Swim, Bark, Run! is an established, veterinarian recommended dog walking & training company run in its entirety by owner Deirdre Haugo. She has chosen not to take on any employees as she feels strongly about keeping a strong personal relationship with all of her clients.

​​​​Deirdre has been working with dogs professionally since 2008, but has been caring for her own and other people's pets for as long as she can remember. As a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Deirdre has committed to following a high ethical set of standards for dog training and care, as well as a commitment to continuing education.

Deirdre is currently upgrading her education through the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and is  working to attain the required training hours to write the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers exam to obtain the CDPT-KA designation.

Deirdre is thrilled to be working with the dogs and for the residents in her hometown of New Westminster.

  • SIRIUS® Dog Trainer Academy - Dr. Ian Dunbar
  • Science Based Dog Training (with Feeling) - Dr. Ian Dunbar
  • Helping Fearful Dogs - Nicole Wilde
  • Dealing With Excessive Barking - Irith Bloom 
  • Separation Anxiety - Nicole Wilde
  • Creative Solutions to Common Behaviour Problems - Irith Bloom
  • Canine Neuroscience - Simon Gadbois
  • Using Classical Conditioning to Resolve Leash Aggression - Kathy Sdao
  • Positive Applications of Negative Reinforcement - Irith Bloom
  • Dynamics of Dog-Dog Play - Nicole Wilde
  • Canine Vaccines & Vaccination Programs - Dr. Ron Schultz