Thank you for stopping by Diamond in the Ruff, Kelowna, Vernon and the Okanagan's premier choice for
professional dog training. If you're interested in receiving dog training from a recognized industry leader, then
you've come to the right place. Diamond in the Ruff is a member of the Association for Animal Behavior
Professionals (AABT), the International Positive Dog Training Association (IPDTA) and the Association of Pet Dog
Trainers (APDT) which means you can be confident knowing your dog will be trained using the most, gentle,
effective and well-researched techniques available.
Our head trainer Colleen McCarvill is certified by the Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT). In addition to
this certification, Colleen is an honours graduate of the Animal Behaviour College and is sought out as a highly
valued mentor for aspiring trainers. She continues to advance her education through enrollment in the Advanced
Dog Behaviour diploma with the Companion Animal Sciences Institute to advance her extensive experience.
Colleen would be pleased to assist you and would be happy to discuss your dogs individual training needs so
don't hesitate to contact her for a complimentary consultation. In the meantime, you can review our website for more
information and check out theChoosing a Trainer section to find out about what to look for in a trainer.
Diamond in the Ruff has been providing professional dog training services in the Calgary area for more than a
decade and has now expanded to Kelowna, Vernon and the Okanagan. During that time we have become
recognized as an industry leader in this field by offering gentle, effective and proven training methods to ensure you
and your dog are a successful team in all aspects of your relationship and training endeavors.
In an effort to continuously improve our service offering, we constantly seek out the latest and most current
educational seminars and workshops to remain aware of new trends in animal behavior training. The field of dog
training has evolved so much over the past 15 years and we pride ourselves on providing our clients access to
leading edge dog training programs.
We offer a broad range of services for our clients which include:
fit for a new fur family member
- Private Training in the comfort of your own home or outdoor location with your family
- Group Training in a safe, relaxed and fun environment with 6 - 12 other dog owners
- Behaviour/Temperament Assessments for difficult behavior problems and/or for selecting the best
Click here to learn more about Diamond in the Ruff's training philosophy
Diamond in the Ruff Inc.
Colleen McCarvill -
CPDT-KA - Certified
Professional Dog Trainer -
ABC-DT - Animal Behaviour
College certified Dog Trainer
(Honors - Mentor Trainer)
Professional Memberships -
AABT - Association for Animal
IPDTA - International Positive
Dog Training Association.
APDT - Association of Pet Dog
Currently completing the 4
year Advanced Dog
Behaviour Dip. with the
Companion Animal Sciences