MANN's BFF creator & owner: Jenn Mann CPDT-KA
Certified Professional Dog Trainer - CCPDT
Master Empowerment Coach in Training S.W.A.T Institute
Certified in Pet First Aid Prairie Training Services Ltd.
Dog Trainers' Apprentice Program Calgary Humane Society
Full Member of APDT Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Advanced Practitioner of Healing Touch for Animals®
Jenn & Ollie
Philosophy: Animals are the mirrors to our souls and they are with us for a reason... each of our pets is a personal teacher, so its important to learn what they have to say.
After a long day at the office, the highlight of Jenn’s day was heading to the shelter after work to volunteer as a Head Start Trainer. She would teach the homeless dogs some basic manners to help them be considered polite by potential adopters. That was back in 2004… now that hobby has turned into running her own animal behavior company. This came about when Jenn learned the method of positive reinforcement training… and realized that it’s not about bribing your dog with treats - it's about two-way communication and respect. She was amazed by the success of this method and in 2008 completed the Calgary Humane Society’s Dog Trainers Apprenticeship program. Feeling everyone should know these life changing methods, she now teaches classes to coach dog owners of all breeds. Crediting the science-based, positive reinforcement method with teaching her patience and to be a better wife, mother, friend, teacher, sister, daughter and of course… dog owner. Jenn is so grateful for the opportunity to teach and learn with each animal & owner who cross her path.
In 2012, Jenn started combining energy work with her training and found she could bring animal's behavior and owner's awareness to new levels. This creates amazing relationships and ties in to another of Jenn's passions, Health & Wellness for people and animals.
Then in 2013 Jenn began her education as a Master Empowerment Coach for Women at SWAT Institute. This has been a great help with empowering dog owners to be their best selves, so that that their dogs will reflect that too!
Jenn also volunteers with rescued Farm Animals at various animal sanctuaries. Clicker training pigs & chickens has now become part of her practice, as they are becoming more common as family pets!