About Canine Einstein

Canine Einstein believes that in every dog, there is an Einstein. We are a force free dog training facility with a focus on enrichment and play.

All of our trainers and staff are trained and certified in fear free methods by Fear Free Pets and are trained heavily in topics like Canine Body language, enrichment, leash handling skills, CPR and canine development.

Our enrichment focused canine gym has a variety of experiences for each dog to explore and learn to problem solve; this increases confidence and helps reduce stress, anxiety and reactivity. We work with pet guardians to help define each pets natural needs and find ways to meet those needs.

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Meet our Dog Trainers

Dawn Jacques, CPDT-KA, L-FDM

“Owned by Dash”
While owning and operating our other business, Milwaukee Paws Pet Care, Dawn came to understand that every dog has their own wants and needs and their own way to communicate those needs to us. Most dog training or behavior issues are, in fact, a lack of understanding what our dogs are telling us they want and need.

As a Licensed Family Dog Mediator, Dawn is equipped to bring together for pet guardians the 4 LEGS of dogs. A dogs Learning, Environment, Genetics and Self all come together to shape who our dogs are, what needs they have and what they enjoy. Believing that knowledge is power, and when we know better, we do better, Dawn is focused on providing pet guardians with the knowledge and information needed to help them not only communicate more effectively with their dogs, but to also listen to what their dogs are communicating to them.

Dawn believes that every pet guardian wants what is best for their dog, but also realizes that living in an urban setting presents special challenges for dogs and their guardians. Teaching dogs to tolerate our urban settings, while helping them meet their natural canine needs is key to finding the balance needed to help our dogs be the best they can be as members of our family.

When not working at the dog training facility and gym, Dawn loves to spend time with her own dog, Dash, and family.  She is a life long learner who is now working towards her certification in canine fitness.

Sylvie Armstrong, CPDT-KA

"Owned by Fry and Bodhi"

Sylvie has worked in shelters, vet hospitals, and training facilities for over a decade, and has learned something from every dog she’s cared for and worked with. She has a particular love for dogs who are anxious, fearful, or reactive; she finds it very rewarding to help these dogs and their human families learn to understand and communicate with each other.

She is very happy to be a trainer at the Canine Einstein, a dog training facility that has so much focus on canine enrichment and the mental health. of the dog.

Sylvie is certified through CCPDT and Fear Free Pet Training. She is always looking to grow her knowledge and skills, to be an effective trainer based in science and compassion. Sylvie is in the process of becoming a Licensed Family Dog Mediator as well.

At home, Sylvie has an eclectic family of “foster fail” dogs, a very patient cat, and a wonderful partner. When not at work, she enjoys walking in the woods with her own pups, reading science fiction, and painting.

Amy Stel

"Owned by Doug"

Amy joined the team in January of 2023. Raised as an avid outdoorswoman, who spent her childhood outdoors, guided by her family’s trusty black labradors.

While her career began in conservation and forestry, she soon followed her other passion, dog training!  She has a love for assisting first time pet owners, teaching leash skills for all walking scenes, and connecting with dogs through enrichment and nosework.

Outside of work, you can find Amy snuggling her two adorable Siamese cats and young beagle!  Amy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from St. Norbert College and enjoys implementing her writing, speaking, and leadership skills into the world of dog training. She is excited to be a part of the team at Canine Einstein, and appreciates their fear free, enrichment based environment.  She is currently undergoing her accreditation through the Pet Professional Guild, working on becoming a Licensed Family Dog Mediator  and is certified through Fear Free Pet Training.

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Our Mission

is 100% on helping pet guardians provide their pets with the best possible life.

Get Started Today

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    Schedule a FREE Consulation

    We learn about your goals and challenges with your pet and answer all of your questions.

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    Start Program

    You and your furry friend take part in a program developed to best suite your needs.

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    Bond with Your Pet

    See the bond between you and your dog grow and strengthen & become besties for life!

  • number 1

    Schedule a FREE Consulation

    We learn about your goals and challenges with your pet and answer all of your questions.

  • number 2

    Start Program

    You and your furry friend take part in a program developed to best suite your needs.

  • number 3

    Bond with Your Pet

    See the bond between you and your dog grow and strengthen & become besties for life!