Emma Cilliers

Emma has been involved with animals for as long as she can remember. She has worked in the pet industry for 8 years, as a dog daycare attendant and as a veterinary technician. Emma is a graduate from the International Academy of Canine Trainers, a training school registered with the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. The curriculum is based on requirements outlined by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT.com) and she believes in training based on today’s standards of positive reinforcement training and scientific learning theory.

Emma is also a certified teacher with the BC ministry of education and is fascinated by learning theory for both humans and animals. As a teacher, she understands the importance of patience, positivity, support and clarity when dealing with students, human or canine. Emma has never met a dog she doesn’t like and is dedicated to helping dogs and people establish clear and enjoyable communication skills. She is so excited to be a part of the Babydog/TomeyK9 team.

Emma has a special place in her heart for dogs that have been adopted and/or rescued and is inspired by her own rescue dog Pippin to support local rescues and advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves.