Meet the Trainer!
Liza Rader KPA CTP
We know the embarrassment, anxiety and frustration that can come from living with a wild child!
And with both years of experience living and working with these dogs, as well as professional certification, we can help!
As a lifelong Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever enthusiast, trainer Liza is highly experienced working with high velocity dogs and is skilled at helping people resolve their dogs problem behaviours.
Liza started out in dogs being mentored by her grandmother: world renowned dog breeder, author, and judge Alison Strang and is still heavily involved in dog sports.
Liza believes that training should be practical and fun, and that good training can transform the lives of both people and dogs.
Her experience in disability advocacy influences how she approaches dog training, focusing on teaching both the people and the dog’s skills from a basis of mutual respect and understanding.
Learning never stops, and Liza is committed to education. As well as being a Certified Training Partner through the Karen Pryor Academy, she regularly takes courses in a variety of topics from dog sports to treating major behavioural problems. Her special interest is puppies and high energy/high drive dogs.
With her own dogs, Liza trains for multiple sports including retriever hunt tests, rally, obedience, and more. She currently lives with two dogs (Percy the Rough Collie and Biscuit the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) and two cats (Moog and Kurt).
Liza is also an artist, and completed her BFA (Major in Fine Art, Minor in Drawing) from NSCAD University in 2013.