Adina MacRae first studied animal learning and behaviour when she earned a Psychology degree at Dalhousie University. After completing her Bachelor of Public Relations at MSVU, she adopted her first dog “Buddy,” a Boxer/Pit Bull mix from the Bide Awhile Shelter (www.bideawhile.org) and got a crash course in dog behaviour. Shortly after Buddy’s adoption, Adina began training dogs and conducting behaviour assessments on behalf of the Metro SPCA while working for Lietash Canine Academy until joining her wife Amy MacRae to form Sublime Canine Services. She remains current in her understanding of dog behaviour and has graduated from the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and attended conferences held by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (CAPPDT). She has presented at the NSSPCA Animal Wellness Conference and hosted seminars on various dog behaviour and training topics.
After becoming involved in Flyball as an outlet for Buddy’s energy, Adina discovered her passion in Canine Agility. She began competing in 2003 and has instructed others with a focus on relationship development and confidence building since then. She has trained 15 dogs to competition level including two rescued Chihuahuas, her deaf Border Collie mix and Borzoi. In 2015, Adina and her Papillon Dare were selected to represent Canada at the World Agility Open championships in the Netherlands, she has won a UKI National and has had multiple podium finishes at the Canadian Open in addition to many Regional Championships. Adina also enjoys competing in Disc Dog and has dabbled in Rally Obedience and Conformation.
Adina’s other life passion is professional dog walking and she has operated Dogs on the Go, a dog walking and pet care service, since 2003. She currently services the west and south ends of the Halifax Peninsula. Please contact Adina MacRae by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (902) 441-9775.