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Jessica O'Neill, Dip. Canine Behaviour Science & Technology 

Jessica has been working in the canine behaviour industry for more than 10 years but her passion for animals comes right from birth. Jesica grew up in an animal-rich environment. At the age of 12 her mother moved the family to the country to run a hobby farm where her passion and respect for animals only grew to include horses, cows, pigs, chickens, ducks and various other farm pets. 

Jessica specializes in an organic approach to Service and Assistance Dog training that caters to the human/animal team and the bond between them.

She is a advocate for rescuing and rehabilitating animals and a huge supporter of responsible dog ownership education.

She has testified as an expert witness for the Provincial Court System as well as boarded, fostered, bred, owned and worked with many different types of animals throughout her life.

She worked alongside Cheryl Smith (Owner - Forever Friends Dog Training, and an internationally recognized Canine Behaviour Specialist) as an apprentice for 2 years, and in addition has completed several intensive theoretical behaviour and training study programs with the Companion Animal Science Institute earning her a diploma in Canine Behaviour Science & Technology.

Jessica has worked as the Canine Behaviour Consultant at her local animal shelter where she assessed over 100 shelter dogs and provided staff and volunteer training. She created and implemented the "Meet Your Match" adoption program by screening individuals and pairing them with suitable canine matches

She is also a professional member of the CAPPDT (Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers) and the AABP (Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals).

She was a Pet Behaviour Consultant Columnist for the EMC Record News distributed throughout Lanark County, Stitsville & Kanata. She has been published in Reader's Digest online, Canadian Living Magazine, Ferret World Magazine and has been interviewed as an expert on CBC, CFRA & EZRock Radio Ottawa.

Jessica acted as the primary trainer and operator of the a 6 month pilot project funded by DND in Ottawa. She worked with active service members and veterans to train, evaluate and certify service animals to be teamed with injured soldiers and vets.

Jessica’s compassionate approach while working with clients and comprehensive understanding of behaviour and training issues, has made her a valuable addition to the industry.

Jessica is the mother of two boys and step-mother of a son and daughter . She enjoys helping children learn how to effectively communicate with dogs. Jessica has a Redbone Coonhound named Hugo, an American Bulldog mix, Poe, a Basenji who she fondly refers to as "My little Weirdo", and her newest pack addition, a rescue Boston Mix named Zelda.

Her professional focus is to help establish or restore harmony and balance between owners and their pets by teaching them how to effectively communicate with their animal using applied science-based behaviour modification techniques.