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About Us

Why Choose Us?

Why choose us? What sets us apart from the rest? Why bring your beloved family member to TLC? What makes us different?

I look at every dog I meet, as if it were my dog. With my canine education and knowledge, if this dog was placed in my hands today - what could I do to make things easier and create happiness for this dog? What can I do to decrease this dogs over arousal levels, high stress levels and anxiety levels? What can I do to create harmony in the home? What can I do to create RELIEF for this family?

When working with any dog, we need to OBSERVE your dogs behaviors, IDENTIFY the behavior concerns, understand what your dog is COMMUNICATING to you and build a PLAN on how we can create a feeling of RELIEF for your dog. Take the time to prioritize you dog training GOALS. The SMALLER the STEPS, the greater the SUCCESS.

RELIEF doesn’t happen over night. It takes time, commitment, patience and above all - COMPASSION.

Dog behavior training is best compared to a personal training program, a therapy program or a first session doctor’s appointment. It’s a journey and a process, we learn as we go and adjust when needed.

I am a huge vocabulary trainer, meaning if we set the right words in our heads, we set the positive mind set. By using words such as CONNECTION seeking, instead of ATTENTION seeking - it completley changes how we visualize our dogs behaviors.

I specialize in puppy training, starting at 8 weeks of age, setting up your home environment for best success, and decreasing and or eliminating behavior problems forming strength into adulthood where it takes much longer and longer commitment to uninstall. Working hard together on understanding communication, socialization and exposure into their new world ahead, being kind and patient, and consistent.

When giving your dog CHOICES we build CONFIDENCE creating the CONNECTION.

Looking forward to meeting you and working together!

Christie Golebiowski - Business Owner and Certified Dog Trainer 

Who We Are

Christie Golebiowski started her dog training career in 2004, with one on one in home training. 

Christie continued to grow the business with one, group dog training class starting in September 2008. Today Christie offers multiple group dog training classes, ranging from life skills training to specialty training classes on impulse control and brain work.

An additional business expansion with doggie daycare started March 2013 - 2020.

Christie started to offer boarding an boarding with training in August 2014 - 2015.

Christie uses positive reinforcement techniques to train dogs using treats, verbal praise, toys and petting to achieve the desires behaviors we are looking for with our canine friends. 

Her training classes are fun and family orientated.  She trains dogs based on connection and communication.

Our canine friends have become part of our families, lets teach them the rules of the house and stop punishing them for being dogs. We chose to provide them with a good life. We provide them with shelter, food, companionship and love. In return they provide us with joy, happiness and above all loyalty.

About The Owner

Christie takes pride in her three dogs Amaya 7-year-old Akita, Casper 2-year old Border Collie and Harvest as the newest addition a 7-month old Australian Shepherd.

Oreo is our smallest animal in the house, a 2 year old rescue Guinea Pig. Oreo is a little shy with humans, over time we have gained his trust. Oreo absolvely adores the dogs, you will often find a dog lying next to his cage or engaging nose to nose sniffing together.

Christie has raised four dogs with her spouse and daughter, both have that second nature love for animals. In her spare time she enjoy running and has completed multiple Half Marathons and 5K events ranging from the Manitoba Half Marathon, to the Rock and Roll Marathon in Las Vegas Nevada.

You will find her in the summer months planting Lily flowers, enjoying gardening plucking carrots and eating strawberries from our strawberry patch. Christie enjoys photography with sun dogs, sun sets and sun rises on the Prairie Sky and enjoys spending time in any walking hiking trail.

