Jamie Walker Dog Trainer Chicago

Jamie Walker, CPDT-KA

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Jamie Walker, CPDT-KA - Dog Trainer at Tucker Pup's
Jamie Walker, CPDT-KA
Dog Trainer

Work Background

Jamie has extensive experience in training and handling dogs.

Before coming to Tucker Pup's, she was the head trainer at another large pet facility in Chicago. In that role, she provided group classes and private lessons, using only positive reinforcement techniques. At that business, she also helped manage play groups for daycare and boarding.

Jamie Discusses Her Background (4:19)

Prior to that, Jamie worked at Chicago Animal Care and Control, where she handled intake, plus used training methods to help dogs be less fearful and more adoptable.

In addition, she was an Animal Care Specialist at The Anti-Cruelty Society, the largest and oldest animal rescue in Chicago. In this role, she used training techniques to help dogs become more acclimated to the environment, in addition to performing other job duties. She also worked closely with a leading trainer while in this position, who gave her a deep understanding of positive reinforcement techniques.

She has also interned with Safe Humane Chicago, an organization that partners with government agencies and the community to promote the identification, arrest, prosecution, and sentencing of animal abusers, plus the humane treatment of animals.

She was also a Pet Nutrition Ambassador for Nestle Purina.

Educational Background

Jamie graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a Bachelors of Science in Animal Sciences. She concentrated on companion animal and equine sciences.

She also graduated from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy.

Professional Certifications and Associations

  • Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT).
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Jamie did a great job! She helped us build a good puppy foundation for our pup.

- Robert Nutt

The adult manners class with Jamie went great! She was very helpful and so patient. We will be back eventually for the intermediate training. Thank you!

- Leah Claudio
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