Our Method and Distinction

We are force free trainers. What does that mean?  We use scientific based learning theories and apply them when training our dogs. Dogs will repeat behaviour that is rewarded. If punishment happens, it comes in the form of removal of rewards, like attention, privileges,  a toy or a treat. Reprimands, corrections or physical punishments aren’t needed. Many reactive behaviour concerns stem from fear, correctional base training can add to this fear and do more long term damage. We help dogs learn better ways of handling fearful, and exciting situations.

These methods build a healthy and happy relationship and bond with your dog. A relationship built on trust, appreciation, respect and FUN!

About The Dogsession



Tara Craigen

Owner/Head Trainer



How the Dogsession began…


Dogsession was born out of a lifelong love and compassion for canines. Tara began volunteering at a veterinary clinic in 1996, where her knowledge and admiration for canines blossomed.  After fostering dogs for other organizations, she founded Rosier Days Dog Rescue Society in 2013. Tara continues to foster dogs in need and her extensive background in rescue equips her with a unique set of skills. Tara has worked with, and rehabilitated many dogs from a variety of backgrounds. Dogsession has the experience and expertise to assist with a variety of communication and behavioural issues. Tara completed an extensive 16 month apprenticeship program for her Dogma Certified Behaviour Consultant designation. She has completed Pet First Aid and is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and the Pet Professional Guild. Tara is currently working towards getting her designation as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT).


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