about the trainer

Wise Canine Training & Behavior is owned and operated by Michelle Wieser, KPA CTP

About Michelle Wieser

Karen Pryor Academy, Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP)

CTP Certification Number: 75133

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Wise Canine Training is owned and operated by me, Michelle Wieser KPA CTP. I've taught and assisted in dog training programs in Whitehorse for 20 years through local dog training clubs. I have technical knowledge and hands-on skills in positive, science and behavior-based training methods.


Education & Certifications

My education includes a Professional Dog Trainer Certification and Puppy Start Right Instructors Certification from the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training and Behavior. The Karen Pryor Academy is widely acknowledged as one of the most outstanding and rigorous training programs available to serious professional dog trainers. Founded by world-renowned trainer an author Karen Pryor, this intensive program sets its graduates apart in an industry without professional standards. 


I have completed the Aggression in Dogs Master Course for Trainers and Behavior Consultants taught by world renowned aggression expert, Michael Shikashio, CDBC. This comprehensive program has equipped me with the knowledge and skills to assess risk, improve safety, and implement behavior change strategies designed to reduce aggressive behavior. 

In addition, I am a Professional Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers. I have completed coursework focused on aggression, early puppy socialization, behavior assessment and prevention, managing fearful, reactive and aggressive behavior, addressing self control issues, increasing focus for highly distracted dogs, and scent detection. Each year, I participate in continuing education programs to ensure the training you receive is based on modern research. 

Review my FAQ and Education & Credentials pages to learn more about my certification and how and I can help you achieve your training goals using modern, humane training methods.

My Dog

Timber is my second Pit Bull Terrier type dog. She's highly intelligent, sensitive, and struggles with fearful behavior. She has motivated me to complete a number of additional training courses on force-free behavior modification and life skills training. These methods have had an incredible impact on Timber's behavior, well-being, and our relationship. I'm excited to share what we've learned with you! You'll find photos and videos featuring Timber throughout this site and on the Wise Canine social media pages.​

Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
Puppy Start Righ Preschool Certification