Our Instructor

Emily Garland -Regina Humane Society Education and Training Coordinator

Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge-Assessed (CPDT-KA), Certified Trick Dog Trainer (CTDI), Stunt Dog Judge (SDJ), Master of Fine Arts (MFA).

Emily is a dog trainer / behaviour specialist with over 8 years of professional experience in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

In the past Emily has managed a doggie daycare, boarded, led rescue teams and foster teams, given group and private lessons and has fostered over ninety dogs from various backgrounds, most with minor to severe behavioral concerns such as fear and aggression. Working hands-on with dogs of all breeds, temperaments and hurdles, she brings a varied skillset, a keen eye and a strong belief in the power of positive and playful training methods.

She currently divides her time between teaching up to 15 classes for the RHS and working with shelter dogs with behaviour challenges. As the creator and chair of the Regina Humane Society’s Behaviour Department, Emily has been an instrumental part of developing in-shelter behaviour modification programs and outgoing transfer programs to see more dogs receive the behavioural help they need through the Regina Humane Society. Since it’s inception, the program has decreased behavioural-based euthanasia by 40%.

In her personal life Emily enjoys playing and lounging with her five dogs: two rescued Border Collie mixes, a registered Border Collie, a Jack Russell mix and a Miniature Cattle Dog. Previously, she was loved by a blind retired sled dog that introduced her into the world of dog behaviour and training. In between her busy work schedule and family life Emily makes time to compete in flyball, disc, agility and stunt. Most recently Emily and her rescued Border Collie mix Jinks became the first titled Canadian Stunt Dog team.