Ready to schedule your puppy or dog training?  Call or text 480-695-1491.  Team Canine™ Inc is up for the challenge.


  • Master's in Science of Acupuncture
  • Arizona Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Associate's in Science of Paramedicine, with distinction and Phi Theta Kappa Honors

Experience and Media Coverage:

  • 4-H Club member 1976-1985
  • Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • Nationally certified as a Pet Dog Trainer in 2002 by the Association Pet Dog Trainers.
  • Dog behavior expert for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County Animal  Safe Hospice (MASH Unit) working with inmates to care for and rehabilitate severely abused and neglected dogs.
  • On-air trainer for Mollie the Golden Doodle “co-host” of Your Life A-Z TV show at 9:00am weekdays on Channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ from 2004 – 2006.
  • Featured on Channel 3 in Phoenix, AZ
  • Featured on Channel 5 in Phoenix, AZ
  • Featured on Channel 12 in Phoenix, AZ
  • Featured on Channel 15 in Phoenix, AZ
  • Featured on nationally syndicated show The List

Print coverage in:

  • Arizona Republic
  • The Scottsdale Times
  • The North Scottsdale Times
  • The Gilbert Times
  • The Peak Magazine
  • Ahwatukee Foothills News
  • Arcadia News


Team Canine, Inc was founded by Jade Tamara Whitney in 1999. Unhappy with the attitude of master/servant training styles based in intimidation and forceful methods, I ventured out on a mission to find another way.  I have studied the pioneers of non-violent training as well as the fathers of modern day psychology and within my collegiate academia completed nine psychology courses and two medical degrees, with distinction.  But most of all I have learned from the greatest teachers of dog behavior that will ever walk this earth; dogs. The thousands of dogs that have been such patient teachers to me have been the greatest contributors to how I train. I have been fortunate enough to have been able to educate thousands of dogs and their families through television, radio, newspaper columns, in classes and in private in-home lessons.

My goal is to educate the millions of people that are searching for a gentle, compassionate, common sense approach to training their dogs. I want to live my life doing what I love and to make a difference in as many hearts and minds (human and dog) as possible. The more people I can educate, the more dogs will be spared from abuse, neglect, harsh training methods and unnecessary euthanasia.