Under the direction of Gillian, the Who's Walking Who team
is a talented group of trainers, with a variety of expertise
and experience that simply can't be matched.
To read up on “Our Pack”, please choose by location:
37 Parliament St. Toronto

Carina Annis

Carina and her Yorkshire Terrier Cashew, first came to WWW as clients back in 1996. She caught the eye of the instructors at the time, for her near perfect timing and the wonderful bond she had with her little pup. As Cashew, and Carina, went through multiple classes, it became clear that she was destined to work with dogs. Soon after she came aboard as an instructor. Carina has owned and trained Yorkshire Terriers, Poodles, Field English Setters, Whippets, Small Munsterlanders and Papillions. She loves all sizes and characters! Carina has trained and been involved in a variety of dog sports including Flyball, Agility, Lure Coursing, Racing, Obedience, Rally and Disc. She has also traveled all over North America with The SuperDogs and The Woofjocks Canine All-Stars, as a performer, with all her dogs.

Her current passion is Musical Freestyle (Obedience and Tricks) with her Papillon, Gigs, who has begun titling in that venue. Carina strives to build well socialized dogs through play and good training mechanics. She has competed in most aspects of dog sports, but her experience in teaching family pet dogs is extensive. Her dedication and direct style combine to ensure you meet your goals.

Mindy Yuan

It all started with a suggestion made when Mindy picked up her new Italian Greyhound (IG) puppy, Phoebe, from her breeder: “Why don’t you try agility with Phoebe?” Little did the pair know that this suggestion would send them on an amazing journey. Mindy first came to Who's Walking Who in 2006 as a client with puppy Phoebe in tow. The pair soon caught the training bug taking as many classes as they possibly could. When Phoebe started beginner agility, Mindy started as an assistant trainer, at our Parliament location. Since then, Mindy moved on to become our Head Agility Instructor, with a following of dedicated students, who love her well rounded training style.

Mindy also shares her life with IG Wally, who is now retired from the conformation show ring, but not before earning his Canadian Champion and American Grand Champion titles. Phoebe has since retired from a stellar agility career earning multiple agility titles including her ATChC, MSCDC and Expert Jumpers Bronze. She placed second in her division at the 2014 AAC Ontario Regionals and Competed at the 2014 AAC Nationals Competition. Mindy’s newest addition is Zoë, an enthusiastic Border Collie puppy who hopes to follow in big sister Phoebe’s footsteps. Expect to see Zoë make her agility debut in the summer/fall of 2018.

Denise Joyce

After finishing her studies at the University of Toronto, Denise decided to turn her passion into her full time profession, dedicating herself to working with dogs and their guardians. In 2000, she opened her own pet sitting, training and behavioural consultation business with a focus on holistic care and positive leadership. Denise has worked with animal advocacy groups lobbying for responsible dog ownership, and has assisted rescue organizations in an effort to keep dogs in their forever homes.

Denise worked as a Head Trainer for several full service organizations before joining the WWW team in 2010. She has a reputation as a knowledgeable, caring and professional trainer using humane and positive techniques, which makes her a perfect fit for Who's Walking Who. Denise has appeared on Breakfast Television, City Line and Animal House Calls. She has also been featured in the Globe and Mail and Bloor West Snap. Denise shares her life with her partner and son and of course...her wonderful dogs; Jasper and Peanut.

Anette Mageau

Anette's association with WWW started 20 years ago when she took puppy and obedience classes with her Black Lab, Bella, and, then in 2012, when it was time to train her new fur baby, Lexie, a Border Collie mix, she remembered how much she enjoyed WWW and started all over again with puppy class. Lexie and Anette have taken almost every class that is offered, and never stop learning something new together.

In November, 2013, Anette added Blue, an Australian Shepherd/Corgie, to the family. Training in Anette's house is a family affair, as her son has become a clicker-master when training Blue and Lexie. When she isn't spending time with her pups, Anette can usually be found with a camera in hand or at her day job as a pharmaceutical marketer.

Jana Seymour

Jana has been involved with Who’s Walking Who since 2009. It was her Jack Russell Terriers Fez Marie and Ashburn Annie that introduced her to the wonderful world of dog training. Jana normally jumps in with both feet, this resulted in participating with Jack Russell Rescue, and being the past President of the Jack Russell Club. Soon after, Jana once again jumped in to assist dog training classes. Her family currently live with Jack Russell Terriers Fonzi and Brush. They are now starting their learning journey to compete in Rally-O, Disc, Agility and performing with The WoofJocks Canine All-Star Performance Team.

