I discovered Brigette when I was searching for a local BC SPCA Animal Kind certified trainer. While an R+ trainer was very important to me, so was finding a professional that I would click well with. Brigette exceeded expectations. She is intelligent, experienced, professional and simply a lovely human being to work with and partner with. She loves animals and wants what's best for them...and it shows.
Laura G. & Nova
Thanks for another great class! You provide such a fun and calm environment, and you are so supportive and encouraging! We are both learning so much already!
Kim H. & Maya
We brought home a new pup and Brigette came for a home visit and taught us how to clicker train, provided guidance and support, and really set us up for success.
Trudi G. & Friday
We took Brigette’s 6-week Puppy Essentials class, where we learned clicker-based training methods and positive reinforcement techniques. Brigette was a clear, direct, and very patient trainer—especially given our very high energy Blue Heeler puppy. Because of Brigette’s small group class, we now have an exceptionally well-socialized puppy. I can’t emphasize enough how patient and generous with her time Brigette was—she gave us a lot of extra instruction, which was so valuable to us especially in those first few crazy months. We have recommended Brigette to friends as a positive, productive, and versatile dog and puppy trainer.
Tamarack H. and Noel R. & Miles
My wife and I decided to register in Brigette’s Foundations+ Training Program with an emphasis on positive reinforcement and clicker training. Prior to our first class with Jax, our puppy, we had an orientation class with Brigette. During this orientation, Brigette was very well prepared and was able to ease any anxiety we had with starting a new class. As we started classes with Brigette, Jax responded very well to her training methods. The way she structured the classes and training really allowed Jax and us to succeed. Through positive reinforcement, shaping, and capturing, we were able to build up the foundations of training with Jax from the basic sit, downs, and stays to more advanced actions like place and mat within a few weeks. The advancement in Jax’s development in the 6 weeks of classes was so nice to see that we decided to sign up for another 6 weeks’ worth of classes. Jax is now a year and a half old and is a very well-mannered and balanced dog. We believe that the 12 weeks spent training with Brigette is a large reason Jax is the way he is now. Although we may have slowed down on the training, the positive reinforcement methods and the use of the clicker learned from Brigette are still used by us on a daily basis with Jax.
Wilson and Amy L. & Jax