All classes are taught by Tami Marks who has been working with dogs since 1998 when she started Shadesi Kennels. To date Shadesi Kennels has produced numerous Canadian Champions and has earned many performance titles on their dogs. You will see Tami at most of the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) and United Kennel Club (UKC) shows.
In 1997 Tami became an Obedience Judge for the UKC and enjoys judging trials all over North America in venues that allow all dogs to compete, whether mixed breed or purebred. In 2010 Tami became a Rally Obedience Judge for the Canadian Kennel Club and judges around the Edmonton area.
Tami has attended numerous obedience seminars and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers conferences which have allowed her to further her knowledge while meeting with other dog trainers, behaviourists, clicker trainers and Dr. Ian Dunbar (a famour veterinarian, animal behaviourist and writer).
Over the years Tami has watched many of her students go on to achieve great things with their dogs in both the CKC and the UKC. Tami loves teaching pet obedience and feels it is important for a dog and their owner to develop a strong bond while having fun together, with the ultimate goal to shape the dog so it can be a valuable member of society. Tami trains using positive-based methods were dogs are rewarded for correct behaviour rather than punished for incorrect behaviour.
Next Obedience Classes:
- Beginner: Thursday January 4, 2018 @ 6:30pm and 7:30pm
- Advanced: Thursday January 4, 2018 @ 8:40pm
General Information about the classes offered
For more information and to sign up for these classes please call or come to Ruff Spot. Cost is $160.00 + gst (no refunds and all dogs must have proof of vaccinations)