"Follow your passions: it will lead you to your purpose" - Oprah
I'm Shannon Broderick, my career with dogs began as a young teenager bathing dogs in the back of a grooming shop. My interest in behaviour and welfare started when I began volunteering with the dogs at my local humane society in London Ontario. In 1999 I made the trip to Whistler BC and began working as an enthusiastic young kennel hand at WAG that same year. My path and ultimately my career led me to the most vulnerable animals around the province where I have worked in many shelters and hospitals throughout Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast, Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton.
I have held many positions over my 20-year career including Shelter Manager, Animal Welfare and Behaviour Manager, Executive Director and BCSPCA Animal Protection Officer. I have been so blessed to work with many beautiful animals and meet and match up individuals and families. This unique opportunity to work with thousands of shelter animals and hundreds of families of newly adopted pets across BC is the inspiration for Canine Sublime. I understand that we are all different and our dogs are all very unique. My caring, fun-loving approach to training your dog is practical, kind and effective!
I firmly believe in the human-canine relationship being one of mutual understanding and respect.
I will immerse you fully in the training process, and I will teach you how to,
“Raise a dog you can take anywhere”
My beloved border collie cross, Abby. My soul warrior, my best friend. Our special friendship launched me into my commitment to bringing people and animals together. Her gift for16 years was showing me the power and sublime beauty of the bond between dog and woman.
The Association of Professional Dog Trainers
The international association of Animal Behavior Consultants
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Evaluator
AKC Community Canine Evaluator
Trick Dog Test Evaluator
Credentials and Awards
Animal Welfare Diploma - Thompson Rivers University
Science Based Dog Training Certificate – Dr. Ian Dunbar
Shelter Enrichment Certificate - Karen Pryor Academy
IAABC – Accredited dog trainer certificate
2009 Provincial BCSPCA staff excellence award
2010 Provincial BCSPCA shelter of the year award