All Comrades are certified in Pet First Aid, Licensed, and Insured/Bonded. We adhere to Evidence Based Principals of Animal Learning, and an Aversive-Free, Force-Free, Positive Reinforcement philosophy, which is scientifically supported for efficient behaviour modification and animal welfare.
We service Toronto's West End: Parkdale, Roncesvalles, Trinity Bellwoods, West Queen West, Little Portugal, Beaconsfield Village, King West Village, Liberty Village, Fashion District.
Founder, Trainer and Walker
Nicole founded Sparky’s Comrade Inc. in 2011. She is currently working towards completing her Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC) from The Academy for Dog Trainers. A two-year certificate program in Applied Animal Behaviour and Dog Training. Nicole is dog-mom to Peanut, a crazy terrier rescue, and a sweet, yet outgoing cat named Bailey.
Katie joined the Sparky’s Comrade team in 2018, but been dog walking since 2014. Katie completed the Dog Walker Tech program at the Toronto Center for Canine Education in 2014. She is a self-taught behaviour modification geek and is on the forefront as our top private and semi-private dog walker for our cranky canines. She is dog-mom to Bob, standard poodle, the most ball obsessed pup you will ever meet.
Cathy joined the Sparky’s Comrade team as a subcontractor in 2018. Cathy had been dog walking for a year prior to joining our team, eager to learn more about dog behaviour. In her past-time she loves to get artsy doing embroidery and point ballet, but more importantly adventuring out with her rescue pups Rory and Sophie.
Zack joined the Sparky's Comrade team as a subcontractor in 2018, but had been walking dogs on his own while living in the States previously. He recently moved to Canada to pursue some freelance writing/art work, but still passionate to continue working with animals. He is also an expert in the care of exotic animals and has a spunky cat named Beaker and a shy, but precious hedgehog named Spike.
Boarder and Walker
Caitlin joined the Sparky’s Comrade team as a subcontractor in 2018. Caitlin originally used our services a while back when she was working full time at Ryerson University. Recently decided to dive back into the books studying at George Brown College. She is currently our only boarder on staff that is pet-less allowing for amazing one-on-one individualized staycations for your dog.