The bigger the dream, the more important the team

 


Emma Murdock, Founder & CEO of Walk With Me Ottawa

WWMO was born from my love of the outdoors and my passion for dogs.

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I've been living life with dogs since I was in diapers. I would shred through the knees of all my snow-pants crawling around pretending, thinking, believing and hoping that I was or could be a dog. I remember the precise moment when I was told for my eighth birthday that I would be getting my own puppy. A farm collie mix that I named Rosebud (after the chocolates!) She lived 16 happy years with me and my family.

Essentially, two things led me to this business: I was tired of having to spend my days indoors and there is nothing I love more than going for a walk with my dog. So, I decided to start a dog walking business because I am so incredibly passionate about dogs and their happiness and I love being outdoors. Simple. I have since fallen in love with building businesses and plan to continue building more in years to come. Our next big venture is Lost & Hound- a lost dog recovery service (www.lostandhound.ca)

I pride myself in learning all there is to know about our canine companions. Nutrition, medical, psychological/behavioural etc. I strive to learn as much as I possibly can so I can share my knowledge with my awesome clients! Every dog teaches me something new both about myself and dogs in general!! We truly believe in creating the best experience for your dog! I frequent numerous dog training seminars and workshops each year as well as attend the annual IACP (international association of canine professionals) conference in the USA. 

Certifications/workshops/continuing education:

Duke Ferguson Shadow Program June 2018
Trainers United Summit July 2016 + July 2017
IACP conference Sept 2016 LA, CA. +  Sept 2017 St Louis, MO. + Sept 2018 St Pete Beach, FL.
Large Field Socialization with Jason Vasconi- Oct 2018
Nelson Hodges Relationship Based Behaviour Modification Oct 2016 + Oct 2017
Chad Mackin- Dogmanship and Socialization June 2017
Tracking at Best Friends
Agility at Best Friends
Rally O at Best Friends
Barn Hunt at Ferghus and Co.

My dog Crickett has her Canine Good Neighbour, Novice and Intermediate Trick Titles, Rally Novice Title and legs towards Barn Hunt, Brush Hunt and Obedience.

 



 

 

George, Standard Schnauzer

This is George. He is a grumpy old man & enjoys cigars from time to time . He moonlights as a supermodel for DOGUE magazine. He is from Dinsdale Standard Schnauzers. He was raised by my in-laws and we "adopted" him when he was 7. He was born on Christmas Eve, 2006. 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinsdale Devil’s Little Bug; CGN, RN, TI
”Crickett”

Crickett is my "baby princess"! She is feisty and fearless! She is not afraid of anything and loves to wrestle with dogs of all sizes and breeds. She is the smartest pup ever, duh. She makes us laugh everyday and is the best companion to all the dogs in our pack. She is from Dinsdale Standard Schnauzers. She was born on Christmas day, 2014. We have done tracking, agility, barn hunt, brush hunt, rally o, obedience, herding and more!

 

Our Pack Leaders

 Kate covers Nepean and Westboro! She has two beautiful German Shepherds, one white and one black, named Shiya and Toreto. Kate is a mega outdoor enthusiast, always running, camping or kayaking! She has been with us since June 2016 and used to be my manager at SAIL. @walkwithmekate

Kate covers Nepean and Westboro! She has two beautiful German Shepherds, one white and one black, named Shiya and Toreto. Kate is a mega outdoor enthusiast, always running, camping or kayaking! She has been with us since June 2016 and used to be my manager at SAIL. @walkwithmekate

Linda has been with us since the beginning! She and her husband Darren as well as animal aficiando Cassandra cover the entire south area of the city- Barrhaven, Manotick and Riverside South. They own Hank-a black lab, Roy-a mastiff mix, and Little- a Pomeranian. Linda was a vet tech for 20 years and also operates her own company the Zoo Crew-an animal education and party business! Follow her on instagram @walkwithme_linda

Melanie services the downtown core. She has a lovely and mischievous Irish Wolfhound/St Bernard mix name Tundra! She has been walking with us since February 2017. @walkwithmelanie

   Laura covers the Alta Vista area and has been with us since Spring 2014. She doesn't currently have a furry friend to call her own so she usually boards the dogs that prefer a private suite experience! She is a busy hockey mom of two adorable kids who love to have furry friends sleepover!

Laura covers the Alta Vista area and has been with us since Spring 2014. She doesn't currently have a furry friend to call her own so she usually boards the dogs that prefer a private suite experience! She is a busy hockey mom of two adorable kids who love to have furry friends sleepover!

   Anneke is one of our Westboro walkers. She has been with us since June 2015. She loves spending her days outside with the pups and has been a great addition to the team. She has a beautiful rescue Weimaraner named Rose and an Australian Shepherd pup named Henley that she "adopted" from a client. Follow her on instagram @urbanwaggler

Anneke is one of our Westboro walkers. She has been with us since June 2015. She loves spending her days outside with the pups and has been a great addition to the team. She has a beautiful rescue Weimaraner named Rose and an Australian Shepherd pup named Henley that she "adopted" from a client. Follow her on instagram @urbanwaggler

     Anne is our Orleans/Blackburn Hamlet walker and has been with us since Spring 2014. She has a lifelong love of animals and a bearded collie mix named Murray. Anne usually boards the pups who like quiet time!

Anne is our Orleans/Blackburn Hamlet walker and has been with us since Spring 2014. She has a lifelong love of animals and a bearded collie mix named Murray. Anne usually boards the pups who like quiet time!

 MC covers the downtown core- from Island Park to the Byward Market and everything in between! She has three black rescue dogs name Kobe, Jamison and Raven (and keeps adding more!) MC has been with us since January 2016. @walkwithmc

MC covers the downtown core- from Island Park to the Byward Market and everything in between! She has three black rescue dogs name Kobe, Jamison and Raven (and keeps adding more!) MC has been with us since January 2016. @walkwithmc

 Sue services Sandy Hill, Lowertown, Overbrook, Rockcliffe and Orleans. She has been walking with us since March 2015. She is our in house Weiner lady! She has four Daschunds named Gordon, Bubba, Bella and her newest addition, Oscar. Follow her on instagram @wwmsue

Sue services Sandy Hill, Lowertown, Overbrook, Rockcliffe and Orleans. She has been walking with us since March 2015. She is our in house Weiner lady! She has four Daschunds named Gordon, Bubba, Bella and her newest addition, Oscar. Follow her on instagram @wwmsue

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Carolina has been with us since September 2017. Emma met her a Trainer's United Summit- she had just moved to Canada from Brazil and wanted to pursue a career with dogs. Emma knew right away that she would be an amazing addition to the team and she hasn't disappointed! She has a Bernese Mountain Dog named Shadow and she is currently participating in our train the trainer program.  @walkwithmecarolina

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Katie has been with us since April 2017. She does private walks and puppy visits throughout the downtown core and a small group walk. She has a bully breed mix of her own. @walkwithkatie

Kelly has been with us since March 2017. She has four children under the age of 12(!!!). She has been a dog groomer and Labrador Retriever breeder and has participated in many dog sports. @walkwithmekelly

 

Mica covers Downtown, Glebe, and Old Ottawa South, and has been with us since January 2018. She has two dogs of her own, a black lab named Winston, and a rescue boxer/terrier mix named Molly. She also has two cats, Luna and Neville! @walkwithmica

 

BIOS COMING SOON:

Laurin @walkwithlaurin
Devon @wwmo_devon
Amanda @walkwithme_amanda
Lisa
Felicia