Scent Detection Trial Judge/Official, all levels

  • CNWI (Certified Nose Work Instructor) of K9 Nose Work® through the NACSW 

  • CKC Scent Detection Trial Judge/Official, all levels 

Kirstin Curtis CPDT

Personal Dogs: 

Tesla CW-SP, CW-SD, NTD (Collie Mix - 5yo) 

Kirstin grew up in a small country town with Shetland Sheepdogs being the catalyst to her interest in working with animals. She strengthened her love of dog training while diving into the science of animal behaviour to work with her personal reactive dog.  

 

Kirstin has a special interest in harmonious, safe home conditions between children and dogs. She has gained a strong understanding of some of the unexpected challenges that can come with having children and dogs in the same house since becoming a mother. She is always exploring new ways of coaching her toddler how to politely interact with their dogs, and looks forward to helping clients and their families do the same. 

 

Kirstin prides herself in seeing the best in everyone, people and dogs alike. She enjoys helping people discover ways to more deeply connect with their dog, and in turn develop a stronger relationship that lends itself to better obedience, fun, freedom and safety. 

  • Trainer & Behaviour Consultant at Coastal Canine Training Services Inc. - Current 

  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers - In the process of certifying as Knowledge Assessed: independent certification body measuring range of knowledge and skills in ethology, learning theory, dog training technique and instruction. Keeping this designation requires maintaining a standard of ongoing education approved by the CCPDT, ensuring that skills are current with high industry standards. - Fall 2021

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT, PCTIA Certified, Good Dog Academy)

  • DOGSAFE Canine First-aid Level 1 & 2 Certified