Lisa Fiwchuk BA (hons)
Dog Nerd’s Founder Owner/Trainer/Training Director
Lisa has been training dogs and instructing students since 1996. She studied behaviour, graduating from the University of Winnipeg, in 1993, earning a BA (Honours) in Psychology. She is known for her thoughtful and compassionate approach to both dogs and their owners, and for her love of learning.
Lisa has trained her own and client dogs in many sports, including Obedience, Rally, Conformation, Nose Work, Agility, Herding, Lure Coursing and Tracking. She also has an interest in Dock Diving, Protection Sports, and Disc.
Lisa has lived with many breeds, including Miniature Dachshunds, Great Danes, Whippets, Italian Greyhounds, Belgian Shepherds (Malinois), Boston Terriers, Greyhounds, and others. She also shares her home with a variety of small animals, including rats, cats, and parrots, which she also enjoys training.
Although Lisa started her training career as a balanced trainer, in approximately 2002 she began to change methodologies and now considers herself a positive reinforcement trainer.
Cory Kaglik CPDT-KA
Cory’s love of animals started early. She was raised in a multi dog household, which also included horses. At the age of 12 she started volunteering at animal shelters, and later studied for animal health technology, volunteering at a vet clinic. In the years that followed she worked at a kennel, handled in conformation, and fostered dogs for rescues.
In 2012 she began working at a dog day care. At that time, she took her young dog to their obedience classes and was hooked! A short time later she started apprenticing, eventually teaching her own classes. She was certified with the CPDT-KA in 2017.
Cory enjoys pursuing her education with online courses and in-person seminars.
She currently lives with her dog Roo (a mixed breed rescue), and Parker (a Golden Retriever).