When not managing her ‘tweens’ Audrey and Abigail, she tries to find time to enjoying running and cooking. Jana is dedicated to her own lifelong learning and that of others. She has been employed in the federal civil service for 20 years in the area of Performance and Learning consulting. Jana’s motto is LIFE is too short not to have FUN.

Kate Gartley

Kate is mom (and foster mom) to the "zoo". More than half of Kate's pets are rescued. In the beginning Kate and her pack took every possible course with Who’s Walking Who, and she enjoyed herself so much that she joined our team in November of 2002 and can be found assisting in every level of class.

When not training Kate runs @DogLover.com (www.atdoglover.com), a canine massage and pet care services company which has combined her 20 years of pet knowledge and passion into one unique business. In her spare time Kate runs Dog - Ma Pet Rescue (www.dog-mapetrescue.com), a small Toronto based rescue, helping out dogs, cats and small critters in need. For fun the "zoo" can be found participating in various dog sport activities such as Agility, Disc dog (frisbee) and Dock Diving. Two of her dogs, Little Alex and Tonks, have qualified multiple times for the Skyhoundz Worlds Disc Dog Championships down in Chattanooga, Tennessee and competed at The Worlds qualifier in Disc. They, along with the rest of her clan, can also be seen wowing the crowds, performing across Canada and the United States with The SuperDogs. What's next?!

Nicole Ridout

Nicole first came to Who’s Walking Who with her Miniature Schnauzer puppy Blackie in 2009. After taking Puppy Preschool & Family Dog, Nicole sensed that Blackie would be a future agility star. A few years later they started Agility at Parliament, and they have been taking classes there ever since. Nicole is currently competing with Blackie at the AAC Advanced level, and attended her first AAC Ontario Regionals this year where Blackie placed 6th in his class. Future goals include achieving Blackie’s ATChC title and qualifying for the AAC Nationals next year. In 2016, Nicole joined the Who’s Walking Who team as an assistant trainer. She hopes to share her agility experience and encourage more people to have fun with their pups.

By day Nicole is a Marketing Coordinator at a Toronto real estate company. When She’s not competing, Nicole enjoys hiking and spending time with family & friends (usually watching sports, GO JAYS!). When he’s not competing, Blackie enjoys outsmarting Nicole every chance he gets.

Sheilah Johnson

Sheilah started at Who’s Walking Who with her first Bearded Collie puppy, Lucy, in 2000, and hasn’t left. At first, it was just for basic obedience and then Sheilah realized how much she enjoyed doing activities with Lucy and the company of the “dog people”. Sheilah has been competing in agility since 2002 and is currently competing with her two Bearded Collies, Piper and Dizzy. Piper recently earned the title of Agility Trial Champion of Canada in the Agility Association of Canada.


By day, Sheilah is a biostatistician (a what?…) at a research institute. The other members of the family twin boys (Alex and Sam) and a patient husband, Scott. She also shares her home with two cats, Chuck and Suze. Sheilah would be happy to share what she does with her spare time, if she could only remember the last time she had any!

Mary Young

In 2002, Mary entered the doors of WWW with the only goal of building confidence in her Havanese pup, Java. She will never forget her first day in class where Java was so nervous that she couldn't do a thing. Mary is glad that these days are long gone. At the age of 10, Java competed and titled in Rally Obedience and Agility - who says you can't teach an old dog, new tricks!!! She still can be found at WWW, now as an assistant trainer. Her humble beginnings are a reminder of what it's like to be a student and has helped her assist many clients.

Mary shares her home with Scrumpy and Twizzler. When not assisting in class, Mary is either busy playing agility games with Twizzler or is busy organizing Camp Doggin' It (www.campdogginit.com) - a weekend retreat for dogs and their people

Jennifer Cresswell

Jen joined Who's Walking Who in 2010 when she was looking for new things to try with her first dog, Missy. Together they found agility, and have never looked back! Missy, the Havanese, joined Jen's family in 2007, followed by Holly in 2010, Master Chief in 2014, and for a complete change of pace, her newest addition, River, an Australian Shepherd joined her Havanese siblings in 2017. All of her dogs play agility, and Missy and Chief have competed at the Agility Association of Canada's Regional/Provincial competitions, and expect to compete at the Nationals in 2018. Missy has earned her agility Gold Standard Title and Gold Award of Merit, as well as her Silver Versatility Award, and placed 7th at the 2016 AAC Nationals. Master Chief is just getting started on his agility career, but is already at the Masters level, and also earned his Excellent title in Rally-O.

