Meet Our Dog Trainers
Companion Dog Training offers professional positive, science-based methods of training and behaviour modification. We work in all of our classes and private sessions to ensure your dog can focus on your on and off-leash. Our classes are fun, positive and designed to increase the bond between you and your dog!
RVT, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, Fear Free Certified Trainer
Jessica Benoit was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She shares her life with her wonderful husband, daughter, son, and their four dogs and cat. She is passionate about teaching pet parents how to best motivate and connect with their pets. She is always learning about the newest science-based methods of training to better serve her clients. She has a special interest in teaching children how to best interact with dogs and understand their body language, so everyone can stay safe and enjoy their pets.
Jessica is a Registered Veterinary Technologist, Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, and Licensed Doggone Safe presenter. Jessica is Fear Free certified as a trainer, veterinary professional, and is an approved Fear Free speaker. She is currently working towards her specialty in behaviour as a Veterinary Technologist.
Fear Free Certified, KPA CTP
RVT, KPA CTP, Fear Free Certified
Shelby has been a Registered Veterinary Technologist with Companion Veterinary Clinic since graduating from NAIT in 2017. Shelby became interested in animal behaviour when she got her first rescue dog, Chia, and she is working towards specializing in that area. She is passionate about teaching pet parents how to interact with their pets in a positive, fear free manner and has been mentored by both Jessica Benoit and Chantal Turcotte.
Shelby teaches Puppy Socialization, Puppy Foundations, Advanced Puppy Foundations and Foundations and Focus for Adult Dogs. She also sees clients for private sessions in their homes. She is Fear Free certified and Low Stress Handling certified. She also graduated from the Karen Pryor Dog Training Professional Program with distinction in October of 2019.
In her off time Shelby enjoys spending time with her husband, two dogs, three cats, bunny and hedgehog.