Bio

Nancy is a certified trainer with the CCPDT, and a certified behavior consultant with the IAABC. She teaches seminars, webinars, and workshops on dog training, dog behavior, and the business end of training throughout Canada, the US, and Europe. She has presented at conferences for the Pet Professional Guild (USA), the IAABC (UK), DogEvent (France), and will be presenting at the WOOF!2019 conference in February in the UK.

  Here at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, her classes cover various behavior-related topics including treating separation anxiety and learning to use desensitization and counter-conditioning to help fearful dogs.

 Nancy’s professional background in public relations, communications, and customer service management has inspired her to share her business experience with professional dog trainers to increase their bottom line and to take the stress out of communicating with difficult clients.

 Nancy has written numerous articles on dog behavior and is a regular contributor to the Whole Dog Journal.

 She shares her home in Quebec, Canada with her husband Tom and their Border Terrier, Bennigan.

Nancy's Current and Upcoming Class List

FF490: Greeting Skills: From Friendly Tornadoes to Warm Hellos

Instructor: Nancy Tucker Teach your overly friendly dog how to say hello – or maintain a polite distance – with grace and finesse.  This course is for the dog who absolu...

February 1, 2019

BH325: Home Alone: Treating Separation Anxiety

  Instructor: Nancy Tucker   This course is eligible for 21 CEUs with the CCPDT for training. Does your dog bark, whine, or howl when you leave the house? Does h...

April 1, 2019

BH370: Feelings Change – Desensitization and Counter-conditioning

Instructor: Nancy Tucker   This course is eligible for 21 CEUs with the CCPDT for training. Learn the art and science of Desensitization and Counter-conditioning. Acqu...

April 1, 2019

Contact information

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Student Testimonials

"Nancy took a complicated subject and made it REAL -- in specific, easy-to-understand terms and examples! Awesome class."


"Very helpful course. We needed this and will be continuing to work on the homework"


"This class was extremely helpful to me as I have a rescue puppy with many fear based issues that need ds/cc. I understand the steps now that are needed to change feelings... Nancy is very thorough and helpful with the gold students."


"I just want to say that this was an amazing course and I look forward to really walking through it with my dog."


"I've told her often but Nancy rocked! She made sure that the course moved at an appropriate pace for the subject which is quite involving and can be especially emotional to the students because of our commitment to help our dogs through their issue(s). I took this course with one of my dogs in mind but realized in the middle that another dog had an issue too that I could apply the class with! I've very excited to start implementing my plan now that the class is concluding. If you are on the fence of taking this at Bronze or Silver, I would suggest that if possible, take this at Silver because if you are a little or not familiar with the concepts, you will have a lot of questions that Nancy will help you through!"


"Nancy is very knowledgeable and had the lectures laid out well"


"Excellent descriptions of DSCC and how to develop your own plan for any triggers your dog may have."


"Nancy is very patient and helpful with explanations... I really liked that the lectures were spread out and succinct. This topic can be overwhelming, but Nancy did a great job with the content."


"My only regret is that I did not take this course at the point when a young, nervous dog entered my life. I have read a lot about CC/DS in the past three years, but Nancy's lectures and feedback (to me and others) helped clarify and ground the key ideas. In no sense did it feel repetitious; it was very helpful to watch the gold teams put the ideas into practice, and even more so to get Nancy's feedback on my own dog and technique. I felt that Nancy gave every question and team careful thought. I highly recommend this course (preferably at silver or gold) to anyone with a fearful dog. In fact, I'd recommend it to anyone with a dog. Thank you, Nancy!"


"If I knew then what I know now, my young dog would be a very different, more confident dog. But this class helps me solidify a plan to work through. I have little control over the main stressor, but I can still work on helping my dog at least tolerate it and and gain more confidence."


"Best discussion of classical conditioning and counter conditioning"


"Nancy, I just want to tell you that you are such a great teacher. Funny, interesting, you obviously care for the student/client as much as you do for the dog. Your lectures are easy to understand not because the subject is but because of the wordings you use to explain everything."


"Going into this class, I had a good understanding theoretically of how to help my dog with his separation anxiety. This class helped me to move from theory to reality. Thank you!"


"Nancy did a great job teaching this course. Her material was concise and very easy to understand and implement. She teaches in a knowledgeable way with warmth and a sense of humor. Her interest in the success of her students is obvious."