InSync Canines serves Norval, Brampton, Georgetown, and surrounding areas.
Meet Our Staff
Owner and head trainer
I've had dogs for most of my life. My first dogs were easy - they were the kind of dogs that were happy to do whatever you asked of them and didn't have any major behavioural issues.
When I brought home Hunter, my belgian malinois, it was a very different experience. He was difficult. He had endless energy that always led him into trouble. He was reactive to dogs. We were both stressed most of the time and being together was anything but fun. I tried a lot of the training methods I saw on popular TV shows or based on advice from other people. But he got worse, not better. And I thought to myself- who owns a dog to be stressed out all the time?
I dedicated myself to finding ways to repair our relationship through play and joy and positive reinforcement training. I helped build him up instead of tearing him down. And slowly, he changed.
He became happier, more confident, and our relationship grew. We started having fun again. He looked to me in times of stress instead of becoming reactive or frustrated.
This was the "a-ha" moment behind InSync Canines. Dog training that brings you In Sync with your dog! Our goal is help bring you In Sync with your dog through training that is fun, clear, and strengthens the relationship between you and your dog.
I blend my personal experience of managing three dogs in a house with two children under 7 and my training as a competitor in dog sports to bring students practical, fun, positive-reinforcement training solutions that work.
Relationship, relationship, relationship! Anne's more than 20 years of dog training experience has made her passionate about helping others develop a rock solid relationship with their dog. This is evident in the joy Anne's dogs have with working with her!
As a breeder of schapendoes, her experience raising puppies allows her to help families work with their new puppies to bring out the best in them. With experience in competitive obedience and rally obedience, Anne strikes the perfect balance of helping to create both the perfect pet and a dog that enjoys recreational dog sports.
Puppy classes, pet manners
Cindy likes to joke that she has been learning about dog training since "before the days of the internet!". She is a big believer in just how many talents are dogs have that simply need to be discovered!
As a breeder of portuguese water dogs, she has titled her dogs in obedience, conformation, and agility. While each dog she has partnered with over the years has taught her something different, one thing remains the same: every dog can become brilliant if you're committed to bringing out the best in them as an individual. She is currently working with her dogs Laysea, Brigitte, and Mona in obedience and agility.
Heidi is a great example that every new experience has something to offer us when it comes to helping us become better trainers and partners for our dogs. She has multiple high-level achievements with her dogs in a variety of venues, including being the first team to earn CARO's Master Rally Championship title; titles in CKC's good neighbour, rally, and obedience; and competitive placings in agility including a lifetime achievement award.
In addition to also being a CKC and UKC rally obedience judge, Heidi combines her unique background as a student, competitor, instructor, and judge to bring out the best in each team. She is particularly good at helping students understand what their dogs are telling them, using improved communication and understanding between the team to create success.
Puppy classes, pet manners
Jael has been teaching in pet obedience for nearly 18 years. Training dogs has been a part of her life since she was a child working with her family's dogs. She is currently owned by three Australian kelpies, Rogue (8 years) and Deja (1 year), and Jag her 13 year old GSD mix.
Her favourite part about training is watching the language barrier gap close as the relationship develops between dog and owner.
She has always taken a special interest in training adolescent dogs as they are quite often the ones who end up in shelters. They are often misunderstood as “bad dogs”, who really just need some extra guidance to help them blossom.
Kathryn began working with and training dogs when she brought home her first golden retriever in 2000, and then her second in 2001. When her second dog earned her first competitive obedience title, she knew she was hooked for life! She is currently loved by her 2 year old golden doodle, Bella.
She has taught and assisted in many puppy classes, and especially enjoys helping new puppy owners understand how puppies learn best. She finds it so rewarding to watch a puppy progress through new exercises and become a well behaved family member!
Margaret has nearly 30 years of dog training experience. She started her dog training career when more heavy handed styles of training were more popular and found herself looking for more humane methods. Since then, she has studied, practiced, and promoted kinder training methods based on the work of some of the most accomplished positive reinforcement trainers.
Competitive obedience is her passion and she has multiple obedience championships and rally obedience accolades under her belt to prove it.
Her love for working with both dogs and people alike are combined in teaching competitive
obedience classes in which communication between dog and handler is the ultimate
experience of teamwork.
Puppy and sport puppy classes
Jane knows the dog...nose! Our resident scent detection expert, Jane brings the fun this sport has to offer to InSync Canines students! Jane has been sharing her love of the teamwork between dog and handler with students for over 30 years, teaching everything from agility, to rally, and now scent detection!
"Dogs have such an unbelievable ability to scent and watching them work is thrilling! I love that light bulb moment when both are working together."
With a list of titles and awards too long to list, Jane's beloved west highland white terriers have been extremely successfully as conformation and performance companions over the last few decades. In fact, her dogss have held many firsts for the breed in different events, including scent detection.
There is a reason that Tab's students have followed her from class to class over the year. Her infectious enthusiasm and genuine commitment to each student's success makes her an incredible asset to the InSync Canines team.
For more than 16 years Tab has been working with students to help them have that "aha!" moment with their dog. An active agility competitor herself, she specializes in puppy classes, sport foundations, and agility training. Loved by her two border collies Wicca and Epic, she's always kept on her toes and brings that experience to each class she teaches.