Hello, hello!

I'm Caryn Liles!

I help dog-guardians go from feeling overwhelmed, embarrassed, and confused to feeling clear, supported, and confident in changing their dog's behaviour through positive reinforcement, routines, and relationship-building.

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You love your dog but you’re struggling to train them in a way that's efficient and effective. It feels overwhelming and frustrating. You adopted a dog to enjoy each other's company and right now it's not feeling as enjoyable as it could.

Walks feel chaotic and even embarrassing, leaving them alone results in complaints from the neighbours, having visitors over is damaging your pride, and doG forbid you leave a crumb of food on the counter...Fido loves to surf! 

Go from a place of overwhelm and anxiety, to a place of confidence and enjoyment!

Whether you have a brand new puppy, a new mystery-history rescue, or a spicy adult dog who needs a couple tweaks, you’ll find what you’re looking for here at TCCE.

You can get science-based guidance from a qualified professional AND feel supported while connecting with other like-minded guardians who are navigating the same challenges with their dogs.

You can do all of this without paying an exorbitant amount of money by the hour for a fraction of the support.

I can help you by meeting you exactly where you are.

I've helped thousands of dog-guardians thrive, rather than simply survive.

Are we the right fit for each other?

You are right for TCCE+ if:

  • you know there’s no magic wand when it comes to raising a dog and changing their behaviour
  • you’re willing to put in the time to learn about how your dog works so you can work with them and not against them

TCCE+ is right for you if:

  • you want a dog who listens to you because they trust you rather than a dog who listens to you because they fear you
  • you want to raise your dog with compassion and curiosity rather than punishment and power struggles

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About Caryn Liles, Founder, Head Trainer & Behaviour Coach

Caryn speaks from the heart, injecting humour and compassion into all her work. She strives to inspire pet guardians and pet professionals to take an active role in learning “doglish” and to communicate with compassion and curiosity through humane and science-based training.

With five certifications under her belt, she is a lifelong learner; she earns continuing education credits each year, ensuring that she is up to date with her skills and knowledge. She is certified as a Professional Dog Trainer, a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, a Family Paws Parent Educator, a Fear Free Certified Professional, and a Primary TagTeach Instructor.

TCCE began in 2008 and quickly grew to a full brick and mortar location, running 6 days per week with a team of qualified instructors, dedicated to achieving stellar results with clients and their dogs. In 2020, TCCE’s brick and mortar location closed due to the pandemic and transitioned 100% online to a membership model.

Not to sweat! Caryn had been teaching virtually across North America for many years already, so this was an exciting transition that allowed TCCE to reach dog guardians worldwide with almost-daily support and endless resources.

Caryn is recommended by other pet professionals, veterinarians and veterinary behaviourists. Clients jokingly (or not) refer to her as “my dog’s social worker” or “our therapist”.

Caryn has trained dogs, cats, horses, chickens, a rat and even a goldfish. She has a soft spot for German Shepherds and reactive dogs.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer - CSAT (2014)
  • Family Paws Parent Educator - FPPE (2018)
  • Fear Free Certified Trainer - FFCT (2017)
  • Primary TagTeach Instructor (2011)
  • Doggone Safe - Bite Prevention Presenter (2011)
  • Certified Dog Walker - CDW (2013)
  • Pet First Aid & CPR (2008-present)
  • The Academy for Dog Trainers (2016) - student on hiatus
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed - CPDT-KA (2012) - allowed membership to expire due to personal differences

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