Meet The Owner

Desiree McLean relocated as of Fall 2021 to Barriere from the Fraser Valley. Desiree brings with her 14 years of experience in training and caring for dogs of all ages and breeds. She has owned, and currently owns, several dogs herself from puppies to seniors and from small breeds to large breeds.

Desiree enjoys working with puppies as she believes a good start is the best option, however she has also spent a decade helping rescue dogs and dogs with all types of behavioural issues, often quite serious and challenging cases. Studying psychology and behaviour and helping families with their dogs has become her ultimate passion for the last decade.

Her primary focus has always been in one on one client coaching, although she routinely offered group classes as well. Desiree feels that working one on with a client, especially in real life environments, ultimately produces a superior training result. She is now excited to bring her vast experience to the town of Barriere, where she is enjoying the change of pace and scenery and working towards fulfilling her dream of owning a small acreage and hobby farm.

Desiree is mom to 2 daughters, 6 dogs and 4 cats. She understands what a busy family life is and offers realistic solutions for the every day average pet owner. Desiree enjoys working one on one with clients. It’s a completely different, more intimate, and ultimately more efficient and successful way of training dogs.

Calm and Consistent, Patient and Persistent

Desiree McLean

We just love all things dog!

We’re up for trying everything from Trick Training with Sara Carson to getting into a bite suit…