Let’s train together! I can make life with your dog the best it can be!
With me as Your Personal Dog Trainer, we will manage your environment to prevent and stop unwanted behaviours from happening as well as train your dog to do the behaviours you want them to do. By training with me your feelings of frustration and embarrassment about your dog’s unwanted behaviours will turn into relief and pride about all the impressive behaviours your dog can do!
You know how special your dog is. There is only one like your dog. That is why you need personalized training to meet the unique needs of your dog!
Kola and Hobbes
My dogs live in a world of “yes!” That is the word marker I use with Kola and Hobbes to let them know they “got it right". This is also my approach to dog training. When I train with a dog there is a dialogue back and forth – a fair exchange of give and take. There is no hierarchy of “do this or else!” I want to build a relationship that allows the dog to express their individual personality and intelligence. Dogs deserve the freedom to make choices that result in their lives being the best they can be.
Scientifically sound humane R+ positive reinforcement training methods work by giving dogs a choice and rewarding the dog for getting it right. By training your dog you can create a way to communicate back and forth, understanding how to make their lives the best they can be!
I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession. The CCPDT leads in the development of rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery of humane, science-based dog training practices. Thousands of dog training professionals worldwide maintain the CCPDT’s certifications as a mark of high professional distinction. CPDT-KA certification requires 300 hours involved in the training and care of dogs.
I trained dogs at Two Brown Dogs as a class instructor and assistant trainer from 2016 to 2020. In that time I gained experience learning from other Certified Professional Dog Trainers and teaching people how to train their family dogs. Two Brown Dogs' Training Director Renee Will believes your relationship with your dog is your most important training tool. Dogs can be taught to be happy, healthy family pets without the use of aversive methods.
I am a Certified Professional Dog Walker. Through participating in the dog*biz Dog Walking Academy, I earned my certification as a professional dog walker as well as PetTech CPR, First Aid and Care certification. As one of the most respected training programs for dog walkers, the dog*biz Dog Walking Academy teaches basic training (build reliable sits, recalls, and polite leash behavior), understanding dog body language, aggression (what it means, how to prevent it, and what to do about it), safety and emergency protocols, and ethical business practices.
"Ariane from Walk the Walk is the ultimate dog whisperer! My golden retriever, Rider, loves her and Ariane provides me with peace of mind knowing my baby is in good hands. Rider is also in obedience school and it is great knowing that when Ariane is with Rider, she is reinforcing what has been taught to her in school. It’s like having an extra class for Rider every week. I would highly recommend her services to any dog family who wants a caring, conscientious individual to walk their doggy."
I met Rider in puppy class! Here she is going for a walk after a rain shower. Such a beautiful girl!