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. Cashew became a superstar and travelled extensively with the SuperDogs Performance Team, across Canada and USA. He did Agility, Flyball, Tricks and obedience...all in a tiny package. He was always a crowd favorite. And, Carina joined the WWW team as an instructor.

A dog named Sherlock quickly became part of Carinas life. He was an English Setter from the shelter. Although he had a shortened life, he was instrumental in Carinas education. A few years later, Carina added twin Whippets to her family. Mohave and Tucson went on to do performance work and dogs sports. Mohave soon became one of the fastest dogs in Canada in the sport of Flyball.

Carina has competed in most aspects of dog sports, but her experience in teaching family pet dogs is extensive. After taking a few years off to start a family, Carina is back on track with WWW. Her dedication and direct style combine to ensure you meet your goals.

Mindy Yuan

Mindy Yuan

Mindy will be the first to tell you that her day job is highly demanding, but not very interesting. In her real life, she is an amateur photographer, world traveller and dog training addict. All things considered, Mindy would say that the most important role of all is: Mom, to Italian Greyhounds Phoebe, Calliope and Wally.

Mindy started with Who's Walking Who in 2006 an assistant trainer, at our Parliament location when agility star, Phoebe was just a puppy. Phoebe has since gone on to earn multiple agility titles including her ATChC, place second in her division at the 2014 AAC Ontario Regionals and Compete at the 2014 AAC Nationals Competition. Mindy is now one of our Head Trainers involved in our Agility program.

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 Seymour has been involved with Who’s Walking Who for 16 years. It was her Jack Russell Terrier Fez Marie that introduced her to the wonderful world of dog training. Once Fez became skilled at obedience, agility, and Frisbee, Jana did it all over again with her 2nd Terrier Ashburn Annie. Both dogs competed in Rally-O, Frisbee and Agility and participated actively in Terrier Trails with the Jack Russell Terrier Club of Canada. Jana normally jumps in with both feet, this resulted in becoming the President of the Jack Russell Club, became a Trainer with Who’s Walking Who, participated in Jack Russell Rescue and loved being involved with the Woofjocks Performance Team.

When not managing her ‘tweens’ and ‘seniors’, 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 then half of the zoo are rescues…dogs and cats. Kate and the zoo have taken every possible course with Who’s Walking Who and Kate enjoyed herself so much that she joined our team in November of 2002 and can be found assisting in every level of class. Kate runs a small pet rescue called Dog-Ma Pet Rescue (website found on our links page).
Kate enjoys keeping current on various forms of animal health care such as Pet First Aid and Herbal Remedies. She is a practicing (and certified) Canine Massage Therapist for Digits For Dogs (e-mail: digitsfordogs@mail.com) in Toronto. The zoo can be found participating in various dog sport activities such as agility, frisbee and dock diving...and can also be seen at various events performing across Canada. They just can’t seem to get enough!

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 is a high school music and English teacher in the Durham District School Board and a professional musician. She joined the WWW team in 2010, and assists in Agility and intermediate obedience. Although 'sit' and 'down' are most dogs' first tricks, Jen's passion is working with dogs (and people) on more advanced training concepts and the performance of more complex tricks, like performing agility equipment! Looking for ways to keep her first dog, "Missy," busy and out of the recycling box, Jen found agility, and her little Havanese soon excelled.

Jen now performs in public "Woofjocks" shows, completed her Agility Trial Championship title, and competed at the 2014 AAC Nationals in NB (placing 14th)! "Missy" has since been joined by "Holly" and "Master Chief," and the antics haven't stopped! "Chief" is shaping up to be a phenomenal agility dog, and "Holly" comes along for the car rides and to cheer on her brother and sister. Jen has been fortunate to be supported by WWW, and Gillian and the amazing WWW team who have such a wealth of knowledge and experience, and have helped her reach her goals. See you in class!

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". Peter, Lizzie (also one of the WWW training team) 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

Angela started training at Who's Walking Who in 2001 with Skylar, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. This was 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. Angela lives by the beautiful Rouge Valley with many trails for the dogs to explore and a backyard filled with an ever changing set of agility equipment.

Joining Skylar are Tollers Logan and Westley, which 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. Angela is a Registered Nurse and by day she runs her own Nursing Foot Care business, which keep the feet of local Seniors very happy. She also enjoys fitness training and Pilates. Angela has been assisting with classes since 2014, and loves having the opportunity to help others to teach their dogs, and have fun with their journey.

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 enjoyed Family Dog, Practical Living, Sport Prep and Total Recall.Due to her success in teaching Luna, she is now a very well behaved pup...both on and off leash! Lizzie and Luna are looking forward to getting started in the fabulous sport of Agility and she cant wait to what adventures await her and Luna.

Working at WWW has offered Lizzie the opportunity to be able to help dog owners build a solid relationship with their furry friend. When not attending each and every class WWW offers, you'll find Lizzie playing a game of softball while Luna chases the ball or relaxing at the cottage while Luna explores a nearby swamp. As Lizzie's day job is a Business Analysis Manager, Luna can often be found spending her down time recharging after her morning exercise. [Back to top]
975 Kingston Road Toronto

Lesly Taylor

Lesly has been with Who's Walking Who since 2008. She had been working in the dog training field since 2007 when she signed up for the Total Recall class at our Parliament location. 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 and her husband, Dan, share their home with three rescued dogs. Ferris enjoys retirement while Sinclair and Rex enjoy scent work and rally obedience. Sinclair and Rex have both titled in scenting. They are currently working towards their advanced titles in scenting.

On weekends, Lesly and Sinclair can often be seen in city parks (if the grass isn't too tall since Sinclair is a Pomeranian) working on their tracking skills. You could say they enjoy being "out standing in their field"! During the day, Lesly works as a communications operator 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.

Tom Sandford

Tom has been working as an assistant with Who's Walking Who since 2009. He's based at the Kingston Road location, usually working with wife Karen. Tom is a writer/journalist/blogger, music geek and the man charged with the task of corralling the couple's ever-expanding herd of dogs: two Golden Retrievers, Sierra and Sgt. Pepper, and two mischievous Black & Tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Eleanor and 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.

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 Charger. 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. By the end of the program Molly and Lynda will have you and your dog moving and swaying to today’s music.

Lynda is also our Pet First Aid Instructor. 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 our Woofjocks team and you'll often see them performing at various events throughout the year. When she's not teaching or performing, 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 has been with WWW since 2008 as an assistant in our Ajax location. She realized her passion for working with dogs when she enrolled her first dog Jake, a true terrier mix, in training classes. Amanda rescued Jake from the shelter in 2000 and took him to training classes, where her love for dog training grew.
Once she completed her classes, she started to assist and hasn't looked back since. Shortly after, she joined our team. Since then, she has been an unofficial dog sitter for everyone she knows and seems to have a natural affinity for dogs, and can bring them out of their shell. After losing her beloved Jake, she once again took in a shelter dog. Pip is a husky cross, and his puppy antics brought a new light to her life, as well as giving her a new understanding of the issues that come along with a puppy. Pip is a truly versatile dog and loves all the dog sports he has been exposed to. He has taken fly ball, agility and disc, but his favourite game still is to chase and retrieve a ball.
Along with her passion for dogs, Amanda also has a passion for skiing, golf and gardening. Of course, they all come a close second.

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]