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Dog Training Tips for Toronto Dog Owners

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Dog Bite Prevention and Safety

Dog Bite Prevention and Safety

Keep Your Dog and Your Family Safe from Dog Bites Did you know that in the US, 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year? And, of those incidents, 77% of them are bites from the family pet (or a friend's pet), and 50% of bites occur on the owner's property? This...

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New Puppy Training: Top 5 Tips

New Puppy Training: Top 5 Tips

Hopefully you are reading this article BEFORE your new puppy arrives! Puppyhood is a very brief period of a dog's life and getting it right from the start will save you a lot of heartache and headache down the road. Here are our Top 5 Puppy Training Tips to help you...

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Expecting Puppy? Must-Have Books

Expecting Puppy? Must-Have Books

Puppy arriving soon? Here are two books that we consider to be the absolute gold-standard in puppy raising/training books today. We're sharing this because we want to make sure that our prospective students get started on the right foot. Many of the best selling books...

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What Training Goldfish Teaches You About Dogs

Clicker Training Goldfish What does teaching a Goldfish tricks have to do with dog training? There are a lot of lessons to be learned about behaviour and operant conditioning by going through the work of teaching a common goldfish to swim through a small hoop or chase...

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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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Managing and Treating Separation Anxiety

Managing and Treating Separation Anxiety

What is Separation Anxiety? Separation anxiety is a condition in dogs where emotionally and physiologically, the dog becomes panic stricken when he's apart from his owner or people in general. Typically it manifests itself when a dog is left home alone. Behaviors that...

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On-leash aggression towards dogs

On-leash aggression towards dogs

Why does my dog bark and lunge at other dogs on leash? First, rest assured, you are not alone. This behavioral issue is so common that there are volumes of books specifically written about the subject. Dog trainers and behaviorists refer to this issue as "on-leash...

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Reopening

Reopening

Classroom Re-Opening Rules – Last Update – May 31, 2022 We are confident in our ability to run safe, effective, and enjoyable classroom experiences during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Part of the success of our classes is thanks to our students! Please see below for the...

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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.