About The Consultant

Meet Allison
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About The Consultant

Meet Allison

Allison Schaefer, RVT CBCC-KA CDBC CSAT

Allison Schaefer is certified as a behaviour consultant through two independent certifying bodies: she is a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, as well as a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants. She is also a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, having graduated from a comprehensive education program about this complex behaviour issue in 2021.

Allison started Ethical Canine in Sooke, B.C. in 2013. Prior to this she completed an apprenticeship and trained dogs professionally in Vancouver. She has worked with both puppies and adult dogs of numerous breeds and has more than 15 years of experience with a wide range of training needs, including challenging behaviour problems.

Allison is committed to providing practical, humane, individually tailored behaviour solutions to her clients and their dogs. She also regularly pursues continuing education from experts in the field of modern animal behaviour modification, and her clients benefit in kind.

Allison is a Registered Veterinary Technologist who graduated from Thompson Rivers University in 2005. Her education in the veterinary field provided her a solid background in animal health and behaviour and led to a variety of jobs in veterinary hospitals and at the BCSPCA.

Allison lives in Sooke with her 4 year old Rough Collie Joni, who is her assistant and partner in her training business, as well as her two young, up-and-coming training partner Collies, Gavin and Felix. In 2016 she graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and a minor in Applied Ethics.

Professional Memberships & Values

Since January 2019, Ethical Canine has been accredited by the BCSPCA under their AnimalKind program. AnimalKind assists the public in finding dog trainers who employ sound business practices as well as sound training methodology and knowledge. Allison is proud to be a part of this program and supports increasing transparency and accountability in the field of animal behaviour modification.

Allison served for several years on the Executive Board as well as the Education Committee of the Vancouver Island Animal Training Association and works in the Vancouver Island community to promote humane training and care of all animals. 

She also carries business insurance through PROFur: Insurance for Pet Care Professionals



email me: allison@ethicalcanine.ca

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