My journey to dog training!
Hi there! My name is Alyx and I am the owner and operator of Wisepup Training. I have always had a strong passion for animals, so after completing high school, I took the plunge to enroll in a dog training certification program with dogma training and pet services to further my knowledge about canines. While enrolled in the certification program (DCBC), I was offered a job with the dogma daycare and that was the start of the journey that is now Wisepup Training.
Working in the dog daycare furthered my canine education and allowed me to grasp a full understanding on dog body language and interactions. It also gave me the knowledge necessary to pair dogs accordingly and help them work through dog-to-dog challenges. After completing my DCBC certification, I was offered another job with dogma as the lead role of a specialized puppy socialization program and teaching group classes.
This furthered my passion for dogs and the process of helping owners create unbreakable bonds with their canine kids. After 2 years with dogma training and pet services, I decided it was time to venture off on a new experience - starting Wisepup Training!
I am a Calgary based trainer and carry my DCBC certification and am a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. I am currently working towards attaining my CPDT-KA and CPDT-KSA certifications. I am always looking for new opportunities and experiences to further my canine education, which led me to volunteering at local animal rescues and helped out with foster homes seeking dog-training assistance.
Extra Experience - Wolfdogs!
I was very lucky to receive the opportunity to begin an internship with Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, which is a rescue oriented to canines with different degrees of wolf content. After grasping a knowledge of these incredible animals, I began running the Interactive Tours and was offered the position as Sanctuary Manager, which I gladly accepted.
I currently work Thursday through Monday at the Sanctuary and am constantly learning from the wolfdogs and gaining valuable experiences that I am always incorporating into Wisepup Training.
Interested in learning more about the wolfdogs? Click here to learn more about these incredible animals and the Sanctuary they call home!