Due to the current world situation, Hidden Pawtential has had to take all classes and lessons online. While we have a bit extra time on our hands, it’s an important opportunity to put in a little extra training at home. Virtual Lessons are easy and provide you the exact same expertise and immediate feedback that you would receive in person. We hope that you keep well and stay safe and if there is anything we can help you with, please do not hesitate to reach out!Book Consultation See our Classes
We like to start by evaluating your dog and developing a plan to help you achieve your training goals.
We'll build a customized training plan tailored to suit you, your dog, and your goals.
Our professional dog trainer, Kimberley Pastirik, is a certified, experienced dog trainer with a background in animal behavior.
Several classes available, each with a different focus on tricks, skills, and behaviors in a fun and positive environment.
Whether your dog is a puppy, adolescent, adult, or senior, we can help you train. We can also help with aggressive or fearful dogs.
All of our training uses positive reinforcement and we'll show you the trick to not only training your dog, but making them want to learn!
Force-free goes by several names, such as positive reinforcement. The basic idea is that by rewarding your dog with something enjoyable after they offer a desired behaviour (such as treats or praise), the result will be an increased likelihood that they'll offer that behaviour in the future.
Force-free training is incredibly effective. It builds a strong foundation of trust between you and your dog, doesn't require you to force, hurt, or intimidate your dog, and is the most up to date and science-based training approach.
To show our commitment to setting dogs up for success, we've partnered with the Alberta Force-Free Alliance to help promote the force-free and humane training and handling of dogs.
In the private lessons we've had with Kim, she's been instrumental in helping us with our German Shepherd puppy, River. Her positive approach and guidance has not only helped our puppy but also shown us, as owners, how to better train her behaviors not only in everyday life but also through that most turbulent fear period. Hidden Pawtential has been completely indispensable and we look forward to future lessons to help our girl be the best she can be and us be the best owners we can be.
—Jack, Dog Owner
I've known Kim for many years and she has extremely well trained and behaved dogs. She has a very sincere heart and has a magic with all kinds animals. I'm very happy she's made positively motivated dog training courses so she can help others learn to help their furry friends. I would recommend her services to anyone!
—Dean, Dog Owner
Petey the Poodle says thank you for caring and all your attentive advice!
—Megan, Dog Owner
Kim has a real knack for understanding and working with dogs in a professional, knowledgeable and positive manner. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with her as has our pup.
—Jen Mills, Dog Owner