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Guy Lapierre

Feeding Time is Training Time – Step One

This is how my puppy, River, eats every piece of food she gets. Feeding time is training time. My dogs work for a living. This provides some of the mental stimulation they need and when combined with physical exercise most of the behaviour problems we see simply go away or are severely diminished. This is how I instruct all of ... Read More »

It’s OK, He’s Friendly

“It’s okay….he’s friendly!!” Let’s discuss the importance of Off-Leash Recall. How many times have you heard an owner yelling that out to you from afar as his off leash dog runs towards you full tilt while ignoring all his owners attempts to call him back? Often the dogs name is repeated over and over and over, the word “treat” is ... Read More »

My Last Dog…

My last dog… No,…that is not a statement. I have not sworn off dogs and will most certainly welcome another with open arms when our 4 canine family members cross over the Rainbow Bridge. This isn’t a rant either,…rather an attempt to point out something that some dog owners often get hung up on. I’ve lost count of the number ... Read More »

Why I Became a Dog Trainer

I am frequently asked why I became a dog trainer. The answer is simple really – I love dogs and like to help troubled dogs. As you may imagine, the reasons go deeper than that so let me explain. A few years ago my wife and I adopted a rescue dog and we named her Karma. She’s a German Shepherd ... Read More »

Dog Rescue in Nova Scotia on The Radio : UPK9

Dog Rescue in Nova Scotia Hey everyone! Today we have an interview with Guy and Kimberly Lapierre have opened up their own dog rescue organization called Dog-Karma here in Halifax. Their organization differs from others by having each dog go through a training program to aid in their behaviour problems before they are adopted out into their new homes. This ... Read More »