BIOGRAPHIES

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EMMA BONGERS CPDT-KA

Emma has owned and operated Mutt Love since 2014. She is a CPDT-KA certified trainer and is dedicated to finding solutions that enrich the lives of both humans and dogs. She has attended multiple-day seminars regarding Dog Aggression, Defensive handling, and Rehabilitation methods with some of the world's top dog trainers. Before starting her own Toronto dog walking service she worked as a dog walker for 2 years under A Dog's Life. Emma has volunteered thousands of hours working at the Etobicoke Humane Society as a Behavior Assessment and Rehabilitation Trainer with the dog team.  Emma is dedicated to providing exceptional quality pet care and prides herself on setting and holding top industry standards. When your dog runs with Mutt Love you can feel confident they're in good hands.

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KYLE HAIST

Kyle is an active, fun loving dog walker. It’s hard to miss how much he loves the dogs by the way he engages with them on the walks. He makes sure every walk is an adventure! Kyle is invested in continuing to learn everything he can about dogs. How to read their language, speak their language and above all how to keep them safe. Kyle has completed workshops on Canine Body language through Educanine and is Pet first aid certified with St Johns ambulance. He and Emma complement each other perfectly and are partners in life as well as pet care.


 

 
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CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINER, KNOWLEDGE ASSESSED

Emma Bongers CPDT-KA, our resident trainer is proudly certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. This means she has hundreds of hours of experience training people and their dogs, has been endorsed by other professionals and has had her knowledge assessed by experts.  Emma uses Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) methods and follows the humane hierarchy. There is always a function to behaviour. When we address the root cause everything else falls into place. Our philosophy is to set our dog up for success and be the change you'd like to see in your world.

 

INSURED, LICENSED & BONDED

 

Mutt Love is insured by Canadian Pet Pro Insurance. Every member of the team is required to provide a background check and must have a clean criminal record. Every walker that walks more then 3 dogs at a time has a current Dog Walking License issued by the city of Toronto.

 
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THE PET PROFESSIONAL GUILD MEMBER

Mutt Love believes in the humane training and treatment of animals. We vow to treat every animal in our care with kindness and respect. We are committed to humane science-based training and continuing education. Our policy is no shock, no prong, no choke and we are proud members of the PPG.
 

 

St JOHN AMBULANCE PET FIRST AID CERTIFICATE

 

Mutt Love walkers are certified in pet first aid by St. John Ambulance. We carry in our car a full first aid kit, and are confident in administering first aid should your animal require care. It is our policy to photograph and notify you of any injury, no matter how small.