About

Nice Dog, Scarlett! is friendly and approachable dog training. It uses positive reinforcement to make your dog love learning! By using your dog’s motivator (sometimes food, but it could also be a toy, or verbal praise) and simple, clear communication in order to be rewarded, your dog will look forward to training class as quality one-on-one time with you, his owner and best friend!

Teaching your dog basic obedience is the foundation of effective communication. It teaches you how to communicate with your dog in a way that he will understand. (Spoiler alert: it’s through clear, consistent communication and reinforcing desirable behaviours!)

In accordance with new animal control bylaws in Longueuil, dogs over 20kg must wear a ‘Halti’ or a harness, and ‘pit bull type’ dogs must have a muzzle in order to practice getting used to wearing it for short periods of time during class. All dogs must show proof of vaccination including  rabies, distemper, parvo and bordetella (kennel cough) before joining a group class.

Credentials:

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer, knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) from the CCPDT.
  • Animal Health and Welfare certificate from Thompson Rivers University (University College of the Cariboo)
  • Diploma, with distinction, in Canine Coaching from Canine Principles
  • Pet First Aid certificate from Service Urgence et Sauvetage Animal
  • Numerous workshops and seminars from the Dogue Shop, De Main De Maître, L’Univers de Shelby et AZCA.
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (CAPPDT)
  • Member of the Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

In 2005 Scarlett opened a dog training and pet care business in Edmonton Alberta, where she spent several years running group obedience classes. In 2011, Scarlett moved to Parksville B.C., where she continued to offer obedience classes and private behaviour consultations on Vancouver Island.

Now living in St. Hubert, Quebec, she is a trainer, pet sitter and active community member. She loves to help dogs and their owners communicate and understand each other better. Nice Dog, Scarlett! offers instruction in English or in French.