We’re a small company with a big heart

Alpine Dogs is a full-service dog training company servicing Whistler and Pemberton. We are BC SPCA Animal Kind Accredited, committed to using the most modern, science-based humane training methods and raising the bar for dog training.

Alpine Dogs owner and lead trainer, Saundra Clow, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Behaviour Consultant that specializes in separation anxiety support.

We are fully licensed, insured and bondable. Alpine Dogs are also passionate supporters of WAG and PAWS.

Photos by Whistler Photographer Sarah Haley.

Our Mission

At Alpine Dogs, our mission is to ensure every dog is living their best life. Through force-free methods, our goal is to help improve your relationship with your dog. We appreciate that caring for your canine companion comes with great responsibility, and we continually endeavour to offer an experience that promotes their well being, as well as your peace of mind.

Our Methods

We are passionate about using the most ethical and up-to-date training methods that are rooted in science. We advocate for and use force-free, positive reinforcement methods. In essence, we find what your dog is motivated by and use that to reinforce the behaviours we want to see repeated. We do not condone or use any aversive techniques that cause fear or pain.

Our Team

We are dog lovers

Saundra Clow, CTC, CPDT-KA, CTDI, SA Pro


Saundra Clow is the owner/operator of Alpine Dogs, which she started in 2008, combining her lifelong dream of working with animals with her love of the outdoors. In 2009 Saundra received her certification as a professional dog trainer and is a strong advocate of using positive, evidence-based training methods.

Saundra holds multiple certifications and is a graduate of the Academy for Dog Trainers, a rigorous 2-year dog trainers program run by Jean Donaldson.

Saundra specializes in separation anxiety dog training, having graduated from Julie Naismith’s Separation Anxiety Pro program.

Saundra is available in both Whistler & Pemberton for in-person behaviour consultations and private training and also offers the option of working together online, no matter where you live. She teaches multiple group classes each week with options in both Whistler & Pemberton.

In her spare time, you’ll often find her out with her own two dogs, Penny, a cocker spaniel mix and Cache, an Australian Shepherd. Cache & Saundra compete in CARO Rally Obedience and Cache has received his Novice Title, Novice Team Title & are one leg away from their Advanced Title. As a team they have had great success in the ring with several first-in-class finishes. Cache also has his Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Trick Dog Titles.


Professional Credentials

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