WoofBaby Den is a unique dog facility that offers training by our professional canine behaviorist, grooming by our knowledgeable groomer, and personalized daycare. A fun, force-free, and innovative facility, WoofBaby Den’s aim is to provide specialized services for your dog and you. Fostering a holistic approach and a positive, respectful environment both dog and owner are cared for and valued by us.
Michelle has always had a unique gift with animals, as a kid she preferred to spend time with her cats and dogs than play with the neighborhood kids. This passion continued and through careful observation and working with them Michelle developed an innate sense of how animals communicate.
In recent years training has shifted to a method of positive reinforcement and catch phrases, such as ‘dominance’ and ‘punishment’ were quickly disappearing, however, Michelle’s passion for training was not! Wanting to learn more Michelle chose to attend Companion Animal Sciences Institute which offers a solid science-based program with non-aversive methods. This intensive self-study course changed her training methods substantially giving her a whole new approach and helped her explain the changes in dog behavior to owners. She now works more with the owners, coaching them in canine communication and assisting them in training for success and supporting them as they look for long term benefits with their dog.
Woofbaby Den is the result of that leap of faith and is Michelle’s life long dream come true. Located in High River Alberta, Woofbaby Den is here for you and your dog.
Michelle’s intent at WoofBaby Den is to offer a safe space where owners and dogs feel at home with little stress and lots of love.
Caity first found her passion in training dogs when she began training a service dog for her sister. Since then, her and Vayga, her senior boxer, have earned three trick dog titles together. Caity has apprenticed under various trainers for the last 2 years and hopes to earn her dip. CBST this year. She adopted Smithers, a Boston Terrier, earlier this year and has been training him for various venues such as conformation, rally obedience, tricks, and service dog work. Caity strives to bring passion and knowledge to the Woofbaby team.