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Dog Walking Academy

Meet our world-class faculty

dogbiz Dog Walking Academy faculty are:

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Highly experienced, credentialed dog trainers

Our instructors are top dog trainers with many years’ experience to back up their topnotch schooling credentials. They’re ready to answer any dog behavior questions you may have, and to help you troubleshoot issues you’re seeing on your walks.

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Engaging instructors

Regardless of the course location you choose or whether you take our online program, you’ll enjoy engaging instructors skilled at sharing ideas, building new skills, and keeping the pace moving right along.

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People-friendly teachers

Our instructors have excellent credentials, experience, knowledge, and skills. But to share all of that requires a human connection. That’s why we seek supportive, down-to-earth instructors who enjoy teaching people as much as dogs, and who love giving back by helping others pursue a living doing what they love.

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Dog Walking Academy Support Staff

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Deborsha Lashway

Client Support & Operations
Manager, Organizational Goddess, Glue

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Online DWA Faculty

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Veronica Boutelle
MA Ed., CTC

Founder, Consultant Lead,
DWA Director

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In-Person DWA Faculty

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Josh Boutelle

CPDT-KA
Oakland & San Francisco, CA

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Veronica Boutelle

MA Ed., CTC
Oakland & San Francisco, CA

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Stacy Braslau-Schneck

MA CPDT-KA CBCC-KA CAP2
Silicon Valley, CA

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Brian Burton

CDBC, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP
New York City, NY

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Alexis Davison

CPDT-KA, KPA CTP
Australia

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Kelly Elvin

CPDT-KA
Michigan

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Matt Elvin

Michigan

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Ruth LaRoque

CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CTC
Seattle, WA

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Laura Sharkey

PhD, KPA-CTP

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Laura Monaco Torelli

KPA CTP, CPDT-KA
Chicago, IL

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Barbara Walmer

CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA, KPA CTP, ACDBC
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Jen Biglan

CDBC, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA
Eugene, OR

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Irith Bloom

CDBC, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA
Los Angeles, CA

June Kim

PgDip, CBCC, CPDT
Seoul, South Korea

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What students say about dogbiz DWA faculty

“Engaging, funny, and all around awesome.”
– Gilbert Rodriguez

“It was such a joy learning from you.”
–Susan Pak Eng

“Your professionalism and wealth of knowledge is fantastic.”
–Kellie Bindel

“Informational and engaging.”
–Jessie Lippman

“I am overwhelmingly grateful for your kind treatment and patience with us all and making the whole thing really fun and approachable and engaging.”
–Sarah Michie

“Pat was the instructor and she was so knowledgeable.”
–Jill Merjeski

“I was impressed by the quality of the training and the passion and knowledge of the instructors.”
–Seon Joo Kim

“I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. The instructors are highly experienced, intelligent, and comedic women, so the lectures were extremely interesting. And we got a lot of personalized attention, too.”
–Kristin Mahoney