Dog Training and Scent Work

Mission Statement

I want to focus on the bond between you and your dog. To build confidence, trust, and have fun training together on your journey into the world of scent work.

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Training Philosophy

Shanna uses positive reinforcement training techniques based on the latest canine behavioral science.


​​ Shanna is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), and a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) with the National Association of Canine Scent Work LLC. and holds professional membership with both the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) and the CAPPDT (Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers)

Shanna is a Certifying Official for UKC Nosework, CKC Scent Detection Trial judge, C-WAGS All Levels Scent Detection Judge and past Vice-President of Sniff Alberta.

Shanna's training journey started with her German Shepherd dog  "Sam" in a "Loose Leash" walking class at the Calgary Humane Society. She later started volunteering there as an Assistant Dog Trainer and went on to go through their internship program. While working at CHS Shanna went on to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

When Shanna first heard about the new dog sport of scent detection in 2010 and how it was a good fit for fearful/reactive dogs as well as all companion dogs, she decided that this would be the next path to take as her dog "Koda" is fearful/reactive. She took a 7 day instructors course through the National Association of Canine Scent Work to become a Certified Nose Work Instructor and was the first to teach scent classes in the province of Alberta. Shanna's students have earned numerous titles in SDDA from the Started level to Master Championship, in UKC from Novice to Superior, and titles in C-WAGS and SDS. Shanna continues to keep current on all of the different scent training methodologies and incorporates them into class settings to ensure her students and dogs are successful.



Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (CAPPDT)

National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW)

Sporting Detection Dogs Association (SDDA)

Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) Evaluator