Greetings from Fearless Fido
My name is Bethany Coles, CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed). I started my dog training journey through Rainbow Paw Dog Training School – Professional Dog Trainer Program with Delecia Maynard, CPDT-KA as my instructor/mentor (2013-2016).
Since my time with Rainbow Paw, I have been fortunately very busy teaching group classes & private sessions, obtaining field related Continued Educational Units and striving for new Community Outreach opportunities. It is an ongoing personal goal of mine to further my education while continuing the work that I love. This is why I initially decided to start my own force free dog training business – Fearless Fido. (See below to see what we have been up to.
Volunteer trainer & dog walker at the Prince Edward Island Humane Society (2014)
Ongoing sponsor of PEIHS Annual Golf Tournament (2017-2019)
Ongoing Sponsor/ R+ Canine Education presenter/ Intro to Agility Demonstrations with Bark for Life (2014-2019)
R+ clicker demonstrations, Bite Prevention Presentations & Agility Demonstration for the children at our local Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) Vet Camp (2014-2015)
AVC mini conference attendee – SCAVMA Disaster Preparedness Conference (2014) and Animal Welfare in Practice-Applied Equine Behaviour Conference (2015)
Professional member Association for Professional Dog Trainers (2014-2020) – Attended the APDT educational conferences in both Hartford Connecticut (2014), and Dallas Texas (2015)
Professional member Pet Professional Guild (2015-2020) – Attended the PPG Educational Summit in Tampa Florida (2016) and Orlando Florida (2017)
Working with Reactive Dogs – Hosted with Guest Speaker Tristan Flynn, CDBC, CPDT-KA in Charlottetown (2016)
Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) (certified 2016, re-certified 2019)
StartUp Zone Charlottetown-Local Business Incubator, Anchor Company (2018 – 2020)
Aggression in Dogs, Applied Behaviour Modification & Safety, and Defensive Handling Seminar w/ Michael Shikashio & Trish Loehr in Halifax (2018)
School of Canine Science – Puppy Lab w/ Jo Rosie Haffenden, Nando Brown & Dean Nicholas (2019)
Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid – trained & certified (2019)
Member of our Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce (2019-2020)
We choose only the most up to date progressive, evidence/science/reward based methods when coaching you and your dog. At Fearless Fido our focus is primarily on trust, freedom of choice, cooperation and respect rather than relying on the heavily overused and misunderstood dominance/alpha theory.
Our goal is – NO Pain. NO Force. NO Fear.