Nicole LeBlanc

CPDT-KA  Certified Trainer and Agility Instructor

Nicole co-ordinates and teaches all DOGSmart Agility Classes

Nicole has been instructing Agility at DOGSmart Training since 2004.
She began competing in agility in 1998 with rescued 4 year old husky/border collie mix Teeka (CGC, SADC, VAADC, VMSDC) who retired at master’s level in 2004.  Sadly, Teeka passed away in September 2007 at the age of 13.  Nicole continued to compete in agility with her dog Sydney, a toy fox terrier, in 2002-2003 when he retired at advanced/masters level due to health concerns (not agility related). Nicole is also Canine First Aid Certified

Nicole currently shares her life with Sydney (ADC), Murphy Brown, jack russell terrier (CGC, earthdog extraordinaire!), and Kohl, a rescue belgian gronendael in training.

Educational Background

  • Kathy Sdao - DOGSmart Training - Vancouver, BC., 2012
    • Get S.M.A.R.T About Training - A 2-Day Seminar with Kathy Sdao
  • Nicole Wilde - Vancouver, BC, 2011
    • Working with Fearful Dogs
    • Creative Client Coaching
  • Provisional Starters/Advanced Judge for the Agility Association of Canada, 2010
  • CKC - Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator, 2010
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), 2009
  • Dr. Jean Dodds - Victoria, BC, 2009
    • Canine Thyroid Disease
    • Vaccination
    • Nutrition and Health
  • Dr. Ian Dunbar - DOGSmart Training - Vancouver, BC, 2008
    • Dog Aggression: Biting and Fighting
    • Training Adult Dogs
    • Puppy Classes & Games
  • Dr. Patricia McConnell - DOGSmart Training - Vancouver, BC, 2007
    • For the Love of a Dog: The Biology of Emotion in People and Dogs
    • Dog-Dog Aggression: Treating Aggression Between Unfamiliar Dogs
  • Pat Miller  - Richmond, BC, 2006
    • Body Talk, Clicker Bite Me & Behaviour Problems
  • Dr. Ian Dunbar - Vancouver, BC,  2005
    • Instructors Workshop
  • Terry Simons, Kathy Keats, Stuart Mah, Patti Hatfield, Kim Collins, and Kay Whitehead
  • Apprenticed at DOGSmart Training - Vancouver, BC, 1997

Notables

Agility Background

  • Provisional Starters/Advanced Judge for the Agility Association of Canada, 2010
  • Volunteer Coordinator for BC Regional Championship, June 2008
  • Member of National Steering Committee for AAC.,  2005-2007
  • Chair of AAC National Championship in Burnaby BC ., August 2006
  • Attended Pawsitive Steps Agility Camp, 2002/2003
  • Member of Agility Association of Canada (AAC).
  • Past President and Trial Secretary of K9 Cliffhangers Agility Club.