Athena Labberton, Owner & Lead  Dog Trainer

Athena’s Credentials & Experience

CPDT: Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Athena has completed the most widely recognized certification program in the dog training industry via the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

CBA: Canine Behavior & Training Academy

Formerly at the Marin Humane Society and now at Humane Society Silicon Valley, Trish King’s program focuses on practical, positive training solutions for everything from basic manners to serious behavioral issues.

CDW: dog*tec Certified Dog Walker

The most respected training program for dog walkers, The Dog Walking Academy teaches safe, responsible walking through an understanding of dog behavior and basic training, reading body language, safety and emergency protocols, and ethical business practices.

ACDW: dog*tec Advanced Certified Dog Walker

Only a few dozen dog walkers country-wide can claim this high level certification focused on addressing behavioral issues in a safe and positive way during daily dog walks.

APDT: Member, Association of Professional Dog Trainers

The association works toward higher standards in the training industry and provides high level continuing education opportunities for members.

Athena taught public group dog training classes for several years before offering her own innovative classes. A shelter and rescue advocate, she volunteered her expertise to Marin Humane Society for five years, working with dogs who needed a little extra training attention and exercise, and she currently lends her skills to Big Dog Rescue. Athena is passionate about continuing education and can often be seen at professional seminars and workshops around the Bay Area and beyond.

Athena’s Purpose & Approach

Athena Labberton started Let Us Do The Walking & Training to provide busy career folks and parents like herself a little relief in the dog department. Family and dogs have always been an integral part of Athena’s life, and she knows how challenging it can be to keep up with it all. She’s passionate about helping dogs and people actively enjoy each other through regular walking exercise and goal-based training. She especially loves watching clients learn to love walking their dogs again.

It all comes down to peace of mind, really. That’s why Athena uses only positive training methods. She wants her clients to enjoy the training results she achieves, guilt-free. And since behavioral science has long proven the efficacy of these methods, she can’t see any reason training shouldn’t be fun as well as effective.

Ian Labberton, Dog Walker & Assistant Trainer

Bugsy, Mascot

A dog*tec Certified Dog Walker, Ian loves showing dogs a good, safe time. He has a particular soft spot for walking more challenging dogs. It’s edifying to see them have the chance to get out in the world and exercise, and Ian loves seeing the behavioral progress they make, too. Ian worked as an assistant trainer at his previous job. He currently serves as a trainer at Big Dog Rescue. At Let Us Do The Walking & Training, Ian often assists Athena in training situations requiring a second skilled handler. He is currently working toward his training certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

Bugsy is an ever-present energy source for Let Us Do The Walking & Training. When not busy being the face of the company or distributing helpful training tips on our website, Bugsy keeps occupied with his hobbies, which mostly include walking and running. Despite his very important and high-stress position, he’s an easy-going, loveable, goofy guy. So long as he gets his walkies, of course.

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Athena’s Credentials & Experience

CPDT: Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Athena has completed the most widely recognized certification program in the dog training industry via the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

CBA: Canine Behavior & Training Academy

Formerly at the Marin Humane Society and now at Humane Society Silicon Valley, Trish King’s program focuses on practical, positive training solutions for everything from basic manners to serious behavioral issues.

CDW: dog*tec Certified Dog Walker

The most respected training program for dog walkers, The Dog Walking Academy teaches safe, responsible walking through an understanding of dog behavior and basic training, reading body language, safety and emergency protocols, and ethical business practices.

ACDW: dog*tec Advanced Certified Dog Walker

Only a few dozen dog walkers country-wide can claim this high level certification focused on addressing behavioral issues in a safe and positive way during daily dog walks.

APDT: Member, Association of Professional Dog Trainers

The association works toward higher standards in the training industry and provides high level continuing education opportunities for members.

Athena taught public group dog training classes for several years before offering her own innovative classes. A shelter and rescue advocate, she volunteered her expertise to Marin Humane Society for five years, working with dogs who needed a little extra training attention and exercise, and she currently lends her skills to Big Dog Rescue. Athena is passionate about continuing education and can often be seen at professional seminars and workshops around the Bay Area and beyond.

Athena’s Purpose & Approach

Athena Labberton started Let Us Do The Walking & Training to provide busy career folks and parents like herself a little relief in the dog department. Family and dogs have always been an integral part of Athena’s life, and she knows how challenging it can be to keep up with it all. She’s passionate about helping dogs and people actively enjoy each other through regular walking exercise and goal-based training. She especially loves watching clients learn to love walking their dogs again.

It all comes down to peace of mind, really. That’s why Athena uses only positive training methods. She wants her clients to enjoy the training results she achieves, guilt-free. And since behavioral science has long proven the efficacy of these methods, she can’t see any reason training shouldn’t be fun as well as effective.

A dog*tec Certified Dog Walker, Ian loves showing dogs a good, safe time. He has a particular soft spot for walking more challenging dogs. It’s edifying to see them have the chance to get out in the world and exercise, and Ian loves seeing the behavioral progress they make, too. Ian worked as an assistant trainer at his previous job. He currently serves as a trainer at Big Dog Rescue. At Let Us Do The Walking & Training, Ian often assists Athena in training situations requiring a second skilled handler. He is currently working toward his training certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

Bugsy is an ever-present energy source for Let Us Do The Walking & Training. When not busy being the face of the company or distributing helpful training tips on our website, Bugsy keeps occupied with his hobbies, which mostly include walking and running. Despite his very important and high-stress position, he’s an easy-going, loveable, goofy guy. So long as he gets his walkies, of course.