City Dog Strut

917.557.9402

We know that face. It shows up when you leave for work each morning. Droopy eyes avoid contact. A limp tail falls with disappointment. It’s as if that pup of yours had just received some devastating news: Mom’s leaving for the day.

Choose City Dog Strut, Brooklyn’s prestige dog walking and training service. We offer a GPS tracking system so you can know when and where your pup was walked!!

City Dog Strut serves Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Downtown Brooklyn for dog walking services. We travel beyond these ‘hoods for personal dog training sessions.

Check out our 5-star reviews on Yelp

 

Gabriel Riesco, Founder

  Gabriel Riesco

Gabriel Riesco

Gabriel (“Gabe”) Riesco is founder of City Dog Strut. Hop on the way back machine with us and head all the way to Spain. It’s here in the mountains where you’ll find a young Gabe, growing up alongside his family’s pack of Mastiff Sheepdogs.

It’s here where he developed powerful early bonds with dogs and developed his belief that our pet friends are here to remind us to stay connected with nature. It’s a strong connection that fosters energy awareness, self control, trust, respect, patience, and unconditional loyalty and integrity — all principles that Gabe applies to his dog training and walking sessions.

Gabe comes to America
Gabe studied philosophy at UNED in Madrid before moving to Boston and completing a degree at Berklee College of Music. He arrived in New York City shortly after and embarked on a jazz career while staying connected to his canine roots. He developed quite a following in the South Brooklyn canine community where he became known as an experienced dog handler, trainer, and behaviorist who focused on a balanced relationship between owner and dog.

The support he got from the community inspired him to start and grow City Dog Strut to what it is today. In his non-Strutting time, Gabriel can be found moonlighting at various haunts throughout the city (trust us: for more than his loyal canine friends) and spends time in Brooklyn with his wife Katie, his two sons Mateo and Sebastian and their adorable dog Ralphie. 

You can also rest with peace of mind. Gabe is also Cat and Dog First Aid Certified by the American Red Cross.

Info on how to reach Gabe is here.

CITY DOG STRUT WALKERS

City Dog Strut also wouldn’t be possible without proper sole leather donations from this great team of handlers.

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Felipe Beltrán

Felipe Beltrán is a lifelong pet owner and animal lover. Since he was a kid he has been around dogs, cats, birds, turtles and even Jutias — all living in his house in Cuba. He is a musician and composer and you can see him performing live music all around Brooklyn and Manhattan. He lives in Brooklyn and enjoys spending time outdoors running, hiking and biking around Prospect Park.

Fancy some uplifting Caribbean music? Check out Felipe’s side #hustle at feliperastcuba.com

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Nicholas DiCola

Nicholas is a lifelong animal lover. While growing up in Massachusetts he was always around dogs. He now lives in Brooklyn and is getting experience strutting the pooches and aims to eventually become a dog trainer.

 

Jake Skolkin

 

Jake has a great passion for caring for animals. Growing up in New Jersey he would often take neighbor´s dogs with him on his daily jogs in the park. After moving to Brooklyn, Jake continued his love for working with animals by walking and dog sitting around his neighborhood. Jake has two adopted cats and is enjoying his career working with, caring for and helping animals. We are proud to have him as part of our City Dog Strut Team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
  Jennifer Jovel     Jenni is a passionate animal lover! She is an experienced dog handler and worked for a Pet Spa Grooming and Doggy day care in 2013. After being in the fashion industry as a Hair Stylist and getting her Advanced Makeup Certification at the Carsten Institute of Cosmetology, she decided that she wanted to be around dogs again.    

Jennifer Jovel  

Jenni is a passionate animal lover! She is an experienced dog handler and worked for a Pet Spa Grooming and Doggy day care in 2013. After being in the fashion industry as a Hair Stylist and getting her Advanced Makeup Certification at the Carsten Institute of Cosmetology, she decided that she wanted to be around dogs again. 

 

 
 

Dany Espinal :

 

Before Dany joined City Dog Strut he already had 6 years of experience handling dogs and training them with basic obedience at a doggy day care. His goal is to become a Veterinarian at some point. Meanwhile he wants to be surrounded and working with dogs as much as he can. His true passion and expertise it´s been a great asset to City Dog Strut. In his free time he enjoys playing and coaching baseball to kids. 

 
 
 
 

Arin Baykurt:

Arin is a Sound Engineer professional who loves animals in general and dogs in particular. He loves outdoors activities and thought that walking dogs during the day would be the perfect fit for his evening/night shifts as an engineer. He was born and raise in Turkey and at some point in his life he decided to move with his wife to NYC and join the music and dog community!!