About Our Team.

Experienced, Professional Dog Trainers. Since 2016

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  • Experienced & Professional
  • 1,000’s Of Dogs Locally Trained
  • 5-Star Rated By Customers
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Brent LaBrada

Owner/Trainer

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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Kyle Adkins

Trainer

I’m Kyle Adkins and I’m from Calvert County, Maryland. Like many dog lovers, I fell in love as a child. My Grandfather gave me my first dog, a Dalmatian named Shamrock, who quickly became my best friend. Flash forward to adulthood, I felt extremely unfulfilled in a variety of work fields, so I decided it was time to find something I was passionate about. I enrolled in the dog training program at Animal Behavior College and never looked back. In 2021, I rescued my Orly from the Dawg Squad after she went through our training program here at CANIS. Her strong, expressive personality and natural cuddle ability have made her the best addition to my life!

Christiana Stoner

Trainer

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.

Rachel Laird

Administrative Assistant

I’m Rachel Laird and I’m from Los Angeles, California. I’ve been involved in the pet world since high school, starting in the pet store industry, then in 2012 discovering the dog training industry. I grew up with Dobermans and loved sharing with people who thought they were intimidating just how kind, gentle, and loving they were. Working in this industry has taught me so much about both animal and human behavior and showed me just how connected we really are. I truly love connecting with our clients and figuring out the best ways that we can help them.

Bethany Williams

Trainer

I’m Bethany Williams and I’m from Victorville, California. My love for animals started when I was one and a half years old when my family took me to a petting zoo. While the first animals I was ever interested in were goats and pigeons, I soon also became obsessed with dogs and learning everything I could about them. I have never lived life without a dog. Up until I was five, my family had a beautiful mix named Cleo, and when I was six years old, we adopted my childhood best friend, Scamp, a corgi fluffy. I trained him the basics over time and when I was twelve, I went through training to make him a therapy dog. When I was thirteen, I finally convinced my parents to get a second dog and we rescued one of my current dogs: Rocket, a corgi/pomeranian mix who is currently ten years old and lives with my parents. I never knew that there was a possibility of me becoming a dog trainer until I moved out to Northridge for school and applied to work here at Canis. I absolutely love working here and now use the training I have learned and am still learning to train my new dog, Cinder, a shepherd mix. My favorite part of this job is working with reactive dogs by helping them work on their confidence and making friends when it seemed like they never could.

Jennifer Jamieson

Trainer

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. 

Shirin Farahani

Trainer

I’m Shirin Farahani and I’m from Tehran, Iran. I’m a true extrovert and I love painting with acrylics, dancing and, obviously, dogs. I’ve loved dogs my whole life but my family never let us have one. Throughout childhood I spent my time learning about every single dog breed or spending time at the animal shelter imagining what my life would look like if I had “that” dog. The moment I turned 18, I picked a little Maltipoo mix up at the shelter. As luck would have it, that dog fell in love with my mom, so last year I got my first puppy. I have really been enjoying being able to sink myself into raising my Goldendoodle, Pretzel. Dog training is a true form of art, you can’t truly help a dog if you don’t understand their thoughts and motivations behind their every single move. Most young dog trainers make the mistake of thinking that obedience can solve all of the dogs behavioral problems, yet it’s the dog’s mind and decision making that we need to change not to teach commands.

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