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Viola Larkin, Professional Pet and Service Dog Trainer

                  My name is Viola Larkin and I am the owner and founder of A Pawsitive Difference Dog Training School.  


  • Owned dogs for close to 20 years.
  • Worked with Canines with a Cause as Service Dog Assistant Trainer and Puppy Raiser Coordinator (Canines with a Cause is now affiliated with Canadian Guide Dogs) .
  • Completed apprenticeship with Bev Hurst, K9 101 and have worked with her as an assistant trainer.
  • Teach puppy kindergarten, advanced obedience, agility, Rally O and trick training.
  • Worked with dogs with behaviors issues such as aggression.
  • Have volunteered at the local Humane Society in the hopes to make dogs more adoptable and help them find a "forever home". 
  • Professional Pet and Service Dog trainer.
  • Provided instructional training for Mobility Assistance and Hearing Response, chemical sensitivity and post traumatic stress.

By teaching your four legged companion appropriate dog behaviour, it is my goal to help you create the dog relationship you always wanted.  I believe in "Making a Difference" and often donate to dog charities. 


Important Notice "Service Dog Training"

Please contact me prior to obtaining a puppy as a "Service Dog Candidate".

It is essential that  a Service Dog assessment be given, due to the fact that not every dog or breed are potential candidates for Service Dog work.