As the owner of the successful Pawsh Dog business, Laurel has experience providing services in grooming, training classes such as puppy kindergarten, family pet manners and trick training, obedience, petzercise, agility - recreational through to competitive levels in multi disciplines.
Laurel has a background as a professional trainer and handler than began at the age of 11. She developed a life-long passion for animals in general and dogs specifically from that point on. She has a bachelors degrees in Science with a major in Zoology and Commerce. After initially beginning her career with a major Accounting firm, she left to open The Pawsh Dog.
I have been operating Backstretch Equine and Canine Massage since 2007, and I am loving my job helping dogs and horses feel better and move with more efficiency and greater ease! My first horse lived to be nearly 35 years old, and I credit him with sending me on this career path. As an avid agility player, both my senior teammate, and my youngster enjoy their massage and stretching sessions - it keeps my older girl loose and springy, and it helps to keep the kamikazee youngster from injuring herself (though she still tries!). I am very excited to be teaming up with Pawsh Wellness to provide canine hydrotherapy and massage/bodywork - and thrilled that we are able to get our training from the best in the world - Greyfriars from the UK!
Growing up with animals in the house Kaitlyn dreamed of become a marine biologist. When she joined The Pawsh Dog in 2012, her love of animals and the water make her a great fit for The Pawsh Dog Wellness Center.
In 2008 she graduated from Robertson College as a Veterinary Office Assistant. From there she worked at veterinary clinic for four years as a veterinary assistant. Kaitlyn has also completed her Canine Anatomy and Behaviour course and will be taking a Canine Body Workers course in 2013.
She has completed training from Greyfriars Veterinary Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy Referrals, to become a Canine Hydrotherapist and is excited to open the only canine pool in Winnipeg!
Kaitlyn has a Great Dane, Lucy, and a Husky cross, Gideon. She and Lucy enjoy taking the Rally-O classes at The Pawsh Dog and going to the dog park.
It has always been a dream of mine to pursue a job with animals. I started as a sales associate at the Pawsh Dog on Taylor and I am now the K9 Hydrotherapist Assistant, which I am enjoying very much at The Pawsh Dog Wellness Centre. I have always grown up with animals, and they will always play a huge part in my life. I own a very sweet and free spirited American Paint horse named Eva. I also have a Sheherd cross from Manitoba German Shepherd Rescue and his name is Kevin. I enjoy spending most of my free time riding on the trails with Eva with Kevin following behind.