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A lifetime of loving animals led to my involvement in animal welfare in 2001. Over the years, I have obtained my CPDT
(Certified Professional Dog Trainer)
as well as becoming a level 1
practitioner. I have also completed a Diploma in Canine Fitness from CASI
(Companion Animal Sciences Institute)
and hold professional membership in both the Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers (CAPPDT) and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).
On the hiking side, I have been hiking in the Rocky Mountains for 30 years as well as other parts of Canada. I am certified as an Outdoor Leader for level 1 hiking terrain by the
Outdoor Council of Canada
and have my Apprentice Hiking Guide Certification from the
Interpretive Guides Associaiton.
I currently share my life with 2 canines: a shepherd cross and an Australian cattle dog. I am blessed to live very close to the Rocky Mountains and the 3 of us take full advantage of the hiking opportunities that abound there.
Hope to see you on the trails or in private training with us some day soon.
Joyce Walkerdine, Bsc., CPDT-KA.
Owner of Dog Hiking Canada
“Thank you again for the fabulous puppy classes. Your patience was so appreciated and you gave excellent advise. You have a lovely manner in class - helpful and kind to the dogs and owners alike“. DC
“Joyce ran a great training class”. CM
“Thank you for your gentle guidance and help, it was really appreciated.” MB
“Your knowledge, confidence and calm demeanour made our 1 on 1 sessions so enjoyable”. LB