More dog*tec Locations = Expanded Opportunities to Become a Certified Dog Walker

Publisher’s Note: This is a guest post from Veronica Boutelle, Founder of The dog*tec Dog Walking Academy and an industry consultant for dog-related business owners.]

If you’ve thought about taking your dog walking business to the next level, it’s getting easier and easier. The dog*tec Dog Walking Academy is now in 15 locations and growing. We’re truly thrilled to have such an incredible team of talented and passionate instructors bringing this level of education to walkers across the country.

It used to be that professional walkers looking to elevate their canine knowledge and lend the credibility of certification to their businesses had to travel to the original dog*tec location in San Francisco. Now you can attend the Dog Walking Academy in:

  • Austin, TX
  • Chicago, IL
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • New York City, NY
  • Murphy, NC
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Swanzey, NH

And if you’re out of the States or looking for an excuse to travel:

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Effingham, UK
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Wellington, New Zealand

Watch for additional cities as dog*tec continues to find instructors able to live up to the high standards of the program. 2015 will see the addition of classes in Calgary, Portland, Utah City, Toronto, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

For more information on the dog*tec Dog Walking Academy program and instructors, visit

DogZenergy – Dog Walking, Training and Sitting

We love dogs with all of our heart and we take the best care of La Jolla and San Diego’s most loved dogs. We are a mother-daughter team and we strive every day to treat our customers like family and to love each and every dog as though they are our own. We do it all – dog park adventures, private dog walks, group dog walks, dog jogs, positive reinforcement dog training and in-home pet sitting – so that your dog can be the happiest and healthiest that he or she can be!

For your peace of mind, we use state-of-the-art GPS dog walk tracking technology and instant email alerts so that wherever you are you’ll know that your dog walker is on-time and taking your dog for a long, fun power walk. We also offer online scheduling and billing to make your dog’s care easy and always available. We’re insured & Bonded with Pet Sitters Associates, Incorporated. Licensed with the City of SD, Est. 2006. We take dog care very seriously and guarantee that your dog will be loved and safe. We are a professional, reliable and trustworthy service with great references and very happy furry customers!

Check out or feel free to call show contact info for a free meet and greet! We’d love to walk your dog!

Peace, Paws & Love,

Brittany and Karen Alwerud