About The Trainer!
Jamie Kerester - DipCBST, DipABST
Jamie is the former owner of Paws for Love Inc. doggie daycare, boarding, grooming and training facility in Windsor Ontario, from 2005-2021 Jamie’s love of animals led her to pursue diplomas in Animal Science, Canine Behaviour, Professional Pet Care, Dog Training and as a Veterinary Assistant. She is a member of the AABP (Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals). Jamie has also taken courses and received her Equine Science Diploma through the University of Guelph and is also certified in pet first aid. She is a believer in life long learning and has also completed a masters level canine behaviour diploma as well as a feline behaviour diploma. Jamie worked for the Windsor Essex County Humane Society as an animal control officer and in the behaviour department. As of October 2019 Jamie has completed her Fear Free Pet Trainer Certification and has graduated from the Dog Aggression Master Class.
Therapy Dog Certification
Jamie is the Windsor, Ontario adjudicator for Companion Paws ( Canada), assessing and certifying therapy dogs for those interested in visitation, personal or assisted therapy dog work. There is a 4 step process to certification:
For more information about the Companion Paws Canada program and the certification process:
To register for the temperament assessment:
* Jamie and everyone at Companion Paws (Canada) are dog lovers. As such, we only qualify dogs who enjoy interacting with strangers so as to protect dogs who don’t from being over-stressed or forced into such activities.
* Successful dog/handlers will receive the CPC vest, card and TLC certification registration after passing.