My name is Chris Edge and I specialize in training family dogs for busy people.
After a 28 year career in municipal law enforcement, I am able to focus on my true passion....creating successful family dogs.
I have extensive education and experience in all facets of canine behaviour and I am establishing myself as one of Alberta's premiere pet professionals.
Serving the entire Capital region, I offer private dog training in the convenience of your home. Working with you where your dog is most comfortable, we will create a custom training plan that will provide both you and your dog with the foundations to train for life.
Having invested the time and expense equivalents of a graduate degree, I hold the expertise you expect in a trainer for your four legged family member. My methodology is completely force free and based on industry leading programs.
I am a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild, and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (USA). I have learned from some of the most respected trainers and behaviour specialists in North America and continue to discover something new about dog training every day. I have helped hundreds of dogs and their owners find success. I am experienced with Service Dog public access and task training and am intricately familiar with the Provincial Service Dog qualification process.
From puppies to senior dogs, toy breeds to the giants, fearful to exuberant, I can work with your dog and help you achieve your goals. There is no greater reward than strengthening the human/animal bond and I would be happy to work with you, your family, and your K9 companion.
Educational Highlights and Experience:
Karen Pryor Dog Training Professional Student - Karen Pryor Academy
Dog Behaviour and Training Methodology Program - Edmonton Humane Society
H.I.T.S. Police and Military K9 Trainers Conference - Chicago, IL
Service Dog Coach - Cooperative Paws USA
PTSD Service Dog Task Training - Cooperative Paws USA
Specialty Retrieve for Service Dogs - Cooperative Paws USA
Living and Learning with Animals - Dr. Susan Friedman
Aggression in Dogs - Michael Shikashio
Behaviour Adjustment Training 2.0 for Aggression, Fear, and Anxiety in Dogs - Grisha Stewart
Canine Reactive Behaviour Advanced Certificate - Canine Principles UK
Canine Anatomy & Physiology Certificate - Canine Principles UK
Canine Anxiety Certificate - Canine Principles UK
Canine Nutrition & Health Certificate - Canine Principles UK
Canine First Aid and CPR - Walks n' Wags K9 First Aid
Rescue Dog Advanced Certificate - Canine Principles UK
Better Veterinary Visits - Karen Pryor Academy
Veterinary Continuing Education Platform - Vetfolio
Senior Dog Care Course - Canine Principles UK
Karen Pryor Puppy Start Right Instructor - Karen Pryor Academy
Canine Communication and Social Behaviour - Doggone Safe
Canine Aggression and Bite Prevention 2019 Summit - Pet Professional Guild
Empowered Puppy Raising - Grisha Stewart
Canine Pharmacology Advanced Certificate - Canine Principles UK
Dog Training Foundations - Karen Pryor Academy
Dog Bite Safety Educator - Doggone Safe
Dog Wellness Seminar - Turid Rugaas
2019 Association of Professional Dog Trainers Conference - APDT
Canine Freestyle - Karen Pryor Academy
Dog Sports Essentials - Karen Pryor Academy
PTSD Service Dog Task Training - Cooperative Paws Service Dog Training
Fenzi Dog Academy 2020 Conference - Fenzi Dog Academy
Mission Ready K9 Fitness - Northeast K9 Conditioning
My upcoming Education events:
2021 Aggression in Dogs Conference - USA
2021 Pet Professional Guild Training Summit
2021 APDT Conference - (Cincinatti)
Separation Anxiety - Mission Possible - (Malena DeMartini)
The Power of Choice: How It Can Decrease Stress in Dogs - USA
2021 ClickerExpo (Irvine, California)
"KPA Dog Trainer Professional" is the most respected designation in the force-free dog training industry.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS (proud member):
ALBERTA FORCE FREE ALLIANCE
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANINE PROFESSIONALS (IACP)
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINERS (CAPDT)
PET PROFESSIONAL GUILD
ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINERS (APDT)
DOGGONE SAFE BITE PREVENTION (Instructor)
PROFUR -Insurance for Pet Professionals