True North Canine is a proudly Canadian company that provides peace of mind, safety, and empowerment for dog owners, families, and communities. We are a dog training and scent trailing business with a passion for people.
SCENT TRAILING SERVICES AND WORKING DOG TRAINING IN VICTORIA B.C.
ALWAYS GUIDING YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
Meet your trainer
Jessica Tuomela is a four time Paralympian who approaches dog training with the same passion, dedication and patience that she applies to elite sport.
What our customers
say about us
“I've had the privilege of knowing Jess for almost 2 years. Her genuine kindness and natural dog training instincts really won me over. We originally met through the capacity of service dog training, and her support through COVID in helping reinforce recall and basic service dog etiquette was invaluable for Loki and I. She is a fellow service dog handler, and understood the difficulties that social isolation brought on our training routines. Jess is also one of the most responsible dog owners I have ever met. She comes with a lifetime of dog ownership and working dog experience, not to mention some pretty incredible travel and life experience. Finally, I have witnessed her rescue a black lab puppy and train him into a well behaved working doc. This bow has learned impulse control, self confidence, appropriate play, public manners, and so much more. I am excited to see Jess offer her support and services to others. The world needs more dog-loving souls like her!”
``I have known Jessica for many years as a client at my pet hospital. She excels at anything she takes on due to dedication, patience, and hard work. On top of many professional, academic, and sporting achievements, Jessica has an incredible connection with animals. Her gentle approach, attention to detail, patience, and experience with various types of dogs would help any dog that may need either basic training or behaviour modification to correct behavior issues.``
``I have had the privilege of working alongside Jess on her journey to becoming a world-class para-triathlete, culminating with her representing Canada in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Throughout, I have been impressed by her commitment, determination and drive. Jess is an achiever who not only overcomes obstacles, but excels! She pursues her interests with passion and her enthusiasm for life is infectious! Jess has a deep and sincere love for animals. Her dogs are her friends, companions and working partners and it is through the development of these relationships, that Jess has become passionate about increasing her involvement in training. I know Jess will continue to pursue this new challenge with the same dedication to excellence she has shown throughout her remarkable sporting career.``
``Last December I had the opportunity to be on the receiving end of Jess with True North Canine dog training services. During the holiday month with many people and dogs coming and going, along with our son’s guide dog retiring and joining our household full-time, Jess helped transition Skye as well as work with our other dog, Huck, who was exhibiting a lot of reactive behavior. She was patient, informative and a true professional! She explained how to help ease Huck’s anxiety and intercept behaviors as they came up. I highly recommend True North Canine. Jess provides a wealth of knowledge and creative solutions for your dogs training needs.``