Dian McTaggart

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First Name: 
Dian
Last Name: 
McTaggart
Summary: 

Dian McTaggart is the owner of Holistic Canine Training, offering positive reinforcement dog training classes and TTouch workshops in Ottawa, Ontario. Dian’s main focus is to build a strong relationship between owners and their canine companions. This is achieved by making training and teaching fun for both the handler and the dog.

A certified TTouch practitioner, Dian works with companion animals such as dogs and cats. The goal of TTouch is to reduce stress in your pet so that the he/she can become a better learner. When a pet is relaxed, the pet is in a better state of mind to process cues and respond to the training. The release of tension allows the dog, or any learner, to think rather than react.

Dian offers Urban Dog Manners classes that focus on foundation skills such as eye contact, loose-leash walking, settle, and target training. Her puppy classes focus on the development of skills such as sit, down, come, off/leave it, and exercises for bite inhibition. Fun team-building classes include Novice Rally Obedience and Tricks & Games. All classes are intended to make learning fun for the handler and dog.

Bio: 

Dian McTaggart is the former Chair and the current Ottawa Team Leader for Therapeutic Paws of Canada. Therapeutic Paws of Canada (TPOC) is a non-profit organization of volunteers providing animal resources for human needs through regular visits to hospitals, residences, schools, universities, and similar settings.

In her role as Team Leader, Dian is the key contact for new members looking to volunteer.  Dian is pleased to be part of a dedicated group of volunteers that brings joy to the clients we visit in long term care, hospitals, schools and college/universities.

Dian has participated with her canine companions in Rally Obedience, agility, and freestyle.

Services Offered: 
  • Private consultations for dog training and TTouch (in-home training sessions)
  • Classes for puppy training, Good Manners, Rally Obedience, and Tricks & Games
  • TTouch workshops on how to reduce stress in pets. Offered to pet owners, those who work in rescue, and vet techs.
  • Demonstrations to businesses, clubs, and rescue organizations
Services Offered Summary: 
Private consultations for dog training and TTouch pet massage (in-home training sessions) Classes for puppy training, Good Manners, Rally Obedience, and Tricks & Games TTouch workshops on how to reduce stress in pets. Offered to pet owners, those who work in rescue, and vet techs.
Contact Information
Phone Number: 
+1 (613) 225-4853
Location: 
77 Tiverton Drive
K2E 6L9 Nepean , ON

History

Member for
5 years 2 months