Your Canine Behaviour Coaches
Your Canine Behaviour Coaches
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About Our Team
About Our Team
Pet Intel. offers a team of dedicated coaches who believe in helping clients to become experts of their own dogs. We provide clients with individual advice and support as they strengthen their bond and understanding of their animal. Our philosophy and methodology is based on scientific principles and a true belief in and respect for animal emotion.
Our Coaches are constantly striving to meet new intellectual changes and goals and to stay current with education and industry science. Below are some of the organizations our Coaches are Members of and participate with.
Jessica Eden O'Neill, Dip. CBST has a Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science & Technology and has been working as a professional Canine Behaviour Consultant for 10 years. She's a mother of 4 and a nurturer of many. She has developed a strong philosophy in her business operation with the main principals being - REAL, BALANCED, SMART, which is the way she attempts to operate in all aspects of her life. She is the Inventor of JWalker Dog Products and the Owner of The Canine Habitat.
Jessica believes in establishing harmony and balance using the path of least resistance with a focus on strengthening the human/animal bond. She takes a unique approach to behaviour modification and training by translating canine language in to understandable human terms. She uses individual real life situations to create and implement behaviour change programs that are obtainable for the average dog owner.
Nicole Lapratte-Patry CBCC-KA, has earned her “Canine Behaviour Consultant” certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers® (CCPDT®). Nicole has joined more than 160 CBCC-KA certificants worldwide.
In her never-ending quest for animal-related knowledge acquisition, Nicole found herself irresistibly drawn to dogs. Gaining ever more canine-related knowledge is very much a focus and a daily happening. Lifelong learning is her goal as she truly believes that learning expands the soul as well as the mind. This passion for dogs as well as for teaching, education and sharing are the inner drives that motivate her.
Nicole has had the pleasure of sharing her life with many dogs, all of which have taught her something new along the way. Precious lessons they have been! Nicole presently shares her life with 4 dogs : (3) French Bulldogs, and a Miniature Wirehair Dachshund.
Jeff Jodion, BCom/BSocSc, is an Entrepreneur, Professional Dog Walker & Canine Behaviour Coach In-Training. Having grown up with family dogs all his life, it was a no brainer to get his very own dog once his University studies were completed. At the age of 36, Jeff turned his love and passion for dogs into his second career. In 2012, Barking Up Trees was born.
He is a member of the Ottawa Dog Walkers Network, Associate Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers, occasional volunteer for the Ottawa and Valley Lost Pet Network Jeff is excited to enter Pet Intel’s apprenticeship program. He is eager to apply his new knowledge and experience in order to help even more dogs live fulfilling lives.
Nat Zeldin is a Canine Nutrition Expert, Product Specialist and Canine Behaviour Coach. Nat is a long time dog lover and no stranger to the pet industry. She started her journey as a young teenager in her first pet-related job where she found herself caring for a pack of sled dogs. From here, she expanded her dog knowledge by focusing on nutrition, working with a couple to help them develop their own raw dog food line. She now owns and operates a pet boutique, Cricket and Company in the heart of downtown Ottawa with her long-time friend. We are pleased as punch to welcome Nat to our team.
Baxter Rice is an Apprentice with Pet Intel. Baxter is a farm-boy from Oklahoma with a big heart and growing skill set. Baxter may be new the Pet Intel. Team, but he has always had one foot in the dog-world. Baxter has worked as a kennel technician and has volunteered with the ASPCA in Florida. He grew up on his grandfather's dairy farm in Oklahoma where he developed a love and respect for many different types of animals. He shares his life with an amazing two year old working-line German Shepherd named Knox and has been hired as the full-time live-in Canine Habitat Attendant (www.thecaninehabitat.com), a sister company to Pet Intel. Baxter moved to Ontario from British Columbia 7 years ago where he had a small business walking and boarding local dogs. Baxter's positive and relaxed energy matched with his desire to learn has made him an awesome addition to our team.