Who We Are
Diana Hsu - KPA CTP
Diana is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, and a certified Family Dog Mediator through the Kim Brophey’s L.E.G.S. Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation program.
Diana has been in the pet industry since 2007, starting as a dog walker/boarder, and then opening her own daycare in 2011. In the last decade she has continued to educate herself on industry best practices and strive to keep a positive environment for dogs to have a safe and structured place to socialize with other dogs. She currently divides her time training other pet owners to solve behavioural challenges with their dogs and teaching them how to live more harmoniously with each other.
She shares her life with Dagmar, a three-year old German Shorthaired Pointer, and enjoys training and trialing him in many dog sports such as obedience, rally-o, scentwork, barn hunt, and hunt tests.
Anita Rahmati - KPA CTP, CPDT-KA
Co Owner - Riverdale
Anita started as a dog walker/boarder in 2018 and was inspired to learn more about the training and behaviour aspects of working with dogs. She started a year long internship at one of Toronto’s leading dog training companies and progressed to becoming a full time trainer in 2021. During her time at When Hounds Fly she taught various group classes and helped many dog parents with challenging behavioural issues through their private lesson services. She has recently moved on to become the cofounder of Pack of Paws Riverdale.
General Manager - Liberty Village
Priyanka runs all the day to day operations at Pack of Paws. An avid animal lover, she is passionate about dog behaviour and proper handling. She has raised 5 dogs in India - a golden retriever, two labs, an Indian hound and a stray that her family rescued and adopted. She has been involved in rescuing animals since her childhood. She was thrilled to be midwife for her dog Betty when she had puppies. She knew then that her destiny entwined with animals despite being an MBA graduate from a premier Indian b-school. She strives to enable a safe space for dogs to play and bring out the best of their personality. She brings in cutting-edge techniques of animal handling like LIMA into the daycare. She is certified in animal first aid (Dog Safe, Toronto Walks n Wags). She has completed the Shelter PlayGroup Alliance an industry leading certification for maintaining LIMA ethical standards. She is also a Fear Free Certified Professional for Dog Daycare and Pet Sitting.
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