Hi! My name is Nina and I am a dog and cat trainer, and this is my dog Ori!

I work mostly with reactive dogs, and cases with one or several cats in the house.

Like a lot of trainers, I have lived with a reactive dog for years in the past. We tried a lot of techniques, hired several people, until one day we finally made progress with his training… this was the moment I decided to learn more about dog training. I wanted to help other families have the same victories we had.

I initially got an education in research in biology, so naturally I looked for science-based schools. I graduated with honnors from the Academy for Dog Trainers, then did a lot of continued education including Michael Shikashio CDBC’s Aggression in Dogs Master Course in 2021. I keep educating myself and learning new techniques, because behavior is like any other science: always evolving!

I also work with the amazing Ivy League Dogs team, where I offer a reactivity group class. I am also a member of the Pet Professional Guild and of the Regroupement Québécois des Intervenants en Éducation Canine.

Photo par Chantal Levesque

Education

2022

  • Play Way! for Reactivity and Aggression Challenges! – Dr Amy Cook, PhD, CDBC, CPDT-KA

2021

2020

  • The Lemonade Conference – 3 day conference, 38 speakers

2019

  • Formation intensive sur la réactivité et l’agression – De Main de Maître
  • Outils d’intervention complémentaires essentiels pour la réactivité et l’agression – De Main de Maître
  • Séminaire sur le Jeu chez le chien – De Main de Maître
  • Free dog, stray dog, village dog: the quintessential canine – Marco Adda
  • TOCS & conséquences de la vie en milieu domestique – Lara Joseph
  • Canine Separation Anxiety : Mission Possible – Malena DeMartini et Casey McGee

2018

  • Pet Professional Guild‘s Multi-species and Sheltering workshop/seminar – 5 days of workshops and lectures from some of the best vets/trainers/behaviourists in the industry – Kanab, Utah
  • Chatcadémies 1, 2 et 3 – Éduchateur

2017

  • The Academy for Dog Trainers – Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC) – 2017-2018
  • Behavior Medications: What are they, and how can they help? – Dr Jennifer Summerfield
  • Éduchateur : formation interne
  • Séminaire sur la tenue de consultation – De Main De Maître

2012

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnologies, option Biological engineering, Microscopy et Quality – Nice-Sophia Antipolis University

Experience

  • Ivy League Dogs – Dog and cat trainer (2022)
  • Centre canin De la main à la patte – Co-owner of the center (2019-2022)
  • La Patte Blanche – Owner, Dog and cat trainer (2019-2020)
  • De main de maître – Dog trainer (2018-2020)
  • Éduchateur – Cat trainer (2017-2019)
  • Humane Society International (HSI) – Team leader in the emergency shelter for MAPAQ’s seized cats and dogs (2015-2016)