Nicole Dow, Canine Obedience Trainer •  •  •

Nicole graduated from the University of Guelph in 2017 with a degree specializing in psychology. During her time at University, Nicole became involved with National Service Dogs, a non-profit organization that raises and trains Service Dogs for children with Autism and members of the Armed Forces suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and successfully raised and trained two service dogs for the organization. In the past 7 years, she has honed her skills in task training of all types of service dogs and also enjoys teaching Group Obedience classes from Puppy Kindergarten to Basic Obedience.

Nicole is passionate about expanding her education in dog behaviour and dog training. This has resulted in her achieving her continuing education certificates through Canine Foundations.


  • Graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts specializing in Psychology
  • Group Obedience Instructor
  • Corporate Training Instructor
  • Service Dog Trainer
  • Assistant Service Dog Trainer
  • Canine Foundations Training Academy class moderator
  • Former Puppy Raiser for National Service Dogs
  • Former Puppy Raiser Liaison between National Service Dogs and the University of Guelph
  • Completion of the following Georgian College continuing education courses;
  • Canine Behaviour 101 – Reading Canine Body Language
  • Canine Behaviour 102 – Separation Anxiety
  • Canine Behaviour 103 – Resource Guarding
  • Canine Behaviour 105 – Canine Temperament Assessment
  • Canine Emergency First Aid Certified Edit Collapse Description