Why Choose Dog Nerd?


 Effective Methods

Force free, positive training is both humane and effective.  It’s also fun for you and your dog!

 Small Class Size

Most group classes are limited to six dog/handler teams.  You get personalized attention, while saving with group rates.

 Training to Fit Your Needs

We offer training to suit everyone!  From group classes to private coaching; for the family pet, the competitive canine athlete, and dogs with behavioural issues.  Classes are offered 7 days a week, days and evenings. We also offer in home training, and board and train with our trainers.


No other industry relies as heavily on “self-taught” professionals as dog training has.  Lisa Hazelwood, Dog Nerd’s founder, owner, and training director believes we, as trainers, can do better.  She has endeavoured to increase her skills through ongoing education in order to provide clients with the best possible service.  Dog Nerd’s instructors are selected for their dedication to ongoing education, their dog training skills, and their ability to reach the human learner.

Throughout the years, Lisa has assisted local trainers in their Pet Dog, Puppy, Nose Work, Rally Obedience and Obedience classes.  She has volunteered with local rescues as a foster, as well as doing behaviour modification and education. In addition, she has volunteered at The Winnipeg Humane Society in the Dog Behaviour Department, and as an assistant with group classes.