Always a dog lover, Jackie followed her passion 20 years ago joining Dealing With Dogs as an assistant instructor. Immensely helpful in the dog training journey were Joanne Nimigan, Ann Chambers, Andrew Perkins and Judy Emmert. Continued education with seminars featuring Dr. Ian Dunbar, Patricia McConnell and Karen Pryor, Jackie became one of Dealing With Dogs instructors in 2007. In 2010, she bought the business, retired from instructing, and currently mans the office, and with her Border Collie Bryn, supervises the morning off leash.