Dog Obedience Classes Toronto

This is for you if…

Your dog is at least four months old and is safe and non-threatening to other dogs and people.

This class is for both brand new students to our school, and alumni of our Puppy Start Right program.

If your dog is quite fearful of new environments, or fearful of other dogs, or fearful of people, or dangerous, please see our Behaviour Modification services.

The Program – Foundation Skills

Seven classes modules – Start in any order* (you don’t have to start on Module 1)

Seven classes, with flexible scheduling. We encourage students to take classes once or twice a week, finishing the program in about a month and a half.?

With semi-private class sizes (4 dogs maximum per class) our team of instructors will be able to cover the following exercises:

Module 1 – Clicker Skills

  • Capturing Attention (Voluntary Attention)
  • Sit and Down
  • Go to Mat

Module 2 – Impulse Control

  • Leave It
  • Drop It
  • Paw Target

Module 3 – Walk with Me

  • Walk With Me
  • Give to Pressure
  • Engage/Disengage

Module 4 – Stay

  • Touch
  • Stay (Distance, Duration, Distraction)

Module 5 – Recall

  • Name Attention
  • Engagement Games with Clean Training Loops
  • Recall Games

Module 6 – Perfectly Polite

  • Polite Greetings (Humans)
  • Polite Greetings (Dogs on Leash)
  • Co-operative Care and Start-Buttons

Module 7* – (Take This Last) Advanced Skills and Generalization

  • Behaviour Chains
  • Phasing out the Clicker
  • Generalization
  • Top Dog Finisher Game

When you’ve trained all the exercises to fluency, and you’re ready for our advanced classes:


“I took Foundation Skills for my dog, Reese, with Sarah.

This series is so helpful, not just because I gained skills to train my dog, but also to better understand her behaviour and the reasons behind our training decisions.

I loved that I could pick and choose which class module to take, as it suited my schedule.

I highly recommend this course.”

– Mairin and Reese



Dog Obedience Program Tuition

Prices do not include HST.

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

All four of our locations (Dundas West, Pape Village, Yonge & Eglinton, and South Etobicoke). Tuition grants you flexible access to all locations!

Want 1-on-1 Lessons?

Foundation Skills 1-on-1 lessons are available too! Click the button to learn more:

Already Attended When Hounds Fly Puppy Start Right?

Alumni: Log into the class calendar system and purchase the Foundation Skills bundle and start booking!

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