Our Awesome Staff

Committed To Excellence

Yes, Dog! is fortunate to have an amazing, caring staff who are highly trained. Each of our team members are completing a diploma study course through Canine Principles. We believe ongoing training and a safe work environment leads to a more fulfilling experience while your dog is with us.

Denise

I love my job!

I am Denise and after many years of owning a business in the retail world of Vancouver it was time for a change. In 2000 I finally got a chocolate lab named Hershey and discovered a new passion, Dog’s, our precious fur babies.

Hersey and I started a small dog walking service in Vancouver and when Hersey passed away in 2013 we were heart broken. We moved to Airdrie in2015 and I was looking into Canine services when I found  Yes Dog!, Off Leash walking at a private acreage with a force free training approach! I contacted them and the timing was right. So here I am almost 4 years later and thankful to work with now a team of like-minded souls doing what we truly love.

In 2016 we were ready to open our hearts to another dog and with the help of some teammates we found our little Presley, at the time, rescued from a life of being a puppy mill mum, she was a very sickly 7 year old Australian Shepherd.  Now, healthy and active she serves as a Yes Dog! Lead Dog. Life doesn’t get any better than this!

Denise is a member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance and is currently completing her First Aid, Dog Walking and Canine Care Professional Diploma

Erin

Erin was born and raised in Calgary AB. Her passion is her two dogs, Sabre and Kiwi, who rule her household.  

Erin is a proud member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance and has a Dog Walking and Canine Care Professional diploma as well as a certificate in Canine First Aid. She is currently expanding her education with the PACE (Positive Approach Canine Education) program through the Cochrane and Area Humane Society after which she plans to become a certified trainer.

Erin hopes to use her training knowledge to help you build a lasting bond with your reactive dog by offering classes at Yes, Dog!

In her spare time, Erin loves to camp, hike, read, and snuggle her pooches.

Shyla

I moved to Airdrie after being adopted at the age of seven. I have always had a love for animals especially dogs and I am excited to have the opportunity to be working with them.  

I have a special connection and place in my heart for reactive dogs and I plan on pursuing my passion with Yes, Dog! and becoming a Force Free reactive dog trainer.

I am currently furthering my education with dog behaviour and working on my First Aid, Dog Walking and Canine Care Professional Diploma.  I am a member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance.

Athena

Born in St John’s Newfoundland and grew up camping I developed a love for nature and animals. I love going for walks and spending time with my 2 rescue dogs, Chico from Mexico and Zeus.  

In my free time I love Camping, dirt bike riding and spending time with family and friends.

Athena is a proud member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance and is currently working on completing her First Aid, Dog Walking and Canine Care Professional Diploma.

Hannah

Hi! My name is Hannah, a lifetime animal lover with a major passion (obsession) for dogs. Currently, I am a full-time student pursuing a Bachelors Degree in criminal justice, and when I’m not in school the rest of my time I spend working at Yes, Dog!, doing what I love most.

I moved to Airdrie from Saskatchewan in 2007 with my family. I always grew up with animals and developed a passion for caring and loving them at a young age. Shortly after my arrival to Airdrie my passion turned into a purpose when I met the love of my life, my German Shepherd rescue, Georgia. Seeing how much love and compassion an abused dog had to give, inspired my passion to connect and understand dogs and their behaviours. Georgia had so much to give and taught me what it’s like to love unconditionally even when faced with fear.  The adoption of Georgia sparked the start of an unbelievable journey, that led me to Yes, Dog! 

The work that I do with Yes, Dog!, reminds me every day you need to be gentle and have patience with animals in order to get positive results. Working with packs since 2016 at Yes, Dog! I hope to continue to learn and expand my knowledge and experience with the furry friends I love. 

Victoria

After a lengthy career with the RCMP I needed a change. I got my first ever dog in October 2012 and what a life-changing moment that was for me. It was love at first sight for me and my rescue Shepard Wally. I didn’t know a thing about training a dog or dog behaviours. All I knew is I loved him and I didn’t want to be “that guy” yelling at their dog in the park, so I started researching different training techniques and quickly became an advocate for positive approach methods. I started my small group walk business simply because I was at the park every day with my sweet Wally, and the more time I spent there the more fascinated I became in dog body language, canine communication and behaviours. Quickly my little pack service was growing so in 2014 we bought an acreage and our private park was open just a few days later.

In 2015 we adopted our second fur kid Anna Banana, a rescue Pitbull/Collie cross and she opened my eyes to the difficulties and misconceptions around reactive dogs and another passion was born.  Anna opened my eyes to the realities of owning a fear-based reactive dog, and I am excited to soon be expanding our service to include more work with reactive dogs.

Now as owner and operator of Yes, Dog!  I am proud to be running a force-free, positive approach group off leash service and incredibly humbled to have such a strong team of like-minded and passionate individuals working with me.