Welcome to my Web home! I’m Noel Pepin and I invite you to be part of a different kind of dog community.
Noel Pepin Canine Behaviour Specialists – NPC – grew out of my love for teaching, and my love for dogs. For many years, my main focus was teaching humans; my hobby was training dogs. Twenty five years ago, I decided to combine both of my interests and started Noel Pepin Canine Behaviour Specialists, a dog training School dedicated to presenting a balanced and systematic approach to dog education. I wanted to create a friendly and effective learning environment for owners and their dogs.
My background as a teacher allowed me to develop a sequenced curriculum for dogs, using motivational strategies to master clear learning goals. I used the same teaching/learning strategies successfully with my own dogs.
My dogs have achieved titles and certifications in Canadian Kennel Club Obedience and Tracking competitions. I have bred, trained, and certified multiple dogs to internationally recognized Schutzhund (IPO) titles, in tracking, obedience, and protection.
My greatest satisfaction, however, comes from being a teacher – now with dogs and their people. Working with individual pet owners to overcome problems that emerge as their dog goes from being a puppy, to an adolescent to an adult, is so rewarding. Working with group classes of puppies and young dogs, as they learn to sit, to come and to walk without pulling, still makes me excited. Seeing owners laugh and learn with their dogs brings me joy.
In 2020 I was honoured to have been asked by the BC Institue of Justice to become a Validator in the Service Dog Program. In this capacity, I will be evaluating service dogs to ensure they meet the stringent requirements of the BC Institue of Justice.
I feel very fortunate to be able to work with dogs and an exceptional team of training associates and assistants. I am proud to work with the NPC team. They understand the skills and theories presented in our classes, and treat all clients with respect. We stand by our motto, ‘Your success is our success!’
Recently, NPC expanded to include dog related products. We provide training and nutrition products we believe in; quality products which are ethically sourced and have as little impact on our environment as is possible. Many of our products are locally manufactured. Our leather leashes are beautiful, functional and biodegradable. Even our dry dog food bags from ‘Open Farms’ can be returned to us for return to “TerraCycle” to be recycled.
Our mission is to provide great dog education, quality products, and friendly service. Please join us!
Lynda and her special dog boys, Max and little Ollie, love training. Lynda is genuinely excited when she is training her dogs and shares this excitement when working with class participants and their dogs. Lynda carefully watches clients and their dogs, and then shares practical suggestions in a friendly and supportive manner. Her cheerful demeanor is appreciated by all of us at NPC Canine.
Dee Howard is a gifted animal trainer, working with horses and with dogs. Dogs enjoy her relaxed style. I love watching Dee when she takes the leash to show owners how to get their dog’s to willingly perform obedience skills.
I feel very fortunate to have a trainer of Treana Rink’s expertise and experience on Staff. Treana has distinguished herself by winning awards at Canadian Kennel Club Obedience Trials. She ‘reads’ dog body language and helps participants to understand what their dog is communicating.