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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I was very happy with the structure and layout of each class. I feel Athena made some good progress in her first manners class and look forward to continue on with her training. I want to especially thank Jamie for her excellent work. She was very helpful and great in helping guide me and Athena with her training.

- Brian Togas

Jamie was a great trainer for Mabel and I. She was patient and always helped to correct us in a most respectful and helpful manner. I never felt uncomfortable when I had questions and felt very supported as a new puppy owner. I look forward to taking our skills forward, scheduling more private lessons with Jamie and participating in Intermediate Manners soon!

- Emma Marino

Jamie was a great trainer. She was patient, very positive, and a great leader for Lupa and me.

Look forward to future experiences with Tucker Pup's.

- Battsooj Jargal

Jamie's Upcoming Training Events

Upcoming Classes:

Puppy Manners
Starting Tue, May 18, 2021
6:45 pm
The Anti-Cruelty Society

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