Erin Lynes3

Erin (she/her) is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, North America Diving Dogs judge, CWAGS scent judge,  and breeder of performance focused Labrador Retrievers under the “Eromit” kennel name.  

Erin’s journey in dog sports began as a junior handler, first in obedience and then more seriously when her family took up dog sled racing. She spent ten years as a competitive sprint racer specializing in 4 and 6 dog class with both Labrador Retriever and Alaskan Husky sled dogs. During her university years, where she studied Biology and Animal Science, Erin fostered a variety of breeds and mixes through her local shelter- also working as an adoption councillor and animal attendant for 6 years.  It was around that time that a friend introduced her to the sport of agility and that brought about a whole new training passion! 

Currently,  Erin’s primary dog sport is dock diving and she also competes in agility, obedience, rally, and nosework. She has earned multiple national and regional championships, high in trial and perfect scores across various sports and set records in dog sledding and dock diving.  Erin enjoys training her dogs for upland, waterfowl and shed antler hunting as well as canicross.  In doing all the things, her dogs are most well known for their joyous and enthusiastic attitudes towards their activities.  

As an instructor, she takes the most pride in teaching her students with a ‘fun-first’ philosophy for both the people and the dogs, and helps them develop a special bond with their dogs whether training as pets, in fitness or in sports.   Her training facility - Eromit AIRcademy- was voted the North America Diving Dogs 2019 Canadian Facility of the Year, and  hosts NADD sanctioned dock diving trials throughout the summer months as well as lessons, seminars and year-round online training.  

Erin shares her home with her equally dog-loving husband Tim and a dozen or so wild and wonderful labs ranging from 9 month old Pounce to 12.5 year old Ruger. Their family also includes 2 cats any many rabbits, chickens, pigeons, and American Blackbelly sheep. 


Erin's Current and Upcoming Classes

FE145: First Things First - Puppy Foundations for a Bright Future

  First Things First is the new puppy owner's guide to building strong skills and social behaviors -right from the start!   With a progression based on my board...

August 1, 2022

DS150: The Power of Pulling - Introduction to Dog Powered Sports

This class will introduce you and your dog to dog-powered sports and prepare you both for the joy and excitement that working together can bring! Maybe you already hit the tra...

October 1, 2022

CC140: Aged to Perfection: Keeping Your Senior Fit in Mind and Body

  As the owner of 5 labs over the age of 11, each at various stages of ‘aged to perfection’, I understand the challenges that can come with having an older dog (or several...

December 1, 2022