Private Dog Training

What We Don’t Offer: Magical Cures in 60 Minutes, At Your Door Today

There are no quick fixes in behaviour modification, especially if you are dealing with fear, anxiety, or aggression. If your dog has had this problem for weeks, months, or years, and now due to an impending personal event (i.e. vacation, boarding, new child coming in a couple of weeks, threat of eviction, etc.) you need this problem gone instantly, we don’t have answers for you. Others will claim to, but they are selling snake-oil.

If you understand that you’re going to have to put a lot of effort in, and that change takes time, but you need expertise and knowledge to help you learn how to accomplish this correctly, then please read on!

Wanted: Awesome Dog Owners!

Thank you for taking a look at our web site. We get a very high number of inquiries, and we do our best to respond to everyone. Our goal is to help as many dog owners overcome their challenges, but it’s a partnership, and we’re looking for high levels of dedication and commitment from our clients to make this happen.

We have a limited number of clients we can take and see for private lessons at a time. We regret that due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, we require pre-payment prior to finalizing new client appointments.

Upon completion of the enrollment form, we will review details, and send a link to purchase a private lesson package consisting of two lessons, and a followup training plan summary and handouts delivered via email. The first lesson is 90 minutes in duration, and the second is 60 minutes in duration. We apologize for having to require payment first, but unfortunately, with cancellation/no show rates in excess of 50%, this is the only way we can separate those that are serious about seeking our help vs. wasting our time (and making it harder for us to help those that are serious!)

Details:  For new clients, we require only a two lesson commitment. Initial sessions are always 90 minutes in length, so that approximately 45 minutes can be spent on review of history, discussion of theory, and practice exercises, and the remaining 45 minutes can be spent on practical work.  Subsequent consults/sessions can be 60 minutes in length. Due to our limited availability for private training, payment must be made in advance to hold your reservations and cancellations/rescheduling require at least 48 hours notice.



As of April 1, 2017:

Sara Russell has appointment windows in the West-End on Monday at 3:30PM, Sundays at 3:30PM. East-End on Saturdays at 3:30PM.

Rachael Johnston has appointment windows only in the West-End on Monday at 5:30PM and 7:30PM, and Saturdays at 4:00PM.

Andre Yeu has appointment windows in the West-End on Thursday at 1:00PM, Friday at 5:00PM, Saturday at 4:30PM. East-End on Sundays at 5:00PM.

Please note, we are usually booked a couple of weeks in advance and our first available appointment may be 2-4 weeks from the time you complete an enrollment form.

View our availability here on our Read-Only team booking calendar. Please do not actually book us via this calendar, as we only accept bookings from clients who have enrolled and whose cases we have accepted. We have published this here to give prospective clients a sense of what the lead-time between enrolling and first appointment is like.

Our Service Area

In-home lessons are available as follows:

West-End In-Home Service Area (Bordered by Bloor Street West, Lansdowne Ave, King Street West, and Bathurst Street)


East-End In-Home Service Area (Bordered by O’Connor Drive, Coxwell Ave, Eastern Ave, and the Don Valley Parkway)


In-school lessons are available out of Dundas West and Pape Village. We are happy to work with you at our two facilities if you are outside of our service area.

For details regarding class/training policies, please see our Policy page.

Two Lesson Package (Initial 1.5 hour appointment, pre-paid followup 1.0 hour appointment, plus written training plan summary and relevant handouts) – $300 plus HST

Additional Lessons – $100/hour plus HST.

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