One Year, Countless Dogs, Priceless Entertainment

It was about a year ago that I went on a hike with a handler from the Canine Valley Re-Education & Adventure Centre  to snap some photos for their website. That led to a bi-weekly dog hiking session of my own, armed only with some minor hiking essentials, and an iPhone for a camera, and of course a pack of dogs.

One year later, and an estimated 60,000 metres in total elevation climbed, 1,500 kms combined travel distance, countless dogs exercised and trained, many lessons learned, and practically every weather combination you can imagine, and it's still an adventure every time I set foot in the hills with the pack of dogs for the day. 

Here is a gallery of some of the shots I've taken over the year.

 

Welcome Aris to the Canine Valley home!

Canine Valley handler, Miriam T, welcomed a new little guy into the family. His name is Aris and he's a Belgain Groenendael. He'll be around the Centre all summer, so I imagine there will be plenty of photos of him to come!

Canine Valley Re-education and Adventure Centre

Canine Valley

Recently I have had the chance to work with an amazing organization here in Squamish. CVRAC is a non-profit organization who rescues dogs from different backgrounds. Some have been abused, neglected, poorly socialized, have been in traumatic events, or have never been properly trained. CVRAC has 5-6 rescue dogs at any one time living at the Centre, and are dedicated to the re-education of these dogs as well as other dogs in the community who also have behavioural problems The CVRAC centre provides activities, equipment and education necessary to balance people and their dogs. Over the past few months I have spent many days with my camera shooting the various activities, the handlers and the dogs, and have been spending some time taking some of the dogs on hikes up in the mountains. This experience has been so rewarding and I'm so grateful to be a part of such a great team with such amazing people who love what they do! Here are some of my fave shots. Please be sure to check out the Canine Valley Facebook page or www.caninevalley.com for more about them!