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Meet the Team

Jaime Knowles

Jaime Knowles

Good Dog Academy

Founding Member, Owner and Co-creator

Certified Professional Pet Dog Trainer
Director of Training

Geri Patz

Geri Patz

Good Dog Academy

Founding Member, Owner and Co-creator

Registrar
Director of Curriculum Development

Heather Grandy

Heather Grandy

Good Dog Academy

Founding Member and Co-creator

Certified Professional Pet Dog Trainer

Jaime Knowles
Senior Team 
Leader
Good Dog at Home
Good Dog Academy
Certified Professional Pet Dog Trainer
Megan Loftus
with Marvellous Mia
Good Dog at Home
Good Dog Academy
Certified Professional Pet Dog Trainer
Rachel Williams
with Fabulous Frankie
Good Dog at Home
Good Dog Academy
Certified Professional Pet Dog Trainer
Sara Whelan
with
BFF
Billie
Good Dog at Home
Good Dog Academy
Certified Professional Pet Dog Trainer
Brieanne Demers
with 
Terrific
Tahsis
Good Dog at Home
Good Dog Academy
Certified Professional Pet Dog Trainer
Catherine Queenan
with Spunky Vex’ahlia
Good Dog at Home
Good Dog Academy
Certified Professional Pet Dog Trainer

Jaime Knowles

 

Good Dog Academy Inc  Owner, Founding Member, Co-creator, Director of Training
Good Dog Wellness Inc  Senior Trainer - all levels of training and behaviour problem solving
  • Aggression in Dogs Master Course Certificate Recipient
  • Canine Behavioral Science and Technology (Dip CBST) - Diploma
  • CCPDT - KA 
  • Doggone Safe Program: Certified Dog Bite Prevention Educator
  • L.E.G.S.® Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation® Certified Family Dog Mediator
  • Dognostics Certified Canine Enrichment Technician
  • DOGSAFE® Canine First Aid Certified Level 1 and Level 2
  • Vancouver Coastal Health - trainer/handler - C.diff detection dog project
  • Canadian Kennel Club Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator
  • Court qualified expert in the assessment and rehabilitation of aggressive dogs - 2013 - 2017
  • Be a Tree - licensed presenter: The Be a Tree program is a dog bite prevention seminar program for
    school aged children
  • Karen Pryor’s Shelter Training and Enrichment Program - graduate
  • Vancouver PSA Dog Sport Club - former Director
  • Pacific Northwest Kennels - trainer/instructor - detection and patrol K9’s and K9 handlers
  • JIBC Validated Detection and Patrol Handler
  • Police Dog Training Centre Certified - Florida by IFRI/NFSTC standards
  • Animal Behavior and Training Associates Inc. Certified 
  • Canada West Canine Center - Certified Master Dog Trainer

Jaime has always had a love and understanding of all animals, but a special place in her heart has always belonged to dogs. She has been professionally training and handling all breeds and temperaments of dogs since 1998. She attends ongoing seminars and is constantly updating her education to broaden her knowledge of dog training as she believes you never stop learning when working with animals.

Jaime is currently the Senior Trainer and Behaviour Modification Expert for Good Dog Wellness, specializing in anxiety, reactivity and other challenging behaviour cases.

While competing in CKC obedience and conformation Jaime has earned titles on several breeds of dogs. She has trained and handled dogs for television and major motion pictures. Her own dog Atty has obtained her IPO BH title, PSA PDC-SD and PDC title and was a validated patrol and narcotic detection K9.

Jaime is a validated explosive detection K9 handler, validated narcotics detection K9 handler and a validated security patrol K9 handler through the Justice Institute of BC. She has vast experience raising and training both detection and patrol dogs. 

Jaime was a proud member, trainer and handler with Canines 4 Care team at Vancouver General Hospital where a program that trains dogs to detect C. difficile with high accuracy was developed.  The program was awarded the Top Innovation award for 2018 at BC Health Care Awards.

Currently Jaime shares her life with Atty (Belgian Malinios), Dozer (Pitbull x), Guinness (GSD x ACD), Teddy (all Canadian mutt), Tahsis (GSD).

Geri Patz

  • Good Dog Academy - Owner, Founding Member and Co-creator
  • BC Provincial Instructor Diploma
  • Registrar
  • Director of Curriculum Development

Heather Grandy

 

Good Dog Wellness Inc  Owner - aka Good Dog Ranch & Spa - Training, Daycare, Boarding, Grooming & Spa
Good Dog Academy Inc  Founding Member, Co-creator, Instructor
  • CPDT - Certified Professional Dog Trainer (PPSEC Certified Ben Kersen, graduated top of class)
  • CCPDT-KA Certification Council of Pet Dog Trainers - Knowledge Assessed
  • DOGSAFE® Canine First Aid Certified Level 1 and Level 2
  • Brenda Aloff Virtual Academy
  • Animal Massage Practitioner - Northwest School of Animal Massage
  • City of Coquitlam Shelter Dog Behaviour Consultant - created & facilitated training programs for difficult dogs
  • City of Coquitlam Shelter Volunteer Educator - created and provided seminars and individual training on volunteer safety, dog handling and training skills
  • Professional Pet Groomer
  • Veterinary Technician/Assistant - in clinic trained for performing medical procedures and assisting in surgeries specializing in x-ray and restraint of aggressive animals

Heather's passion for dogs has inspired a career working with dogs that is based on a natural ability to understand and work with animals, a diverse background of experience and a foundation of formal education in many facets of the dog industry.

Heather's diverse background is the driving force behind the unique, customized way that she approaches all of the dogs that she trains, and the dogs she cares for at Good Dog Ranch & Spa. With a strong understanding that every dog/human team is unique, she strives to help bring back the fun in that relationship at the same time teaching dog owners how to encourage wanted behaviours in a positive, healthy way.

Heather has been actively working in the dog industry for 20 years. In those years, she has had the privilege to learn from different animal professionals, with diverse experience in the field.

Heather shares her life with five rescue dogs.