About us

Meet the Team

 

Danny

For as long as I can remember I have always had an affinity with dogs. We had a golden retriever in my childhood and I doted on him. Previously I was office based in York and on my lunch breaks I would go to the RSPCA and walk some of the rescue dogs. I began fostering dogs for the blue cross too. This involved looking after them in my home whilst they were awaiting adoption. I often walked the neighbours dogs and it became clear there was a demand for my services due to my experience with dogs and it was around this time I setup Good Boy Dog Walker in March 2014.

One of my clients put a lovely review on our facebook page saying that I am “passionate about dogs and …that this is more than a job – it’s a vocation”. That is exactly how I feel about it. I love my job and take so much pleasure caring for our clients’ dogs. There is never a dull day. People often comment how calm I am with the dogs I walk. I recognise that dogs respond to my calm nature. I only use positive reward based training and am constantly learning through reading and watching videos and through the dogs that I care for. No matter how experienced we are with dogs there is always much more to learn.

I have always taken photos of our clients dogs to keep them up to date on our adventures. I started using the camera on my phone and I found a passion for dog photography over the years. I now use a high quality Fuji camera and equipment. I do dog photography in the studio and outdoors now. The website is www.dancourtis.com

Job satisfaction for me is a client texting me or leaving a review saying their dog is tired out, content after being walked by us. We strive to provide the best service to our clients and their dogs and that’s why Good Boy has quickly grown to become the premier dog walking company in York.

As the company has grown over the years we now have a small team to cover the walks throughout the week. They are not subcontractors, but a dedicated team here at Good Boy Dog Walker to you give you peace of mind so you know exactly who is walking your dog.  Another advantage of using our dog walking service is that walks are offered throughout the year with no downtime for holidays. Read on to learn more about them.

Jen

Jen joined the team in 2017. She has a blue roan show cocker spaniel called Arthur. He often joins Jen on her adventures with the rest of the gang. Jen has always had a keen passion for dogs throughout her life. She was initially a client for Good Boy Dog Walker as Arthur came on our walks 3 days a week. When Jen heard there was a vacancy with us to become a dog walker she didn’t hesitate to take the leap to join us. With her bubbly personality she is a firm favourite with our clients and their dogs.

 

Laura

Laura joined the Good Boy team in 2018. She has worked extensively with dogs throughout her career. Ranging from developing training and behavioural plans for the dogs at a rescue centre and running their classes and workshops. Through to dog mushing in the Canadian wilderness with 60 Alaskan Huskies! She is also a qualified dog behaviourist. She has 2 of her own dogs. A St. Bernard and a Black Lab.

 

Lynsey

Lynsey grew up around dogs. Her family always had springer spaniels. Her career path went down a different route, but she always had aspirations to work with dogs. She has home boarded breeds as diverse as chihuahuas through to German Shepherds. When the opportunity for a career change arose she jumped at the chance and joined us here at Good Boy. She has become an instant favourite with the dogs with her calm demeanour.

WOULD YOUR DOG LIKE TO JOIN IN WITH THE FUN?

Use this contact form, call Danny on 07784 835 182 or Email info@goodboypetservices.co.uk

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