About Doggie Diplomas

Certified dog trainer and owner Cath Dombroski and her wonderful assistants are committed to classes that produce positive change in real life outside the classroom—and to making sure human and canine students have a blast getting there.

About Doggie Diplomas

Certified dog trainer and owner Cath Dombroski and her wonderful assistants are committed to classes that produce positive change in real life outside the classroom—and to making sure human and canine students have a blast getting there.

About Doggie Diplomas

Certified dog trainer and owner Cath Dombroski and her wonderful assistants are committed to classes that produce positive change in real life outside the classroom—and to making sure human and canine students have a blast getting there.

Cath Dombroski

Owner & Trainer

Cath Dombroski is a professional dog trainer with well over 10 years experience. She is accredited through the Delta Accredited Dog Trainers Course, the most respected training program in the country, and is also a Canine Good Citizen accredited trainer. Cath holds a Certificate 1V in Small Business.

A Passion for Success

Cath has run Doggie Diplomas since 2003 with passion and love for dog behavior and training, and for dogs and the people who live with and love them. It is her great joy to watch the success of her two- and four-legged students, to watch them come together as a team, to see a dog looking expectantly at their handler for the next cue.

I Speak for the Dogs

That’s Cath’s motto. It means only positive training approaches, grounded in science and humane treatment of animals. She is dedicated to helping students achieve real-life training results they can feel good about, using positive-reinforcement techniques that are as effective as they are fun.

Midnite, Sidekick

A delightful, energetic Labradoodle, Midnight is Cath’s constant shadow. She also eagerly volunteers for Guniea Pig Duty, trying out new training techniques, lesson plans, and dog handling methods especially the ones that involve treats. She’s never shy about giving Cath honest feedback,after all, she wants to make sure the training that makes it into classes is top notch.

Cath Dombroski

Owner & Trainer

Cath Dombroski is a professional dog trainer with well over 10 years experience. She is accredited through the Delta Accredited Dog Trainers Course, the most respected training program in the country, and is also a Canine Good Citizen accredited trainer. Cath holds a Certificate 1V in Small Business.

A Passion for Success

Cath has run Doggie Diplomas since 2003 with passion and love for dog behavior and training, and for dogs and the people who live with and love them. It is her great joy to watch the success of her two- and four-legged students, to watch them come together as a team, to see a dog looking expectantly at their handler for the next cue.

I Speak for the Dogs

That’s Cath’s motto. It means only positive training approaches, grounded in science and humane treatment of animals. She is dedicated to helping students achieve real-life training results they can feel good about, using positive-reinforcement techniques that are as effective as they are fun.

Midnite, Sidekick

A delightful, energetic Labradoodle, Midnight is Cath’s constant shadow. She also eagerly volunteers for Guniea Pig Duty, trying out new training techniques, lesson plans, and dog handling methods especially the ones that involve treats. She’s never shy about giving Cath honest feedback,after all, she wants to make sure the training that makes it into classes is top notch.

Cath Dombroski

Owner & Trainer

Cath Dombroski is a professional dog trainer with well over 10 years experience. She is accredited through the Delta Accredited Dog Trainers Course, the most respected training program in the country, and is also a Canine Good Citizen accredited trainer. Cath holds a Certificate 1V in Small Business.

A Passion for Success

Cath has run Doggie Diplomas since 2003 with passion and love for dog behavior and training, and for dogs and the people who live with and love them. It is her great joy to watch the success of her two- and four-legged students, to watch them come together as a team, to see a dog looking expectantly at their handler for the next cue.

I Speak for the Dogs

That’s Cath’s motto. It means only positive training approaches, grounded in science and humane treatment of animals. She is dedicated to helping students achieve real-life training results they can feel good about, using positive-reinforcement techniques that are as effective as they are fun.

Midnite, Sidekick

A delightful, energetic Labradoodle, Midnight is Cath’s constant shadow. She also eagerly volunteers for Guniea Pig Duty, trying out new training techniques, lesson plans, and dog handling methods especially the ones that involve treats. She’s never shy about giving Cath honest feedback,after all, she wants to make sure the training that makes it into classes is top notch.

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our trainers or classes

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our trainers or classes

To find out more about
our trainers or classes

Meet the Team

Shannyn

I have always loved all animals but really adore dogs. Their character and loving, loyal nature is so special. I first met Cath in puppy class training my own dog, Diplo and the results were awesome.

Understanding dogs and the best way to communicate with them is amazing so having the opportunity to teach them (and their owners) and watch as their manners progress is really rewarding to me.

Dog training classes are the highlight of my week and I absolutely love being apart of the Doggie Diplomas team.

Stacie

I am currently studying to be a high school science teacher, and absolutely adores dogs big and small. I believe in the healing power of being around dogs and would love to eventually hold school holiday study days, where students can study in the company of dogs.

I first met Cath when I brought my Golden Retriever, Watson, along to a Doggie Diplomas Basic Manners Class. Two years, a Diploma, a Masters and a PhD later, Watson is still coming to class every week and I can’t stop telling everyone I meet that with patience, perseverance and the skills you learn with Cath, your life with you dog will be better than you could ever imagine.

I am so excited to be a part of the Doggie Diplomas team. I cannot wait to meet you and your puppies and help you to learn how to set them up for success!

