Everyone who works at the Dog Ranch is a thoroughly trained dog handler and cleaner, and all staff are educated and overseen by the management team of Karen (owner), Steve and Heather (managers.) The Handlers are also guided by an Operation Manual and Employee Handbook covering all aspects of caring for dogs. Handlers, Trainers, and Groomers all have up to date qualifications.
Karen’s 20-year entrepreneurial business career in Toronto and Vancouver has always been paired with her love of dogs and being outdoors. As owner, managing director and co-creator of the Dog Ranch, she is responsible for all Ranch operations and overall canine and human satisfaction. Karen can jump into almost any role, and is tireless in her efforts to ensure the Dog Ranch delivers the highest quality, totally dog-centred boarding services in Greater Vancouver and Bowen Island. On Bowen, Karen and the Dog Ranch are enthusiastic participants in all kinds of community activities; the Ranch has made many friends on the Island, the North Shore and in Greater Vancouver.
Meet Carey Bolduc of #CareyTrainsMe and owner of Carey’s Dog Walk and Play. Carey is an Accredited Petsmart trainer and has trained hundreds of dogs. Carey’s expertise goes way beyond teaching the basics to huggable, loveable puppies. Carey is a specialist in board and train and has been successfully providing positive results for over four years. Prior to dog training, Carey has been involved with many train the trainer courses and has mastered how people and canines communicate and learn. You will find Carey to be a fun-loving and supportive trainer who is ready to train owners as well as their pups.
Carey is accredited through Dr. Dunbar’s Science-based Reactive Dog Training Program as well as Crucial Concepts in Dog Behaviour and Training, SIRIUS Dog Trainer Academy, Treatment & Prevention of Dog Aggression, Say Yes! Dog Training Recallers Program, Susan Garrett, Separation Anxiety – Mission Possible, Malena DiMartini, Professional Dog Walker Certificate, Langara College with Dr. Rebecca Ledger, Advanced Dog Behaviour, Keeping Dogs Safe, Difficult Dog Behaviour, Typical Dog Behaviour, Cooperative Dog Training, Canine Behaviour Training Diploma Course – Centre of Excellence, Certified Dognition Evaluator, Doggone Safe Raw food and canine behaviour, Pet first aid Walks ‘N’ Wags.
Member, Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers
Member, Pet Professional Guild, Doggone Safe,
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