Dog Training, Behaviour Shaping School For Dogs

Learn how to predict and shape your dog’s behaviour with confidence. We partner with Elizabeth Moxness, the Trie Cities famous Critter Gal to help you become a confident leader of the pack.

Behaviour and
Socialization Classes

Walk away confident in your ability to maintain control of your dog in increasingly distracting situations.

Call 604-469-3294

Pick My Dawg Up From Daycare


$150 + tax for 4 weeks
(for pups under 6 months old)

Learn valuable tools to get your pups behaviour off to a great start.

The course covers:

  • Puppy socialization
  • Build your pup's confidence
  • Basic pup manners

The course helps you better understand your pup's behaviour, body language, and development.

For Dawgs


Schedule Your Dog's Spa Visit
(for pups over 6 months)

Learn valuable strategies to get your dog's behaviour back on track.

The course covers:

  • Intro to manners and behaviour strategies
  • Continued socialization
  • How to increase your dog's confidence

The course will give you a better understanding of general canine behaviour.


The class taught us how to better interact with our dogs!

I enjoyed how Elizabeth knew how to fix all the problems Charlie was having!

— Hanjo Zink


Meet the Trainer- Elizabeth Moxness “Critter Gal”

Hi I’m Elizabeth! My career with animals began as a daycare worker, dog walker, pet sitter, and assistant therapeutic canine swimmer. Through this work, I discovered a love of canine behaviour and training and started my dog training service called Critter Gal.

My goal is to help dog parents feel confident in their pup’s skills and in their capability to maintain control of their dog in stressful or unpredictable situations.

I’m a graduate of the DogStars (a PCTIA accredited school) Dog Trainer program, and I’m a member of both the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (CAPPDT).

I can’t wait to see you and your pup at Uptown!

Dog Training, Behaviour Shaping School For Dogs

Available Programs

Trick Workshop


In this one-hour workshop your dog will learn 5 amazing tricks to wow your friends and family!

  • Spin
  • Bow
  • Jump Through a Hoop
  • Rollover
  • Crawl

Trick training is a fantastic way to settle an excitable dog or build confidence in a nervous one. This class takes place on leash and all breeds & ages are welcome!

Recall Workshop


In this workshop your dog will learn how to develop a reliable recall.

A strong come command is very important for safety and maintaining a good relationship with your dog, and as a bonus it means they can enjoy our Adventure Hikes and Ranch runs too!

This hour long workshop will cover:

  • Recall while stationary
  • Recall while in motion
  • Emergency recall with distractions
  • Invisible recall (owner out of sight)

You’ll leave equipped for any situation that may require your dog to come when called.

Private Workshop


Some dog’s learn better in a one on one environment and that’s okay too!

These sessions are great option for when you’d like the training to come to you!

Elizabeth offers 1-hour training sessions in packages of 1, 3, or 5 sessions.

These sessions take place in and around your home making it easy and convenient for you and your family.

Feel Confident In Your Ability To Maintain Control In Unpredictable Situations With Your Pup