At Evolve Dog Training we focus on practical, easy to follow, force-free training solutions that are motivating for you and your dog. Training in your environment is the best way to support and socialize your puppy to your lifestyle and will enhance your dog’s long term behaviour. We use games and positive reward-based training to engage your dog in real-life situations.
Vanessa Kursan is a certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA and AnimalKind). She is an intuitive, hands-on trainer who helps her clients to communicate with their dogs in a clear and kind manner. She has observed that reward-based training is the most effective and ethical way of training dogs and addressing unwanted behaviours. Prior to becoming a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Vanessa worked as a full-time Educational Therapist and Orton- Gillingham practitioner. She was dedicated to supporting children with language-based learning differences. Her work with students has influenced her teaching style and she takes a positive and results-oriented approach to dog training. She applies insightful and creative problem-solving skills to address her clients’ goals and their dogs’ needs. Vanessa observes your dog’s behaviour, breaks down learning into manageable steps and reinforces success. She has made it her goal to use her education and experience to make dog training simple to understand and easy to apply, ensuring you and your dog enjoy a positive training experience. She will work closely with you both, in a fun and encouraging way to build a trusting relationship.
Vanessa shares her life with her husband and border collie Madiba. When she is not training her dogs in Agility, she is hiking on the North Shore Mountains, spending time with her family and friends, at Spanish Banks or competing in Agility competitions.
Area of service: Vancouver, Burnaby, and the Lower Mainland.