WHO MAKES US GREAT
Jennifer founded Paws Pet Pad out of her love for dogs, her desire to transform the industry and her vision to bring a force-free, positive facility to the region.
She has been successful in creating a place that goes beyond meeting each dog’s physical needs, but which looks advocates for their overall wellbeing and enriches each owner's relationship with their dog..
Jennifer Alberta's only Certified Professional Animal Care Managers.
Director & Head Trainer
Carrie is a true talent! Her connection with dogs drives her to learn more each day. Carrie joined Paws Pet Pad in 2017 and has contributed to the local dog care community immensely, helping transform Paws Pet Pad into a facility focused on wellbeing.
Carrie is a force-free positive relational trainer. She completed the Humane Society’s Dog Behaviour and Training Methodology Certification and has studied under and learned from internationally renowned trainers Michael Shikashio, Turid Rugaas, Ian Dunbar and Susan Friedman.
She recently was accepted to the prestigious Karen Pryor Institute and, upon graduation, will receive the internationally-recognized KPA Certified Training Partner professional designation, joining only 60 fellow Albertans in this honour. She specializes in behavioural modification, aggression, and reactivity.
Day Program Manager & Trainer
Haley joined Paws Pet Pad in 2018 and is an integral part of our day programs as our Day Program Manager. Under her supervision, our wellness and wellbeing-based programs have taken shape and been fully implemented and the positive results speak for themselves. Her passion is inspiring and her positive energy transforms those around her.
Haley is currently enrolled in the acclaimed Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training & Behaviour. Upon completion of this mentorship-based program, Haley will join the elite ranks of VSA graduates and receive the internationally-recognized VSA-CDT certification.
PET SPECIALIST TEAM
Professional Dog Lovers
Natalie has been an essential part of our team since 2018. She has a heart of gold.
She provides exceptional guidance to our new specialists and loves every dog as her own.
Emily joined us in 2019 and her maturity and dedication make her a natural fit as a leader and trusted colleague. She is exceptional and has a heart that just gets bigger with every dog she meets.
Kenzie joined us in 2020 and her passion and commitment saw her accelerate to senior specialist quickly. She is a sponge when it comes to learning and her calm, confident presence makes her a natural with the dogs.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
We're extremely proud of the skill, experience and talent our managers and specialists bring to their roles and of the education and certification attained by our trainers.
Being a Pet Specialist as an important job requiring a lot of skill. A love of dogs is a great start, but it takes knowledge, learning and practical experience to properly, safely, and effectively care for our guests.
We require pet specialists to complete both pet and human first aid certification.
Pet specialists mentor under our trainers, managers and senior specialists to expand their skills, competency and confidence.
Dog Behaviour & Communication Certification
Each specialist completes courses in dog safety and handling, advanced dog knowledge, health, and teaching basic behaviours.