Melanie CPDT-KA, Bachelor of Hospitality.

Administrator, Trainer & Class Instructor. 

Melanie started at Ocean Park Dog Training in 2017 & has helped train more than 500 puppies & dogs.  

Students are grateful for her kind support and positive dog training skills.  Melanie and her family have two lovely rescue dogs, Anna and Sammy.  "Sam" is a superstar K9 Nose Work dog. 

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Megan CPDT-KA, CNWI, Bachelor of Arts.

Trainer, Class Instructor & Cerified Nose Work Instructor.

Megan is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer. She started at OPDT in 2018.  

She shares her passion for scent work teaching K9 Nose Work classes. Students appreciate her enthusiasm and positive training methods. 

She is also the owner of Extraordinary Canines in Langley.  Megan's heart dog is Brophy, a happy Finnish Lapland who has several Nose Work titles.

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Shelley - CTC

Dog Trainer and Class Instructor.

Shelley is a Certified Dog Trainer and Counsellor (CTC) with The Academy for Dog Trainers, a 2-year virtual university program under industry-expert and author, Jean Donaldson.

Shelley started at Ocean Park Dog Training in 2019 & uses her skills and vast experience working with shelter dogs to teach classes.  Students appreciate her knowledge and kind approach to helping them better understand their dogs.

Shelley's fun-loving dog, Twist is an All-Canadian mix who excels at K9 Nose Work.

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Andy - KPA, CNWI

Dog Trainer and Class Assistant.

Andy is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.  He started at Ocean Park Dog Training in 2020. He uses his knowledge & years of volunteer experience at Lower Mainland shelters to help people train their dogs. 

Students appreciate his kind & supportive approach to helping them learn with their dogs.

Andy is also a Certified Nose Work Instuctor who shares his love of scent work with his students at K9 Detection Sports.  

Andy & his family have many adventures with Boomer, a Malamute mix & Rubix a Labrador.  Both dogs excel at K9 Nose Work and have multiple titles.

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Dog Training Assistant & Class Assistant

Emily is a Veterinary Assistant at a Langley Pet Hospital and a Fear-Free Certified Veterinary Professional.  She is also a valued teaching assistant for OPDT Puppy Socialization and Teen Manners classes.  Always understanding and willing to help, she is an asset to every class.  Luna and Finn are two lucky rescue dogs who share an exciting life with Emily and her family.  Luna is an amazing K9 Nose Work dog.



Dog Training Assistant & Class Assistant

Rachel is a cerified Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor. She joined the OPDT Team in 2019.  Her love of dog training grew from helping her grandparents who bred Dalmations dogs. 

Rachel has a passion for Portugese Water Dogs and her family shares their home with 3 - Tillie, Nisa and Mildred. The 2 oldest have AKC Nose Work titles. Rachel's calm manner and willingness to help make her a popular assistant.

Hamish Superstar Demo Dog 

Hamish is a 4-year-old Black Labrador/Golden Retriever mix.  His friendly & gentle nature make him a favourite team member. Hamish is often the first adult dog that our puppies meet and his wiggly, soft body tells them they are safe.  Hamish loves lots of cuddles & puppy toys he sneaks out of the laundry.  He also loves Nose Work & has a NW1 title.