Gentle, effective training for the dog you love.

Scientifically sound, positive reinforcement training.

Our Classes

Education.  Not war.

Training your dog doesn’t need to be about going to battle.

All of the current, recognized, peer-reviewed research supports training a dog with positive-reinforcement.  This means good things, like treats, happen when the dog does what you want.   Using “balanced” training, or training that involves corrections is outdated, and not as effective.  In fact, we now know that because dogs think and learn differently than humans, corrections only serve to confuse the dog’s learning.

Positive reinforcement dog puppy training classes Mississauga Etobicoke

Not all dog training classes are created equally.

 

Small classes.  Big results.

Most of our classes are limited to 6 dogs and owners.  That means more individual attention in class.  Children and family members are welcome to attend Level 1 and Level 2 classes!

Mind, and body.

Our curriculum is designed to do more than just train skills.  Our classes put equal emphasis on body awareness and flexibility – that contribute to increased confidence.

3,000 sq ft of space

Learning recalls and leash walking skills in limited space can be challenging.  With over 3,000 square feet of space, you can really test your learning.  And the 5/8″ skid-proof rubber flooring is gentle on your dog’s joints.

Positive-reinforcement training.

We reward, and build value, for the behaviours we want.  All the current research tells us you don’t need to use pain or intimidation to train a dog.

This is Training your dog will love.

We’re positive!

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Foundations – Start here

A class for any puppy, or dog, who has little, or no, formal training.  This class focuses on the fundamentals of our training methods and teaches foundation behaviours for a great canine companion.  5 Weeks – $200 + HST

Next class scheduled to start:  Thursday, May 9 @ 7 p.m.

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Beyond the Basics – Advanced Foundation

Continuing your dog’s education will strengthen skills learned in the Foundations class, deepen the bond between you and your dog, with emphasis on reliable recalls and awesome leash manners.  5 Weeks – $200 + HST

Classes starting:
Thursday, March 22 @ 7 p.m.
Monday, April 16 @ 7:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 26 @ 7:45 p.m.

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Agility for fun

This class combines agility training with better foundation skills, and tons of body awareness work that is especially helpful in building confidence.  Pre-requisite:  Beyond Basics or with permission.  5 Weeks – $225 + HST

Class starting:  Tuesday, May 1 @ 6:45 p.m.

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Trial Prep / Run Throughs

Four weeks, one obedience run through and one rally obedience run through each week with written feedback.

Starting:  Wednesday, May 9 @ 6:45 p.m.
Fee:  4 weeks – $150 + HST

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ULTIMATE LEASH MANNERS

We start teaching leash skills inside, and then we test the learning by taking the skills outside.     Contact me for more info.

Next class starting:  4 Weeks – $160 + HST

Monday, April 30 @ 6 p.m.

Introduction to rally obedience

Learn the fun sport of rally obedience.  Learn more here.

Prerequisite:  Dog must have a good sit-stay and down-stay.

Class starts:  Tuesday, May 1 @ 7:45 p.m.
Fee:  5 weeks – $200 + HST

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Heeling Games for Better Engagement and Precision

Games and drills to improve your engagement and precision in competitive heeling.  Click here to learn more.

Wednesday, April 25 @ 8 p.m.SORRY CLASS FULL
Fee:  6 weeks – 50 minute classes – $225 + HST

Ultimate Recall

A better recall doesn’t start where you might think.  Click here to learn more.

Monday, April 16 @  6:45 p.m. – SORRY CLASS FULL

Fee:  5 weeks – $200 + HST

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Skills for Open

Introduce your dog to the Companion Dog Excellent, or “Open”, exercises.  These are complex behaviours that will challenge you and your dog.  Click here to learn more.

Next class starting:  Thursday, April 26 @ 6:45 p.m.
Fee:  5 Weeks – $200 + HST

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