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  • Lynne Fedorick, CPDT-KA

  • Lynne Fedorick CPDT-KA CTDI

    Hi!  My name is Lynne Fedorick.  I'm a professional dog trainer and my number one passion is helping people and dogs to communicate with each other.  I truly believe in the power of two way communication when it comes to dog training.  My past clients have well behaved dogs that they are proud to take anywhere. 

    I can't ever remember not having a dog by my side. Now I have 4 dogs.  We all live on a beautiful acreage in Black Creek on Vancouver Island, BC.  

    I learned to train dogs as a young child. Dog training was a skill that was passed down through my family for many generations. As a lifelong animal lover, began working in the pet care industry in 1980, when I worked as a Veterinary Assistant.  I really got my start training dogs professionally in Squamish, BC in 1995.  I believe in training dogs using simple techniques and truly kind, positive dog training methods that never involve the use of pain, discomfort or fear.  The basic concept is simple:  Dogs do everything to get something they want, or to avoid something they don't want.  We figure out what they want, and they can't have what they want until we get what we want from them. We don't ever intimidate the dog, as this is often counterproductive. Training this way really engages the dog and gets him wanting to do what we want him to do because we are both on the same team. Dog training should always be fun for both dog and human because both learn best when they are enjoying a fun, positive and friendly experience. 

    In 2013 I sought Dog Trainer certification.  I was recognized and certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers after completing 300 logged hours of dog training experience, passing a rigorous examination on dog behaviour, learning, and dog training; having three professional references; and agreeing to abide by the CCPDT code of conduct.  As a CPDT-KA certified dog trainer, I am constantly upgrading my dog training education with the goal of being able to give my dog training clients the best possible dog training experience.  Here is a list of related courses I have taken:

    • Dr. Gary Landsberg Bsc., DVM, DACVB A Veterinary Behaviourist's approach to Managing Aggression
    • Dr. Doug Jack, BA, LLB  The Legal Evolution of Animals and the Human/ Animal Bond
    • Dr. Ian Dunbar   Instructors Course
    • Dr. Robert Anderson DVM DACVPM, DACVB Interdog Aggression 
    • Dr. Karen L. Overall MA, VMD, PhD, ACVB AAB Canine Aggression from breed development to genomics
    • Peter Neville DHc BSci (Hons):  Dogs in Society - The European Perspective on Legislation and Ownership
    • Dr. Nicolas DOdman BVMS- Canine Aggression
    • Dr. Gary Landsberg DVM, DipACVB Behaviour Problems in Senior Pets and Cognitive Dysfunction
    • Dr. Hana Reisner, DVM, PhD,DACVB Neurobiology and Impulsivity in Canine Aggression
    • Amy R Varder, VMD Aggression in Shelter Dogs
    • Dr. Peter Neville DHc, BSci (Hons): Functions of Emotions
    • Dr Wayne Hunthausen, BA, DVM  Assessing Risk of Injury by Aggressive Dogs
    • Donal McKeown DVM  Sibling RIvalry 
    • John C Wright, PhD, Cert ABB Assessing Canine Aggression
    • Dr. Andrew Luescher, DVM, PhD, DACVB   Dominance Aggression Revisited

     

    Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science (SPARCS) conference 2013

    • Ray Coppinger: What if anything is a Wolf?
    • Ádám Miklósi: Do we have a wolf at home or was Linné right from the beginning?
    • Clive Wynne: The Wolf That Came In From The Cold
    • Michael W. Fox: Dog Health: Biologically Appropriate Nutrition, Genetics & Integrated Care
    • Marc Bekoff: Beastly Passions and Compassionate Conservation: Redecorating Nature, Expanding Our Compassion Footprint, and Rewilding Our Hearts
    • Michael W. Fox: Brain & Behavioral Development, Socialization & Superdogs
    • Clive Wynne: Dog Smarts: Their Nature and Function
    • Ádám Miklósi: Why dogs could not lose what they never had
    • Monique Udell: The Mind of the ‘Average’ Dog: Are we barking up the wrong tree?
    • Alexandra Horowitz: The Dog’s Point of View

    Dr Ian Dunbar-Instructors Training Course

                          Barking up the Wrong Tree?

    Nicole Skeehan- Game On! Using Interactive Training Games to Spice Up Group Classes and Strengthen Obedience Skills

    Brad Waggoner CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP  ROcket Recall

    Lisa Lyle Waggoner CPDT-KA            Rocket Recall

    Jean Donaldson                               Train at the Next Level

    Kyra Sundance                               Trick Dog Instructor Course 

    Nicole Larocco Skeehan                   Developing a group socialization course for puppies

     

     

     

     

     

  • Volunteers Make Communities Better Places

    Lynne Fedorick and Jolene and Earl

    Lynne Fedorick strongly believes that volunteers make communities positive places for the people and dogs who live in them

    Lynne served on the Oyster River Fire Department as a Firefighter and First Responder from Sept 2010 to September 2017.  

    The Go Dog Go! All Star Trick Dogs

    Lynne founded the Go Dog Go! All Star Trick Dogs in 2013 with her musical partner in tricks, Fabulous Earl and a few good friends.  Be sure to check out Fabulous Earl on Facebook!  The trick dog team performs at adult care homes, dog safety shows for local schools, and raises money for local charities with trick dog performances at events like Comox Valley Exhibition and the Campbell River Salmon Festival.   

