There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a good dog
— Mira Grant
True North is the concept of proprietor, Maraysha Kennedy – a dog enthusiast who realized her passion for force-free handling as a volunteer at the BC SPCA Vancouver Branch in 2015.
Since then, Maraysha’s taken on a volunteer coordinator role at the BC SPCA, become a Professionally Certified Dog Walker and has expanded her ethical dog handling skill set by studying the work of positive reinforcement pioneers Karen Pryor and Ian Dunbar.
To stay current, Maraysha regularly attends workshops developed by behaviour specialists such as Chirag Patel (Domesticated Manners), Dr. Sophia Yin (Low Stress Handling™) and recently, Malena DeMartini (separation anxiety expert.) These experiences have solidified Maraysha’s commitment to force-free handling, and she hopes by following this path she can better the behaviour and lives of every dog in True North’s care.
WHY CHOOSE TRUE NORTH?
Qualifications Matter. That’s Why We Are:
What Makes Us Stand Out?
Our Commitment to Safety
- We carry emergency first aid kits on every walk
- We ensure your dog is securely tethered at all times
- We stay safe with up-to-date first aid training
Our Client-Focused Technology
- We keep you in the loop via instant messaging
- We provide GPS reports & photos after each visit
- We offer flexible online scheduling & billing options
Private & Group Dog Walks in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver BC
SNIFF THE ROSES
30 min. / Private Walk / $20
Does your pup need an outing to get some fresh air & break up the day? Book this wallet friendly service for peace of mind while you’re away. Your dog will thank you!
60 min. / Group Walk / $25
Treat your pup to an outdoor playdate! This service provides much needed exercise as well as socialization with 3-5 friendly dogs.
60 min. / Private Walk / $30
Have a high-energy dog who bounces off the wall unless they have a proper jaunt? This service is perfect for pups that enjoy a longer, local route tailored to their needs.
BOOK A CONSULTATION
New clients must book a short temperament assessment for their dog.
After this meeting, they’ll create a client profile & can then book online.
BOOK A WALK
Returning clients can schedule services through the Online Portal or
download the FREE ‘Time To Pet’ scheduling App for Apple or Android
Please click to view answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a Professionally Certified Dog Walker?
Are you Pet First Aid Certified?
Does my pet need a valid city dog licence?
What is your vaccination policy?
How many dogs are walked at once?
Are there any breed restrictions?
What equipment do you use?
Will my dog be walked off-leash?
How do you accept payments?
What is your cancellation policy?
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