Marcella discovered her talents with dogs at the age of 13 years. when she began volunteering in a dog-sledding kennel. Her love of animals and her skills with them have grown since then. Marcella is a graduate of Canada West Canine Center where she earned first her Certified Trainer (2003), and then her Certified Master Trainer (2004) certificates. Marcella began her time at Riverview Vet Clinic in 2012 as a part time groomer but has since become our full time receptionist and all around support staff. Marcella trains dogs part-time at Parkland Kennels, and grooms part-time at the Pooch and Pony in Stony Plain. She also occasionally provides a private canine behaviour assessment and training service. In her spare time Marcella enjoys working with her own troop of dogs, in scent detection, tracking, obedience and agility. She also enjoys reading, painting and drawing. Through the years Marcella has had some very special animals, but currently she is loved by her Belgian Malanois “Tayzeah”, a Dutch shepherd “Rhysah”, a mixed breed dog “Mya”, a great Dane “Jethro”, a Chihuahua “Pixie”, a Border Collie cross “Saida”, and 4 cats Simon, GB, Kama and Samantha.