In real life, Jen is a high school Music Teacher, and when she isn't performing with her bands, she can be found performing with the "Woofjocks Canine All Stars" at various events, attending dog competitions, seminars, or dog training sessions almost every weekend.

Susan Jim

Susan didn't grow up with dogs, but that was just the push she needed to get educated when her dog Kenzie became part of her family a few years ago. Susan looked for dog training classes that were focused on positive training methodologies and found just that at Who's Walking Who. She was hooked immediately and went to every class WWW had to offer. At that point, Susan knew that getting involved with helping others get the same out of their pets was for her, and now enjoys helping people realize the full potential of their pets and find their own "ah-ha" moments. She has been assisting classes since 2009.

At this time, Susan is inbetween dogs, but this gives her ample opportunity to walk/sit for friends dogs. Training with Kenzie and going through the process of Agility and Tricks hooked Susan on dog training! She is also involved in Pawsitively Pets For Kids camps, where she works with children and rescue dogs, focusing on education and socializing. It is one of the great joys in her life, seeing dogs progess and become intregal to their families. In her other life, Susan is an elementary school teacher whose hobbies include singing, long road trips and creating music.

Peter Taylor

Peter took the leap to add a dog to his family, especially as while growing up it was his dream to share his time with a dog. In comes Luna! Luna is a lab/collie/foxhound rescue that was added to Peters family in 2014. He started on his training journey immediatley, taking Family Dog, Practical Living (multiple times because Luna loved it!), Total Recall, and Sport Prep Unleashed. Luna also has her certificate for the Canine Good Neighbor test, passing with flying colours! Their goal is to get into the sport of Agility. Peter came aboard to assist classes with the WWW team in 2014 and soon became a client favorite.

On their long hikes together, Luna loves to play with other dogs especially those that are either bigger or slower than her, so she can get play her favorite came of "chase me". Pete and Luna enjoy cottage life whenever possible, with Luna often finding swamps to roll in or critters to investigate. Peter works in building operations, and given his 14 years of construction experience, can be found doing his home renovation projects on the weekends. His other love is playing Disc, but not with Luna...yet!

Angela Sokol

In 2002, Angela started dog training lessons at Who's Walking Who with Skylar, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. These classes eventually led to the start of a wonderful journey into dog sports, ultimately leading Angela and Skylar twice to the Canadian Agility Nationals, and Skylar receiving his ATCh and his Gold award of Merit. She now shares her home with Tollers Logan, now retired from Agility and Westley, who is just starting his Agility journey. This ensures that the house will always be filled with the sounds of the infamous "Toller Scream" any time a woodland creature dares to wander by.

A Registered Nurse, by day she runs Step Well Foot Care which keeps local seniors' feet happy. She also enjoys fitness training and Pilates. Angela has been assisting with classes since 2014, and loves having the opportunity to help others find the joy and fun in their relationships with their dogs.

Lizzie Wallace

Lizzie joined the Who's Walking Who team in 2015 after enrolling in classes with dog Luna. Since enrolling at WWW, Luna has participated in all basic and advanced obedience classes including Scent Discrimination. She and Lizzie have also become hooked on the Agility classes! Much to Lizzie’s displeasure, Luna still insists on chasing a squirrel or bunny every now and then!

Working at WWW has offered Lizzie the opportunity to be able to help dog owners build a solid relationship with their furry friends. When not attending each and every class WWW offers, you'll find Lizzie playing a game of softball while Luna keeps the surrounding area clear of critters or relaxing at the cottage while Luna explores a nearby swamp. Lizzie will be starting a new career as a technology consultant which will give Luna all the time she needs to recharge after her morning exercise and walks with the dog walker [Back to top]
975 Kingston Road Toronto

Lesly Taylor

Lesly has been with Who's Walking Who since 2008. She has been working in the dog training field since 2007 when she signed up for the Total Recall class at our Parliament location with her rescue dog Rex. She was hooked! She started as a class assistant and is now an instructor at the Kingston Road location. Before she discovered dog training, she spent over 20 years training, riding and showing horses. She shares her home with Sinclair, a rescued Pom who loves Scent Detection, Games, Tracking. He has also received his Started Special Title in scenting. Even as a senior dog, Sinclair still loves to learn new tricks.

Lesly works as a support coordinator for a large law enforcement agency. When she has time off, she enjoys reading (about dogs), photography (dog pics of course), and signing up for all types of dog training seminars to continue her dog education. She is currently on the look-out for the next dog to share her home with, epecially since it is a little too quiet - even with a Pomeranian!

