FAQ

What is our philosophy?

  • Wiggle believes in allowing dogs to explore, smell, play, learn and mostly make friends. Therefore, we work with positive reinforcement.

Why was Wiggle created?

  • Wiggle was created to help owners navigate the difficulty of owning a dog. Helping dogs make friends and unite the dog community with dog owners.

What happens after I contact wiggle?

  • Together we will book a meeting, free of charge, with one of our senior walkers to answer your questions and to explain how wiggle can help you.

Who founded Wiggle?

  • Lord Mia Galvan, Queen of Wiggle. Ruler of Cuddles and Cookies! Duchesse from the SPCA.

How do we integrate dogs into the Neighborhood Explorers group? 

  • We start with a private walks to get to know each other. Wiggle and your future Explorer. This allows us to determine which group will be better suited for your little one.

  • A walker and your dog will shadow the group of explorers to slowly integrated them.

  • If needed, a walker will shadow the group (with your dog in it) just to make sure everything goes smoothly.

My dog loves dogs, but hates people, can he come on walks?

  • It's impossible to know without meeting the dog. We have a few dogs who happen to be shy. Some private walks may be required to allow the dog to warm up to the walker. If Wiggle cannot help, we will recommend someone who can.

What is Wiggles biggest downside? 

  •  We require flexibility, our priority is to make sure your dog enjoys his walks with his friends. We are also working with dogs, they have many qualities, but punctuality is not one of them (except for dinner time - they know! ). For this reason, all Neighbourhood Explorer walks are done between 10 am and 2 pm.

How do I communicate with Wiggle?

  • Wiggles main method of communication is Instagram. This is where you can book and get updates after each walk. If you don’t have Instagram, we can use other methodes of communication such as text Messages.

My dog is reactive to dogs and does not like dogs, can he join the explorer group?

  • It is impossible to know without meeting the dog. Contact us for a free meeting. If wiggle can’t help, we will recommend someone who can. Please keep in mind not everyone can join the explorer group, but we believe most can!

Does Wiggle work under all weather conditions?

  • Adventures in all weather, snow, rain or shine! (Under extreme temperatures the walk duration will be reduce)​

Wiggle will closes for major holidays. can Private walks be arranged upon availability?

  • Yes we can arrange private walks upon availability.

  • Closed for Christmas Holidays 24 December to 4 January

  • Closed for Easter, Saint John the Baptist, Canada day and Canadian Thanksgiving

What books do you recommend?

  • Culture clash by  Jean Donaldson

  • Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy by Zazie Todd 

What Instagram accounts should I follow?

 

Walkers

Our

Rodrigo is our main walker in the Plateau.  After obtaining his baccalaureate in human psychology, he adopted his dog Mia. He contacted several trainers to help Mia get over her reactivity and fears. All, without success. He decided to take it in his own hands and continue his studies, but this time in canine behavior. He wanted to be better equipped to help Mia. Since then, he has had a passion for the human and canine relationships. A beautiful love story that is still growing.

Training:

Dog Trainer Training - Guides Canins 25 hours
Pet First Aid - Walks ‘n’ Wags 2018
Seminar on dog reactivity - Guides Canins 2018
Agility training 2018
Dog reactivity 4 day Seminar - De Main De Maître 2019
Clicker training - CoeurCanin 2019
Seminar on concepts of advanced conditioning and structure in training - De Main De Maître 2019
Seminar on advanced strategies of reinforcements - De Main De Maître 2019
Seminar mission possible on separation anxiety - Ottawa humane society 2019

Sternberg/King: Resource Guarding

Puppy works 2020

International dog trainer winter summit 2020

 

Zoé is our main walker of Laurier and Masson. She has been a part of wiggle since the beginning. She was an independent walker that started walking our founder Mia! Her desire to help dogs be as happy as possible has made her a foundational pillar for Wiggle! She has over 3,000 hours of dog walking hours and a passion that keeps on growing!

Training:
Reactivity training – CoeurCanin 2019
Clicker training – CoeurCanin 2019
7 hours theory training - Wiggle Dog Walks
50 hours practice training - Wiggle Dog Walks
Introductory Seminar on Canine Education - De Main De Maître 2018
Bite Prevention Seminar - De Main De Maître 2018

Sternberg/King: Resource Guarding

Puppy works 2020

International dog trainer winter summit 2020

 

Genviève has always been big fan of animals, but especially dogs. She loves to spend her time with each of them and discover their unique personalities. Having her own dog has been a dream since her youth, to compensate for this void, she takes care of the dogs around her through the Wiggle family. Walking dogs has always been a part of her life, but when she is not walking, she is creating events for Union Creations and spends her time creating artwork for CtrlG

Training:
7 hours theory training - Wiggle Dog Walks

50 hours practice - Wiggle Dog Walks 

Introduction seminar to canine education  – De main de maître 2018

Dog bite prevention seminar– De main de maître 2018
Séminaire sur les premiers soins – Guides Canins 2020

 

Sandryne is a passionate dog girl. Her everyday companion is Marcus, a three year old butterfly spaniel who is the brother of Guizmo, a two year old cat. Having a great desire to share her life with more dogs, Sandryne joined the Wiggle family so that she can lend a hand to the owners and add an hour of happiness in their dog's life. Sandryne knows how to bring joy to your dog's life thanks to her contagious happiness and her immense patience which pushes her to always keep a smile no matter the situation. With her there will only be beautiful days; rain or shine, the best times are those spent in good company. 

Training:

7 hours theory training - Wiggle Dog Walks
50 hours practice - Wiggle Dog Walks 
Introduction seminar to canine education  – De main de maître 2018
Dog bite prevention seminar– De main de maître 2018

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