Welcome to Kanistria Sport Dogs

We are a Niagara- Region based canine training company offering a wide-range of services for you and your dog.

 

 

Why Kanistria Sport Dogs?

We at Kanistria Sport Dogs believe that, like people, every dog is unique.  No two people, nor two dogs are the same.  Each has the potential to learn and to succeed in his or her own way.  Although levels of potential may differ just as two empty glasses may differ in size, we believe in working with dogs so that their individual potential, their own specific glass, is filled.  Because success is as unique as each dog, we work with dogs in a way that allows them to be the best that they can be for whatever that may be.

About Kanistria Sport Dogs

Kanistria Sport Dogs is a Niagara Region based facilitator of excellence in dog training.  We bring a high level of education and experience from across many different aspects of life to support the growth and development of your beloved pets, friends, and family members.  The trainers of Kanistria Sport Dogs use their knowledge of dogs as domesticated pack animals in conjunction with the fundamentals of operant conditioning to bring out the best in each and every dog.  With this in mind, Kanistria Sport Dogs offers a wide variety of highly customizable training programs to meet the unique and individual needs of each client.  By saying each client, we mean each dog, because to us, our client is the dog. 

 

 

 

About Kanistria Sport Dogs

Kanistria Sport Dogs is a Niagara Region based facilitator of excellence in dog training.  We bring a high level of education and experience from across many different aspects of life to support the growth and development of your beloved pets, friends, and family members.  The trainers of Kanistria Sport Dogs use their knowledge of dogs as domesticated pack animals in conjunction with the principles of learning to bring out the best in each and every dog.  With this in mind, Kanistria Sport Dogs offers a wide variety of highly customizable training programs to meet the unique and individual needs of each client.  By saying each client, we mean each dog, because to us, our client is the dog.

Services

A canine social experience!

Obedience Training

Dogs thrive on leadership, structure, and routine.  When they have this, dogs have a sense of purpose and experience lower levels of stress.  We offer three different courses in obedience training: Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Gold Star.  Each course builds upon the previous, is highly customizable, and is provided privately so that each dog receives the attention required for success. Although each program has specific expectations to be learned, training methods are individualized to best suit each dog.

Retriever / Hunt Program

Dogs partaking in this program are trained to retrieve objects for field or hunting purposes, although some owners may choose this program to bring their beloved companions game of fetch to the next level. We customize training based on the individual skills of each dog entering the program. 

Behaviour Modification

Some dogs need a little extra help to be well-behaved, sociable pack members.  We offer consultations and training to help those dogs who experience such issues as anxiety and aggression.  By working closely with you and your veterinarian of choice, we strive to make things better for all involved.

Puppy Consultation

Are you thinking of purchasing a new puppy, or have you already done so?  Are you feeling a bit lost, confused, or unsure?  We offer specialized consultations on picking the right dog for you and for proper home preparation.  Training and healthy socialization starts from the moment a puppy is born through interactions with its mother and littermates.  Every interaction a puppy has with the world is a learning opportunity, so it’s never too early to start.

Additional services are available. Contact us directly to discuss what we can do for you and your dog.

Our Team of Dog Trainers

Glenn Theal

Glenn is the head trainer of Kanistria Sport Dogs, and he is very passionate about dogs and the outdoors.  He has worked with a variety of dogs for a variety of reasons for over 10 years.  Glenn is well educated with university degrees in psychology (with a minor in biology) and in education. He is a registered Ontario school teacher with 21 years of teaching experience and has worked closely with other trainers over time, both locally and in Ottawa; and he continues to learn with a focus on growth mindset.  All of this makes him uniquely qualified to bringing out the best in dogs.  Glenn is also a registered member of the Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.  As he would say, “it’s not about whispering to dogs, it’s about listening to them.”

Katherine Theal

Katherine is not only the owner and operator of Kanistria Sport Dogs but is a qualified trainer. She has recently completed an apprenticeship for dog training under the guidance of her husband and head trainer, Glenn. She is now a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Although originally educated in book-keeping, Katherine discovered a love of working with young children and branched out on her own to operate a respected home daycare business for several years. Combining her experience with nourishing and fostering the growth and development of children with her strong love of animals, she is learning to become an effective dog trainer. Katherine’s focus is on the individual needs of each dog. As she would say, “every dog is worth it.”

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Our pack members enjoying their social experiences!

We love to take pictures of your pup and show them to the world.

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