Tom Sandford

Tom has been working as an assistant with Who's Walking Who since 2009. He's based at the Kingston Road location and is well known for his kind patience. Tom is a writer/journalist/blogger, music geek and the man charged with the task of corralling his ever-expanding herd of dogs: three Golden Retrievers, Sierra, Sgt. Pepper and Abbie... and one mischievous Black & Tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Rigby.

Susan Jim

Susan didn't grow up with dogs, but that was just the push she needed to get educated when her dog Kenzie became part of her family a few years ago. Susan looked for dog training classes that were focused on positive training methodologies and found just that at Who's Walking Who. She was hooked immediately and went to every class WWW had to offer. At that point, Susan knew that getting involved with helping others get the same out of their pets was for her, and now enjoys helping people realize the full potential of their pets and find their own "ah-ha" moments. She has been assisting classes since 2009.

At this time, Susan is inbetween dogs, but this gives her ample opportunity to walk/sit for friends dogs. Training with Kenzie and going through the process of Agility and Tricks hooked Susan on dog training! She is also involved in Pawsitively Pets For Kids camps, where she works with children and rescue dogs, focusing on education and socializing. It is one of the great joys in her life, seeing dogs progess and become intregal to their families. In her other life, Susan is an elementary school teacher whose hobbies include singing, long road trips and creating music. [Back to top]
889 Westney Road Ajax

Kristi Magi

Kristi came to classes at Who’s Walking Who in 1995. She started training her beloved Shetland Sheepdog, Misty, and enjoyed herself so much that she never left. In September of 1996, Kristi came on board as an assistant and very quickly moved up the ranks to instructor. The sport of Competitive Obedience caught her fancy and Kristi could often be seen at trials. Kristi’s favorite activity is getting the dogs out for a game of frisbee and you can often see her setting up agility equipment in her backyard for some practice time.

Kristi shares a full household with her beloved companions, Ripley, her Sheltie, and Penny, a very active Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Her hobbies include camping, canoeing and kayaking, working in the garden and photography. If you are up early enough, you will catch her on the way to the gym for her daily workout.
Kristi is one of the instructors in Ajax and her easygoing style is a delight to students. You will often see Kristi surrounded by a group of puppies. She spends her days part time as a Vet Assistant at an animal hospital.
Kristi shares her life with Carey and Erin, her two teenage daughters. You will often find them doling out the treats for tricks. Her experience with juggling family life, work, two cats, a couple of fish, a gecko and one very patient husband, helps her to understand the challenges faced by her students.

Hilda Kelly

Hilda's shared ownership of an automotive service and repair facility with spouse Liam certainly keeps her on her toes! Keltech Performance, located in the heart of Markham Village, is dedicated to comprehensive Porsche service but also proudly extends its expertise to Mercedes Benz and BMW, along with several British marques including Jaguar. The rest of Hilda's life revolves around dogs, a love affair that began at the age of six when a German Shepherd puppy joined her family. Hilda became more involved in formal dog training when a zany Boxer named Oscar came into her life. Hilda and Oscar shared a unique bond and they learned very much from each other over the years. Hilda's current canine pack consists of a handsome Boston Terrier named Beckham and a boisterous Boxer named Keegan.

Hilda is an advocate of adoption and is active in the dog rescue community. She is a founding member of the K9-Rescue Me organization, a past director of Boxer Rescue Ontario, a former member of the St. John's Ambulance Dog Therapy Program and a proud supporter of the Dog Legislation Council of Canada. Hilda dabbles in a variety of dog sports and activities such as Agility and holds titles in Rally-Obedience. She has also made appearances on dog performance teams SuperDogs and Woofjocks. Hilda enthusiastically contributes to a children's camp, wherein she teaches kids aged 10 to 14 years old the key fundamentals of dog training through a hands-on Junior Dog Handler Camp program at Pawsitively Pets Summer Camp. In addition to attending several diverse training workshops and conferences, Hilda holds a certificate in Pet First Aid. Hilda conducts private lessons and is a trainer at our Ajax location.

Julie Smith

After graduating college as an Animal Health Technician, Julie found herself working as an Animal Care Officer. In 1995, she found her joy of dog training by taking classes at a local dog training school. She soon discovered that it was her passion to help people learn how to teach their dogs a few skills for preventable problems, in order to ensure they stayed in their homes. Julie quickly added Demi, a rescue mixed breed, who became her demo dog for classes and the mascot for the shelter.

