Christina Young
Professional Canine Behaviour Consultant – Accredited by Pet Professionals Guild. Specializing in Treatment and Prevention of Aggression and Reactivity using a comprehensive approach. Serving Nanaimo in person and elsewhere virtually.

My name is Christina (Young) Gilley, and I live in Cedar, on beautiful Vancouver Island with my husband Scotty, our four dogs, 1 cat, and 2 horses.  I own Positive Dog, specializing in aggression and reactivity.  My goal is to help people have a wonderful relationship with their dogs as both pets and competitors.   I enjoy hiking and biking with my dogs and compete in Disc, Rally Obedience, Nosework, Dock Diving, and Agility.

My certifications/education includes:

  • Professional Canine Behaviour Consultant – Accredited by Pet Professionals Guild
  • Aggression In Dogs Master Course by Michael Shikashio,CDBC
  • AnimalKind BCSPCA Accredited
  • Certified Canine Coach via Canine Principles
  • Certified Trick Dog Trainer via DMWYD
  • CKC Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator (expired 2020)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer via CCPDTA (expired 2019)
  • Certified Pet First Aid via Walks ‘N Wags (expired)
  • Presidents Choice SuperDogs Cast since 2016, performing at the PNE and various venues in Alberta and BC
  • UpDog Freestyle and Games Judge
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

I have worked as an instructor for other organizations and have done extensive behaviour modification work for rescue organizations. For most of my life before I pursued my dream of dog training full time, I also work worked with youth and adults with disabilities, teaching and coordinating educational programs. My experience teaching people has developed my teaching skills so that I am a flexible and adaptable instructor.

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