About Us

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

It uses positive reinforcement to super charge your dog’s love of learning! By using your dog’s motivator (it might be 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 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. (Spoiler alert: it’s through clear, consistent communication and reinforcing desirable behaviours!)

The fine print: In accordance with new animal control bylaws in Longueuil, all dogs over 20kg must wear a ‘Halti’ or a harness when in public. Teaching dogs how to accept wearing a muzzle is included in all group obedience classes, to practice getting used to wearing it, in case it is ever needed (injury/illness/BSL or any other reason that requires a muzzle.) All owners 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 Instructor with Saint John Ambulance

Dog Gone Crazy bite prevention educator.

Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (CAPPDT)

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

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

Scarlett MacKenzie CPDT-KA has been training dogs professionally since 2005. It all started with a dog training and pet care business in Irricana Alberta. A move to Edmonton took her dog training to larger groups, in indoor and outoor settings. A few years later brought her to Parksville B.C. where she offered group obedience classes and private canine coaching consultations on Vancouver Island. Now living in St. Hubert, Quebec, she is a trainer, pet sitter, and pet first aid instructor with Saint John Ambulance. Scarlett’s favourite thing is that moment when a dog suddenly understands what the owner is asking him to do; he cocks his head to the side, one ear pointing up, and you can almost see the lightbulb illuminate over his head. Helping a dog and his owner understand each other better and communicate more effectively is what Nice Dog, Scarlett! Is all about. Instruction is available in English or French.

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