Happy dogs, happy humans

WanderPaws is here to help.

We’re a team of passionate dog-lovers based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and we’re on a mission to support you and your dog, so you can get the most out of your life together. Whether you need a trusted dog walker to help meet your dog’s exercise and social needs or you’re looking to teach your dog basic or advanced training techniques, we’ve got you covered. As always, we promise to keep things fun, friendly and engaging, so you and your dog can enjoy the process together and strengthen your bond!

Tailored Training

The WanderPaws Puppy program focuses on taking those early-stage behaviours and shaping them into well-mannered young dogs.

Group Walks

Group walks allow your dog to return to their natural instinct of pack mentality, providing the opportunity to satisfy their drive to explore and play.

Private Sessions

Looking to correct something specific, let’s talk about it and come up with a plan that is catered specifically to your dog’s needs.

Puppy Training

The WanderPaws Puppy program focuses on taking those early-stage behaviours and shaping them into well-mannered young dogs.

No such thing...

as a bad dog.

A born and bred Haligonian, Kristy has always had an innate connection with animals and nature. A veteran Halifax dog walker, leading the pack in group walks for WanderPaws since 2020, Kristy’s journey began even earlier when she got her first dog Zoe. Kristy found herself walking dogs for friends and family and the pack gradually grew in size.

In 2020, Kristy’s passion for dogs and their welfare led her to pursue formal dog training and she obtained an Associate Dog Trainer (ADT) Diploma. Throughout her studies and in-depth mentorships, Kristy developed a comprehensive understanding of canine psychology, canine body language, training methodologies, basic care and nutrition.

At WanderPaws, Kristy and her team are committed to helping dog parents understand their companions better and provide them with the care they need to thrive. The community-centered approach to WanderPaws makes it a reliable and trustworthy source of support for dog owners.  Your dog’s health and wellbeing are not just important to you, but important to us and we’re here to help.

Certifications & Training:
Associate Dog Trainer (CT, USA)
Pet First Aid (CAD)
Learn to Lead Workshop Completion with Cheri Wulff Lucas (CA, USA)
Immersed Mentorship Training with Evan Doggett (CAD)

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Hi, I'm Kristy!

“WanderPaws was organically founded in 2017 out of my adoration for dogs and my first fur baby, Zoe. We’ve grown quite a bit since then, but the fundamental principle of WanderPaws remains unchanged: we treat your dog with the same level of love and care as we would our own. I am delighted to have you here, and I can’t wait to support you and your dog live more harmoniously.”