About Erin Ivans
Erin Ivans and her own K9 'Kruzer'
Showjumping at Milner Downs
Erin and Piper Spring 2017
Erin and Argento at Milner Downs
Erin Piper Summer 2017
Erin Ivans has taken a lifelong love and connection with animals and an almost equal number of years of training her own dogs and horses for shows to create a career she is passionate about. An avid hiker and fitness enthusiast, Erin enjoys spending time with her family and competing with her own dog Piper in Rally Obedience. Piper and Erin have received their CKC Advanced Title and are currently working towards their CKC Excellent Title and CARO Advanced Title this year.
After moving to Kelowna from Vancouver Island in 2006, Erin followed her passion for showjumping, while continuing her thirteen year career as a Dental Hygienist. In 2007, Erin completed her training in Equine Sports Therapy, which allowed her to follow her dream of helping animals to recover from muscle injuries and to maintain soundness through maintenance massage therapy.
In 2012 she began training her two Boston Terriers, Jaxxin and Kruze (K9 Kruzer’s namesake) and soon realized her natural talent for working with canines of all breeds and dispositions. Erin then graduated from an accredited professional dog training program in Victoria and now owns and operates her own dog adventure and training company, K9 Kruzers Adventure Academy. Erin’s medical and dental background also compliments her canine training program in that many behavioral problems originate from joint and muscle injuries as well as dental disease. Erin strongly advises veterinary examinations to rule out pain first when it comes to behavior assessment and modification.
In addition, Erin works as a Laser Technician for Dr. Gail Jewell of Heartland Veterinary Services. The Class 4 (Companion) laser can assist in treating a variety of muscular issues by reducing pain and inflammation and increasing the speed of healing. See the link on the K9 Kruzers Home Page for more information on Laser Therapy.
Erin’s calm, balanced demeanor and warm and caring approach makes her an asset to the dog community and a natural with both clients and dogs alike. Clients will appreciate her skill and professionalism blended with her naturally easy going nature and encouraging approach.