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Since the age of 18, Brent LaBrada has been dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and their families. After volunteering at the local animal shelter, Brent moved into the field of dog training in order to help those dogs in need. For 10 years, Brent was integral in revamping the training programs and services at one of Los Angeles’ premier dog training facilities. In 2016, he created his own training and consulting company, CANIS – Behavior and Training to help educate dog trainers as well as dogs. Within the last year, he also founded The CANIS Foundation whose mission is to rescue dogs through the power of training and education. Brent’s latest passion project is co-founding the Dog Trainers Podcast to energize and inform the new generation of dog trainers. Brent devotes his life to bettering the lives of all dogs and the people who care for them.
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I’m Christiana Stoner and I’m from Grand Rapids, Michigan. According to my family, I have been extremely interested in anything fluffy, furry, and feathered since I was two years old. We’ve always had dogs growing up and I began riding horses at age 7. Dogs and horses will always be a huge part of my life. I began my animal career path as an exam room technician at an animal hospital. While the medical side was fascinating, I realized I wanted to dive deeper into dog behavior and psychology. I love the challenge that dog training presents. There are so many different techniques and styles and it’s so satisfying being able to find the correct way to get through to a dog. I’ve always been drawn to animals that need a little extra help to be truly understood. I have three fur children myself, Charles, a 12 year old Miniature Poodle, Snoop, a 1 year old Pitbull, and Birdie, a 1 year old Havanese Mix. I spend my free time horseback riding, specifically dressage, on my handsome Apollo, a Friesian cross.
I’m Jennifer Jamieson and I’m from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. My interest in animals, and love for dogs, started very early in my life. I always used to make power points to try to convince my parents to let me get my next pet. When I wasn’t with my own animals, I would visit the animal shelter with my mom and cousin just to play with the dogs that had been there for a while. In 2015, I was finally ready to adopt my very own dogs: two black lab mixes named Mally and Blaze. They have been by my side through thick and thin these last 7 years and are my absolute rocks. I was first hired at CANIS as a kennel attendant and quickly realized it was something I needed to be a part of. I loved the way the trainers formed real bonds and communicated with the dogs so well. There are so many dogs out there who aren’t living life to their fullest simply because they don’t have good relationships with humans; I realized that training teaches dogs trust and communication, it could even save a dogs life. Changing the relationships dogs have with the world and people around them for the better is truly something special.
I’m Jamie Penfil and I’m from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ever since I could remember, I have had a passion for dogs (some would say obsession). I’ve been around dogs since the day I was born and could never imagine my life without them. I used to watch all the dog training shows and videos I could when I was younger. I grew up training my dogs with my dad, so it was always a part of my life. In high school, my dad and I trained our chocolate lab, Tucker, to become a therapy dog; It was my favorite thing to take him to hospitals, schools, etc. and see how much he helped others. Right now, I have one dog, an Australian cattle dog mix named Journey who adores her dog friends here at CANIS! I knew that I eventually wanted to work with animals but I wasn’t sure what exactly; After about a year of working in marketing I knew that I needed to make a change and that is when I found CANIS! Dog training is an amazing way to bond with your dog to build a trusting, loyal relationship. A lot of people think of dog training as a way to make your dog a robot but it is really just a way to help them learn to live in our world!
I’m Carter Biddle and I’m originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. From as early as I can remember, I’ve been around and fascinated by dogs. I used to love running around and playing in the woods with one of my childhood dogs, Sadie. Man and dog have such a powerful relationship that becomes so much stronger through training. My first brush with training came when asked to help my roommate with their two miniature schnauzers. After helping them through their behavioral problems, neighbors began asking me to help coach them with their dogs. What started out as a part time hobby quickly became a full time addiction! I think about dog training as a way to enhance the communication in a dog and parent relationship and it really does make a world of difference.
I’m Damara Ganyo and I’m from Santa Clarita, California. Like many of us, I have always been a lover of dogs. From helping out at rescues through Girlscouts, or taking care of my own childhood dogs, I have always been fascinated with and invested in the wellbeing of the little furry hearts that surround us. Departing from my dog-centric childhood, I actually am now parent to 3 cats who have taught me an immense amount about patience, understanding, and consent between owner and animal (cats and dogs alike!). Starting off in the dog grooming industry, I developed a passion for providing proper care to animals and helping pet parents do the same. After departing from grooming, I found an interest in training; Dog training and education is a way for us to step outside of our human-centric minds and bridge the communication gap between us and our dogs. Dog training is not just training dogs, but training dog parents to be the best human they can be for their fur baby; There is something very special about that!
I’m Kaitlyn Prisk and I’m from Simi Valley, California. I’ve been around dogs since I was a baby; I’ve always had a love for animals and looked at my pets as family members. When I was 7 years old, I was able to take my dog Cinnamon to a dog fair. There were a bunch of contests, but Cinnamon walked home with the “best kisser” award. The cost of the prize? I had to let her lick my face over and over in front of the judges. Totally worth it! I now have two australian shepherds and one border collie/blue heeler mix in my fur family. Our connections with our dogs mean a lot more than people think. The world isn’t so friendly these days, but dogs provide something special and meaningful. Dog training isn’t just about making your dog act better so it’s easier on you, it’s about having a better connection and bond with your dog. If I can help people form a closer bond with their pup, I’m in, and training does just that.
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I’m Spencer Vance and I’m from Los Angeles, California. I’ve been around dogs my whole life, from big dogs to small dogs, lap dogs to protection dogs and everything in between. I’ve always had a connection to animals because they offer compassion and support in ways you can’t gain from humans (while also being super adorable and cuddly, of course). When I was 5 my family rescued a large mixed dog off the streets who we later found out was trained very well in protection therefore she was very protective of my brother and I. Due to my toddler size, when she sensed a threat she would jump in front of me and knock me over with a big lick so I would not run away. Though I wasn’t fond of the large licks on the face, she was my best friend and we did pretty much everything together. Today I have three furry friends: a shih tzu, a black lab, and a frenchie. I think training is a fundamental stepping stone to getting to know and understand your dog on a deeper level. You get to build mutual confidence with them while stimulating and strengthening your bond with them. Training allows me more opportunity to understand different dog behaviors and personalities and to see dogs grow socially and mentally. It’s rewarding to see the impact training has on the connection dogs have with their families.
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