Tracy has been expanding the CAHS’ canine education programs, offering a workshop series for families with reactive dogs and developing and presenting at public seminars to help dogs and people in a shelter and home environment. Tracy also created and developed the shelter’s Positive Approach Canine Education (PACE) program, which is designed for those interested in becoming a well-rounded certified dog trainer and in working in the animal field.
Tracy is a Certified Behaviour Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), which is an advanced certification in canine behaviour and modification. She is also a Certified Pet Dog Trainer – Knowledge & Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA), also through the CCPDT.
She holds a professional membership with the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers, is a Fear Free Certified Professional and is certified in Pet First Aid. In 2008, Tracy was awarded the Citizen of Vision by the Cochrane Chamber of Commerce and in 2005, received the Centennial Medal from the Province of Alberta.
Animals have always been Tracy’s passion, and she has a sincere desire to see pets remain in good homes and ensure that homeless pets are successfully rehabilitated and placed in forever homes. In her spare time, Tracy thoroughly enjoys and keeps active with her own three dogs and two cats. Tracy emphasizes helping people open the lines of communication between their pets and themselves in a fun and positive way that seals the human/animal bond.