Training & Behaviour
Professional Canine Behaviour and Training Consultant
About Terra Maclean
Professional Trainer & Behaviouralist
My heart is in animal rescue. Ever since I was a child, I have been volunteering or working at local animal shelters. I successfully ran my own rescue Prairie Animal Rescue Society (PARS), in High Prairie for several years prior to moving closer to Edmonton and merging with Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS). I was the trainer with SCARS for over 10 years. When I left the organization I adopted all 13 sanctuary dogs and two sanctuary cats so they could remain with me and live out their days in peace. We formed Ferne's Acres Animal Sanctuary to support their needs, and they help me by enabling me to have 13 extra dogs to socialize client dogs with.
I have always had an interest in taking on the more challenging behavioural cases which has made me the experienced animal trainer that I am today. I have over 20 years experience working with dogs. I am a certified professional dog trainer and I have my canine behavior consultant designation as well as a diploma in equine management. Through my years of partnering with rescue and working with all sorts of animals, working specifically with rescue dogs was by far "my calling". Having fostered over 4000 dogs with my family I have learned that training through a positive reward, and the natural setting of open spaces and nature I can get the dogs back to a calm state and then reintroduce challenges and teach them how to appropriately react, while working with the owners on realistic goals and techniques.
CPDT-KA & CBCC-KA Professional
Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) measures a broad range of knowledge and skills in ethology, learning theory, dog training technique, and instruction.
Certified Behavior Consultant Canine-Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA) is an advanced certification for dog trainers who offer canine behavior modification.
"The world is really just one big ball, so chuck it!"
Khaleesi - R.I.P.
"If I have to come over there!!!"
"I don't care if its dog protocol to sniff butts, it's not happening. It's NOT!"
"If barking at a high pitch octave were a talent, I'd be THE best" (but it is not!!!!)"
"I don't care, Imma bark at it." #sass
"What!!! OMG what, tell me, tell me, tell me, what?? OMG"
"Rules are made to be broken, and looking cute gets you out of trouble"
(That's his name, we love irony. He is a pet)
"I have no idea who broke into the cereal cupboard and ate 11 granola bars, or how the wrappers got in my bed....... squeeeeeeeeeeal"
"I'm unaware of my place in the universe, this doesn't trouble me because I don't know what a universe is"
"Don't watch my neuter pouch wiggle when I run... don't'"