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 concept training through games to inspire you and your dog to not only learn, but have fun doing it! She believes learning is a life time activity and continues to enhance her education. She has achieved a Diploma in Animal Behaviour Science and Technology (Dipl ABST) and certification as a professional dog trainer through Animal Behavior College (ABCDT) as well as a Pro Dog Trainer, through Absolute Dogs.
Shelly loves sharing her knowledge of positive concept-based training with people and their canines to help them achieve a healthier, happier and stronger relationship over the years!
ABC Professional Dog Trainer
Absolute Dogs Pro Dog Trainer
Diploma – Animal Behaviour Science and Technology (Dipl ABST)
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 $15000 for 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, Vernon & District Animal Care Society, and the Critter Care Wildlife Society.Back to Top
Our training methods are based on positive, concept training through games. Games provide a fun and effective way to teach your dog concepts such as confidence, calmness, flexibility, and impulse control which enable them to deal with every situation they may encounter throughout their life. Besides being an effective training method, games are FUN!Back to Top