compassion • ADVOCACY • science

penticton dog trainer sandy wei with dog gustavo

Penticton and South Okanagan’s multi-certified dog trainer, accredited by BCSPCA AnimalKind, using progressive dog training methods backed by science from a place of compassion involving advocacy. Wei with Tails’ mission is to provide training that treats behaviours and meets the needs of everyone involved allowing for a harmonious partnership.

We acknowledge each dog as an individual. Our custom training plans utilize positive reinforcement and evidence-based methods only. Yes, we use food and whatever else the dog finds reinforcing. We empower guardians with management that sets the dog up for success, functional techniques that involve pattern games and choice while taking into account important factors like the dog’s history, background and threshold for stressors. 

Wei With Tails’ is centered around building trust and confidence in each other. We will never encourage physical force, psychological pressure, punishment, intimidation tactics or use of punitive tools. Dominance methods have proven to have eventual consequences such as increased aggression and mental harm which compromises the dog’s welfare.

The dog training and pet care industry is unregulated. Please work with professionals who invest in continued education and are recognized by BCSPCA or are Fear Free Certified.

what clients are saying

This training was super valuable and I feel like I have a clear path forward with strategies to help both me and my dog be successful. Sandy is super professional, organized, supportive and embodies the true meaning of fear and force free training. She is able to teach each component with positive reinforcement the guiding principle behind how she leads. I confidently recommend Wei With Tails if you are looking to have a great partnership with your dog and gain practical skills to help in all areas of daily living. Thanks Sandy

– Heather McVicar & Ty