Lydia (Skyla) Nattey
With over 17 years of canine experience, Lydia is dedicated to helping human companions enhance the healthy lifestyle needs of their canines.
While growing up, Lydia always had a passion for dogs. As a preteen, she would literally run to the library on the weekend so that she could read about various breeds, training methods, care, the list goes on!
In 2001, Lydia channeled her passion for dogs into a position as a kennel attendant at a veterinarian hospital in her hometown of Toronto, Ontario (Canada). She quickly became known for her soothing effect on dogs and her unique ability to connect with even the most anxious and fearful canines.
As a result of her natural abilities with dogs, Lydia soon became a groomer’s aide and veterinary assistant, in addition to her role as kennel attendant.
Over the years, Lydia has worked with canines in a variety of capacities, which has allowed her to expand her expertise and experience exponentially.
During her most recent role as a lead dog handler for a renowned celebrity dog coach and behaviorist in Los Angeles, California,
Lydia had an epiphany: we as human companions so often fail to meet our canine’s innate need to be balanced by and stimulated in nature. Moreover, while many of us are aware that countless breeds were intended to fulfill specific duties and responsibilities, we fail to honor the instinctual traits of our canine friends by not consistently challenging them physically and psychologically.
This led her to create Paw Treks. She views Paw Treks as the perfect opportunity to not only use her natural ability to meaningfully connect with canines, but to also challenge their physical and psychological needs in the great outdoors.
Ultimately, helping our canine friends to truly live their best lives!