It's about creating the best experience for your dog.

dog training

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“Genuine training is about freedom. Freedom for both ourselves and our dogs to enjoy each other , enhancing our relationship by allowing their potential to blossom.”-Monks of New Skete

Our training philosophy:

We are motivational positive first dog trainers. We are well versed in a variety of training methods and tools from clickers to remote collars and we understand that each dog is an individual that will respond to training differently. We have a solid understanding of canine learning theory and we are always striving to learn more by attending workshops, seminars, shadow programs and conferences by the industry’s leading professionals around the world. Read more about our qualifications & certifications here.

We focus on motivation, clarity, consistency & timing before using any pressure during training.

We work with all types of dogs-whether they are working dogs, competition dogs or family pets, we have experience with them all! We deal with all behaviour issues with the exception of human aggression— we will refer you to one of our amazing colleagues who specialize in human aggression. Our specialty is teaching dogs to be reliable off leash and to make good choices living with you in your home. We also have amazing puppy packages that will start you and your puppy off on the right paw.

Stay tuned for group classes, seminars, workshops, trials and more happening at our facility in Dunrobin in 2019!


Ted is a young portie that finds joy in literally everything. His biggest downside was that he simply couldn’t “turn off”. Ted did BNT with Carolina and has made so much progress - he listens, understands rules, and the best part, now has an off switch! Being a well behaved dog allows him to come on even more adventures with us which makes both Ted and I happy. Carolina is patient and tough on Ted, but is also the sweetest person. A strict trainer doesn’t mean a feared trainer - Ted absolutely adores her and you can tell she loves him too. A long lasting relationship in the making for sure and would have Ted work with her again in a heartbeat!

board & train

This is our most popular training package. Getting the dog of your dreams doesn’t have to be impossible. Let us help.

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Your dog will stay in our home 24/7 while we train and socialize them.  This is a great package if you travel a lot or are very busy.
Your dog will be off leash trained and will reliably understand place command, sit, down, loose leash walking, recall, kennel up etc. Your dog will be socialized with people and other dogs extensively

Tailored training can be included at no additional cost (ie. competition prep, treadmill training, swimming lessons, retrieval training etc). This program is tailored to you and your dog’s individual needs.

We include unlimited access (for the lifetime of the dog) to our training pack walks that take place a few times per month throughout Ottawa for you to maintain all your dog’s training. We will troubleshoot any issues you may have while you practice your dog’s new skills around other people and dogs.

All training equipment is included:
-place board
-slip lead
-additional training collar if suitable
-homework videos
- access to our client facebook group
-private sessions to teach you everything your dog learned

We are results oriented. We train your dog for the real world.

pricing ranges from $1800-$3500 plus HST.

 

private lessons

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This package involves personalized training sessions in your home spread out over a period of time.

That main difference between the board and train and the private lessons is that in the lessons, you must do the work and put in the repetitions. If you are a busy person or if you simply are not committed to doing the work, this is not the right package for you.

Typically, clients need 4-6 sessions depending on their goals or the issues they are dealing with. Sessions are usually spaced out between 1-3 weeks so that you have time to apply what you’ve learned and get the repetitions in. If you don’t do the work, we cannot proceed with the next lesson.

This package includes all the items listed in the board and train.

The private lesson package ranges from $500-$1400 plus HST.

 

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puppy packages

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Board & train or private lessons available!

During the program, your puppy will learn:


  • manners & impulse control

  • confidence & stability

  • boundaries & behaviour markers

  • how to learn and engage with handler

  • how to become a good companion

You will learn:

  • how to build a solid training foundation for your puppy

  • how to engage & interact with your puppy

  • learning theory principles you can apply for the lifetime of your dog

Includes:

Slip lead

Place board

Homework notes

Exclusive client Facebook group access
Lifetime access to our community pack walks
Discounts on future training

board & train:
2 weeks ~ $1600 plus HST
4 weeks ~ $3000 plus HST

private lesson package:
$650 plus HST.


Puppy Lifetime Program

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Our Puppy Lifetime Program helps you

  • pick the right breed for you and your family

  • find a reputable breeder

  • guides you in selecting the best puppy match for you and your family (alongside the breeder)

  • 30 day puppy board and train. We crate & potty train the pup as well as lay the foundation for all future training (loose leash walking, commands etc). Training equipment included.

As the name implies, we offer a lifetime of consulting to our puppy clients on ALL aspects of puppyhood and will be there for you through it all. We offer free client pack walks a few times a month so that you can maintain your training and we give our puppy clients a significant discount on future training packages if you want to have off leash reliability or more sport focused training down the road. 

$3200 plus HST.