Meet the trainers
Jim and Birgit Walker have been training dogs for over 20 years together. Both love traveling with their pets.
They offer dog training in and around Phoenix, Arizona through their company Modern Canine Services, LLC
Jim Walker grew up around dogs. His grandfather, Woods Walker founded the renowned Walker Hound breed. Jim graduated Sun Valley Dog Training Academy in 1984 and has trained dogs for more than 35 years. As a Master Dog Trainer, Jim worked with the Hawaii Humane Society, has trained dogs with the San Diego Police Department and owned and operated Walker Kennels and Cattery in Tempe, AZ. These days, Jim teaches private in-home dog training in Phoenix, Arizona.
Birgit Walker is a dog behavior specialist and canine travel expert. She is part of the training team for in-home dog training. Birgit authors a blog and newsletter for Modern Canine Services and hosts two lively Facebook groups about traveling with dogs.
Jim and Birgit share their lives with their dogs Apollo and Heidi. They share their travel adventures, dog training tips, and product reviews on their YouTube Channel Modern Canine Vlog.
Jim and Birgit also have a series of interviews with people that are passionate about pets: "People with Passion for Pets Podcast"