Behavioral & Puppy Specialist
Jen has over fourty years of experience training dogs and puppies. Jen has been training dogs nearly all her life, she started at the age of twelve as a handler showing at CKC dog shows.
At fifteen Jen could be found cleaning kennels in order to gain experience as a trainee teaching Labradors to hunt and retrieve, by seventeen Jen was working full time as a veterinary assistant.
Over the years Jen has experienced many changes in training methods, from the jerk-pull method of choke chains to physically restraining the dog. Today Jen uses clicker training, positive re-enforcement, and operant conditioning style of dog training. The end result is a well behaved dog who's tail is wagging and enjoys the experience of learning with it's handler. Having used all the various methods over decades of training dogs, Jen prides herself on keeping up with the latest techniques by continuing to attend seminars and researching proven dog training methods.
Over the years Jen has trained many different dog breeds and sizes. Rescue dogs were always a challenging project and Jen loves the challenges.
Sherwood Barks Demo Dog Family: (Jen's Dogs)
Six, a 7 year old Border Collie/ Sheltie mix. A suprise addition to the Sherwood Barks Doggy Family, six was surrendered to Jen at 9 weeks old. Six is now competing at a National Level in AAC & UKI Agiltiy.
Tug-It, a red Border Collie joined Sherwood Barks in December 2012. He is taking his job as "Demo-Puppy" very seriously. He even has his own YouTube channel! He works with Jen in behavioral consults with reactive dogs. Tug-it also competes at a National Level in AAC & UKI agility.
Mouse, 3 year old, long hared Chihuahua began his agility career in AAC & UKi, January, 2016.
Trap, joined Sherwood Barks in May, 2016. He is a full brother to Mouse and is learning his new position in the team.
Over the Rainbow Bridge... best Jack Russel ever.....Freeway rescued Jack Russel Terrier. Competed as National Competitor; first in Alberta 2012, and 2nd in Canada 2009, 2012.
Freeway - My Heart Dog... so missed! Feb - 2016