Owner/SafeK9 First Aid Instructor
qualifications & experience
- Dogsafe Canine First Aid Certification, 2010
- Dogsafe Canine First Aid Authorized Instructor Certification, 2011
- Owned and Operated Keep Your Dog Safe – K9 First Aid & Bite Prevention, 2011-2018
- Dog Trainer Walk into Excellence Conference, 2014
- Animal Anatomy & Physiology Instructor Veterinary Hospital Assistant program, Centre for Arts and Technology, 2014
- Dog Daycare Attendant Watson’s Hound Lounge, 2014
- Pet Food Consultant, Bosley’s Pet Foods, 2013
- Owner and Operator, SafeK9 Education & Dog Care Centre
- Creator and Instructor, SafeK9 First Aid & SafeK9 Bite Prevention, 2019
I love dogs. While an elementary school teacher in British Columbia, I decided to become a dog guardian for the first time, and it changed my life forever! There’s no other soul like that of a dog. They are teachers of patience, living in the moment, and forgiving quickly. Dogs offer an unconditional love and bond like no other.
I discovered dog daycare when I was working long hours as a teacher. I felt guilty leaving my dogs in a crate for 9 plus hours a day, and I was often too tired to give them the exercise they needed every night. So, I registered them for dog daycare 2 days a week at a kennel type boarding facility. It was there that I learned about Canine First Aid and decided to become certified. I felt empowered knowing that I had prepared
myself to prevent and handle many k9 emergencies and illnesses. I needed first aid training to teach kids, why not to save my dogs’ lives in an emergency? I loved the course so much I became a Dogsafe Authorized Instructor in 2011. I left the Dogsafe network in 2018 and have since created my own course SafeK9 First Aid!
Returning to my family roots in Ontario in 2018, I took the leap, followed my new found passion, and changed my career path. I found the perfect location for my vision, and expanded my SafeK9 First Aid business to include Kennel Free Dog Daycare & Overnight Stays, Bite Prevention Workshops, SK9 Essentials – EOs & Pets, Dock Diving, and host of Sniffspot – SafeK9 Private Dog Park & Trail.
I share my life with a young fawn Pug named Cardi, and an adult yellow Labrador named Silas. Both attend daycare regularly and enjoy socializing and snugging with all of our dog guests!
I look forward to loving and caring for your dogs as my own, and supporting you all in the care, health, and happiness of your beloved family members.
Canine Crew Manager
I have had a love for animals my entire life, and always knew I’d end up working with them. Growing up, I loved to spend a lot of my time helping my grandparents on their farm by taking care of the cows, horses, and cats. I had two beloved Jack Russell Terrier’s named Roxy and Chelsea, since passed, and two birds named Lucy and Bobo. I have recently found a new companion in my new jack russell terrier puppy named Milo.
I have worked at SafeK9 for just over a year now and have loved building relationships with the dog guests and their guardians. I graduated from the pre-health sciences program at Georgian College and completed a year of the vet tech program. To my surprise I developed a keen interest in dog behaviour and plan to continue my education in that direction in the future. A learner and teacher at heart, I enjoy sharing my knowledge to help people build even stronger bonds with their dogs!
In my spare time I enjoy cuddling my animals, singing, and playing guitar. I have experience working in veterinary clinics and I am also certified in SafeK9 first aid. I can’t wait to meet your dogs and love them as my own!
& Professional Dog Groomer
Hi, I’m Jessica Tremblay. I’m so happy to be part of the Safe K9 team as working with dogs professionally has been a dream of mine for many years. I grew up always having a love for all animals and while participating in our family dogs obedience training as a child I found a passion for seeing what dogs are capable of. I have 2 dogs of my own who also have attended Safe K9, Cooper is a 12 year old Miniature Pinscher Chihuahua mix who enjoyed agility training in his prime and Mabel Rae a 3 year old Shepherd mix who has 2 certificates in trick training.
In my own home today, we enjoy the company of not only 2 dogs but also 2 cats and 4 rabbits, an interesting and charming mix. I have lived with dogs all my life and I learned at a young age to always respect and be patient with them.
In my youth I also had the pleasure of learning grooming skills and animal behavior from a registered groomer/animal behaviorist and I continue to build my knowledge and skill set to this day. In 2020 I completed an online CPD certification course in K9 communication, further learning body language and the signs and signals dogs use to communicate.
I take great pride in my work and my work ethic. My enthusiasm for spending time greeting, training, and caring for all dogs knows no bounds. Here at Safe K9 I look forward to spending time enriching your dog’s experience with tricks, learning and best of all, FUN!