Meet Our Team
LINDA BARTON, BCCSDIP.DOGBHV, CCS
Chasin’ Tails owner
Chasin’ Tails is owned and operated by Linda Barton, BCCSDip.DogBhv, CCS. Linda has obtained the Certified Canine Specialist designation through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC). She has a certificate in behavior consulting through the British College of Canine studies, and is currently enrolled in the E-Learning for dogs Canine Behavior Consultant program as well as the CBCC-KA study program in order to stay current on the leading research in Canine Behaviour Consulting. She enjoys helping her dedicated staff members to understand the behaviors of the dogs in their care.
Linda believes strongly in continuing education in order to provide the most humane methods for modifying problem behaviors for our pets, and follows the Humane Hierarchy as outlined by the CCPDT. A member of the the IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) She has 15 years experience in dog care and considers herself very fortunate to make dogs her life’s work. Her favorite part of owning a dog care center is making the connection with her clients, and helping them enjoy their doggie companions as much as possible.
Cindy Peacock, CPDT KA, KPA CTP
Head of animal behaviour
For over 20 years, Cindy has devoted herself to the care, understanding, and development of the human-animal bond. Her philosophy is that when we bring animals into our world we have a responsibility to work with them through training to not only manage that shared world, but to thrive in it.
Her goal is to keep dogs in their homes forever, and help their human companions reap the joys and rewards that such relationships bring.
Her work started with fostering animals, working with each as an individual to ensure they would have the best possible chance for success in a new home. In 2004 she joined the Calgary Zoo, and spent six years as a keeper/trainer. In 2010, she realized she could make a more direct impact by applying her years of experience and knowledge to working intimately with dogs and their humans, fostering positive and compassionate communication and a fun, meaningful, rewarding relationship.
Cindy is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) and has served as Apprentice for the Calgary Humane Society, teaching behaviour classes and working on assessments of incoming animals. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT KA) and has countless hours of first-hand experience working with almost every conceivable behavioral situation.
Cindy is the Lead Trainer at the Kicking Horse Grizzly Refuge and volunteers extensively with organizations including the Animal Rescue Foundations of Alberta and Ontario (ARF), the Calgary Humane Society, Halo Husky Haven, MEOW Foundation, Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, and the Global Animal Lovers Society.
Lindsay Carnrite, CPDT KSA, KPA CTP
Head of training department/lead trainer
Lindsay Carnrite is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer – Knowledge and Skills assessed (CPDT-KSA), a Karen Pryor Academy graduate (KPA CTP), certified in Pet First Aid, and working towards her TTouch Practitioner 1 certification.
Lindsay’s career started in the horse world, working as a groom for a top level show jumping business, being tasked with the “problem” horses. Wanting a more stable lifestyle, Lindsay turned her passion for animals towards the canine variety. She completed an apprenticeship with a local training organization and joined the Calgary Humane Society in 2014.
Shelter work offers a unique opportunity to delve into canine body language and communication, improving ones understanding of the emotional side of dogs and saving lives. Through her work in the shelter world Lindsay performed many dog assessments, helped many people though the community helpline, taught puppies, basic manners, fearful and reactive courses as well as specialty mini courses on Loose Leash walking and Recall.
Lindsay currently lives with her fiancee Peter, Twiggy, a boxer mix and Lemon, a “Yukon special”. You might see “the girls” helping out with classes occasionally.
Training apprentice & class instructor