Certified Professional Dog Trainer, KatyK9, specializes in obedience training, problem behaviour modification, puppies and dog walking services.

Media Coverage


Global News covers the new pea gravel renovation at Greenwood Dog Park that is proving harmful to dogs. KatyK9 continues to work on this issue to ensure the City of Toronto does not use pea gravel as the standard in Toronto’s Dog Off-leash Areas.
Greenwood Dog Park Pea Gravel Renovation Unpopular

InsideToronto.com speaks with KatyK9 about fighting Parks Ward 30 to keep Greenwood Dog Park safe and accessible – the system failed the community and Parks Ward 30 refused to listen to its constituents and stakeholders.
Parks Ward 30 ruined Greenwood Dog Park





CBC speaks with KatyK9 about the mounting issues with the renovation at Greenwood Dog Park — a partnership with the City of Toronto’s Parks Ward 30, who alienated stakeholders and refused to listen to feedback, leaving the park unusable. You can also see the CBC News story at the 11:00 mark.
Greenwood Dog Park renovations a debacle



CTV speaks to KatyK9 about City of Toronto’s Parks Ward 30′s lack of accountability, disingenuous community engagement, poor choices and wasted time and money that have now made Greenwood Doggie Park a less accessible, less user-friendly, poorly lit and poorly shaded dog park.

InsideToronto.com and The Beach Mirror
speaks to KatyK9 about Toronto’s Responsible Dog Ownership Report and the implications for dog owners with the upcoming by-law and policy review.
Toronto Responsible Dog Ownership KatyK9

The Beach Mirror and InsideToronto.com
covered East End Comedy Revue‘s first show at The Duke Live featuring Tim Steeves and Peter Anthony.

East End Comedy Revue raises money for charity in the community by KatyK9




KatyK9 has created an ongoing comedy-charity collaboration with Dave Martin and The Duke Live, East End Comedy Revue, to raise money and awareness for local community charities & causes while showcasing high-calibre Canadian comedy. Thanks to photographer, Rob Trick, for the wonderful pics and video:

KatyK9 was interviewed on CBC News for Backing ‘Back of House’ and also written about on Inside Toronto for her community initiative to help local business.

KatyK9 performed pet wrangling services on set for a Wheetabix advertisement.
KatyK9 offers pet wrangling and dog training services on set























KatyK9′s article “Fur Baby and New Baby: Tips to Create a Positive Relationship Between Your Pooch and Your Newborn” was featured on Growing Baby Prenatal.

KatyK9 was live on-air with CBC’s Matt Galloway, discussing her support for the local business community on CBC’s Metro Morning.

Girl About T.O. did a stellar job covering the issues at Greenwood Dog Park and our communal efforts to make a change –  check KatyK9′s cameo:


KatyK9 was featured on the front page of The Beach Mirror for spearheading support of the local business community:KatyK9 supports local by creating Leslieville Supper Club

InsideToronto.com featured Katie’s support for her fellow business owners and the local community:
KatyK9 supports local business community

KatyK9′s work on Ditch the Dust: Greenwood Dog Park Resurfacing Project was featured in The Beach Mirror:

KatyK9 works to Ditch the Dust at local dog park

KatyK9 writes regularly for Leslieville.com – check out her piece on why she loves Leslieville!
KatyK9 chronicles the small town feel of Leslieville

KatyK9 worked with Boom Media on their new DogBingo app!
KatyK9 offers pet wrangling services for print, television and the web










KatyK9 helped Charlie Pickles and Porkchop on the set of Food Network’s A Pitchin’ In Christmas with Chef Lynn Crawford.

KatyK9 performed Pet Wrangling Services for a Boots&Barkley ad in the bonus edition of Chatelaine Magazine for Target:
KatyK9 performs pet wrangling services for Chatelaine Magazine

Breakfast Television Toronto‘s, Jennifer Valentyne, joined KatyK9 and friends for live demos, tips and summer safety at Gerrard Carlaw Parkette on Monday, July 15, 2013.

KatyK9 was featured in The Beach Mirror for their Canada Day Special Issue: