2020 – Absolute Dogs Pro-Dog Trainer Certificate
2021 – Absolute Dogs Pro-Dog Trainer ‘Geek’ Certificate (pending)
In 1995, the year before she got her first dog, Tracey began her dog training education, attending the Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainer (CAPDT) conference, reading books, and apprenticing with Puppy People, a dog training school in Toronto, Ontario.
2001 -2006 – Apprentice then teacher of pet dog training, Who’s Walking Who Dog Training, Toronto, Ontario
1996-2021, Workshops, conferences, and hands-on training sessions several times a year, in addition to fostering for a time (2004-2005) and living with and training her own dogs.
Tracey has learned from esteemed trainers/ dog people such as:
-Karen Prior (behaviour) -Jean Donaldson (behaviour) -Suzanne Clothier (behaviour & relationship)
-Susan Garrett (training and agility) -Kayl McCann (agility) -Bobbie Lyons (training skills/fitness)
-Dr Tom Mitchell & Lauren Langman (behaviour/training, pro-dog training).
Other workshops include canine massage (Ken Baine) and Pet First Aid (Walk n’ Wags).