Charlottetown & Summerside, PE

Our Team

Shannon Noonan, KPA-CTP, CBCC-KA

Founder of Spot On Dogs, Shannon specializes in Behaviour, Service, and Therapy Dog training. Shannon founded Carleton University's Therapy Dog program which remains a beloved gem today.

Shannon's current dogs include a Dalmatian, Elroy, and Great Dane, Truman.

Beth Dowbiggin, FDM, KPA-CTP(c)

Beth is becoming our resident puppy expert; as a dog walker she developed skills to run play groups, force-free handling, and socialization and play as therapy.

Beth loves all things herding breeds and has two border collies of her own, Mack and Hamish.

Dawna Blacquiere, IDTP, FDM

Dawna has completed her QC Career School - Professional Dog Trainer Course, teaches all puppy classes in Summerside and leads Tails to Trails walks.

Her passion for dogs was fostered through her own rescue dogs, Bella (Lab mix) and Zoe (Beagle mix).

KPA Certified logo which indicates a professional dog trainer certified the Karen Pryor Academy.
CBCC-KA certified logo which indicates a Certified Behaviour Consultant - Canine, Knowledge Assessed.

Karen Pryor Academy – Certified Training Partner

KPA certification involves rigorous training and evaluation. Trainers must demonstrate a high level of competence in understanding animal behaviour, designing training plans, and effectively communicating with both dogs and their people. Hiring a KPA certified trainer provides peace of mind, knowing that you are working with a qualified professional who prioritizes your dog’s well-being, uses ethical training mehtods, and has the expertise to help you achieve your training goals.

Certified Behaviour Consultant, Canine

The CPDT is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession. The CCPDT is the leader in the development of rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery in positive reinforcement training methods, behaviour modification, and canine behaviour. CBCC-KA is the advanced certification indicating that a dog behaviour consultant has passed a comprehensive exam on behaviour modification and has at least 300 hours of dog behaviour consulting experience.

Our Vision

Creating connection through providing compassion and support to every dog and human. 

I am most proud of being part of a company that prioritizes their ethics above all else; supporting well-being of the humans and the animals.

Beth Dowbiggin, Spot On Dogs Trainer

There's a better way to grow.

Help your dog choose better behaviour without compromising their welfare.

Because “good for the dog” should also mean “good for the human” and vice versa.