4 very different dogs

Ruby is a young Vizsla from Boucherville

Her owners did a puppy class with me in the fall of 2017. They have high hopes for her obedience and want a dog who listens despite Ruby’s playful puppy antics.

Puffy is a Golden Retriever From Saint Genevieve

She was sent for in kennel training because her owner could not control her.

Grohl is a Labrador Retriever mix from Montreal

He is a powerful boy with aggressive tendancies who has found a new lease on life with his training.

Strider is German Shepherd from Hudson, QC

He is a sweet yet reactive and powerful boy who was difficult to walk - despite his previous training.

Walking with a dog reactive dog


Seamus is a big dog with reactivity issues.

Read that again.

Huge Dog. Dog Reactive.

Makes going for a walk a big challenge.
His owners called and asked for help with reactivity issues and we arranged for training.

Teaching a dog reactive dog to focus

We worked on teaching Seamus a proper heel and to stay focused on his owners while out for a walk.
Here he is in lesson 3 and doing great.  We wanted to push the boundaries so rather than go for a walk around their neighbourhood we went to a busy park with a dog run located in the middle of it in order to challenge Seamus some more and to be able to teach his onwers the finer points about how to handle Seamus in more challenging situations.

Golden Doodle training

Why training your puppy from a young age is so important

Cisco is a 5 month old Golden Doodle.

His owners contacted me for training prior to his coming into their lives.We did puppy training with him when he was 10 weeks old - this is a 3 week course.@ the age of 18 weeks old his owners enrolled Cisco in the in home Board and Train programWhat you see in this video is Cisco at work when we are aproximately 1/2 way through his training.

What did your trainer do for your dog after only one week of training?

After one week of training :
Cisco is trained both on and off leash.
His focus and willingness to work are outstanding.
His attitude and bounce are terrific.
I am whispering to him throughout the lesson - and he is fully responsive and engaged in his work.

How to avoid common behavioural problems

Cisco’s owner’s started his training with me when he was 10 weeks old and enrolled in the in home Puppy Pre School program
In that 2 week program we focused on house rules and manners as well as some light obedienbce.
As a result Cisco also knows:
not to jump on people
Not to nip at hands or clothing
Not to destroy items or eat things he shouldnt
These are equally important and we started working on those skills when he was just 10 weeks old.