Valerie Barry
I am an experienced trainer committed to helping pets and their parents build great relationships and find solutions to behaviour challenges. I specialize in puppies, adolescents and all levels of problem behaviour. ~North/West Vancouver, and Fernie, BC~

Valerie has been working with people and their dogs for over 20 years. She lives and works from North Vancouver, BC and Fernie, BC.  She is a graduate "With Distinction" of Karen Pryor’s Dog Training Professional Certification program; a graduate of the Fear Free Pets Certification Program; and is Accredited by the BC SPCA as one of their AnimalKind Trainers.

Valerie is committed to helping her clients find behaviour solutions that work, using modern, science-based and force-free training methods that are safe, effective and fun. She specializes in puppies and adolescent dogs, as well as all levels of behaviour modification including mild to severe aggression, reactivity, fear and separation anxiety. 

Valerie is passionate about learning and is continually finding new opportunities for furthering her education and knowledge. She attends many workshops and seminars; and participates in courses and webinars yearly to ensure her education remains current, effective and well-rounded. Valerie believes there is always more to learn, and knowledge should be ever evolving!

Valerie is the Dog Training contributor for Pet Connection Magazine and has been writing articles for the magazine since 2010. She is a Professional Member of the Pet Professional Guild, a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and is Vice President (and past Secretary) of PACTA BC (Professional Animal Care and Training Association of BC).  She is regularly consulted and referred to by the media, industry professionals, veterinarians and a broad network of clients.

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