Kadence K9 - Professional Canine Training
Kadence K9 classes take place on 35 acres of farmland in Northern British Columbia. We’re conveniently located 15 minutes east of Smithers and 5 minutes east of Telkwa and 25 minutes west of Houston. We offer you and your canine obedience, tracking and service/therapy dog training. In addition, we offer on site and in home behavioural consultations.
Our goal is to provide a rich learning environment and ongoing support for handlers and their canine companions.
Certifications & Expertise
About the Owner
Owner / Head Trainer
Cheryl McRae has over 30 years experience working with dogs in a variety of professional capacities. Along with her background in Dog Sports, Obedience, Tracking and Behaviour Modification, Cheryl has successfully owned and operated both Kadence K9 and Dog Digs for over 10 years, handling thousands of dogs annually. In addition to this, she is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and former Dog Control Officer.
Cheryl would like to share her years of hands-on experience to provide owners with the insight, and the tools, to create the companion they desire.
Grace and her dedicated boy Koko, love training together. Grace was having behavioural issues with her dog, which motivated her to register for professional training. It lit a spark in Grace to delve deeply into dog training, dog sport and behaviour modification. She has been working with Kadence K9 for the past year and has proven herself to be a talented dog trainer, as well as having a calm, kind and effective approach with our human clients. With Graces’ leadership, Koko has transformed from an unruly pup, into an enthusiastic obedience dog, as well as an accomplished tracking dog. Taking this path with Koko has inspired Grace to open her own business, offering top quality dog walking and dog daycare services serving Smithers, Telkwa and area. She can be found on Facebook at Grace Utz Dogwalking and Daycare. Grace is an asset to the Kadence K9 team and we look forward to our continuing association!
Kennel Manager / Apprentice Dog Trainer