Stefania and her dogs, Cassie & Bruna
Stefania Butkovic- Owner/Operator
Stefaniais studying to achieve a diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology through CASI and eventually to become a Certified Dog Trainer through the Karen Pryor Academy using Clicker Training and positive reinforcement as her main tools. She is currently certified in Low Stress Handling through Dr. Sophia Yin's Silver Certification program and has completed the KPA Foundations course as well as several other courses. She reguarly attends seminars and courses in an effort to stay up to date in her field of work and to continue her education in the science behind your fuzzbutts! She’s been a Dog Sitter & Dog Walker for many years, and is affectionately referred to by her peers as “The Dog Lady”.
Stefania is pursuing her dream of working with animals as a career. She is a lover of community and entrepreneurship. After years of brain storming, she finally started her own business “Mindful Mutts” which combines all things dog in one place; training, group care, and pet first aid! She has launched her own pilot project of a Low-Stress Handling Certified Dog Daycare & Training facility in May of 2016 so that she’s able to foster and work with many more dogs than she can possibly do in the “comfort” of her living room ;)
What’s next for Stefania? In the interest of pet health, Stefania has been Pet First Aid certified through Walks ‘N’ Wags since 2014 and is now a Certified Pet First Aid Instructor! WNW is a national leader in Pet First Aid that uses live animals for a unique hands-on experience and is veterinary approved! Stefania will continue to learn and grow her knowledge of all things dogs for a long time to come!
Low Stress Handling Certified Group Dog Care + Positive Training in #NEWWESTMINSTER