sasha dog walking

Welcome to The Private Dog Walker. My name is Sasha Louis de Canonville. I provide an exclusive dog walking service in the Stillorgan and surrounding areas of South Co Dublin.

I am Irish and live in Stillorgan, Co Dublin with my husband Michael and my little cheeky terrier cross Louie.



Animals have always been a huge part of my life, both pets and wildlife. I have been lucky to share my life with several pets throughout the years.

I have over 30 years’ experience in caring for, rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing animals. I love to study animal behaviour and see this as an ongoing journey.


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coape behaviourist and trainer

I am a qualified Dog Trainer and Behaviourist and love to incorporate my skill set (free of charge) into my daily walks.

I love to be able to help a worried dog build confidence, an overexcited dog gain impulse control or a puppy walk loosely on lead. It’s an absolute joy to see the positive changes in them.

I have been in business since 2012 and thankfully it has been a very successful little business. I have been dog walking in Dublin for decades now and know of all the lovely little safe areas (green belts, beaches, woods, parks and fields etc) where dogs can be safe and feel totally free to express innate behaviours.


My Professional Qualifications:

  • Qualified Trainer and Behaviourist, COAPE, Center of Applied Pet Ethology, UK.
  • Full Professional Member of APDT Ireland, Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Member 031.
  •  Certificate in Canine Obedience and Training, Dog Training Ireland, Dublin 11. Fetac 6.
  • Canine First Aid Responder, MJ First Aid Training, Michelle Pearson, Positive Dog Training (PDT) Dublin .

Some seminars I have attended:

  • Prof. Peter Neville and Ray Coppinger, Dogs Don’t Do Dominance, APDT.
  • Mustaf Ozmus, Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), Canine Aggression and Rehabilitation, PDT Dublin.
  • Steve Mann, IMDT, Training The Exercises – Foundations to Advanced, PDT Dublin.
  • Sarah Kalnajs, Blue Dog Training, Leash Reactivity, PDT, Dublin.
  • Sarah Fisher, Telling T Touch and Behaviour Counsellor, Intro to TTouch, PDT Dublin
  • Aine Rebioda, House Pets Academy, K9 Nutrition, PDT Dublin.
    Dogs Trust, Calming the conflict, Dublin.



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