Join us on June 22nd from 2-4 for this unique workshop! What's more fun than fibre arts crafts for you? Fibre arts crafts for your pets! Wool balls were designed for reducing dryer static, but they make wonderful pet toys. They smell good, are durable, and are all natural. This workshop provides you with a pre-made dryer ball (different sizes available - cats like them too) and we show you how to needle felt a personalized design for your best friend.
Learn to transform a humble ball into a work of art with Sandra. Using simple needle tools and Corriedale wool in a plethora of colors, you'll be able to create something totally unique for your furry friend. There will be two different sizes, for all sized mouths!
Afterwards, you'll have a unique lecture on dog behaviour and enrichment by Allison Schaefer!
Allison Schaefer has been certified as a behaviour consultant through two independent certifying bodies: she is a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, as well as a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants.
Allison started Ethical Canine in Victoria, B.C. in 2013. Prior to this she completed an apprenticeship and trained dogs professionally in Vancouver. She has worked with both puppies and adult dogs of numerous breeds and has 10 years of experience with a wide range of training needs, including challenging behaviour problems.
Allison is committed to providing practical, humane, individually tailored behaviour solutions to her clients and their dogs. She also regularly pursues continuing education from experts in the field of modern animal behaviour modification, and her clients benefit in kind.
Allison is also a Registered Veterinary Technologist who graduated from Thompson Rivers University in 2005. Her education in the veterinary field provided her a solid background in animal health and behaviour and led to a variety of jobs in veterinary hospitals and at the BCSPCA.
Allison lives in Sooke with her 11 year old pit bull mix, Marlo, who is her greatest educator in the ways of reactive and fearful dogs, and her Rough Collie puppy Joni. In 2016 she graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and a minor in Applied Ethics.