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 four. 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.


-  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

-  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

Rachel / Manager / Groomer

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.


- Pet grooming Certificate in 2017 

- Knowing Dogs 101 and 201 with the Dog Gurus

- Why Force Free with Soul 2 Soul Training

- Pet first aid

Sara Lumbus/ Part time Kennel Attendant

Sara is a mother of two. Sara is currently taking her RNT Pawsitive Keeper Training Through RNT.

Kenzie / Casual Kennel Attendant

Kenzie is a student in Lacombe. She is currently working on her her RNT Pawsitive Keepers training through RNT.

Tina/ Casual Kennel Attendant

Tina is our casual kennel attendant. She lives in Lacombe with her family.She is working on her RNT Pawsitive Keepers training Through RNT.

Keily / Casual Kennel Keeper


- I a post secondary student. She is also currently working on her RNT Pawsitive keepers Training Through RNT.