We believe that training is something to do with your dog, not to your dog! 

We are committed to using positive reinforcement
and force-free training methods.



Valerie Barry, KPA-CTP

BC SPCA AnimalKind Accredited
Fear Free Certified

Trainer and Owner
Dog Partners

Vice President, PACTA BC
(PACTA Professional Animal
Care & Training Assoc. of BC)


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Valerie is passionate about helping people raise and train friendly dogs.  She has been working with people and their dogs for 20 years. 

Valerie specializes in Puppies and Young Dogs (“Teenagers”).  She was one of the first trainers to recognize the benefit and need for classes designed specifically for the adolescent dog, she and really enjoys working with puppies and young dogs. 

She also specializes in all all levels of Behaviour Modification from simple Manners and Obedience to mild to severe Aggression, Reactivity and Separation Anxiety.

Valerie is the Dog Training Contributor for Pet Connection Magazine and has been writing articles for the magazine since 2010.

Valerie loves learning and finding new opportunities for furthering her education and knowledge. She regularly attends workshops, seminars and webinars focusing on keep her education current and solid.

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