Mallory Hazell (she/her) B.Sc., M.Sc., P. Biol., DBTMc
Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant
I spent a decade working as a professional biologist before switching my focus to dog training and behavior. I started my dog training education at the Edmonton Humane Society, where I graduated (with honors) from the Dog Behavior and Training Methodology certification program (DBTMc). Following that, I mentored with Govind Pillai (CPDT-KA, DBTMc), owner and founder of Naughty Boyz Dog Training. I founded The Canine Scholar in December 2018, and have since helped hundreds of clients achieve their training and/or behavior goals. I continue to pursue science-based, canine behavior and training opportunities from researchers and animal behaviorists such as Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Brian Hare, and Dr. Sophia Yin (see a list of courses I have taken below). I am a member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance and a CPDT-Ka (Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed) candidate for Spring 2022. I am passionate about animal behavior and learning theory and stay abreast of new peer-reviewed canine behavior and training research. But don't fret, I'm not just a stuffy academic; I love to have fun with my dogs too! I have obtained multiple trick titles and have taken an interest in canine fitness. I also compete in dog agility with my Border Collie, Flo, and work as a certified therapy dog team with my dog Gracie.
I am particularly good at problem solving and coming up with unique solutions to meet my client's training goals. I am also an excellent communicator and can back my management and training plans with scientific rigor. As a person I am supportive, empathetic, and non-judgmental; I take pride in providing my clients an excellent training experience, and professionalism, quality, and value are consistent themes throughout my Google reviews. I have the education, skills, personality, and experience to be your go-to trainer in Edmonton, and I can't wait to meet you and your dog! Get in touch today.