Dominique, RVT, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT
I’ve been in love with animals my entire life as family and friends could attest. Ever since I can remember my dreams and goals have always involved animals in some way.
I am a registered veterinary technician since 2009, a Certified Pet Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) since 2022 and an Accredited Dog Trainer through the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC-ADT) as of June 2023. I've completed multiple trainer programs including La formation Jacinthe Bouchard and Kim Cooper's (Best Friends Dog Training) certified dog trainer program, and Trish Lohr Shelter Dog Mentorship program. I keep up current reward-based and scientifically supported training practices through workshops, conferences and webinars as there’s always something new to learn in the field of animal behaviour.
I worked with shelter dogs for over 10 years at the Ottawa Humane Society and I'm currently working as an RVT at Almonte Veterinary Services.
From dogs, cats, rabbits and goldfishes to cougars, wolves and racoons I’ve trained with them all. I love challenges and I love finding solutions to improve relationships between humans and animals of all kinds. My passion is training and any opportunity I have to interact with someone’s pet is an opportunity to train whether it be during events, pet sitting or behaviour consults.
I currently share my home with 2 dogs (Navi and Piña ) and 3 cats (Boots, Sheldon and Pym). The more the merrier I always say!
In my spare time I love dabbling in various dog sports (ratting, scent detection, rally-o, lure coursing, conformation, tricks).
I look forward to sharing my passion with your pets.