Kate Barker - Member-at_large

Zoe and Kate
Canmore, Alberta
Zoe (cat – queen of all things), Cat (cat – legitimate grumpy cat), and Nuisance (cat – strives to live up to her name)


Kate is a crazy cat lady and dog enthusiast who volunteers with the Bow Valley SPCA. For the past two years, she has instructed the Open Paw dog training program for new volunteers. This program was designed specifically for shelter dogs and focusses on the benefits of positive reinforcement training in a high stress situation such as an animal shelter. 

Kate also works directly with the dogs in the shelter until they find their forever homes. She focusses on basic commands and loose leash walking but loves introducing dogs to agility obstacles. You can also find Kate at many SPCA events, introducing the dogs and talking about the benefits of force-free training methods.

Board Member since 2017