Mallory Hazell B.Sc., M.Sc., DBTMc
Owner and Head Trainer
I have several passions in life, some of which are really nerdy (like wetlands and moss), and some of which are really cool (like mountain biking and dogs)! You're probably here for help with your dog, but if you also needed help designing a wetland, you'd really be in the
right place! That's because I'm a professional biologist here in Alberta, and I specialize in vegetation and wetlands; however, I'm also a dog trainer and I absolutely love working with people and their dogs!
I grew up riding, training, and showing horses in British Columbia, where I was often surrounded by dogs. Many equine enthusiasts also love their furry companions, and I was exposed to a variety of dog sports at a young age. Today, my dog Gracie and I are training for our first agility competition, are a certified therapy dog team with St. John Ambulance, and are constantly increasing our repertoire of impressive tricks; check us out on my social media platforms.
I have over 100 hours of canine behaviour and training education, taught by world leader Dr. Ian Dunbar, or a trainer with a professional designation from the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). I started my dog training education at the Edmonton Humane Society where I completed the Dog Behaviour and Training Methodology certification program (DBTMc). Following that, I mentored with Govind Pillai (CPDT-KA, DBTMc), at Naughty Boyz Dog Training (https://www.naughtyboyz.ca/). I am a member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance and continue to pursue science-based training and education opportunities.
As a Professional Biologist, with a Master's degree (MSc) in ecology, I am extremely passionate about science and evidence-based knowledge advancement. I am therefore purely rooted in scientific, evidence-based, positive training techniques. Positive training will build confidence in you and your dog, and help strengthen your relationship. Just about any behaviour can be trained in a way that is super fun, so send me a message and let's get training. I can't wait to meet you and your dog!!! Also, check out my social media platforms for free training videos (including tips, tricks, and advice).