Experience

Christie has many years of experience with dogs including:

  • Started her work experince and education with volunteer work for an animal hospitals in 1997.
  • Work experience in a variety of animal hospitals and veterinary clinics from 2001-2009. Work positions varying from veterinary assistant to receptionist.
  • Dog walker and doggie sitter for various breeds for many years.
  • Christie has also volunteered a portion of her time to training the rescue dogs at Darcy’s Animal Rescue Shelter.
Education
  • Graduate with honors from the Veterinary Assistant course at Robertson College in 2000
  • Graduate from Animal Behavior College Correspondence Course in Northridge, California in 2004. This course included three months of hands on training in Winnipeg. This course also provided Christie with her Dog training Certificate and ‘ABCDT’ initials after her name.
  • Graduate from the Canine Communications Studies Comprehensive Canine Behavior Therapy Course from Waterloo, Ontario.  This correspondence course was complete in 2007. This gave Christie her knowledge and certificate in Canine Aggression and Behavior Problems. Final initials of ‘Cb.ccs’ were added with her name.
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Profession Pet Dog Trainers (CAPPDT)
  • Member o f the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Memeber of the Australian Shepherd Club
  • Brenda Aloff Aggression and Modification Seminar December 2008
  • Helix Fairweather and Megan Cruz seminar May 2009
  • Turrid Rugaas seminar June 2017.
  • Empowered Dog: Creating Canine Connection with the International Dog Trainers Winter Summit December 2020. This summit included over 20 workshops ranging from 1-2.5 hours including speakers such as Ian Dunbar, Moira Hechenleitner, Michael Shikashio, Bob Baily, Irith Bloom and Steve White.
  • Victoria Stillwell: Separation Anxiety and Canine Confidence Building Workshop December 2020
  • Victoria Stillwell: Dog Behavior Conference Ultimate On line Event April 16-18, 2021
  • Pandemic Puppies Webinar: Finding Harmony in the Future February 2021
  • Sarah Whitehead Learn to Talk Dog: Three Module Training Course February 2021
  • Multiple additional books and DVD in her home library
  • Victoria Stillwell Behavior Conference April 15th to 18th, 2021
  • Empowered Dog: Creating Canine Connection with the International Dog Trainers Summer August 2021. This summit included over 10 workshops around 1 hour in length including speakers such as Ian Dunbar, Michael Shikashio, Irith Bloom, Janet Findley and Jamie Pound.
Dog Training Area of Expertise and High Knowledge
  • Pre-puppy coming home consults such as house set up, equipment and supplies required, questions on leashes collars treats and other new puppy related topic questions. 
  • In the past two years, raised two puppies. One very high drive, one more relaxed and easy going.
  • Puppy socialization and exposure including imprint and learning stages of your dogs brain.
  • Puppy and adult dog life skill training.
  • Decreasing and eliminating puppy behaviors before they become behavior concerns into adulthood.
  • Puppy and adult dog behaviors such as jumping on people, counter surfing, digging, come when called/recall training, house training, kennel training, chewing/biting and mouthing.
  • Behavior concers such as leash pulling, lack of connection with your dog, decreased listening skills.
  • Strong forte and understanding of arousal levels and over excitement levels in dogs.
  • Strong knowledge in fear and fear related behavior concers with other dogs, people, cars, on walks. 
  • Strong knowledge on canine communication such as calming signals, stress signals, displacement behaviors.
  • Working with kids and dogs, setting ground rules of the house, working together as a team and family unit.
  • Skills on proper meet and greets with other dogs, how to decrease canine conflicts. 
  • Skills and knowledge on if another dog is right for you, which breed too choose, when is the right time.
  • Understanding dog play, play reversal, calming signals, communication to watch for to decrease conflict, play consent. 
  • Separation anxiety vs bored dog. 

Casper

Border Collie

Casper came into our home at 8 weeks of age, he is one of the most challenging dog I have every raised. He has challenged me both professionally and personally, I am humbled by what I have learned with him. Casper is very high drive, extremely intelligent willing to learn anything, very workable dog. He enjoys barking at the birds and keeping them away from the yard.

Amaya

Akita

Amaya arrived in our home September 2014, at the age of 10 months. A sweet girl, with a sensitive personality. She is very lovable, everyone who meets her - just loves her. Amaya is not a fan of getting her paws wet, she will find all the driest spots to place her feet in the yard. She sheds twice a year for 6 months at a time. I kid you not.

Harvest

Australian Shepherd

Harvest is the sweetest most sensitive soul. A bouncing puppy learning all new things. She enjoys spending time with her human and canine family, night time couch snuggles and walks in the yard.

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