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Founder + Wedding Date / Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Jamie is the owner and founder of Bark Wedding Date Co.  She holds her , CDBC, CPDT-KA and Fear Free Trainer Certification. She specializes in helping dogs with reactivity, aggression, and separation anxiety.  She also owns a Winnipeg based canine behaviour business called Candor Canine Co (CNDR).

She focuses on helping people learn to navigate canine behavioural concerns, and build lasting relationships using force-free and ethical training practices.

Her favourite hobbies include going on movie dates (popcorn and peanut M&M's are a must), watching trash reality tv with a glass of wine, and chill cabin vibes with her two fur babies Carter and Indy


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Hannah Hjelmeland, IAABC-ADT, FFCP

Certified Dog Trainer / Wedding Date 

Hannah has been working with Candor Canine as a lead trainer for over one year!  In addition to that she also has many years of working with dogs, and animals of all breeds!

Her main passion is for feline, canine, and reptilian behaviour!

Her favourite hobbies include: going for walks, training her boys (cats), reading, long boarding and playing video games.

    Cassandra Owen, IAABC-ADT

    Wedding Date + Apprentice Dog Trainer

    Cass has a major passion for canine behaviour, wellness, and force-free/ethical dog training!  She is currently an apprentice dog trainer under Candor Canine Co and is working on becoming a certified professional dog trainer.

    Her passion to work with humans to better understand and build relationships with reactive pups stems from adopting her rescue dog Sadie - who had some deep-rooted fears toward people and dogs.

    Her favourite hobbies include watching the office with a bowl of her favourite ice cream - mint chocolate chip


      Kat Gagola

      Wedding date / Treat-o Expert

      Kat has been a wedding date with us since Day One!

      She is also the owner and founder of Happy Daisy Gourmet Dog Food.  She specializes in all things nutrition, and makes a variety of single ingredient treats.  Helping you keep your pups happy and healthy no matter what stage of their life they are in!

      Needless to say, your pup may (definitely will) fall in love.

      Her favourite hobbies include brunch dates, chai tea lattes, and getting some baking done.


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      Adrianna Stutski

      Certified Feline Behaviour Specialist + Wedding Date

      Adrianna is our resident Feline Behaviour Specialist and runs the cat branch of CNDR - Candor Cats!

      She has extensive experience working with dogs of all breeds and sizes through her work at The Winnipeg Humane Society!

      It will be love at first belly rub!

      Her favourite hobbies include watching movies, long strolls in the cities green spaces, and a casual backyard bbq.


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      Leanne Trudeau

      Wedding Date 

      Leanne has been working with dogs since 2018 as a part-time dog walker and pet sitter.

      In addition to her cat, she also has two goats, and spends her free time building knowledge on canine behaviour.  She has completed course from Karen Pryor Academy, and Canine Principles.

      Her favourite hobbies include gardening, camping, and going for long walks with friends.


        Emma Carey

        Wedding Date

        Emma has been working in the shelter scene for almost 5 years!  Her love for dogs started at a young age, which immediately lead to her successfully petitioning her family to get their first family dog through a well-throughout powerpoint presentation.

        Her favourite hobbies include going for long summer hikes, camping, and caring for her plant babies,

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