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Dog Training Tips for Toronto Dog Owners

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Is my dog playing, bullying, or fighting?

Is my dog playing, bullying, or fighting?

In our Puppy Socialization classes, one of the lessons we try to teach new puppy owners is how to recognize the signs of appropriate and healthy play between dogs. On one hand, we have some owners that are "helicopter parents" and at the onset of anything more...

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Beat the Heat: Keeping our Dogs Cool

Beat the Heat: Keeping our Dogs Cool

There is real danger when the temperatures rise for our dogs. We can’t take them for the same length of walks, or sometimes even on the same routes. Heat stroke, burned paws, and dehydration are all possible. There ARE ways we...

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Why We Refuse to Board and Train

Why We Refuse to Board and Train

Just this month I was asked by two people (a fellow Karen Pryor Academy trainer, and a Toronto veterinarian) whether I do board and train or whether I had referrals for trainers that did. My response to them was this: "Most board and train facilities are terrible and...

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If Not You, Then Who?

If Not You, Then Who?

Dear Dog Training Professional: If I know you're good, you've gotten referrals from me. I don't travel far to see clients, and neither do the other trainers here. My general rule of thumb is, if I can't bike there in 20 minutes from one of our locations, then it's too...

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Good Behaviour Depends on Good Health

Good Behaviour Depends on Good Health

If you've hired one of us from When Hounds Fly to discuss behaviour problems (fear, anxiety, reactivity, aggression), you'll remember that before we even talk about the behaviour problems, we spend time talking about the overall lifestyle of the dog. The House of Good...

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Training You’ll Feel Good About – A Commitment to Positive Reinforcement

Positive Reinforcement methods are the most effective way to change behaviour, and make the learner (both human and dog!) feel supported and have a fun and enjoyable time learning.

An Experience Both You and Your Dog Will Enjoy

Every time you train this way with your dog, they’ll light up and come to you with this look of eagerness, joy, and anticipation. Working with us means that training changes from something you do to your dog – into an activity that you and your dog can’t wait for. The connection you build with your dog through our training methods is something that you have to experience.

In Your Neighbourhood, When You Need Us

We believe every dog (and their owners) should benefit from socialization and training as part of their health and wellness. We’re in convenient locations, with classes nearly every day of the week, at convenient times. To keep you from waiting too long, our core classes are “Start Anytime”, so enrollment is on-going. For private lessons, we continue to grow our team (currently over 12 instructors) so you can see us as quickly as possible.