Nice Dog, Scarlett! is friendly and approachable dog training.

A strong dog-owner relationship is built on trust and confidence. A dog that has the confidence to try new things looks forward to learning!

Using positive reinforcement, games, and enrichment activities, you’ll build your team work skills as you teach your dog new behaviours. Your dog will look forward to training as quality one-on-one time with you, their owner and best friend!

Nice Dog, Scarlett! Teaches you how to communicate with your dog in a way they’ll understand.

You’ll both have fun, understand each other better, and build trust and confidence together as a team.

Nice Dog Scarlett! Welcomes dogs of all breeds, is an LGBTQ2S+ ally, and does not discriminate based on gender, age, race, religion, or disability. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect.


Certified Professional Dog Trainer, knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) from the CCPDT

Animal Health and Welfare certificate from Thompson Rivers University

Diploma, with distinction, in Canine Coaching from Canine Principles

Canine Life And Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) Evaluator

CKC Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator

Fear Free Certified Professional

Member of the Regroupement
Québécois des Intervenants en Éducation Canine

Aggression in Dogs Master Course

Dog Gone Crazy bite prevention educator

Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers (CAPDT)
Past Chair

Member of the Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants

Certified Family Dog Mediator (FDM)

Certified Pet First Aid Instructor

Scarlett MacKenzie CPDT-KA has been training dogs professionally since 2005, starting in Alberta, with obedience training and pet sitting for family pets. In 2012 she developed Petiquette classes to help reactive dogs and excited greeters learn to keep their cool when enountering other dogs in public spaces.  While living in St. Hubert, Quebec, she learned French and became a member of the Regroupement Québécois des Intervenants en Éducation Canine (RQIEC) . Scarlett now lives in Petawawa, Ontario and is a trainer, a Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator, a bite prevention educator, anti-BSL advocate, and APDT C.L.A.S.S. instructor. Scarlett is the past Chair of the Canadian Asscociation of Professional Dog Trainers.

Scarlett’s favorite moment is when a dog suddenly understands what their best friend is asking them to do; they tilt their head to the side, one ear pointing up, and the light bulb illuminates over their head.


Now they understand what you’ve been saying all along!

Helping clients and their dogs communicate more effectively is what Nice Dog, Scarlett! is all about.

All breeds are welcome. Nice Dog, Scarlett! does not dicriminate againt any breed or mix of breeds. Instruction is available in English or French.