• <span>For Professionals</span>  and Animal Lovers

    For Professionals and Animal Lovers

  • <span>Become</span>  A VIATA Member

    Become A VIATA Member

  • <span>Viata</span>  Science - Reward based training

    Viata Science - Reward based training

  • <span>Dedicated</span>  to promoting humane, reward based training

    Dedicated to promoting humane, reward based training

  • Our Vision

    Promoting:
    Reward-based humane animal training and handling on Vancouver Island.

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  • Why Positive?

    This section explains why positive training is the way to go!
    Articles written by professionals and more!

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  • Our PROFESSIONALS

    VIATA Professional Members
    Trainers, Dog Care
    Veterinary Services
    Pet food and Supplies

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  • Resources and Links

    Great websites to visit for more information and resources for training, behavior and more recommended by VIATA!

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Together

  • We Can Make a Difference

    We are a growing network of professionals and individuals, who seek to enhance cooperation, respect and trust between people and animals.
    We promote humane methods of training, behaviour management and animal care. We aim to increase awareness and education about such methods and provide net-working, mentoring, education, and training exchange workshops on Vancouver Island.
    Please join us!

     

The Heart of the Matter

Welcome to VIATA!

WELCOME TO Vancouver Island Animal Training Association, VIATA!

The purpose of VIATA is to promote humane scientific reward-based training, and animal handling on Vancouver Island.

VIATA was created as a local forum and resource for professionals in the animal care field and concerned individuals alike.


As VIATA members we share as a core value the well-being of all animals we come into contact with and care deeply about humane, low-stress, reward and science-based methods.


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Latest News and Events

  • Welcome to the Winter Edition of your VIATA e-Newsletter!

    If you haven’t already heard, our next edition will be in PRINT! In the first
    week of June 2018, these VIATA Newsletters will be distributed freely from
    pet stores, vet’s offices and other community gathering places. Our goal is
    to reach the pet loving public and share our joy of science based animal
    training that puts positive reinforcement front and centre.

     

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  • Sibling Rivalry

    Cowichan Exhibition Grounds

    WHEN:
    Sunday
    March 25 2018

    WHERE:
    Scout Hall
    @ Cowichan Exhibition
    7380 Trans-Canada Highway
    Duncan, BC
    To Register, Please Contact:
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  • ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
    and FREE!
    Educational Event For All Members (topic TBA)

     

    WHEN:
    Sunday, June 18
    12:00pm-4:00pm
    WHERE:
    Scout Hall
    @ Cowichan Exhibition
    7380 Trans-Canada Highway Duncan, BC
    To Register, Please Contact:
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