OUR TEAM

Here at Paws Republic Centre for Pets, we strive for excellence through our focus on customer service, community involvement, commitment to exceeding industry standards, and of course, by paying close attention to the needs of your pets! 

Our owner, who we lovingly call Bosslady, opened the doors of Paws Republic Centre for Pets 
in Martensville, SK, on December 21, 2012.

Her vision was to create an urban-style inclusive pet facility where her and her staff could offer a variety of services for families and pets who may not always fit the mold. A place were they could provide personal care for pets with unique needs and preferences. A place where owners feel like their pets are a part of a family that has cleanliness, safety, comfort and fun all in one place. 

TRAINER TEAM

With over 30 years of experience, our training team is made up of passionate individuals who have devoted their lives to helping people and their pets.

 

We are a group of professional and certified trainers and behaviour consultants who are here to work for you! 

Owner, Lifetime Animal Advocate, Certified

Dog Trainer

 

I have surrounded myself with animals for as far back as I can remember. Growing up with dogs, cats, geckos and any other creature I could bring home with me because I felt they needed my love and attention.  This included leeches that, as a young girl, I "rescued" from my Dad's fishing supplies - much to his dismay I'm sure.  My family understood and encouraged my passion for animals.  I always dreamed of working with animals as a career and even co-founded a pet-sitting business in small town Saskatchewan in my pre-teen years.

 

No matter where my life path takes me, I will always find a way to give back to the animals. Working in a boarding kennel/daycare, volunteering for animal rescue organizations, fostering animals in need, rarely turning down an opportunity to pet-sit for friends or family, and of course, adopting a variety of pets to share my home with me.  I am now fortunate to have a human partner who shares my love of animals.  Life is good.

 

In early 2012, I traveled to British Columbia for an opportunity to take and to complete a certification course at the registered post secondary institute, Canada West Canine Centre, British Columbia.  Now a certified Professional Dog Trainer, I add entrepreneur to my list of accomplishments and opened my own business called "Paws Republic Boarding & Training Centre." It's a perfect fit between my love of pets, learning and sharing what I learn, and my desire to help those in need - whether animal or animal guardian. 



Saskatchewan is my home - the province I love.  I want to share my passion as a certified Professional Dog Trainer with dog lovers in the Saskatoon area.

Certified Master Dog Trainer

Animal Enthusiast

 

My family and I have had animals in our household, especially dogs, for as long as I can remember.  My love of animals was always the center of whatever I did, so I decided to turned that passion into a career.  I went to Salmon Arm, BC and in July of 2014 and received my certification as both an Obedience Trainer and a Canine Master Trainer.  With what I learned there and with my work in the canine industry, during and prior my schooling, I have an accumulative 5 years experience working with dogs of all shapes and sizes.

I had started my own business doing dog-walking and obedience training in September of 2014, but Kristine offered me an opportunity in February of 2015, to expand my skills and learn from someone who has been in the business for much longer than myself.  I jumped at the chance and haven’t looked back.

 

While I enjoy teaching dogs and working with their owners, and teaching them how to live happily with each other in their everyday lives, what I love most is working and challenging dogs to do more!

Dog Trainer, GRC Instructor

 

I have a background in working with young offenders and homeless youth so you can say patience and compassion to help, comes naturally to me. I have owned dogs all through my life and have been volunteering with rescues for the past 5 years, fostering and offering support to other fosters.

 

I have always had a soft spot for drivey dogs like bully breeds and have fostered them exclusively. I also own 3 dogs; my 9 year old bully breed mix, Link; My 3 year old doberman Frankie; and my 4 year old shepherd /husky/Rottweiler mix Raven...and a ton of reptiles. 

 

I have been mentoring under Kristine Becky and recently Christina for over 2 years now at Paws Republic! I knew this was my place when I heard about our new dog sport GRC - my passion is helping misunderstood dogs and humans have a better relationship with one another and seeing 'difficult' dogs thrive is the reason I do what I do.

 

I knew how alienating life felt with reactive dogs and I don't want anyone else to feel that way, with no where to turn. I want to work with owners to find the best approach that works for their dog because EVERY dog is different and every dog should have an opportunity to do the things they love.

 

As a dog trainer, my specialty is GRC Dogsports, Finding biologically fulfilling activities for dogs,  E collar training, muzzle training and making dog sports accessible for people and their dogs.

 

I'm also the in-house pet photographer!

Training Director, Professional Canine Trainer, IACP Professional Member

 

Christina comes to Paws Republic with 16+ years of experience working in a wide variety of canine disciplines. She spent two years coordinating for a local rescue; worked as a health care technician and on-call Animal Protection officer at the Saskatoon SPCA; interned at a military and police dog training facility in the US where she trained apprehension, narcotics detection, and explosives detection dogs; and has taken part in a wide variety of dog sports and activities including tracking, bite sports, lure coursing, flyball, scent detection, weight pull, and more! Dogs are her number one passion – which is likely why she has eight of them – but helping her clients build amazing relationships with their own dogs is a close second.

 

Christina is committed to understanding the “why’s” of dog behaviour, and uses her broad spectrum of knowledge to develop personalized training plans that improve communication, strengthen respect, and reinforce the trust between you and your dog.

 

While she loves all aspects of dog training and behaviour, Christina’s particular areas of interest lie in working with aggressive or reactive dogs, anxiety reduction and confidence building, canine psychology and behaviour modification, sporting scent detection, and helping her clients perfect the art of loose leash walking and polite greetings.

 

As our Training Director, Christina is responsible for overseeing the development of our class curriculums, mentorship of our training staff and/or any new trainers that join the Paws Republic team, and managing our training client relations and communication! 

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CENTRE TEAM


We have an amazing team of dedicated staff who come from all walks of life,
but have one thing in common - the love of animals!

 

We want to take this moment to thank them publicly for the hard work and passion they exhibit every day! 
Thank you, Paws Team, for treating the business and our clients with love and respect! 

We couldn't do this without you! 

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