Our Team

Boogity is made up of the largest employee-based staff of dog walkers in the Ottawa region.  They are each talented, experienced, and extensively trained dog lovers. Each team member manages a specific service area as the primary dog walker in order to develop in-depth relationships with the dogs in their care. Find out more about each member of our pack!

Heidi Johnstone

Owner

Lisa Dunand

Manager

Meaghan Bennett

Dog Walker

Jessica Laursen

Dog Walker

Becky Doucette

Dog Walker

Kevin Johnstone

Marketing & Tech

“Animals know that the ultimate point of life is to enjoy it.”

– Samuel Butler

Heidi Johnstone

Owner

Heidi created Boogity in March, 2010.

Heidi has loved and owned dogs since early childhood, but her passion for dogs blossomed during her studies in Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She put herself through school by working with dogs, and quickly saw the positive impact of applying her education to her interactions with dogs. Improving the lives of dogs through exercise, socialization and clear, consistent training had lasting benefits for both the dogs and their owners. Heidi was hooked, and absolutely loves working with dogs and clients to achieve a happy and relaxed lifestyle together!

LISA DUNAND

Manager and Dog Walker for Barrhaven

Lisa joined Boogity in December, 2014 and is the primary dog walker for the Off-Leash Pack Walks in Barrhaven.

Lisa manages our team of Walkers, putting to use her many years of working with Boogity to assist any way she can in ensuring that our dogs and clients are happy.

Lisa grew up with a love for animals after her family got her first dog at a young age. She knew from then on she would always have animals in her life. Training her dog as a child progressed into wanting to train other animals: Lisa’s been horseback riding for over 14 years, and worked with dogs in professional settings in kennels and pet stores.

In 2013, Lisa shifted her experience and skills from training horses to focus primarily on dog training. She’s discovered a passion for helping owners find peace and balance with their dogs through kind and effective methods.

Meaghan Bennett

Dog Walker for Kanata South

Meaghan joined Boogity in February, 2017 and is the primary dog walker for the Off-Leash Pack Walks in Kanata South.

Meaghan has had a love for animals since a young age, growing up around dogs she has always felt a strong bond with them. She draws on this love, her passion for helping others and her previous experience working in childcare to create a happy and positive impact on every dog’s day working with Boogity.

When Meaghan isn’t walking packs of dogs, she is spending most of her time hiking, kayaking and skiing. Meaghan loves the outdoors just as much as her four legged friends. She believes dogs enjoy exploring just as much as we do and loves to see them have the freedom to do so every day with Boogity.

Jessica Laursen

Dog Walker for Stittsville

Jessica joined Boogity in March, 2018 and is the primary dog walker for the Off-Leash Pack Walks in Stittsville.

Jessica has always had a love for all animals, but especially dogs. She always knew she not only wanted to train and own a dog of her own one day, but to have a career working with them as well.

In a professional setting, Jessica has worked in kennels and a grooming salon since 2015, and therefore has got to experience the joy of meeting many different breeds of dogs, all with their own personality. She takes the time to really get to know each dog, and treats them as if they were her own.

Becky Doucette

Dog Walker for Kanata North

Becky joined Boogity in May, 2018 and is the primary dog walker for Kanata North.

Becky is excited to be pursuing her passion for seeing animals at their happiest as a dog walker with Boogity. Growing up, she sought out every opportunity to spend more time with animals whether it be walking the family dogs, pet sitting for family and friends, or riding and training horses.

Becky has turned this passion into a career, working in a kennel setting before joining the Boogity team and now working with packs of friendly and well-adjusted dogs all day long. Becky enjoys the challenge and reward of creating positive, long-lasting behaviours with all her dogs at Boogity. She manages the Kanata North territory.

Kevin Johnstone

Marketing and Technology

Kevin came to Boogity through good, old-fashioned nepotism. As the husband to the owner, Kevin’s been involved in Boogity since the beginning, contributing to the business IT systems, accounting practices and marketing strategies, putting his decade of business and IT knowledge to work whenever it can be of help. Kevin’s passion is working with people and creating services that improve people’s lives.

Kevin started working officially for Boogity in 2016 taking over marketing strategies and new client relationships.