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Learn how to predict and shape your dog’s behaviour with confidence. We partner with dog trainer Elizabeth Moxness, the Tri-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.

Behaviour and Socialization Classes

Walk away confident in your ability to maintain control of your dog in increasingly distracting situations.
Call 604-469-3294
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 Dog 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 in Port Moody at Uptown Dawg!

Available Dog Training Programs


Trick Workshop

In this one-hour dog training 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, with large to small breeds and dogs of all ages being welcome!


Recall Workshop

In this dog training 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 Port Moody Adventure Hikes and Ranch runs too!

This hour long dog training 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 dogs learn better in a one on one environment and that’s okay too!

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

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

These dog training sessions take place in and around your home instead of at our Port Moody location, making it easy and convenient for you and your family.


Puppy Classes

Get your pup set up for life with this engaging mixture of Puppy Socialization and Obedience!

We will cover how to properly make doggy friends, and learn manners like leave it, no barking, no jumping and important commands like stay, come, and settle. We even cover a few fun tricks to impress friends and family!

This dog training class is for pups under 5 months. Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people. Being shy is ok!


Adult Obedience Classes

Whether this is your dog’s very experience with dog training, or a refresher on manners and obedience, this class is designed to help get you and your dog on the same page!

In this dog training course we cover more challenging versions of the basics; adding distance, distraction and duration to our commands. We make sure to work on focus and listening skills as dogs tend to become more distracted at the 6 month mark.


Reactivity Workshop

This 2 night dog training workshop is designed to get your dog to be more comfortable around triggers, bark and lunge less, and ultimately, focus more on you.

What we cover-

  • Building focus and eye contact commands
  • Teaching your dog to check in, with, and without, asking
  • How and when to interrupt a negative reaction
  • How and when to positively correct and reward
  • Maintaining focus during triggers
  • Alternate behaviours to reactivity
  • Body blocks
  • How to properly enter and exit triggering situations
  • Release words
  • And more!

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