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Pet Dog Training

Do you need help training your dog?

Is your dog out of control?

Does he need house training?

Does he walk you on the leash?

Counter surf?

Bark non-stop?

Reactive towards other dogs and humans? Biting? Chewing issues? Crate issues? ...the list goes on and on
Thought you could obedience train your furry family member yourself but don't have enough knowledge or time?

Learn how to train your dog to be highly obedient by a World Champion Competitor and Dog Obedience Trainer

Christine Kisser's most recent accomplishments in dog training competitions;

  • FMBB 2020 World Championships for Malinois Canada #1
  • 4th Place FMBB 2019 Malinois World Champion 
  • 1st Place USA IGP National Malinois Champion 2019 
  • Highest points in Canada 2018  tracking, obedience & protection
  • 2nd Place WUSV World Champion 2015 German Shepherd

To learn more about Coach Christine Kisser please click HERE

Christine believes that every dog owner should learn how to train their own dog. Owning a dog is a lifelong journey and commitment to train and live with the animal.

She offers private one-on-one lessons coaching you how to train your own dog or Board & Train programs where she will take your dog and train it for you. Every Board & Train client will need to commit to one-on-one lessons with Christine after their dog has completed their 'B & T' This requisite is to ensure that you  will understand the methods used to train your dog and how to continue training your dog at home.

Training a dog requires a lifetime commitment and cannot be fully completed in a 2 week or 4 week program. However during a B & T Christine  can instill a very clear foundation obedience thereby ensuring your training at home is more clear to the dog

Christine offers intensive private one on one lessons loaded with information to assist each owner in learning how to read their dogs 'type' through the dogs body language and behaviours.

Each dog has their own unique learning style and behaviours. It is imperative that each owner learn how to read their dogs type, their dogs body language and learn how to train it acordingly

During a B & T program Christine will train your dog to wait at doors, calm down in the house, understand house and life rules,  heel, sit, stay, lay down on command and under distractions. A high importance is put on  crate training and mat training.

2 Week Board and Train: basic foundation obedience, leash manners, house and life manners started

4 Week Board and Train : all of the above as well as; advanced off and on leash training, distraction and duration training, street behaviours, reactivity issues, behavioural management

Training Style:

Christine firmly believes in reading each dog individually and training them accordingly. She practices many different training styles to include: positive reinforcement methods, clicker training, balanced training methods for more difficult to train dominant breeds and advanced off leash electronic collar training Christine will choose the training style that is most appropriate and effective for the dog in front of her. 
Group lessons  are not offered at Ruffdog because she believes foundation training should be taught to a young dog without distractions. Once your dog understands the foundation obedience it is then fair to implement distractions and ask for duration under distraction

Pricing Structure:

  • Initial Private lesson (includes assessment, theory & practical training of your dog)  2.5hours $350.00
  • Private Lesson Drop In:  1 hour $125.00   (includes voice recording recap and homework)
  • Pre-purchased Six Pack: $690.00 (expires in 6 months)
  • Board & Train: $200/dog/night (dogs live inside the home, max 2)
  • Video Coaching for sport or pet dogs available!

Contact Us today to get started!


***Christine is amazing! She had our little Maltese for a month board and train and she’s doing so well now with her new skills and we learned so much! I can’t recommend Christine and her team enough!

Nov 2019
Dana Stabler
​Surrey, BC

***We had our young adolescent lab pup stay with them for their board and train program. The level of expertise and training Christine and Riley have are amazing.
I had spoken to many trainers before I reached out to Christine. I got that immediate feeling when I was talking to her that she would be the right one to train Winston. This is a huge thing to do, let your dog be off at training for 30 days! But, I felt at ease with Christine that he would be in very capable hands. Their approach is very white and black, no grey area to confuse the dog. I am so very impressed what they did with our Winston in the 30 days. If you want results, trust the process, and go with Ruffdog Sports!!! You will not be disappointed!!!

May 2019
Shannon Lawrence
​Langley, BC

***Best training session I have participated in and thank you very much for your guidance. Look forward to many more. Take care and thanks again you don’t know how pumped I was heading home that I think obedience will be ok.

Aug 2019

British Columbia

*** Just wanted to say thank you for all your advice with Ark and Bella, the dumbell has come a long way since the first time Ark came to you, ​and I am very pleased with his progress, he is also having a lot of fun doing it. 
I really like your techniques with both dogs, even when there are corrections both dogs came up in emotion and did not lower in their drive. You give a great seminar, thanks again and it was great working with you.

Feb 2019
Ashley Hammill

*** I highly recommend Christine Kisser if you need any training help with your dog. My malinois at 8 months of age started to demonstrate aggression, and we struggled to control him. After being turned away by other trainers, who felt they could not handle our dog, we were so lucky to find Christine. She is knowledgeable, energetic, and passionate about getting results. Her methods work, and with her guidance we have achieved incredible positive changes.

Oct 2018
Marlene Walters
Abbotsford, B.C

*** After trying the "politically correct" ways of training the aggression out of our recently adopted German Shepherd and young Belgium Malinois, and being extremely frustrated due to NO results, Christine brought my husband and I back to reality.      She is expert with both these breeds and sells what is required to handle and control them effectively.    With her training guidance our home is now at peace and my dogs are the most loving, intelligent, sensitive and happy dogs I have ever met.    
Aug 2019

Helene Knipe
Maple Ridge, BC

*** I was referred to Christine by the Head Trainer at a well-known local training centre. I had been priming my male Rottweiler since 8 weeks old to do competitive obedience. Although he is not my first high caliber breed he has been my most challenging dog yet. My quiet fun loving puppy quickly grew into a difficult, and strong unsure dominant dog. 
Christine was able to quickly identify key relationship issues and came up with a strategic plan to work on my handling skills for the home and in competitive obedience. I’ve worked with my fair share of trainers and Christine has by far been the clearest in communication. Her ability to relay her thought process and execution of the plan is easy to understand. I was happy to discover not only was she aware of my state of mind but also my dog’s. 
Just before working with Christine my dog had to be pulled out of obedience classes because of bad behavior that was escalating very quickly. At home living in suburbia I had to resort to walking him at ridiculous hours in the morning and at night to avoid people and dogs. After the first session I was amazed how much I learned about myself and my dog. I am VERY HAPPY to say today that Ru is one of the best dogs I’ve had, our relationship is clear and happy. I no longer have to walk him in secret and avoid the rest of the world. 

Sept 2019
M. Pong
Coquitlam, BC 

*** Christine is a passionate professional who is dedicated to the sport of dog training.  Her precision during training helps me to understand not only the process but also the rationale behind each exercise.
I have been working with Christine on a weekly basis for over a year and have seen tremendous improvements in my dog.  I look forward to working with her further.
I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a patient, articulate, hardworking and highly skilled trainer.

March 2016
V. Puharich
Vancouver, B.C.