About the Trainer


I’m Olive, thank you for taking a closer look at my Website, DOGGY DO’S & DON’TS. Allow me to tell you a little about myself to give you a sense of who I am, how I got into this business, and what it is I do.

This is ME as a seasoned four-year-old. (It was Easter, hence the hat). I won’t tell you how many decades ago this was, but it’s been more than a few.

I don’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t around or involved with dogs in some form or another. Some of my earliest childhood memories revolve around my father’s dogs and kennels. I learned from early childhood about: the importance of pack leadership; pack dynamics; and developing the bond of trust and respect with dogs.

After spending my first 25 years working in the business world, I was determined the next 25 would be spent doing what I loved. So, in 1996 I moved to Ireland and began working in a small established Greyhound Kennel.

Over the next 10+years, I studied and worked hands-on. I became responsible for handling the ‘problem’ dogs. Because of my experience, I could do temperament assessments and design programs to work effectively with the shy, fearful, and traumatized dogs that build trust and confidence – making their lives easier, less stressful, and more relaxed. More successful for all concerned!

This is Shadow and Sandy (R.I.P).

I’ve always had a soft spot for dogs in need and I soon rescued two beautiful girls who became my treasured companions.

As my reputation grew, I received more and more requests to expand my work to include ‘the family pet’ and all breeds of dogs. This was the direction my work developed… and I knew I’d found my calling!

By 2008, I had returned to Canada, become a Certified Master Trainer, and opened DOGGY DO’S & DON’TS … to provide customized training for my clients.

I love what I do!!!! I get great pleasure seeing the changes dog owners experience when their dogs typically don’t listen, and now suddenly, they do! When they feel so much more confident taking their dog out in public, and their dogs enjoy it so much more now too. It’s a wonderful feeling to take a family from, chaos breaking-out every time the doorbell rings, to having a calm, quiet dog that listens well, and visitors complement you about their good behavior.

The family is so much happier because there is more peace in the house. They can take down the gates, Grandparents aren’t afraid they’ll get jumped on, toddlers aren’t being knocked over crying, – so everybody can be together more often.

It’s a privilege, being able to come into a client’s home and effect changes in their dogs’ behaviour they didn’t think was possible. It changes peoples lives, and it brings me so much joy to see this happen!

From the very first visit, I’m able to really help my clients, it’s so rewarding for everybody. Everyone benefits – the dog, the family, the whole Pack!

I’d love to help you too. This is what I do… yes, even for your dog!

Warmest regards,

Olive Pearce, C.M.T.
Owner/Operator, Doggy Do’s & Don’ts