Jodi grew up amongst dogs, and has been around them her whole life. Having a busy lifestyle wasn’t conducive to owning her own dogs for many years, but that changed a number of years ago, and Jodi adopted her two current dogs: Odie, a 8-year old GSD mix, and Grover, a 6-year old Australian Shepherd.
Jodi became keenly fascinated with dog behaviour and training, and chose to pursue formal education. She is currently studying canine behaviour and animal learning through the Jean Donaldson Dog Training Academy, a comprehensive 2-year program. The program has rigorous standards in evaluation and testing.
Over the past five years, Jodi has taken many classes with her Australian Shepherd, Grover, including Agility, Rally-O, Tricks, and FitPaws. She has dabbled in herding, and her current new endeavours with Grover are a Stunt Dog class and Treibball.
Jodi has taken a number of classes with Odie, but became very aware of his reactivity issues towards some other dogs, so the best class option for him was an outdoor Over-Reactivity dog class.
Having a passion for dogs and learning as much as she can about them, Jodi plans to continue to try new classes and attend seminars and workshops, to increase her knowledge, and to have fun with her canine companions!
May Fischer, Instructor & Dog Trainer
May has been involved with dogs her whole life, but took a serious turn towards training in 2009, with her first flyball dog. Since then, she has instructed several private lessons and group classes, focusing on Rally Obedience, Basic Manners, Tricks, Barnhunt, and CGN pre classes. She completed her Trick Dog Instructor Certification in 2015, and is currently a Bronze Level Trainer with the Do More With Your Dog Organization.
May is dedicated to continuing her education and professional development, and attends several seminars per year, while also keeping current on all industry literature. She is member of CKC, has her Pet First Aid, and is currently completing her CGN Evaluator and Rally FrEe Certifications.
When not helping clients improve their relationships with their canine companions, May competes in Flyball, Obedience, Disc, Rally, and Barnhunt with her six dogs.
Jennifer Berg CPDT-KA, Instructor & Dog Trainer
Owns and operates Oberhund Dog Services & Products and has over 12 years of experience teaching humane dog training methods based on current science. She has taught private and group classes, including puppy classes, basic manners, and classes to address behavioural problems. Since 2013 she has run a group class for over-reactive dogs, instructing students in the concepts associated with respondent conditioning and gentle desensitization (content that is essential for addressing emotionally-based behaviours such as fear and aggression). Jennifer strongly believes in the importance of continuing education, and in 2014 she became Regina’s first Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed and is working towards more certifications as her busy schedule allows. She has her Pet First Aid training from Walks ‘N’ Wags, has been a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers since 2012, is an official C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator and in 2015 she completed a 60-hour Missing Animal Response course where she received instruction in K9 pet detective search dog training.