CPDT-KA, CTDI, CARO Rally-Obedience Judge, UpDog Games Judge
Dove Cresswell, CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed), CTDI (Certified Trick Dog Instructor) is also a Teamsters Union professional Animal Trainer for the film industry and has worked on many major films and tv series, including Once Upon A Time, A Million Little Things, Marmaduke, Cats and Dogs 2, X-Files 2, Marley and Me 2: The Puppy Years, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3: Dog Days, and many, many more. Dove has been training multiple species of animals for film since 2000.
Dove has competed in both Rally-Obedience and Agility with her dogs, competing all over North America, earning titles such as Agility Trial Champion of Canada (ATChC), podium placements with multiple dogs at the AAC Nationals 2012, 2013 and Regionals 2011-2019 and in multiple USDAA Regional and National competitions; Rally-O Versatility (CRVMCL) title including perfect 200 scores. She also competes in Disc Dog competitions with her Australian Koolie dogs Torque & Jedi.
Dove and Torque also earned a Silver Medal at the Cynosport World Agility Games of 2018, and 1st place in the extremely competitive 20″ Regulars height class at the 2019 BC/YR AAC Agility Regional Championships. In 2020 Torque won a National Championship in the UKI Canada Cup, and more recently, in Aug 2021 both her dogs earned Gold Medals in Pentathlon the UKI Classic Cup Agility Competition, as well as both took 1st Place in the Masters Series in two different height classes. Dove can often be found ringside cheering loudly for her students and friends as well!
Dove has also been very involved with several local dog rescue groups and has fostered over 75 dogs in her home over 10 years. Thanks to fostering all of these dogs in need, she had lived with dogs first hand who had a variety of special needs and behavioural issues including various anxieties and reactivity. Learning to live with and train these dogs to become wonderful family members for their new adoptive homes has given Dove a very broad range of training experience. She has fostered many different breeds and mixes, from chihuahuas to mastiffs.