About the Northern Noses Team

Head Trainer/Groomer - Amy Atkinson


AnimalKind BCSPCA Accredited


Meet my pups below


I am a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior and am a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP), as well as a BC SPCA AnimalKind Accredited Trainer. I have been working with dogs in the grooming, daycare, and training industry for 10+ years and am committed to both grooming and training using only humane, reward-based, positive reinforcement methods.

I started Northern Noses Pet Services because I believe that owning a dog is an amazing and rewarding experience, but also a responsibility. Through training and grooming my own dogs I feel like I have a greater understanding of them, and I firmly believe in the owner-dog relationship being one of mutual understanding and respect.

My goal is to help you give your pups the most fulfilled life so that they can become happy and well-mannered members of the family.


The Northern Noses Pups



Staffordshire Terrier/Australian Cattle Dog

DOB: Sept 2012

Completed Training: Basic Obedience Levels 1-2

Scent work levels 1-4

Tracking level 1

Titled Scent Work Dog: CW-SPA, CW-SDA, CW-SI, CW-SSS, SOG, DOG, SD-S, SSG-NC, SSG-NI

Trick Titles: NTD



English Black Labrador Retriever

DOB: Dec 2018

Completed training: puppy training classes

Basic Obedience levels 1-2

Scent Work Levels 1-3

Tracking Level 1

Titled Scent Work Dog: CW-SP

Trick Titles: NTD

Dock Diving Titles: DN