Danah

I have always loved all animals but really adore dogs. Their character and loving, loyal nature is so special. I first met Cath in puppy class training my own dog, Diplo and the results were awesome.

Understanding dogs and the best way to communicate with them is amazing so having the opportunity to teach them (and their owners) and watch as their manners progress is really rewarding to me.

Dog training classes are the highlight of my week and I absolutely love being apart of the Doggie Diplomas team.

Kaylee

I’ve always loved animals but had a big soft spot for dogs mostly thanks to my childhood Labrador.
Throughout my life I’ve had a passion to be around dogs and I definitely plan to in the future.
I love the bond that humans and dogs can share and the pure loyalty dogs hold for their owners.
I currently own Harvey who is a big handsome softy that I brought to doggie diplomas for training when he was a puppy.
Dog training is something I’ve always been interested in and I’m so grateful that it’s part of my life now.

Natalia

Dogs are truly the best friends that will change a person’s life. Dog training is really about the bond and trust a human can make with their fluffy companion. I’m so grateful to be a part of the Doggie Diplomas team and hopefully instill that the ‘training’ is as much for the humans as it is for the dog and the communication between the two. The lessons and behaviours we teach create a rewarding foundation for a fun and happy life together. The biggest tip I could give would be that training doesn’t stop when you leave class. Consistency is key!

natalia

Meet the Team

Shannyn

I have always loved all animals but really adore dogs. Their character and loving, loyal nature is so special. I first met Cath in puppy class training my own dog, Diplo and the results were awesome.

Understanding dogs and the best way to communicate with them is amazing so having the opportunity to teach them (and their owners) and watch as their manners progress is really rewarding to me.

Dog training classes are the highlight of my week and I absolutely love being apart of the Doggie Diplomas team.

Stacie

I am currently studying to be a high school science teacher, and absolutely adores dogs big and small. I believe in the healing power of being around dogs and would love to eventually hold school holiday study days, where students can study in the company of dogs.

I first met Cath when I brought my Golden Retriever, Watson, along to a Doggie Diplomas Basic Manners Class. Two years, a Diploma, a Masters and a PhD later, Watson is still coming to class every week and I can’t stop telling everyone I meet that with patience, perseverance and the skills you learn with Cath, your life with you dog will be better than you could ever imagine.

I am so excited to be a part of the Doggie Diplomas team. I cannot wait to meet you and your puppies and help you to learn how to set them up for success!

Danah

I have always loved all animals but really adore dogs. Their character and loving, loyal nature is so special. I first met Cath in puppy class training my own dog, Diplo and the results were awesome.

Understanding dogs and the best way to communicate with them is amazing so having the opportunity to teach them (and their owners) and watch as their manners progress is really rewarding to me.

Dog training classes are the highlight of my week and I absolutely love being apart of the Doggie Diplomas team.

Kaylee

I’ve always loved animals but had a big soft spot for dogs mostly thanks to my childhood Labrador.
Throughout my life I’ve had a passion to be around dogs and I definitely plan to in the future.
I love the bond that humans and dogs can share and the pure loyalty dogs hold for their owners.
I currently own Harvey who is a big handsome softy that I brought to doggie diplomas for training when he was a puppy.
Dog training is something I’ve always been interested in and I’m so grateful that it’s part of my life now.

Meet the Team

Shannyn

I have always loved all animals but really adore dogs. Their character and loving, loyal nature is so special. I first met Cath in puppy class training my own dog, Diplo and the results were awesome.

Understanding dogs and the best way to communicate with them is amazing so having the opportunity to teach them (and their owners) and watch as their manners progress is really rewarding to me.

Dog training classes are the highlight of my week and I absolutely love being apart of the Doggie Diplomas team.

Stacie

I am currently studying to be a high school science teacher, and absolutely adores dogs big and small. I believe in the healing power of being around dogs and would love to eventually hold school holiday study days, where students can study in the company of dogs.

I first met Cath when I brought my Golden Retriever, Watson, along to a Doggie Diplomas Basic Manners Class. Two years, a Diploma, a Masters and a PhD later, Watson is still coming to class every week and I can’t stop telling everyone I meet that with patience, perseverance and the skills you learn with Cath, your life with you dog will be better than you could ever imagine.

I am so excited to be a part of the Doggie Diplomas team. I cannot wait to meet you and your puppies and help you to learn how to set them up for success!

Danah

I have always loved all animals but really adore dogs. Their character and loving, loyal nature is so special. I first met Cath in puppy class training my own dog, Diplo and the results were awesome.

Understanding dogs and the best way to communicate with them is amazing so having the opportunity to teach them (and their owners) and watch as their manners progress is really rewarding to me.

Dog training classes are the highlight of my week and I absolutely love being apart of the Doggie Diplomas team.

Kaylee

I’ve always loved animals but had a big soft spot for dogs mostly thanks to my childhood Labrador.
Throughout my life I’ve had a passion to be around dogs and I definitely plan to in the future.
I love the bond that humans and dogs can share and the pure loyalty dogs hold for their owners.
I currently own Harvey who is a big handsome softy that I brought to doggie diplomas for training when he was a puppy.
Dog training is something I’ve always been interested in and I’m so grateful that it’s part of my life now.