Our Walkers

Truly dedicated, well trained, Dog People.


Wendy has been training a variety of dogs for over thirty years while enjoying an assortment of dog sports. Her volunteer work has been extremely fulfilling as an instructor for local obedience and the peterborough flyball club. She has attended a number of seminars including animal behaviour, reading dog’s body language, first aid for dogs, scenting and obedience.  Along the way, she has discovered the power of positive reinforcement with both dogs and cats. Wendy’s current Australian Shepherds have earned advanced titles in Agility, Rally-obedience and Flyball. Her other hobbies all include her dogs with skijoring, freestyle disc dog, dock diving, swimming, scent detection, tracking, walking and building trails in her 99 acre woods.


Tamara is a bubbly & energetic animal lover with a life time of experience training both dogs and cats (yes, cats can be trained too!) She was raised in a household full of four legged family members. Ranging from a small fluffy American Eskimo to a big active Alaskan Malamute and even a Miniature Horse. Such a wide rang of pets has taught her to appreciate each animals individual personality, strengths and weaknesses as well as the power of patience,  persistence, and positive reinforcement. She has also enjoyed assisting her mother (and co-owner) with her many dog sports and agility since the time she could walk.

Tamara brings all that knowledge to every new relationship with all her fluffy friends and looks forward to making many more. Her greatest accomplishment is her wonderful children who love joining her on walks with our wonderful four legged clients.

Penny – Junior Walker

Penny is our third generation walker in training. She is a smart sassy little girl who is already carrying on the family legacy of animal enthusiast and dream of being a zoologist when she grows up like her hero’s the Kratt brothers, Steve Erwin, and Jack Sisson (retired curator of the Riverview Park and Zoo). She takes every opportunity to learn about animals by asking questions and spending as much time with them as she can.

Penny spends her summers going on walks with her mother and Grandmother and although she loves school, she misses all the great four legged friends she’s makes every summer. She does look forward to seeing them every PA day threw the school year though and cant wait to meet even more.

“I wish we could meet every dog and then we could all walk together and be best friends”



Nicky has been a professional trainer for over 5 years with hundreds of success stories to go with it. She is certified in Pet first aid and has attended seminars on animal behaviour, reading dog’s body language and obedience. She has a love of all creatures great and small and has spent her life raising everything from geckos to rabbits to cats and dogs.  Her hobbies include woodworking, painting and of course discovering new trails with her Aussies Ollie and Lincoln.


Lynn has been walking with The Crate Escape from the beginning, and has worked with almost all of the clients! She takes a calm and positive approach that dogs absolutely love, and enjoys the rich relationships that grow from that.  Lynn is a firm believer in force-free dog training, and her gentle touch on walks, whether it be through the wilderness or downtown, ensures that dogs are safe and happy.  Lynn is currently working with a few very shy Crate Escapers, and it has not taken her long to get them to come out of their shell! Lynn is certified in pet first aid and has attended Joan Weston’s Fangs But No Fangs seminars on dog body language, multi-dog households, dominance myths, and reactivity in dogs.


Alec, Team-member since 2017, and passionate naturalist, Alec brings a love of nature and the outdoors and a lifetime living with and caring for dogs to The Crate Escape. He believes strongly in dogs’ individual personalities and dispositions, and demonstrates dedication and effort to communicating and engaging with the dogs in his care. By working with you to learn your dog’s unique personality and needs, Alec is able to make every visit or walk a safe, enriching adventure for your companion.

Alec’s availability extends into the weekends, enabling him to provide peace of mind for all those weekend trips where you may not be able to bring your dogs along for the ride. Alec has also volunteered providing dog-walking and care-visits at Peterborough Humane Society