Ruff 'n" Tumble: Staff

We are very proud of our staff and their continued dedication to education and providing the best science based care and training for our guests.

Jackie / Owner / Trainer / Groomer

Jackie is a mother of three and grandmother of five. Together with her husband and family built the RNT facility in 2012. With a life long love of animals of all kinds she was finally  able to start living her dream! With have a background in health care, administration, advertising and more recently involved in dog rescue work. She truly loves working with the difficult cases and seeing the progress when a dog is shown patience and kindness. Jackie Has always believed in the kinder approach to animal care and has recently joined the Alberta Force Free Alliance. Jackie has created a training and informational presentation for future daycare's to use when joining the AFFA.  Jackie has also created the RNTPawsitive Keeper program developed to train positive reinforcement kennel and daycare attendants.

   Training:

-  Dog Trainer Foundations Certificate with Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior

-  Dog Obedience Diploma in 2012

-  Natural Health care for pets Certificate in 2013

-  Pet Grooming Certificate in 2016.

-  Pet first aid

-  Knowing Dogs 101 and 201 with the Dog Gurus.  

-  Why Force Free with Soul 2 Soul Training and AFFA

-  Creating the Pet-Friendly Hospital, Animal Shelter, or Pet care Business (Lecture) with Dr Sophia Yin

-  Living With and Training A Fearful  Dog (Seminar) With Debbie Jacobs

-  Communication Skills for Pet Care Professionals with Crystal Canine

- Currently working on Training certification through CCS

Allison/ Full time Kennel Keeper

Allison's Kind Heart and gentle ways are a fantastic fit for our force free environment.! She is dedicated to learn everything dog and is a values member of our team. 

Training:

- Currently working on RNTPawsitve Keepers Through RNT

- Why Force Free with Soul 2 Soul Training and AFFA

Rachel / Manager / Groomer ( Maternity  Leave)

Rachel is a mother of three boys. Her many years working in health care is evident in her compassionate and caring attitude with the guests at RNT and their families. Her duties include the day to day on the floor operations as well administrative duties.  She has recently completed her Pet grooming Certification.

Training:

- Pet grooming Certificate in 2017 

- Knowing Dogs 101 and 201 with the Dog Gurus

- Why Force Free with Soul 2 Soul Training and AFFA

- Pet first aid


Sara / Part time Kennel Attendant

Sara is a mother of two.  Her past and present experience with rescue work, Kennel keeping and Housekeeping at the hospital have proven to be a great asset to RNT. She understands and is caring to the dogs and knows the importance of keeping a kennel clean and sanitary.

Training:

- Currently taking her  RNTPawsitive Keeper Training Through RNT.

Kenzie / Casual Kennel Attendant

Kenzie is a student in Lacombe. She has blossomed into a very competent member of our team. 

Training:

- Currently working on her her RNT Pawsitive Keepers program through RNT.

Taylor/Part Time Kennel Attendant

Taylor is a true asset to our team.  She has had many years of experience working with large breed dogs and has a great understanding of dog language and understands the need for cleanliness and safety in a kennel setting.

Training:

- Completed her Knowing Dogs with the Dog Gurus 

- Currently working on her RNTPawsitive Keeper program through RNT

- Why Force Free through Soul 2 Soul training and AFFA

Jenae / Casual Kennel Keeper

Jenae worked at RNT through her high school years and we are pleased to have her back as a casual Kennel Keeper. 

Training:

-Completed Knowing Dogs  through the Dog Gurus

- Currently working on her RNTPawsitive Keeper Program Through RNT.