You're in good hands.

In 2021, Emily left her shelter career to help dogs whose guardians are at the end of their rope with fear, aggression, reactivity and herding breed challenges such as compulsive disorders.  She specializes in herding breed dogs who are struggling in pet homes.  If you're dealing with a reactive border collie, Australian Cattle Dog, Aussie or other herding group dog, you've found help!

Wild at Heart offers virtual group classes for reactivity, fear, aggression, and other issues that prevent people from living fulfilled lives with their dogs and a variety of webinars suitable for both trainers and pet guardians. Emily consults regularly on cases for rescues and shelters and helps other trainers through their cases. 

Certified and in good standing with:
-The Academy for Dog Trainers
-Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant through the IAABC
-Michael Shikashio's Aggression in Dogs Master Course
-was a member of the BC SPCA's AnimalKind program from 2021-2023
-Julie Naismith's Separation Anxiety Trainer Program 
-Certified Death Doula to assist with pet loss

Emily's long career with the BC SPCA has also given her a proven track record. She has personally handled over 2,000 dogs. With experience with many breeds and all problem behaviours, Emily has worked with dogs who desperately need intervention and behaviour modification.

Emily lives on the west coast of British Columbia with Mozzie, her rescue Australian Cattle Dog and Griff and Stormi, her working line border collies.  She works with guardians and their dogs across North America, Mexico, the UK and beyond.   She is a regular presenter on webinars, hosts the Wild at Heart Podcast, and is a co-host of Conversations From Under the Bus with Jean Donaldson, Kristi Benson and Lisa Skavienski, which can be found on YouTube and through The Academy for Dog Trainers on Facebook. 

"The best thing you can do for yourself and your dog is to contact her. Our lives are literally changed for the better!" -Melissa W.