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Amber's Profile and Professional Experience

Professional certified dog trainer and behaviour specialist, presenter and education with extensive experience in canine handling, training and behaviour modification.

Certified Dog Trainer and Behaviour Specialist

  • Amber Cottle Canine Training Center - April 2003- present

Academy Training Instructor

  • International Academy of Canine Training - December 2004 - present

Founder and Owner Fido Freedom Mobile Dog Adventures

  • June 2007 - April 2014

Executive Director Delta Humane Society

  • August 2004- October 2006


Level 1 and 2 Professional Dog Training Certification Course,2003-2005

Northwest Canine Training Academy

North Vancouver, BC

Level 3 Professional Dog Trainer Certification Course, 2005

Brunton Canine Training Services

Ottawa, Ont

Canine Behaviour Problems, 2004

The Dog and Its Mind, 2006

Today's Dog as a Member of Human Society, 2007

Professional Animal Behaviour Associates

University of Guelph, Ont

Canine Aggression, Causes and Management, 2007

Patricia McConnell, Phd

Richmond, BC

2 Day Symposium, 2009, 2010

Professional Animal Behaviour Associates

University of Guelph, Ont

Media and Presentations

  • Adopt-A-Pet Delta Cable Channel 4, Training segments for DCAS cable program

  • Canine Safe Handling and Bite Prevention Training - DCAS Shelter Staff, Delta Bylaw Officers, Beach Grove Elementary School, Devon Gardens Elementary School

  • Reading Dog Body Language for Aggression Training - DCAS Shelter Staff,  Pet Project Foundation,Dana Point CA, Rancho Coast Humane Society, Encinitas CA, Hassayampa Canine Resort and Spa, Prescott, AZ

  • Dog Park Safety Seminars - The Dog Ranch Daycare, Laguna Beach, CA, Canine Behaviour Training Center, Delta, BC, 

  • Common Behaviour Problems Seminar - Canine Behaviour Training Center, Delta, BC, Hassayampa Canine Resort and Spa, Prescott, AZ

Walking with Dogs
Small Terrier

Volunteer Experience

Canine Temperament Assessments and Rehabilitation

Delta Community Animal Shelter

January 2007 - present

Director of Canine Rehabilitation and Training

Delta Humane Society Board of Directors August 2004 - October 2006

Regional Director, Dog Trainer

BCSPCA Delta and Richmond, BC

January 2004- June 2004

Community Advisory Committee, Dog Trainer

June 2003 - January 2004

Professional Referrals

Dr. Bettina Gemeinhardt
DVM, Tsawwassen Animal Hospital

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