One Smart Cookie K9 Services Inc. was named after COOKIE, our beautiful little blue heeler/whippet who crossed the rainbow bridge on August 23/19, just after her 8th birthday. Everyone thinks that their dog is the best dog and none of us are wrong!
She was truly an amazing dog; very loyal, very loving, and very SMART as you probably gathered from the name of our business. She, along with our other dogs BANDIT-13yrs (crossed the rainbow bridge January 2/18), LILY-13yrs, LOKI-4yrs and KALYPSO-puppy are the inspiration behind everything we do! Other than KALYPSO who is a black-spotted Dalmatian, our dogs are all blue and red heelers/heeler mixes (YES, we are very partial to the high-energy, busy-brain dogs which likely tells you a whole lot about us too!)
It is also a play on words being that we can use a 'cookie' in a smart way; positively reinforcing behaviours that we want to encourage and reinforce in our dogs.
+R training is motivating to the dog; it builds trust and a strong bond between the dog and their human companion. It is force-free and involves choice (a thinking dog...) therefore training is not stressful, but actually fun! Hence 'One Smart Cookie'.
Andrea Davis is the founder, director, and head trainer of One Smart Cookie K9 Services Inc. She has acquired many certifications in both the fitness and the dog training industry and has been serving her patrons since 2002. February 9/19, we opened the doors to our NEW training facility in Lacombe at 5210 E Wolf Creek Drive
What exactly do we do?
Well, we help bridge the communication gap between dogs and their human companions using markers, positive reinforcement and cruelty-free training methods which is scientifically proven to be the most effective and minimally aversive and works across all species.
WOW, that’s a mouthful!
In other words, we provide the tools you need to help you and your dog improve your relationship which reduces unwanted behaviours as well as stress and frustration at BOTH ends of the leash…
We SPECIALIZE in providing a variety of mental and physical outlets for dogs who are: *High-Energy (run, play and fetch ALL DAY!!)
*Busy-Brain (creative, super smart, destructive, and gets-into-all-the-things…)
*Reactive (fearful, anxious, loud, lacks confidence, maybe even looks a little like aggression – but they are really super sweet when you get to know them!)
What services do we offer at this time?
*Group Classes and Private Training & Human-Canine Fitness
Human-Only Personal Training & Group Fitness
Canine-Only Fitness & Conditioning
Manners & Behaviour (including fear, anxiety and aggression)
Saturday Socials – Puppy Play, Exploration & Socialization
Off-Leash Play (big dogs / small dogs)
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Working with a qualified, skilled, force-free +R trainer can make a huge difference in a short amount of time. It is well worth the investment to have a trainer work with you and your dog to solve issues from the very small to the very serious.
DID YOU KNOW? We are a Blue-9 Pet Products dealer!
One Smart Cookie K9 Services founder & trainer, Andrea Davis is an Alumni member as well as a certified Dog Trainer through the Animal Behavior College where she graduated with honors.
We are one of Canada's FIRST K9 FIT CLUB® Licensees and Certified Master Trainers!
We are a member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance
We have pledged that we are educated in or will upgrade our education through the AFFA in the latest science based, force-free methods for companion animals. We will not intentionally harm or intimidate any animal in our care nor will we promote other trainers who use and adhere to alpha-based, aversive methodologies. We use the 95/5% rule to allot for emergency situations.
We are certified, insured and committed to helping you achieve your goals!
You will benefit by having a stronger bond with your dog and a more calm and happy household. You will begin to feel empowered as you gain the skills to train your dog and we DARE YOU to not have FUN doing it!
We have a variety of services and workshops to choose from so have a look around! We look forward to serving you and becoming not only your coach best and advocate, but also becoming your new 'tribe'. We are a community and we welcome you!