Nice Dog, Scarlett! is friendly and approachable dog training. The first step to a strong dog-owner relationship is building 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 will 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, his owner and best friend! Nice Dog, Scarlett! Teaches you how to communicate with your dog in a way that he will understand. You’ll both have fun, understand each other better, and build trust and confidence together as a team. Nice Dog Scarlett! is an LGBTQ+ 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 A 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)
Member of the Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Scarlett MacKenzie CPDT-KA has been training dogs professionally since 2005, starting in Alberta, with obedience training and pet sitting for family pets. In 2008, she added outdoor fitness classes for dogs and their humans. She developed Petiquette classes on Vancouver Island 4 years later. 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, Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator, bite prevention educator, anti-BSL advocate, and APDT C.L.A.S.S. instructor.
Scarlett’s favorite moment is when a dog suddenly understands what his best friend is asking him to do; he tilts his head to the side, one ear pointing up, and the light bulb illuminates over his head.
Now he understands what you’ve been saying all along!
Helping clients and their dogs communicate more effectively is what Nice Dog, Scarlett! Is all about.
Instruction is available in English or French.