Reanne Heuston is the Owner of Pest 2 Pet Inc. in Calgary AB. Reanne Heuston started training before even her parents can remember. As a child and teen she was an active member of 4H Canada where she showed rabbits and horses. She also attended clinics, seminars, training classes and workshops involving all sorts of animals (mostly horses and dogs). When
she was 19 she attended the Tom Rose School for dog trainers where she earned her Professional dog trainer certificate with a 90% average and expanded her knowledge of tracking, narcotics and scent detection, advanced obedience, and bite work. Taking the knowledge from all of her previous learning she narrowed her focus to work with owners and pets to build better relationships through the use of science based positive reinforcement training.
Reanne attends animal training and behaviour workshops multiple times per year. She even observes methods she doesn’t use to keep up to date on current techniques to help owners transition to more positive methods of training. All challenges in pet behaviour are considered when a customer requests service. The best training technique or form of behaviour modification is chosen based on the pet and the owner. Reanne actively attends seminars, trade fairs, clinics and trials to keep up to date with current tools and techniques in dog training. Listed below are a few of the clinicians Reanne has taken workshops, seminars and courses from. Although she may not use methods from all of these, she has usually pulled bits and pieces of positive teaching (humans) and positive animal training from them. Conferences, workshops, online courses, and seminars include: 5 Years as a Mentor Trainer for the Animal Behaviour College, Clicker Expo, Cappdt conferences, Capdt conferences, Pat Hastings, Ken Ramirez, Turid Rugaas, Sue Sternburg, Dr.Ian Dunbar, John Rogerson, John Lyons, Shelley Mcdonald (CEF level 3 dressage instructor), Peter Campbell, Pia Silvani, Sarah Kalnajs, Pamela Dennison, Steve and Jennifer White, Dr. Patricia McConnel, Suzanne Clothier, Dr. Ray Coppinger, Tony Pallota, Susan Garrett, Karen Pryor, Karen Pryor Academy, Terry Ryan, Denise Fenzi, Fenzi Academy, Hannah Brannigan, Forrest Micke, Michael Ellis, Bobby Lyons, Marko Koskensalo and countless others. Reanne has also been a volunteer and donated to the BC SPCA, 4H Canada, multiple breed clubs, and multiple amazing rescues in Alberta as well as B.C. Her best and most thorough mentors have been the thousands of amazing animals she has worked with throughout her life and especially in her 15 professional years as an animal trainer and behaviour specialist.