Let’s train together! I can help you make life with your dog the best it can be. As Your Personal Dog Trainer, I will help you 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 frustration and embarrassment about your dog’s unwanted behaviours will turn into relief and pride about all the impressive behaviours your dog can do!
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” and they deserve a reward. 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!” because that would mean the relationship would be all one sided. 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 non-aversive, +R positive reinforcement based training methods work by giving dogs a choice and rewarding the dog for getting it right. By training your dog to know cues you can create a way to communicate back and forth. Dogs first learn to speak body language from each other and they are reading our actions all the time – that’s how they know exactly when it’s supper time or time to go for a W-A-L-K! By teaching dogs a few English words and body signals of our own, we can communicate with them as individuals, understanding how to make their lives better.
Cue based training allows you to see your dog’s behaviour as a way of communicating with you and that makes it easier to solve problems and satisfy your dog’s every need. As Your Personal Dog Trainer, I can help you learn how to communicate with your dog. The best part of dog training is how it helps build a relationship with your dog, increasing the bond you have together!
Ariane is 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.
Ariane trained dogs at Two Brown Dogs as a class instructor and assistant trainer from 2016 to 2020. In that time she 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.
Ariane is a Certified Professional Dog Walker. Through participating in the dog*biz Dog Walking Academy, she earned her 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!
"Ariane is a very warm and caring person who understands how dogs learn and knows how to modify and manage dog behaviour using force-free scientific methods. Because she manages her own dog's reactivity she has a lot of empathy and expertise for working with dogs who need management for behavioural issues. Ariane's gentle guidance and warm approach make her well suited to working with dogs and she's particularly skilled at maintaining a calm behaviour and bringing out confidence in shy dogs.
I highly recommend Ariane's services!"