Established 1997. Effective, professional training for every dog.

Skiplyn Kennels

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Our Staff

Taylor - Instructor & Administration 

I'm Taylor and I am the owner of four of the most wonderful dogs.  Lottie, Koenig and Vantage are all Border Collies and Grizzly is a German Shepherd mix. I first met Tammy at a Dog Sled Fun Race in Markstay in 2014. I enrolled at Skiplyn Kennels Dog Training in 2016 and I am very honoured to have started as an instructor here in 2018, and full time in 2020,

My dogs have brought me so much joy and adventure.  We enjoy training and competing in various dog sports, such as Disc, Rally Obedience, Agility, Dock Diving, Scent Detection and we've even tried dog sledding!

Since becoming an instructor at Skiplyn Kennels, I have had the opportunity to gain so much knowledge.  I love being a part of such a great group of dog trainers who are able to enrich so many pet owners lives.

Julia - Instructor 

My name is Julia and I have two English Setters.  Molly is a 6 year old female and Cinder is a male.  I enjoy hiking, camping, traveling and riding my bike with my dogs.  Our hope is to begin bird hunting with the dogs in the fall.

I started as a student at Skiplyn Kennels in 2016 when we first adopted Molly.  She came with a list of challenges and I quickly developed an understanding of the balanced approach to training.  I was successful implementing it with my own dogs.  I was excited when Tammy invited me to learn this method further and instruct under her supervision.  I often say that Tammy taught me how to really SEE my dogs - who they are and what they need.  I've been a trainer at Skiplyn Kennels since 2018.

Michele - Instructor & Puppy Camp Counsellor 

My name is Michelle and I own a beautiful 10 year old Husky/German Shepherd mix named Nakoma. Nakoma and I started training with Skiplyn in 2012 and in 2015 I started as an instructor! In our free time Nakoma and I enjoy some of our favourite things like canoeing, kayaking, hiking and spending time at camp. 

Skiplyn has make our life with Nakoma fun. I believe all dogs are like therapy dogs in some way or another and I encourage everyone to let us help you have the dog you deserve.

Shanon - Instructor 

My name is Shanon and I have been a registered veterinary technician (RVT) for close to 25 years, and I have been working in the veterinary profession for MORE than 25 years. My role as an RVT doesn't allow much chance to work with dog behaviour and training, so being at Skiplyn Kennels is contributing to my overall understanding of dogs. I have been a dog owner to 3 awesome dogs in the past and am currently the owner of the Havoc, the crazy Belgian Malinois.  I joined the Skiplyn team in 2015 and you'll often see Havoc and I working in various classes at Skiplyn Kennels - we both love obedience work! 

Kim - Instructor 

Hi my name is Kim and I am a dogoholic. I started training with Tammy in 2006. You will often hear me say it took me 6 years to master intermediate obedience, so I know what it's like when you feel like you're going nowhere with your dog! My 3 labs enjoyed doggie school training in obedience and agility. In the spring of 2017 I gladly joined Tammy's team, I love to see all the dogs and handlers improve. I am currently the proud owner of Breeze, Brooke and Caesar (all Labradors) and recently got a new Labrador puppy, Cleo, as well.