Canine Quest Professionals

A Little About Us

Canine Quest is a Grande Prairie business that was born out of a passion for dogs, cats and other small pets. Our love for animals put us on a mission to make professional training and professional grooming accessible to Grande Prairie and area pet owners.

We love what we do and take it very serious. Each one of us are Certified Professional Trainers and/or Certified Professional Pet Stylists. We continue to update our education on a yearly basis through workshops and seminars loving every minute of it!

Shannon Wallace

Shannon Wallace

KPA-CTP, Creator, Trainer

Dogs have always been an integral part of my life. There has never been a time I have not lived with a dog. Growing up on a farm in the Peace Country, gave me the opportunity to raise and work with a multitude of different dogs and animals.

 

EDUCATION

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Today, my animal family consists of four dogs, two rabbits, two geese and our cat. Niso partnered with me to achieve my Karen Pryor Academy diploma and is now my demo dog for training, canine first aid and workshops. Knuckles the cat was a stray kitten that followed my husband home from a walk twelve years ago and decided to stay. Rizzo, our shop cat who we adopted through Bandaged Paws Animal Rescue Association. Grey is a yellow lab and my Rally’O partner. Calder is our chocolate boy and love his scent games. Kitty is a chocolate lab and on her way to becoming one of the sweetest therapy dogs. Grey is a yellow lab who is pretty amazing at whatever she does.

I graduated with distinction from the Karen Pryor Academy and now share my passion and training skills with fellow dog lovers in Grande Prairie and surrounding areas.

I am currently pursuing my Professional Pet Stylist certification through the Paragon School of Pet Grooming, Melissa Verplank . I just completed Level 1 – Grooming Technician Program 09/13/2020, and have two more courses to complete before I am a Certified Professional Pet Stylist. I am very fortunate to work along side four amazing groomers that are able to mentor me through this journey.

I am also currently enrolled in the National Cat Groomers Institute to become a Professional Cat Groomer.

I am a lifelong learner of anything canine & feline.

Thank you for visiting,

Shannon

Krista Fougere

Krista Fougere

Professional Pet Stylist

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for animals. I was the kid who was always bringing home all sorts of different creatures and over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy the companionship of a wide variety of pets from lizards, snakes and turtles to rats, hedgehogs and rabbits and of course, some amazing cats and dogs.

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    When I was 8 we got our very first family dog, a Bichon named Carson. A year later we added a second Bichon to the family who we named Butler. Butler immediately became my faithful companion and to this day, he is still by my side as my inspiration at almost 16 years old! We rescued our other dog Odie from a puppy mill in Ontario. Odie had a rough beginning in life. We immediately bonded and he has taught me to be patient and understanding and at almost 7 years old, he is becoming a more confident well rounded dog everyday. He has certainly taught me the importance of perseverance and unconditional love. We also have two amazing cats, Hobbes and Grinch and a wonderfully sassy rabbit, Beatrix, who no doubt runs the household and keeps the boys in line!

    My experiences with my own animals have inspired me to strive to create a nurturing and comforting experience with the animals I have the privilege of working with. They and my wonderful clients’ pets continue to teach me new things each and every day.

    I have been a certified groomer for six years now and aspire to continue to learn and grow and become better every day. I have learned that every animal will speak to you if you simply take the time to listen.

    I am so thrilled to be a member of the Canine Quest team and start this amazing new chapter in my career. I know there are may incredible pets and people we will encounter on our journey and I can t wait to see what the future brings.

    Thank you for visiting,

    Krista

    Nicole McColley

    Nicole McColley

    Professional Pet Stylist

    Kristen Mattson

    Kristen Mattson

    Professional Pet Stylist

    Jessica MacMillan

    Jessica MacMillan

    Professional Pet Stylist

    Kianna Lindsay

    Kianna Lindsay

    KPA-CTP, Lead Trainer

    Rizzo

    Rizzo

    Professional Cat Greeter

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    Serving Grande Prairie and the Great North

    Training & Grooming – Serving Grande Prairie & Surrounding Areas – Canine First Aid for All of Alberta & Northern BC

    Phone: 780-538-1929

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