WAGGLES Academy for Dogs Inc. is owned and operated by Sharna “Shar” Mulligan and is Central Alberta’s positive Dog Training professional of choice! You and your pet dog will learn in a force-free environment full of fun and support. Meet the entire dog squad here!
You have many options: we can train at home privately; we can arrange semi-private sessions; or include you in group classes. Weather permitting, classes and sessions are both indoors and outdoors and locations may vary.
Training and behaviour solutions are planned specifically for each individual.
The acronym, CTB.ccs, CCAT represents my certifications and my school. I am a certified Canine Training & Behaviour professional. I earned my diplomas and certification through Canine Correspondence Studies, Waterloo, Ontario, along with my diploma in Comprehensive Canine Aggression Therapy. My full list of recognized certifications are:
- DIPLOMA: Professional Pet Dog Training
- DIPLOMA: Canine Behaviour Therapy
- DIPLOMA: Comprehensive Canine Aggression Therapy
- Certificate: Trick Training
- Certificate of Certification: Professional Pet Dog Training, Behaviour & Aggression Therapy
- Canine First Aid Certified
Furthermore, I continuously further my education and keep updated with dog behaviours and training methods by reading books and research papers; designing programs; attending seminars and educational workshops. For example, I attended the one day seminar by Cesar Millan in Calgary, Alberta; a 3-day conference in Toronto, Ontario by Dr. Ian Dunbar; Learning Labs & Training Sessions by Karen Pryor Academy, in Portland Oregon; a 3 day seminar and audit by Suzanne Clothier; The Art & Science of Animal Behaviour with Sophia Yin in Edmonton, Alberta; a symposium and lab at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinarian Medicine; a two-day workshop earning another Trick Training Certification from "Do More With Your Dog Association" presented by Kyra Sundance; as well as frequent webinars and workshops presented by positive professionals.
MADISON, our "Dogs With Wings" puppy, moved on to produce 3 lively and healthy litters of new "Dogs With Wings" candidates, served as a Victim Services Support Dog with the Lethbridge RCMP, and trained her replacement service dog, MARLIE. MADISON is now officially retired. We are honoured to have worked and trained MADISON as a pup, and wish her all the best in her retirement. Learn more about MADISON here.