It was Fanny, her spaniel, that brought Julie to a class at Who's Walking Who in 2002.
Julie changed careers and took a hiatus from teaching classes in 2011. In 2015, she added another English Cocker, Wynne, to her family, and there was never any doubt that Wynne and Julie would be attending classes at WWW. And the rest is easy to understand. Julie is now part of the WWW training team! Julie currently lives with Wynne and the newest addition, a Golden Retriever rescue named Sandy.

Lynda Kitson

During the day, Lynda works in the corporate world. But in the evenings and weekends, she loves spending time in the canine world. Lynda has 3 Golden Retrievers, Emma, Molly and a rescue named Augie. Lynda came on board with us in 2009. Aside from working in our regular obedience classes, Lynda teaches Tricks and Musical Freestyle. You’ve heard of Dancing with the Stars? Well this is Dancing with the Dogs.

Lynda is also our Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid Instructor. This is something she is very passionate about and believes it is an integral part of being a responsible pet owner. Emma loves being the demo dog for this class and is quite the ham when it comes to being bandaged. She was featured in Toronto's Grid magazine as one of GTA's Hardest Working Dogs. Lynda and her dogs are also part of the Woofjocks Canine All-Stars team. When Lynda’s not teaching, you may see them performing at one of their shows. In addition, Lynda and her husband are active volunteers with Golden Rescue.

Jason Rennick

Jason joined the staff of Who’s Walking Who in January 2003. He and his Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Kelsey, made quite an impression. Jason got Kelsey as an adult in July 2002. His training ability and enthusiasm, along with his willingness to learn stood out with the staff and soon he was on board. In the spring of 2013 Kelsey passed away and now Jason is waiting for that right dog to rescue to bring into his household to continue his love of training. Jason works for the Town of Ajax in the Operations and Environmental Services Department looking after grounds maintenance and sports fields. He spends his off-hours enjoying Hockey, Lacrosse and Golf. He also volunteers with the Ontario Volunteer Emergency Response Team a search and rescue team based in Durham Region. He shares his life with his wife Karen, their son Jakson and their newest editions, the foster cats Remmy and Tucker.

Amanda Milner

Amanda rescued Jake, a terrier mix, from a shelter in 2000 and enrolled him into training classes. Very quickly her love and passion for dog training grew. Once she completed her classes, she started to assist and hasn't looked back. Amanda joined the WWW team in 2008 as an assistant trainer, and can now be found teaching and assisting in classes.
Amanda has a natural affinity for dogs, and can often bring them out of their shell. After losing her beloved Jake, she once again took in shelter pup, Pip, a husky cross. His puppy antics brought a new light to her life, as well as giving her a more personal understanding of the issues that come along with a puppy.

Amanda is also part of our office staff, and can be often found sitting on the computer, with her much loved Pip at her feet.
Pip is a truly versatile dog and is a keen student. Along with an advanced level of obedience, he has taken Tricks, Musical Freestyle, Scent Discrimination, Flyball, Agility and Disc. He is often seen in local Christmas parades, pulling a cart along with his Bernese Mountain Dog friends, but his favourite game is still to chase and retrieve a ball. Amanda is active in our community, as a volunteer with the Town of Ajax. She enjoys travel, gardening, yoga and outdoor activities, no matter the weather. She is enthusiastic and loves to see the bond that builds between dogs and their people throughout their training journey.

Lisa Ann Meawasige-Kertesz

Lisa joined the WWW team in October 2011. She was introduced to WWW in 2001 when her and husband Mark got their first dog Kelso, a forever young Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Kelso's WWW education started at the tender age of 10 weeks. His parents attended the Puppy Points Seminar prior to getting Kelso. They feel strongly that this one seminar started them in the right direction towards a strong and trusting relationship with Kelso. He is often the subject of budding photographer Mark's photos.

As her second career, Lisa is pursuing her passion for the culinary arts and hopes to realize her dream of owning a restaurant. In addition to cooking and entertaining, Lisa's passions include music, traveling, astronomy, interior design and poker. Maybe one day she will have homemade doggie treats available!

Teri Byrne

Starting out at Paws For Thought (Gillian's Pet Boutique) as a retail assistant in 1989, Teri has been Gillian's right hand ever since. Teri helps keep things flowing in the office. Being our resident "jack of all trades", she tackles all the day to day tasks and always with a smile on her face!
Having only lived with a dog in childhood (her beloved Cocker Spaniel, Honey) Teri now spends time with her two cats Gabby and Amber. Teri is a huge asset to the WWW team, and while not directly involved in the dog training side of things, Teri has a passion for all animals that is second to none. [Back to top]