    Currently, we have 4 dogs on the team, and we will be recruiting new team members for the 2018 season.

     

  • Hi!  My name is Lynne Fedorick.  I’m a professional dog trainer and my number one passion is helping people and dogs to communicate with each other.  I truly believe in the power of two way communication when it comes to dog training.  My past clients have well behaved dogs that they are proud to take anywhere. 

    I can’t ever remember not having a dog by my side. Now I have 4 dogs.  We all live on a beautiful acreage in Black Creek on Vancouver Island, BC.  

    I learned to train dogs as a young child. Dog training was a skill that was passed down through my family for many generations. As a lifelong animal lover, began working in the pet care industry in 1980, when I worked as a Veterinary Assistant.  I really got my start training dogs professionally in Squamish, BC in 1995.  I believe in training dogs using simple techniques and truly kind, positive dog training methods that never involve the use of pain, discomfort or fear.  The basic concept is simple:  Dogs do everything to get something they want, or to avoid something they don’t want.  We figure out what they want, and they can’t have what they want until we get what we want from them. We don’t ever intimidate the dog, as this is often counterproductive. Training this way really engages the dog and gets him wanting to do what we want him to do because we are both on the same team. Dog training should always be fun for both dog and human because both learn best when they are enjoying a fun, positive and friendly experience. 

    In 2013 I sought Dog Trainer certification.  I was recognized and certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers after completing 300 logged hours of dog training experience, passing a rigorous examination on dog behaviour, learning, and dog training; having three professional references; and agreeing to abide by the CCPDT code of conduct.  As a CPDT-KA certified dog trainer, I am constantly upgrading my dog training education with the goal of being able to give my dog training clients the best possible dog training experience.  Here is a list of related courses I have taken:

    • Dr. Gary Landsberg Bsc., DVM, DACVB A Veterinary Behaviourist’s approach to Managing Aggression
    • Dr. Doug Jack, BA, LLB  The Legal Evolution of Animals and the Human/ Animal Bond
    • Dr. Ian Dunbar   Instructors Course
    • Dr. Robert Anderson DVM DACVPM, DACVB Interdog Aggression
    • Dr. Karen L. Overall MA, VMD, PhD, ACVB AAB Canine Aggression from breed development to genomics
    • Peter Neville DHc BSci (Hons):  Dogs in Society – The European Perspective on Legislation and Ownership
    • Dr. Nicolas DOdman BVMS- Canine Aggression
    • Dr. Gary Landsberg DVM, DipACVB Behaviour Problems in Senior Pets and Cognitive Dysfunction
    • Dr. Hana Reisner, DVM, PhD,DACVB Neurobiology and Impulsivity in Canine Aggression
    • Amy R Varder, VMD Aggression in Shelter Dogs
    • Dr. Peter Neville DHc, BSci (Hons): Functions of Emotions
    • Dr Wayne Hunthausen, BA, DVM  Assessing Risk of Injury by Aggressive Dogs
    • Donal McKeown DVM  Sibling RIvalry
    • John C Wright, PhD, Cert ABB Assessing Canine Aggression
    • Dr. Andrew Luescher, DVM, PhD, DACVB   Dominance Aggression Revisited

     

    Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science (SPARCS) conference 2013

    • Ray Coppinger: What if anything is a Wolf?
    • Ádám Miklósi: Do we have a wolf at home or was Linné right from the beginning?
    • Clive Wynne: The Wolf That Came In From The Cold
    • Michael W. Fox: Dog Health: Biologically Appropriate Nutrition, Genetics & Integrated Care
    • Marc Bekoff: Beastly Passions and Compassionate Conservation: Redecorating Nature, Expanding Our Compassion Footprint, and Rewilding Our Hearts
    • Michael W. Fox: Brain & Behavioral Development, Socialization & Superdogs
    • Clive Wynne: Dog Smarts: Their Nature and Function
    • Ádám Miklósi: Why dogs could not lose what they never had
    • Monique Udell: The Mind of the ‘Average’ Dog: Are we barking up the wrong tree?
    • Alexandra Horowitz: The Dog’s Point of View

    Dr Ian Dunbar-Instructors Training Course

    Barking up the Wrong Tree?

    Nicole Skeehan- Game On! Using Interactive Training Games to Spice Up Group Classes and Strengthen Obedience Skills

    Brad Waggoner CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP  ROcket Recall

    Lisa Lyle Waggoner CPDT-KA            Rocket Recall

    Jean Donaldson                                    Train at the Next Level

    Kyra Sundance                                      Trick Dog Instructor Course

    Nicole Larocco Skeehan                     Developing a group socialization course for puppies

     

     

     

     

     

    Fedorick strongly believes that volunteers make communities positive places for the people and dogs who live in them

    Lynne served on the Oyster River Fire Department as a Firefighter and First Responder from Sept 2010 to September 2017.

    The Go Dog Go! All Star Trick Dogs

    Lynne founded the Go Dog Go! All Star Trick Dogs in 2013 with her musical partner in tricks, Fabulous Earl and a few good friends.  Be sure to check out Fabulous Earl on Facebook!  The trick dog team performs at adult care homes, dog safety shows for local schools, and raises money for local charities with trick dog performances at events like Comox Valley Exhibition and the Campbell River Salmon Festival.

    Currently, we have 4 dogs on the team, and we will be recruiting new team members for the 2018 season.