Positive Reinforcement Obedience Training

Start off on the right foot by establishing a long-term healthy relationship with your new puppy or adult dog.

Train Without Food Treats

Professional Dog Trainer

In 2001 I became a Professional Dog Trainer because of my love of dogs and because of the frustrations of seeing so many dogs in shelters…

Meet Nina

Near You

Four locations in Vancouver!

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Anti-Social or Inappropriate Behaviour Problems

Learn how to keep your dog from jumping on people, barking, eating your shoes and other undesirable behaviors!

Not My New Shoes!

Professional Training

start obedience training with your dog right from day one.

Have a Good Dog for Life

Positive Reinforcement Training

positive reinforcementAlpha Dog Training uses positive reinforcement techniques without food incentives, gimmicks or force.

We expect our dogs to live with us under our terms and conditions, so it is essential to properly train and socialize them to adapt to their human pack and urban surroundings. I believe in friendly, positive reinforcement techniques and a praise/play reward system without food treats.



Canine Behaviour Specialist

NinaNina Houghton is a professional dog trainer and canine behaviour specialist in Vancouver. I am committed to using only friendly, positive training techniques based on you and your dog’s needs.

Graduating from the International College of Canine Behavioural Sciences in 2001 after completing Level 1 obedience, canine and training psychology. I continued my education further with the same College and graduated with the following: (more…)


Upcoming Group Classes

dig trainingRegister for obedience training classes directly through the links below or contact me for private, in-home training sessions.

Roundhouse Community Centre

Creekside Community Centre
Olympic Village

Mount Pleasant Community Centre
Kingsway & Main

Urban Puppy Daycare Centre
Hemlock Street & 6th Avenue

Jessica Silver & Luigi
We learned a lot from your class and are very grateful for your teachings. We both enjoyed your class immensely and appreciate the work you did with us!”
Katherine, Ayla & Gram
We thank you so much for the help and efforts you made for us an Ayla. Since coming to your class, Ayla has undergone huge transformations! Thank you! Thank you! You made school a fun and welcoming atmosphere for all of us. We know Ayla had fun :-). We would love to continue training in the future!