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Andrew Mccausland, CPDT-KA
Behavior Specialist & Instructor

Andrew shares his life with two dogs and a cat, he is actively involved in many dog sports including herding, nosework, agility, rally obedience, flyball, acting, tricks, disc sports, kick sledding and some tracking.

His greatest training interests involve activities that provide for a dog's mental and physical well-being. During his time working in shelters, he developed a passion for providing behavior modification, training and enrichment to help ensure the behavioural wellness of the dogs while in the shelter’s care.


  • At university, he was fortunate to have worked on several dog cognition projects
  • Listed as co author on 2 recently published canine cognition papers
  • Worked in Winnipeg’s largest shelter in the behavior department, where he also taught group classes
  • Member of Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Member of International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
  • Member of Dunbar Academy
  • Certified Level 1 Judge for WSDA Scent Trials

Professional Development

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
  • Degree in Anthropology & Zoology
  • On-going studies to pursue a degree in biological sciences and psychology
  • Absolute dogs training academy
  • Absolute dogs pro dog trainer course, pro dog trainer geek
  • School of Canine Science - Scent for Six

Andrew is Currently Owned By...

Darwin (Mini Poodle) & Niko (Border Collie)

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