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Training Coordinator

Lisa Boivin

Lisa is always behind the scenes keeping Kean's K9 running smoothly. She handles communication and scheduling!

K9 Obedience Instructor

Cosima Reye

Cosima joined the Kean's K9 Team in 2018 after completing her Criminology Degree at Nipissing University. Often seen with Echo (dog).

ABOUT CHIP KEAN

Chip joined the Canadian Forces in 1973 and has been involved in dog training since 1975.

 

His career in the military gave him some unique opportunities to obtain dog training education in all levels of Obedience, Tracking, Scent Detection and Protection Training from a Canadian Forces Kennel Master, RCMP and OPP Canine Handlers and the RAF Marham Dog Unit.

 

In 1978 his first German Shepherd "Max" earned his Companion Dog Excellent title. Chip was the head trainer of the Gander Obedience School.

 

He was also the Head Trainer for the Nipissing Kennel Club during his first tour in North Bay from 1979 to 1982. As well as Schutzhunde training while on his tour in Germany from 1982 to 1986. In 1989 he was transferred back to North Bay and has made the city his home. 

 

He has recently accepted the position of Senior Trainer & Behaviour Consultant for Citadel Canine Service. These institutions train and provide Service Dogs to Military, Police and First Responders who suffer from PTSD.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:​

  • Canine Social Behaviour & Communication

  • Rapid Reversal of Fear & Aggression In Dogs

  • How Dogs Learn

  • Conditioning

  • Applied Dog Behaviour

  • Therapy Dog Training

  • Service Dogs

  • Canine Sensory Abilities

  • Testing & Selection of Dogs

  • Behaviour Problems

  • Agility Training

  • Puppy Training

  • Dog Breeds

  • Understanding LIMA

  • Common Dog Behaviour Problems - Simple Solutions

  • Growl Class

  • Reliability & Games

  • Adult Dog Training Classes

  • Behaviour Counselling

  • Practical Behavior Info for Veterinary Practitioners

  • Navigating the Wild West of Service Dogs

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Chief Obedience Instructor

Behaviour Consultant

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MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Associate Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant

  • ​Certified Dog Obedience Instructor

  • ​Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (Dog Division)

  • Member of the Canadian Association of Service Dog Trainers

  • Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers

  • Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers​