Owner & Trainer
Since childhood Shelly has had a passion for fitness and dogs, but it was only in 2011 that she pursued combining the two to create Pooch Partners. As a personal training specialist with experience in a variety of sports and success competing in the World Tri-fitness Competition (finished first in her age category) and winning the 2005 B.C. Provincial Competition Figure - Masters (Over 35), she is better able to assist you attain your fitness goals!
Shelly is also an experienced certified professional dog trainer that uses only clicker training techniques to ensure you and your dog not only learn, but have fun doing it! She believes learning is a life time activity (currently completing a diploma in Animal Behavior) and with clicker training it is easy to continue training your dog throughout their lives.
Shelly loves working with people to help them ensure their dogs have the appropriate amount of daily exercise and mental challenges through daily obedience practice, which will lead to a healthier, happier and stronger relationship over the years!
ABC Professional Dog Trainer
Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers
Member of the Association for Animal Behavior Professionals
CanFitPro Personal Training Specialist
Certified St John Ambulance Pet First Aid
Certified St John Ambulance CPR
Nordic Walking Trainer
Along with our passion for fitness and dogs, Pooch Partners helps make a difference through giving back to the community through volunteerism and our annual fundraising events, which to date have helped raise over $10000 to local animal charities. Some of the charities we have supported include the BC SPCA – Vernon & Salmon Arm, The Road Home Rescue & Safekeeping Society, HugABull, Sit Pretty Pit, Okanagan Humane Society and the Vernon & District Animal Care Society.Learn more