Professional Dog Training 


Certified Dog Grooming


Western NFLD!!

Jackie McGowan St Croix

Jackie has been involved with animals for most of her life. She started a Pet Sitting and Dog Walking business during the summer months, when she was just 10 years old.

Jackie has been training and grooming dogs, since she got her own dog "Sam", when she was 11 years old.  And officially started competitive dog training when she was 19. 

Jackie has also worked with and trained horses, and was thinking of becoming a riding instructor, until she turned her focus back to dog training and grooming.

Her professional career with dogs spans over 40 years.


Jackie's own dogs, have appeared on tv several times, and have done print ads and commercials.


In the late 90's, Jackie created the first "Reactive Dog Classes" in Canada. These classes were specifically for dogs who suffered with high anxiety, and a fear response to social exposure, and being left alone.

They were the first classes of there kind at that time, as they relied solely on a reward based training, and a positive reinforcement approach to canine anxiety and reactivity.

These classes were highly successful and greatly sought after, by individuals who were finding it hard to cope with their overly anxious/reactive dogs.


Jackie successfully released her first book,  Indecent Exposure in 2017. This book explains the effect that our society has on the modern dog, and how we can help them cope with the pressures and expectations we humans may be putting on them.

Jackie has successfully owned and operated "Click Start Dog Training" in Alberta, Fanickally Canines Skills and Mud Puddle Paws Dog Grooming Spa in Nova Scotia.

Currently, she resides in glorious Newfoundland with her wonderful husband and 4 Parson Russell Terriers.


Jackie will soon be offering dog grooming and dog training under the banner - Mud Puddle Paws Dog Grooming & Training.

Jackie is currently available for in home training (client's home), for basic training and help with canine anxiety, reactivity and aggression.


Author, Professional Dog Trainer ~ Certified Dog Groomer ~ Certified Animal Reiki Practitioner ~ Certified Canine Reflexology Practitioner

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