OUR VISION

 

To be an industry leader & positive influence in all aspects of our human & animal relationships and daily interactions. We are committed to employing

professional, knowledgeable and experienced staff who

add value to all services we offer.
 

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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.

CORE VALUES

 

Client Service

We are committed to providing personalized care for each client by carefully assessing

and listening to their needs and the needs of their pets.

Positive Attitude

We show up each day with our best foot forward, full of passion for animals and committed to growth, improvement and overcoming obstacles. We are committed to seeing opportunity for growth and improvement in all situations and challenges.

 

Teamwork

We work together as a team and empower each other to create a synergistic work environment focused on growth and development. We are committed to our clients and their pets, to each other, and to our long-term success.

 

Kindness

We have a genuine love for all animals and care about our clients, which is why we look forward to spending each day with your pet, meeting and greeting all of you and giving your pets the love and attention they deserve.

 

Adaptive & Innovative

We prioritizes finding the right services for you and your pet by incorporating ideas and strategies from an extremely broad spectrum of  disciples, resources and educational approaches so that pet care is accessible to all.

 

Approachable & Accessible

Our clients are always welcome to openly express their goals, struggles and concerns. We will be transparent and ensure to provide a welcoming professional resource.

 

Reliable

Our clients can be assured that their pets are in good hands while in our care as we are committed to attending to the physical, emotional, and environmental wellbeing.

 

All Points of View

Create a value-for-money yet profitable and unforgettable service experience from our pet’s, client’s, staff’s, owner’s, industry partner’s points of view.

 

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 & their pets.

 

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

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Kristine O

Owner, Lifetime Animal Advocate,
Certified Dog Trainer, IACP Professional Member

 

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.

Christina C

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! 

Stephanie A

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!

Becky

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!

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! 

CENTRE TEAM

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Nadine

I’m a first year Veterinary Technician student! I’ve lived in Saskatoon, SK my whole life and can’t remember a time we didn’t have some kind of animal. I first came to Paws Republic 5 years ago for dog training support as a customer and loved it so much that I wanted to work here.

When I’m not at school or working I’m hanging out with my fur babies;Star (Blue Heeler x) , Bob (Domestic Short Haired Cat) & Leo (Border Collie x)

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"Life is what you make of it, SO let's make it ROCK!" - Hannah Montana

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Lindsay

I have a Bachelor in Animal Science and a history of working in the Veterinary Medicine world.  

 

I grew up in rural Nova Scotia among the cats, dogs, horses and other farm animals. 

I’ve been out west for 11 years now and I have a 5 year old boxer /pit bull named Flex and an orange tabby cat named Squeak. 

I enjoy working with pets and learning all about their behavior and backstories. I also enjoy fixing and building things and playing with power tools.

Working at Paws has increased my skills in handling and playing with dogs.  I love learning and love meeting new dogs & cats. 

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