MEET THE TEAM
Owners & Managers
Meet Dayna, IAABC-ADT
Dayna is one of the owners of CocoMutts, and an award-winning entrepreneur from Ottawa, Ontario. Outside of her work at CocoMutts, Dayna also owns Dayna’s Pet Services inc and ran a Podcast called The Blep Show. Dayna is the President & Executive Director of The FAM Network, an organization dedicated to helping people who are in crisis with their pets.
Dayna is a canine behaviour consultant who has been practicing in reward-based methods for 8 years. She is passionate about helping pet parents find all the best solutions for their fur-babies. Dayna is now working towards her certification in pet nutrition to better serve you.
When not in the store, Dayna can be found snuggled up with her 5 chihuahuas (Potamus, Ruth, Tay-Yun, Taco and Elton). She loves coffee, wine and travel, so if she’s not at home (and it’s not a pandemic) you might find her on a beach somewhere working remotely!
Jennifer is one the owners of CocoMutts, and has been very active in the Ottawa dog rescue community for many years. She has also been branching out into international rescue work by assisting with organizations responding to large scale animal emergencies – large scale seizures, natural disasters etc. Jennfer also participates internationally in spay neuter clinics.
When not at the store, Jennifer works full-time in marketing for a Canadian health organization and in her spare time can be found spoiling her 3 dogs and a parrot!
Cindy has always known that because of her passion for animals that her career would have to involve them. She has been a groomer for 25 years and part of the CocoMutts team for over 8 of them. Cindy’s experience has taught her patience, compassion and attention to detail are what matter most.
Outside of the salon, Cindy enjoys country living, spending time with family and friends and loving her many pets including Hazel-Mae, her mini Pig.
Kelsey has had a lifelong love of all animals, but her passion for grooming began 14 years ago as a Bather Brusher. Over the years she has worked her way up, completing several courses and earning certificates to propel her further into her career.
In her off-time, Kelsey can often be found walking her dog Preston, hosting get-togethers with friends and family, exploring local wineries and breweries, shopping, or travelling. She is also a live music enthusiast, frequently attending concerts and festivals.
Cezanne has always had a passion for animal welfare and grooming. Cezanne is now able to live her dream of being a dog groomer. She has been working as a dog groomer since 2018, and is always looking to learn new skills related to her job. Cezanne is proud to be a novice hand stripper and always looking to expand her knowledge and technique in this niche market.
When not prettying pups Cezanne enjoys video games, anime, reading, exploring the outdoors with her daughter and dog, and going camping in the warmer months.
Dog Training Team
Cassie’s passion for dog training began at a very early age when she rescued her very first dog, Lucky. She enrolled in a local dog training class and the rest is history! Teaching pet obedience over the years has given Cassie first-hand experience in building positive relationships between dogs and their people. After working with many families and their dogs, it became clear to her how important communication and understanding is.
Cassie is currently training in Competitive Obedience, Agility, Flyball, Bikejor, Dock Diving and Tricks with her Doberman Freja. She shares her home and passion for dog sports with her husband and 14 year old son. Cassie believes in communication, consistency and making good choices when it comes to pet dog training. And most importantly, always have fun!