Meet the Instructors

Shelly Lacey is our current President. Shelly teaches the FUNdamentals course for puppies and young dogs that haven’t  taken any obedience lessons before.

Shelly has been a member of PADOC since 2007 when she attended classes with her dog Coach.  Since that time, Shelly has been trained and mentored under other instructors to teach the FUNdamentals class.  Shelly brings the knowledge she has gained from countless seminars and training sessions to the class to help her students and dogs.  Shelly is also a Canine Massage Therapist.  Shelly’s philosophy for dog training is that a tired dog is a good dog.  She encourages her students to be active with their dogs, keep them training, keep them thinking and they will be wonderful family companions.

Shelly and Coach (Weimaraner) worked together at Obedience and earned Coach’s CD title.  He also achieved his CGN title (Canine Good Neighbour).  Coach was active in Rally Obedience and Agility as well.  He passed away all too soon before they could achieve more together.  Shelly’s new dog, Kruz, is a Weimaraner as well and together they are active in the Conformation Ring earning several points toward his Championship for both Canada and the United States.  Kruz is active in obedience lessons and has achieved 2 of 3 passing scores on his Rally Novice Title.  Kruz is also training and trialing in Field work.  There will be other dog sports in Kruz’s future like tracking, scent detection and retrieving.


Kimberly Hoard is our current Vice-President and past President. Kimberly teaches Competitive
Obedience for dogs and handlers wanting to learn and polish skills to get them ready for a competitive
environment from P-CD to Utility. She has also taught puppy to advanced obedience in the past.
Kimberly has been a member since 2005 after learning about rewards based training from her mentor
Sylvia Reeve.
Kimberly started competing with her first dog Tally (Border Collie/ret) who achieved her Agility Dog of Canada and was a certified Therapy Dog. Kimberly continued competing when she got her first Nova Scotia Duck Toller (NSDT) Cedar. Together they achieved titles with various dog sports such as, Obedience, Agility, Rally and Field. Kimberly has competed at the National Level several times with four different dogs in Agility and in 2023 came ninth
overall with two dogs in Maxville, Ontario.  CKC Titles Kimberly and her dogs have achieved; 1 MOTCH, 1 OTCH, 3 CDX, 4 CD, 4 CGN and 3 RA. The CKC awarded Cedar – Top Obedience Toller in Canada 2012 and Clyve in 2021. In 2023 at the NDST Specialty Clyve was awarded Top Obedience Toller in Show.
Kimberly likes a positive and reward-based training using treats and or toys that the dog finds
rewarding. She wants training to be fun for both dog and handler.
She continues to train with Agility and Obedience Coaches and is always learning. It is always good to
push yourself outside of your comfort zone.   Kimberly lives with two Duck Tollers Hazyl and Clyve, two Kooikerhondje Sayje and Sylver and a very tolerant husband!

Sylvia Reeve has been training dogs and helping others to train their dogs for over twenty five years.   She started with the Bytown Dog Obedience Club in Ottawa where she apprenticed for three years with senior instructors to qualify for independent teaching.  She ran her own classes for several years in Ennismore before coming to our club.  As well as achieving Obedience Trial Championships on two of her shelties, Sylvia has trained each of her dogs in the sport of Rally-O and continues to compete in both disciplines.  She is a strong believer in the positive method of training and having fun with your dog. Sylvia teaches advanced obedience and Rally O.

Lynn Lockrey was a member of PADOC in the 1990's and jointly active at the time assisting P.A.L.S. founder teaching dog obedience from puppies to trial competition level dogs and private lessons. During this time, she was also a member of St. John Ambulance therapy program visiting retirement homes and through Therapeutic Paws of Canada working in close association with the founder in the Paws to Read program.  
Lynn's passion is spaniels and has never been without one since 1984.  Her motto is "an obedient dog is a free dog". Since dog ownership Lynn has always attended classes under the mentorship of many instructors over the years, attended various seminars hosted by Carolark when living in Ottawa, and has been in trial competitions.  On her return to the Kawarthas 30 years later is once again an instructor with PADOC teaching and partaking in various classes.
Her current dogs, Luna, a Boykin spaniel, and Nikki, her Springer spaniel have both obtained their CD title, CGN and Rally Novice titles under the ages of 3. She continues to train and trial her dogs in obedience and Rally. Other options such as scent detention, tracking, Hoopers agility are on the horizon knowing full well dogs need purpose to be the best dog they can be.
Nicole Weber has been training her family dogs since she was a girl but only started her journey with Obedience and Rally Obedience 5 years ago after she and her family got their dog, Lyla.  This strong minded golden retriever needed to work her mind and body to keep calm at home and to listen on the hiking and ski trails at play.  This led them to PADOC.  Nicole has now trialed with Lyla to earn a Rally Master title at the age of 6.  Nicole believes in reward based training, ditching the bowl and having dogs learn behaviours and concepts with games - learning should be fun for both dog and owner.  Nicole teaches Rally Obedience classes with PADOC.