Ariane Riddell CPDT-KA
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Your Personal Dog Trainer
Your Dog Community
Hello! Do you want to improve your family dog's behaviour and make life with them even better? As your personal dog trainer, I'm here to make life with your dog the best it can be! Positive reinforcement R+ training methods are scientifically sound, humane, and effective. I'll show you how to manage your environment to prevent and stop unwanted behaviors, while training your dog the behaviors you want them to do. Say goodbye to frustration and embarrassment, and hello to relief and pride as you see all the impressive things your dog can do!
When you get home after a long day of work your dog is there to meet you with a grinning smile and a wagging tail. They are happiest at your side whether it is going for a walk or relaxing watching a show. This is the dream of having a good dog.
Your reality is after a long day at work you are met at the door with a hyper excited dog jumping up and running all over the place. You cannot relax on the couch because they want to run, jump, and play non-stop. A walk would be nice but your dog pulls you everywhere you go and barks at every moving thing.
At any stage of your dog's life they can develop unwanted behaviours. As Your Personal Dog Trainer I am here for you.
I have worked as a Professional Dog Trainer and Dog Walker for over 7 years. I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Dog Walker through Dog*Biz.
Let me make life with your family dog the dream.
As a lifelong dog guardian, I understand what it means to have a great relationship with your dog. I also understand the frustration of working through behavioral issues that dogs can develop. With everything else going on in your life that keeps you busy, I will make training with your dog easy. You can look forward to coming home to a well-behaved dog and enjoy going out for walks together.
As your personal dog trainer, I am here to make the training process as easy and effective as possible for both you and your family dog. Together, we will work on a personalized training plan to address any behavioural issues your dog may be experiencing. I am dedicated to working with you to find the approach that works best for you and your dog. Let's work together to create a happy home for you and your family dog!
Have one less thing to worry about in your busy life. As your personal dog trainer, I will provide the training your family dog needs to become well-behaved. Imagine arriving home to a well-trained dog and the joy of taking leisurely walks together. Let's work together to make your life with your dog the best it can be!
Every dog is an individual and they have different relationships with each person in their lives. No two dogs or their families' are alike. One on One Training Sessions with Day Training is personalized to fit your needs and address your dog's specific behavioural issues.
Good coaching makes everything feel easy to do. The immediate feedback during One on One Training Sessions will speed up your learning so that you are on to the next step in no time.
Follow along step by step with handouts specific to what you learned in your One on One Training Session. Handouts also work as a reference point to go back to when you are practicing at home. Never worry that you might miss something.
Your life is at home. Let me come to you and make dog training easy to do. You won't have to make a plan to get ready, out the door, into the car, and get to there on time. I will meet you at a day and time that works best for you.
We are together in this! I will be there for you anytime you need me for support, advice, tips, questions, feedback, and video review. Reach out to me via text, email, phone, or whatever works best for you!
Get the training that you and your dog deserve. Only 8 spots available. Monthly training packages are $499. Contact me for more details.
As your dog's guardian, your bond knows no limits. Your family dog relies on you for everything, big and small. The ability to train and communicate effectively with your dog is a precious gift that fills you with awe when they learn new behaviours. Mastering dog training is one of the best things you can do for yourself, your dog, and for fun!
Let’s train together! I can make life with your dog the best it can be. As your personal dog trainer, we will manage your environment to prevent and stop unwanted behaviours from happening as well as train your dog to do the behaviours you want them to do. By training with me your feelings of frustration and embarrassment about your dog’s unwanted behaviours will turn into relief and pride about all the impressive behaviours your dog can do.
My background growing up on our family farm in Southwestern Manitoba instilled in me a deep appreciation for the welfare needs of animals. I learned the importance of caring for our pets and treating them as part of the family, which carried on into my passion for dog training.
Building trust and respect is key to a successful relationship with your dog, and as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Dog Walker with over 7 years of experience, I am committed to providing the best instruction possible. My Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities has helped me employ scientifically sound, humane training methods that reinforce positive behaviours and redirect unwanted ones. I am dedicated to continuing my education to ensure the dog guardians I work with receive the highest quality training for their family dogs.
Kola and Hobbes
My dogs live in a world of “yes!” That is the word marker I use with Kola and Hobbes to let them know they “got it right". This is also my approach to dog training. When I train with a dog there is a dialogue back and forth – a fair exchange of give and take. There is no hierarchy of “do this or else!” I want to build a relationship that allows the dog to express their individual personality and intelligence. Dogs deserve the freedom to make choices that result in their lives being the best they can be. I firmly believe in using scientifically sound, humane positive reinforcement training methods that work. By giving dogs choice and rewarding them for getting it right, we can create mutual understanding and improve their lives.
I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession. The CCPDT leads in the development of rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery of humane, science-based dog training practices. Thousands of dog training professionals worldwide maintain the CCPDT’s certifications as a mark of high professional distinction. CPDT-KA certification requires 300 hours involved in the training and care of dogs.
I am a Certified Professional Dog Walker. Through participating in the dog*biz Dog Walking Academy, I earned my certification as a professional dog walker as well as PetTech CPR, First Aid and Care certification. As one of the most respected training programs for dog walkers, the dog*biz Dog Walking Academy teaches basic training (build reliable sits, recalls, and polite leash behavior), understanding dog body language, aggression (what it means, how to prevent it, and what to do about it), safety and emergency protocols, and ethical business practices.
I trained dogs at Two Brown Dogs as a class instructor and assistant trainer from 2016 to 2020. In that time I gained experience learning from other Certified Professional Dog Trainers and teaching people how to train their family dogs. Two Brown Dogs' Training Director Renee Will believes your relationship with your dog is your most important training tool. Dogs can be taught to be happy, healthy family pets without the use of aversive methods.