Off Track Dog Training

Helping families with dogs and young children.

Comox Valley

Planning for Baby's homecoming? I help parents, and the family dog survive the early years.

Not so long ago if a dog was badly behaved, or a nuisance around Mom and Baby, it would be sent out into the yard or off to live with Grandma.

Thankfully, times have changed. I know your dog is a much loved family member, and there's a lot we can do to help them adjust.

We no longer rely on outdated practices such as sniffing the hospital blanket, or tossing treats into the baby's crib. Instead I support and mentor new families through the process of developing their perfect homecoming plan, and help identify potential challenges that can be avoided with a little foresight and TLC.

Having a plan in place, a dog who's developing the new skills necessary for a life with an active toddler, and access to ongoing support for when things get tough (that's what I'm here for), you'll make the adventures of parenting with a dog and toddler look easy.


Welcome To Off Track

Hello, I'm Saffrina.

I'm a dog trainer, retired zoologist, and Mom to a toddler and Rat Terrier. We live on a little farm in the beautiful Comox Valley, and spend our mornings roasting coffee, painting murals, and watering the vegetables.

As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), and a Licensed Educator for the international renowned Dogs & Storks®, and Dogs & Toddlers™ programs, I provide compassionate, force-free training and ongoing support for families with dogs and young children.

What I'm not. The Alpha. Dominant. The Pack Leader. 


Saffrina Welch BSc, CPDT-KA


I'm with you every step of the way.

#Baby. #Toddler. #Puppy. 

Dog & Baby

Pregnancy to 10 months.

Toddler Time

10 months to 3 years.

New Family Dog

Puppy, Adoption & Rescue.


What we're not:

The Alpha. Dominant. The Pack Leader.

Saffrina proved to be an incredibly kind and intuitive trainer tapping into our dog struggles immediately. Her gentle, non judgmental manner and excellent skills helped to transform our relationship with our dog and as a result allowed us to make decisions in her best interest.
— Donna & Louise