GTHS Dog School

Please note that due to a staff leave, GTHS Dog School will be on hiatus for the 2024 calendar year.

If you are in need of behavioural and training support in the meantime, please reach out to Jodie Hawker at Happy Paws Canine Solutions, serving Meaford, Owen Sound, Collingwood, and The Blue Mountains.


Erika’s love for animals started at a young age, where you could often find her riding her bike around town with a pack of neighbourhood dogs in tow or just at home with her abundance of animals. Erika is a Certified Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and has served in various animal care positions. Her most recent work was also in a shelter environment where she focused on canine and feline training using positive reinforcement. Erika has experience training a variety of dogs, with her primary focus and expertise on those that display behaviour issues. Erika is a Fear-Free Shelter graduate and a strong advocate for the humane care and protection of all animals.

Stay informed on GTHS events, initiatives and programs. Learn how the GTHS team is serving the pets and people of the South Georgian Bay Area. Read heart-warming Happy Tails about GTHS Alumni. See a lot of really cute pictures of dogs and cats!