about us


Don Hutton founded Running Dogs - Training & Behaviour in 2016 after completing the Professional Pet Trainer program at The Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behaviour.

In the 5 years prior to this focused technical study of dog training Don had been focused on working with dogs as the Canine Adoption Coordinator at a major Toronto shelter also as a dog sledding guide in the Haliburton Highlands and the Rocky Mountains. Always central to his interest in working with animals, dogs in particular, has been the interspecies relationship. Developing mutually trusting relationships has always been the most rewarding of experiences for Don in this line of work. Don is the proud guardian of Tenasi and Merlin, two "husky somethings" who enjoy training games, hikes in Toronto Ravines and trips up north.