Now servicing Downtown, East side,
& West side Vancouver
IF YOU ARE OUT OF CATCHMENT AND WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH ME,
WE CAN MEET IN A QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD WITHIN MY SERVICE AREAS
Living with a rescue dog can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience but it also comes with its own set of unique challenges. These dogs have often been through difficult experiences—including abuse, neglect, or abandonment—and may carry with them behavioural issues as a result.
Q&A Dog Training exists to train your dog using the most up-to-date, science and reward-based methods in the industry. As a specialist in rescue and reactivity cases, I will coach you on how to best work around your dog’s triggers, assist you in helping your dog feel comfortable in their new surroundings, and help you set up their new environment in a way that makes them feel safe and secure.
Changing behaviours doesn't happen overnight but I can guarantee that you will be heard and supported every step of the way. I have your dogs best interest in mind and will go at the pace you and your dog are most comfortable with.
With a little understanding, teamwork, and training—and maybe some help from our veterinarian friends—it's possible to manage your dogs behaviour and improve their quality of life.
Masina's love for dogs and commitment to using humane training methods, along with her desire to be her own boss, led her to start Q&A Dog Training in Vancouver, Canada. Her passion for helping dogs and their guardians has driven her to build her own business based on positive reinforcement or force-free training. Masina's business focuses on helping people understand dog body language and implementing strategies to further enrich their dog's life. Shes had a soft spot for reactivity, rescue, and abuse cases since day one.
KIND WORDS FROM HAPPY PEOPLE & THEIR PETS
"Working with Masina over our sessions we got was so rewarding and interesting for both myself and my dog Pinot. She explained everything so well and the progress we made in only three sessions has been incredible. She has given us great confidence in our journey together & I cannot thank her enough!"
"I've got a rescue dog with some anxiety issues and from the first meeting my pup listened to all of Masina's cues and i had full confidence in her straight away. I've never had such helpful advice with any other trainer even down to homemade puzzles to keep him entertained! I would recommend Masina for any doggo needs! My Rocco was so happy after our sessions, he can't wait to see her again."
I’d like to acknowledge that I reside, work and play on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
I am grateful to the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island who have cared for these lands since time immemorial. I hold my hands up to their amazing resistance, resilience and strength in the face of ongoing dispossession and colonial violence.