Meet Our Team
David & Ari
Director & Senior Behaviour Specialist
David is the founding father and visionary behind The Original Dog House, earning him the nickname "The Dog Father". Three years into his early retirement after a successful career in business, he decided to live out his long-time dream of working with dogs. Since the age of 9, David has been infatuated with dogs. For many years, he focused his free time to rescuing needy dogs that were labelled incorrigible or non-adoptable. David believes that just about all dogs can be helped if someone with a good understanding of canine behaviour handles them in a Firm but Fair manner.
The creation of The Original Dog House has given David the platform and opportunity to live out his passion. David, in conjunction with The Original Dog House team, are committed to rescuing dogs that would have otherwise been euthanized. Once the rehabilitation process is successfully completed, David and his team will work hard to find each dog a new and safe forever home.
In recognition of David’s dedication in helping seriously problematic/needy dogs, he was awarded the prestigious WALLY KOEGLER AWARD by the Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society. The KW Humane Society recognized David for his selfless work at rehabilitating and re-homing several of the Humane Society’s troubled dogs who required significant rehabilitation. David provided both his and his company’s services at no cost to the KW Humane Society. Currently, David and his wife Marilyn share their lives with their wonderful friend Ari, a rescued German Shepherd, who is always present in David’s office at The Original Dog House.
Emily & Lester
Co-Manager & Obedience Training
Emily joined our team in November 2017. She brings along with her a wealth of knowledge regarding animals in general having worked for several years at a veterinarian clinic. Over the years she has been exposed to many different breeds of dogs and is quite knowledgeable about K9 wellness. Emily is currently apprenticing under the guidance of David to become a Behaviour Specialist.
Emily is a passionate dog lover and a kind and nurturing person.
Welcome to The Original Dog House Emily!
Eddie & Ezra
Co-Manager & Lead Behaviour Modification (Rehab) Specialist
We are pleased to announce the return of Eddie.
Eddie had been with us as a Handler, Obedience Trainer, and a Behaviour Modification Specialist (Rehab) for several years having apprenticed under the guidance of David.
Eddie will be heading the Behaviour Modification (Rehab) segment of the company as he excels when working with difficult dogs.
Glad to have you with us Eddie.
Ted & Yogi
Dog Handler & Behaviour Specialist
Ted joined our Team as a Dog Handler as well as to apprentice under the direction of David & Eddie as a Trainer & Behaviour Specialist.
Ted brings along a wealth of medical animal knowledge having just about completed a certification for Veterinarian Medicine in the Philippines.
Ted is a very patient and gentle individual who wants to learn about dogs and dog ownership in Canada.
Glad to have you with us, Ted.
Megen & Louie
Megen originally joined us as a Co-op student however now she has set her objective in working with dogs.
While in University, Megen spends her downtime working at TODH.
Glad to have you with us, Megen!
Denise & Rambo
Denise has recently joined us as she loves working with dogs. As is happens, she is also Eddie's younger sister and as her brother, she too has an incredible love for dogs.
Glad to have you with us, Denise!