Julie – Head Outdoor Adventure Tour Guide and Trainer
Julie has been leading dog walking adventures since 2003. She knows the ravines and parks in the city like her own backyard. Her goal in life is to learn as much about dogs so that she can bring out the best in every dog she walks and trains. Julie is a one a few selective people to have earned the CCPDT trainer designation, your assurance that she knows the most effective and humane way to train dogs. When Julie is not hiking with dogs you can find her clicker training her own fur kids, Tyson and Delilah.
Rachael- Outdoor Adventure Tour Guide and Trainer
While Rachael is relatively new to Toronto she is no stranger to the world of dogs. She is certified in two separate professional dog training programs; most recently she graduated from the Karen Pryor Clicker Training Academy. It is the principles of positive reinforcement training that Rachael honours in all her interactions with dogs. She has also been a clicker training instructor for many years now, having previously taught at a positive reinforcement dog training facility in Calgary, Alberta: Sit Happens! She is currently instructing Clicker training at When Hounds Fly, here in Toronto. Rachael loves spending the day out with a pack of dogs. As a newcomer to the city, Rachael credits the dog’s for her ability to navigate the busy downtown core. According to the dogs, she knows her way to the most important destinations in the city: Cherry Beach and High Park.
Matt has been a Rover Achiever Adventure Tour Guide since Dec 2009. He loves being active with the dogs. After he’s done taking out the high energy crew, he takes a leisurely stroll with his 14-year-old rescued Chihuahua, Gramps. In the evening, Matt moonlights as a comedian and brings laughs to the two-legged kind.
Emma – Outdoor Adventure Tour Guide
Emma loves two things most in this world: the great outdoors and animals. When she found out there was a career combining the two she came running. Emma loves taking the dogs to the best-kept-secret trails in the city so she can watch them run and play. As an ex-treeplanter, Emma has a tremendous appreciation for working outdoors and has built a strong resilience to the worst weather conditions. With no dog to call her own, Emma has a lot of love to give to her four-legged companions on the job. When she’s not out with the dogs or housesitting for clients, Emma drums for local band Rouge — a female electro-pop trio.
Tyson – CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer)
Rover Achiever walks were designed around Tyson’s enthusiasm for going to different parks and his inability to get tired. Tyson’s philosophy is play! play! play! and play some more! After his daily adventures he enjoys curling up with a kong stuffed with cookies. Ahhhh Life is Good!
Delilah is in charge of safety and supervision. If anyone plays too rough or runs to far she alerts the group and keeps them in check. She’s a tireless and courageous worker. When she’s not in working mode, Delilah loves to roughhouse with her boyfriends.