Invest in your dog’s education

Our classes are designed to provide you and your dog the very best training available. We use only positive, scientifically sound training methods for results that are fun to get. We offer doggie diplomas for your best friend, and a well-mannered dog for you.

Choose your doggie diploma

Ready to hang your dog’s diploma on the fridge? Choose the class that’s right for you:

Beginning Doggie Diplomas, Bachelor’s degree level

Puppy Pre-School—open enrollment, start anytime!

Give your puppy a great start in life—and yourself some relief. Early training and socialization not only means easier living with your puppy now, it’s an investment in the well-behaved, well-adjusted adult dog you’re looking forward to. We introduce basic obedience, address common puppy challenges like house training and biting, and prevent against common adult dog issues like resource guarding and aggression. And we do it all with a fun, real-life focus—so you see results outside of class.

Our innovative open enrollment program means no waiting. Start your dog this week!

When: Thursday 7:30pm
How Long: 5 weeks
Where: Spring Farm
Cost: $180.00

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Basic Manners—open enrollment, start anytime!

Whether you have a new family member or an older one who could use some new manners, our basic manners class is the place the start. As per the class title, we learn the basics—sit, down, stay, come when called, walking nicely on leash, leave it—and we do it all with a fun, real-life focus—so you see results outside of class.

Our innovative open enrollment program means no waiting. Start your dog this week!

When: Monday 6:30pm Elderslie / Saturday 9:00am PCYC
How Long: 6 weeks
Where: Elderslie / PCYC
Cost: $240.00

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Intermediate Doggie Diplomas, Masters degree level

Intermediate Manners—for a calm, polite dog and good lead manners

Intermediate class builds on basic, with particular focus on loose lead walking and polite greeting and behavior around people and other dogs. Calmness exercises and meet-and-greet set-ups help your dog learn to chill out in social situations. And if things are going really well, we throw in a few tricks, too.

When: Wednesday Elderslie 6:30pm / Saturday 10:00am PCYC
How Long: 6 weeks
Where: Elderslie / PCYC
Cost: $240.00

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Reliable Recall—advanced come-when-called training

Recall is the most prized canine behavior—and the hardest one to get. This class focuses on the rules and practice techniques professional trainers use to build powerful recalls. Your dog will learn to love coming when you call, and you’ll love the peace of mind that brings.

When: Tuesday 6:30pm
How Long: 3 w
Where: Elderslie
Cost: $170.00

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Lead Monsters—for dogs who behave badly on leash

Tired of being dragged down the street like a rag doll? Embarrassed by all the barking and growling every time another dog appears? Whether your dog is trash talking at other dogs or just dislocating your shoulder in his exuberance to get to a favorite pee spot, it’s time to put the pleasure back into your daily leash walks. We’ll teach your dog to tune out his surroundings in favor of some focused bonding time with the human at the other end of his leash, so that he learns to walk with you instead of in spite of you. And it’ll cost much less than regular trips to the chiropractor!

When: Saturday 8:00am
How Long: 3 weeks
Where: PCYC
Tuition: $170

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Advanced Doggie Diplomas, PhD level

Advanced Manners—finishing school for canine manners

We turn up the heat—and the fun—in advanced class. Dogs learn to uphold their manners and focus on you even in the face of highly challenging real-life distractions. You’ll learn anti-distraction techniques like treat bowling, turn-and-go-not-too-slow, and targeting. (What is all this, you ask? Come see—it’s great fun!) We’ll also work on out-of-sight stays, impulse control at doorways and curbs, and even play some advanced training games if there’s time.

Pre-requisite: Intermediate Manners
When: Elderslie Wednesday 6:30pm / PCYC Saturday 10:00am
Our innovative open enrollment program means no waiting. Start this week!
How Long: 6 Weeks
Where: Elderslie / Minto
Cost: $240.00

Are you in for the long haul?

You wouldn’t call it a day after your child attended kindergarten. Learning is a life-long endeavor. It’s no different with dogs.

Consider the scope of the challenge: Dogs have to adapt to living with a different species, learning all the rules of society. From their perspective, it’s got to be baffling a good deal of the time.

Set your dog up for success

Don’t end her education early. Puppy Pre-School and Basic Manners are terrific starting points, but your dog will be happier and calmer the more help she gets learning to meet your expectations.

The more you train, the happier you’ll be

A well-behaved dog is a joy to live with. Continuing your dog’s education into higher levels means an easier dog at home and a companion you can confidently take anywhere.

The more you train, the more you save

Enjoy a better behaved dog for less.

The Canine Graduate Package

Commit to two classes and save $10 off tuition of both classes when you pre-enroll.

The Canine Scholar Package

Commit to three classes and save $15 off tuition of each class when you pre-enroll.

The Canine Rhodes Scholar Package

Commit to four classes and save $20 off tuition of each class when you pre-enroll.

Note: Out & About canine fieldtrip class not included in these packages.

 

Meet your instructors

Results and fun. Certified dog trainer Cath Dombroski and dedicated assistants Fiona and Matilda are committed to both in equal measure.

Learn more about Cath and her team

    “I have a well trained puppy and enjoy every moment of him…”

    “Cath is a fabulous, passionate dog trainer and what I have learned as a dog owner is extremely valuable. I have a well trained puppy and enjoy every moment of him being a part of our family.” –Fiona

    “We had so much fun we had to enroll for the next…”

    “We had so much fun in the beginners class we had to enroll for the next. Cath is an excellent dog trainer and has a very approachable nature.” –Trish

    “I can’t imagine not training on Saturday mornings…”

    “Dolly is a lovely dog but was very difficult on the lead. The tips and advice we receive have been so valuable. We’re onto our second course and I can’t imagine not taking Dolly to doggie training on Saturday mornings.” –Zaid

    “Sam was always barking at dogs… Now he’s polite and happy…”

    “Sam was always barking at larger dogs. Now he is polite and happy. Sam has graduated twice now and we are enrolled again and learning new things all the time.” –Sharr