You’ve got a lot of choice about where to go for dog training expertise.
So, why choose us?
First, read this article by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior – How to Choose a Dog Trainer
And, here are five reasons:
1. Start ANY Time
Unlike other schools that have rigid start dates and require a committing to a single day and time week after week – new students join us at any time.
Begin your own customized program with When Hounds Fly by attending an orientation session (without your dog) where we cover the basics of modern animal training, what equipment you’ll need, and protocols for class.
To get started, complete our Enrollment Form and once we review it, we’ll confirm your enrollment and send you instructions on how to attend a new student orientation session.
Once you’re done orientation, your dog is ready to start, and you can sign up for class slots on our Class Calendar.
2. Flexible Schedules
When Hounds Fly uses a non-linear syllabus, meaning each student works on each lesson at their own pace, and the lessons can be taught in any order. By signing up for the program, you’re given ample time to complete the program and reserve classes on dates and times you want. This takes the pressure off you and your dog to “keep up” with a class, or, for quick learners, enables you to progress onto more challenging behaviours.
This means that being away for a week doesn’t mean you lose – you can just simply double up on classes when you return to catch up!
3. Convenient Locations
Our original location is located steps away from Trinity Bellwoods Park, on Dundas Street West at Ossington. Our newest location is located right in Upper Avenue, on Avenue Road north of Lawrence. Downtown or Uptown Toronto – Both locations are climate controlled, quiet, and private – perfect environments to learn how to train your dog in. Whether you’re from Forest Hill, Lawrence Park, Davisville, Leaside, or High Park, Bloordale, Roncesvalles, the Annex, Parkdale, or Liberty Village, we’re in your neighbourhood!
4. Outstanding Training and Effective Results
Utilizing the techniques developed and advocated by Karen Pryor (www.clickertraining.com), our force-free methods are safe for all family members, strengthen (not damage) your relationship with your dog, and are scientifically proven to be the most effective.
We first opened our doors for classes in January 2010. Since then, over 1000 dogs and their families have taken classes at When Hounds Fly. Most of our new students are referrals from past students, veterinarians, and other pet industry professionals. Our reputation and success is built upon the success of our students!
5. Top Instructors
We were the first school to really bring serious clicker training to Toronto – three years later, everyone else is jumping on the clicker bandwagon. But not all dog trainers using clickers are created equal. All the instructors at When Hounds Fly are either Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners (KPACTP), or have their Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) designation, or both, so we are proud to maintain the highest standards of instruction of any school in Toronto.
Still not sure?
Contact us and let us know what questions you have. Or, if you’ve like to come audit a class and see for yourself, we’ve love to have you visit.