Alice Fisher

CPDT-KA Certified Trainer, Training Specialist and Training Director

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Alice teaches Puppy SmartStart, Beginner, Out&About and Rally Obedience.  Alice specializes in dog behaviour and is the co-ordinator and head trainer of the DOGSmart Reactive Dog Workshop, Reactive Socialization, and Reactive Out & About Class.

As the owner and training director of DOGSmart Training Alice is a gifted, results-oriented trainer, who teaches practical, proven techniques to help your dog become a well socialized, fully integrated member of the family. Foremost among her objectives, is the value of relationship building between owner and dog. A popular trainer with more than 18 years of training experience, Alice is a strong advocate of reward based positive reinforcement training as an effective way to train a dog and see consistent results over the long term. Alice is one of the first in Canada to achieve her CPDT-KA.  Alice continues to educate dog owners and trainers alike through hosting seminars and clinics, speaking engagements and media.  Alice is also Canine First Aid Certified.

Alice is a founding member and President of C.A.R.E.S.S, a non-profit society providing education and resources for companion animal owners.

Alice, shares her life with her dog, Tequila Rose (Quila), a "bouncy" Bearded Collie.

Educational Background:

  • Kathy Sdao - DOGSmart Training - Vancouver, BC., 2012
    • Get S.M.A.R.T About Training - A 2-Day Seminar with Kathy Sdao
  • Karen Pryor ClickerExpo - Portland, OR., 2012
  • Professional Animal Behaviour Associates Seminar (PABA) – University of Guelph, Ontario, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Karen Pryor Clicker Expo – Newport Beach, CA., 2011
  • CKC Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator, 2010
  • Karen Pryor Clicker Expo – Portland Or.,  2010
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), 2003, renewed 2006, 2009
  • Nicole Wilde – Langley, BC., 2009
    • Alternative Approaches to Healing Canine Health & Behaviour
  • Dr. Ian Dunbar - DOGSmart Training - Vancouver, BC, 2008
    • Dog Aggression: Biting and Fighting
    • Training Adult Dogs
    • Puppy Classes & Games
  • Patricia McConnell - DOGSmart Training - Vancouver, BC, 2007
    • For the Love of A Dog: The Biology of Emotion in People and Dogs
    • Dog-Dog Aggression: Treating Aggression Between Unfamiliar Dogs
  • Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (CAPPDT) Annual Conference – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 2007
  • Pat Miller, 2006
    • Body Talk, Clicker, Bite Me & Behaviour Problems
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers Conference, (APDT) - Portland Or.,  2006
  • Dr. Roger Abrantes - Vancouver, BC, 2005
    • The Evolution of Canine Social Behaviour: Dog Language
    • The Brave New World of Dog Training: Canine Behaviour Problems
  • Dr. Ian Dunbar  - Vancouver, BC, 2005
    • Instructors Workshop
  • Turid Rugaas of Norway - Richmond, BC, 2002
    • Calming Signals

Notables

Hosted Seminars and Clinics by DOGSmart Training

  • Kathy Sdao - Vancouver, BC., 2012
    • Get S.M.A.R.T About Training - A 2-Day Seminar with Kathy Sdao
  • Dr Gail M. Jewell, DVM – Vancouver, 2010
    • Lecture and Clinic:  Canine Chiropractic Treatment, Message and Stretching
  • Dr. Ian Dunbar - Vancouver, BC, 2008
    • Dog Aggression: Biting and Fighting
    • Training Adult Dogs
    • Puppy Classes & Games.
  • Patricia McConnell - Vancouver, BC, 2007
    • For the Love of A Dog: The Biology of Emotion in People and Dogs
    • Dog-Dog Aggression: Treating Aggression Between Unfamiliar Dog

Speaker and Lecturer for DOGSmart Traning.  

  • In House DOGSmart Training Series of Clinics, 2006-2012
    • Various training and behavioural topics
  • The Petnerships Project Trade Show and Lecture Series - Vancouver, BC - 2011
    • The Importance of Play
  • The Petnerships Project Trade Show and Lecture Series - Vancouver, BC - 2010
    • Problems Associated wih the Use of Force
    • Barking Behaviours

Other Notables:

  • Video Interview by CBC regarding dog training and children - how children should and should not interact with dogs. See video in the article called "dog training advice."
  • Host of DOGSmart Training Rally O and Agility Fun Matches.
  • SPCA Walk For a Cause - Training Demonstrations
  • Richmond Summer Night Market - Training Demonstrations
  • CBC Radio - Interview and call in program
  • Breakfast T.V. - Interview and training demonstratons
  • Trout Lake Community Centre Dog Day Afternoon - Training demonstrations.
  • Delta Cable's SPCA Dog Adoption/Training Program