I have been fortunate to do what I wanted to do since I was a little girl. Work with animals. My path has taken me down the road of veterinarian assistant for domestic and exotic pets, wildlife rehabilitation, animal rescue with different SPCA’s, dog training, grooming and now writing. There has always been one constant in this path we call life, I’ve always had at least one dog walking with me, following me or causing me to chase them. My life as a dog trainer started in the early nineteen eighties when I was asked to stay on as an apprentice after taking Quila, my shepherd cross through obedience classes. From there I started competing in obedience, conformation, agility and fly ball with Toshi, Kitt, Jake and Boo. After attaining an instructor’s certification for dog obedience, I held a variety of pet obedience classes in different places I lived. My specialization became training dogs deemed untrainable. Landing jobs in veterinary clinics kept me busy for ten years and eventually led me into pet grooming in the nineteen nineties. Combining my knowledge and skill as a dog trainer with my experience from veterinary clinics, I began to specialize in the dogs that were refused by other groomers.
I love grooming dogs and cats, and still specialize in behaviour dogs both in training and in grooming.
My husband and three children are my heroes for bandaging my fingers when my reflexes aren’t quite fast enough, holding up tails for me to shave under them and bribing with a variety of food and toys. My current Belgian Sheepdog, Skye, is my four legged wonder, who always makes me shake my head and laugh at his antics. Willow and Storm who swack me whenever I’m slow on giving them tuna, keep me grounded with their cat demands.
My current grooming shop is The Garage Grooming Shop, located in Sylvan Lake, Alberta.
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Hot Oil Treatments for Dogs
by Jackie Larocque
Whether you are a dog owner or a professional involved with dogs, Jackie Larocque will guide you through the process of hot oil treatments for dogs. The methods are easy to understand with results that will make it hard to keep your hands off your dog.
Treatments are easy to implement in your grooming shop, turning a regular grooming into a spa specialty.
Owners can easily treat their dog at home.
Wet & Wild Puppy Grooming, A Complete Training Manual
by Jackie Larocque
Grooming is an integral part of the care and maintenance of dogs. Whether you are a professional or a pet owner, Jackie Larocque will guide you step by step in training a puppy the grooming process. Pictures of actual puppies in the program are throughout the book.This process is for all breeds and will make life easier for the puppy, the owner and the groomer.
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