The CCC Staff and Pack

Our Staff

At Country Canine Care, it’s important that we have only the best staff.

Carrie Lumsden

Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Behaviour Therapist [CPDT-KA, CTB.ccs IPDTA-CD] DOGNITION Trainer and Assessor

My name is Carrie Lumsden, and I am a Canadian Certified Professional Dog Trainer recognized through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, the International Positive Dog Training Association, Canine Behaviour Therapist, Dognition Assessor, and and a Mentor Trainer with Canine Correspondence Studies.

I have over 15 years of experience working in animal shelters, training facilities, animal control, animal rescues, the BCSPCA and veterinary offices. I am totally dedicated to the humane training of dogs through the understanding of how they learn using force-free, science-based training, that encourages your dog to want to do what you want them to do – and this creates well adjusted and reliable dogs that everyone loves!

The training methods I use are based on cutting edge research and they are scientifically proven to be the most effective training method WITHOUT the use of force, physical interventions or harsh punishments. All my classes focus on teaching you how your dog learns and will provide powerful information that will help you watch your dog truly transform into your ideal, well-behaved, canine companion.


Hello! My name is Sarah. I grew up in the Comox Valley on a small hobby farm where my love for animals, especially dogs, began. My first dog Rusty started my love for dog’s and in particular, German Shepherds. Eventually, I owned my own pack of four German Shepherds at one point (currently I have 2). Aside from my love for dogs I also have a passion for photography, mostly nature and animals. On my free time I like to get out for hikes with my dogs and just be outdoors in general.


Hi, I’m Kaylee. I’ve lived in the Comox Valley my whole life and have always had a love for all animals. My parents got the family a pug when I was young and ever since then my love for animals has taken off !! I’ve owned dogs my whole life, I currently have 3 of my own. I am currently enrolled in the Animal Care Aide program at NIC where I plan to further my knowledge and love of animals.


My name is Shawnee. I grew up in Cumberland and have lived on Vancouver Island my whole life. I love dogs because they are such amazing creatures. A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. In my free time I enjoy crafts, hiking, biking, swimming and spending time in nature. I also work as a lab technician for an orthodontic office when I’m not working with dogs.


Hey all! Kora here (otherwise and probably better known as Koko). I was born and raised in the Comox Valley and wouldn’t change it for anywhere. Growing up, I was lucky enough to have many pets (cats, dogs, fish and 2 spoiled pigs) of my own plus a neighbourhood full of animals (geese, chickens, ducks, cows and horses). I have 1 cat of my own, she is basically my child and I would have it no other way. I spend most of my free time listening to and playing music (and probably spend way too much time on Netflix). I also have a love for all things that grow (and Tolkien!). My goal for now and forever is to live everyday to it’s fullest and spread as much joy as possible.

Our Pack

Our pack are like staff, they assist in making guest dogs feel welcome.

Roxy is a female black lab cross adopted during a rescue situation of her and her litter mates. Roxy will be 10 in Spring of 2018.

Balou is a bluetick coon hound cross adopted from Dogwood Rescue where he was saved from a high incident kill shelter in California. Balou was surrendered in California and then placed in three foster situations here in Canada before we adopted him. Balou was estimated at 4 years of age at the time of adoption in May 2016.

Bay is a black female pure bred English lab from Erlastyn Kennels in Salmon Arm, BC. Bay was born on Feb 21 2017. Bay herself is not registered but she comes from long lines of registered dogs on both her sire and dams side. She was bred by Shalah Nelson of K9 Instinct Adventures.

Libby is a re-homed pure-bred mini dachshund. Libby has recently joined our pack and brings with her an amazing sense of adventure, fun and joy of life. Her energy is as infectious as her charm. Libby was born on Valentine’s Day in 2015.