Certified Dog Trainer and Behaviour Specialist
I happen to love people as much as I love dogs. Working with dogs and their humans is the most rewarding experience for me. It has always been my passion to improve the relationship between a dog and their guardian so both can have a rewarding lifelong journey together. I achieve this through good listening skills, excellent people skills, and an extraordinary connection with dogs.
Training dogs is not just about obedience. It’s about understanding the dynamics of the relationship between a dog and owner. It’s about recognizing opportunities to help strengthen and improve this bond, and it’s about working together. All relationships take effort and the most rewarding ones require a lot of dedication.
I have had the opportunity to work with thousands of dogs and owners over the past 13 years. I started my journey after completing three levels of certification as a professional dog trainer and behavior specialist. I have read numerous books; attended many dog behavior symposiums, and participated in workshops for continuing education. The best credential of all has been the 12 thousand hours of experience with dogs. They truly are our best teachers.
Amber has extensive experience dealing with behavior problems from her countless hours of rehabilitating shelter dogs and working with clients. She has devoted countless volunteer hours to training and rehabilitating canine behavior problems at the BCSPCA, the Delta Humane Society, and the Delta Community Animal Shelter.
Amber has served as an elected member of the Community Advisory Committee and as a Regional Councillor for the BCSPCA. In 2004 she founded the Delta Humane Society where she served as Director of Training and Rehabilitation, Executive Director and then as President for the Board of Directors. In 2005, Amber also founded, and is the Chief Training Instructor for the International Academy of Canine Trainers.
Certified Dog Trainer
Christina Grady is a Certified Dog Trainer from the International Academy of Canine Trainers.
Christina’s passion for dogs has driven all aspects of her life. Her first professional experience with dogs began with professional dog walking and then working at a dog daycare and boarding facility, which led her to enrol in a Veterinary Assistant program. Upon graduation, she worked in both an emergency clinic and a specialty veterinary clinic. While working in the clinic she began self-study into dog behaviour, and began to practice positive reinforcement techniques. She attended the Dog Behaviour and Training Level 1 course at the International Academy of Canine Trainers in Delta, BC, where she obtained her Dog Trainer Certification.
Christina assists with puppy classes, and teaches rally obedience and agility at Amber Cottle Canine Training Center. Christina loves dog sports because of the deep bond that develops between dogs and their owners.”
Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Specialist
Kate is a Certified Dog Trainer and Behaviour Specialist from the International Academy of Canine Trainers.
Kate new at a very young age that working with animals was her dream. In her early adulthood she started working at a local animal shelter and discovered her interest in dog behaviour and training. After working for the SPCA for 3 years, Kate, a mother of two young girls, began to pursue her dream of starting a dog rescue called Loveabull Rescue Society. After many years of working alongside a number of trainers, hands on experience with her rescue, and self study, Kate felt she needed to take her training to the next level. Kate completed Dog Behavior and Training Level 1, and Canine Behavior Specialist-Level 2 certifications at the International Academy of Canine Trainers. Kate combines her experience and knowledge with positive reinforcement and behaviour modification techniques to enhance the lives of client dogs and rescue dogs. Kate is a valuable member of the training team.
Kate assists with group puppy classes, conducts in home private behavioural training, and reactive dog rehabilitation.
Certified Dog Trainer
Mitsue came to Canada from Japan over 20 years ago. Her passion for animals led her to become a Certified Dog Trainer in 2011 through Amber’s academy, the International Academy of Canine Trainers. Upon graduation, Mitsue was quickly hired by Amber to help assist with teaching puppy classes as well as work in the dog daycare. Mitsue currently assists the Wednesday night puppy classes and is a talented trainer. She is always smiling and willing to help anyone. Mitsue is a valued member of the training team here at Amber Cottle Canine Training Center.