Licensed and Trained Dog Walker
Tracy Wood grew up on a farm and has been around dogs all her life. However, the path to the dog training world opened up while she was attending university. Tracy had grown up with a love for biological science and had a keen interest in the outdoors and the natural world. She took her passion for scientific research to university to pursue a life studying wildlife. While obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, she became a volunteer for the Peterborough Humane Society. As she started to exercise and socialize the dogs under her care, she began to realize her passion for working with dogs. Later, when she began fostering dogs for Homeward Tails, her passion for scientific research narrowed from the wildlife field of study to focus on the canine one.
Credentials and Experience
BSc. Hons, in Biology from Trent University, as well as a BA. Hons, in Environmental Studies
Applied Behaviour Analyst Practitioner certification through studying and examination by Dr. Susan G. Friedman Ph.D, Department of Psychology, University of Utah
3 years as a volunteer and dog walker for the Peterborough Humane Society
3 years as a volunteer and foster care provider for Homeward Tails
2 years as a Dog Trainer for Petsmart in Peterborough
Currently a Student of the Ethology Institute Cambridge to earn her CPDT and CACE
Currently sits on the Manager and Owner/Operator committee for Professional Animal Care Certification Council
Earns continuing educational units (CEUs) by attending workshops, seminars and webinars on dog training and canine science, to ensure that her knowledge of dogs is always up to date.
Experienced with puppies, senior dogs, dogs with disabilities, and fearful/reactive dogs
Professional Member with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Full Membership with The Pet Professional Guild
Member of the Animal Behavior Society
Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
Professional Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers
Member of the Canadian Kennel Club
Fully insured and bonded through ProFUR
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