Wednesday, December 28, 2016

What Kind of Relationship Do You Have? Dog Training Milton


Far too many times I see a lopsided, domineering, bordering on an almost abusive relationship between owner and dog. And no, I am not referring to the owner on this one, I am referring to the dog.

Often, new owners, experienced owners, or those just caught up in the love, treat their dogs as precious babies, catering to their every whim, grovelling at their feet, giving them everything they desire and more, dropping their lives for the life of the dog and essentially being trained by the dog. In turn, unknowingly, the dog becomes the domineering, abuser in the relationship, demanding everything, using intimidation, acting out, in the least, just being a plain pain in the butt, or at worst, being dangerous to those around them.

Dogs don't do this on purpose. Yes, some dogs are born with higher drives, more demanding tendencies, more dominant natures with harder personalities, but dogs don't knowingly abuse you, they don't treat you badly out of malice and they don't act out to get back at you .... they just do what works.

And if what works to get them what they want is being demanding, being a brat, using aggression, acting hyper etc. then they will keep on being that way. Usually these sorts of behaviours stem from the owner giving the dog attention at the wrong times, typically when the dog is "being bad". For example; the dog is acting crazy, bouncing off the furniture, grabbing clothing and being a nuisance. The owner, frustrated, says, "fine, I'll take you for a walk". With the walk being a reward, the dog is essentially reinforced for acting in an inappropriate fashion because it gets him outside where he probably wanted to be in the first place.

When people hear the word reward in reference to dogs, typically they think of a treat or a game. Reward does not always have to be food or a toy. Reward can be a touch, a look, a spoken word or it can be an event, attention (both negative and positive), a good feeling, something the dog finds fun (that we may not) etc. Reward is what the dog finds rewarding/feels good in that particular moment. So if it feels good to be free of the dropped leash, and run away from the owner that is desperately trying to call them back, that event is rewarding and thus will be repeated. If whining and carrying on gets the dog loose from the crate, which in turn feels good and is what the dog wanted, that behaviour is rewarding and will be continued.

With owners inadvertently or unknowingly rewarding inappropriate/bad behaviours, the dog will continue to act this way, for no other reason then it works or it feels good. Owners need to be aware of all the minor unwanted behaviours that they might be reinforcing, on purpose or not, make note, and change the way they offer their dog attention, food, play etc.

Those who give the dog everything, who treat the dog as an infant, who dote on their dogs hand and foot, will almost always reward inappropriate behaviours and create bratty dogs who, because they get everything for free, do not need to respond when owners require them to. They get constant attention and the owners voice becomes background noise, similar to the adults on Charlie Brown (if you're old enough to remember that - all that the kids heard was "wah, wah, wah, wah" when the adults spoke). Owners reduce their value to their dogs by giving them everything for free. They reduce their reward potential if the dogs get attention/treats/play for nothing at all, and it makes owners jobs a lot harder when it comes to training or just simple asking for appropriate behaviour around the house.

If owner treated their dog like a business partner, a 60/40 split on the part of the owner, they are setting themselves up for much better results then they would if they treated the dog like a baby or child. A business has rules, has boundaries and limits, a business has to be run in a particular fashion, and in business, nothing gets handed to anyone for free. Business owners have to work to achieve, and the business partner has to work along side the owner to achieve as well. Your business partner can be your friend, your business partner can be your family, but your business partner is never an infant or small child. You don't (or we hope you don't) give your business partner everything they ask for, or give in to their every demand, especially if you are holding 60% of the company. Bottom line is you are the decision maker, but your partner has an important role to play and there is mutual respect, admiration, co-operation and work load sharing.

If you have to baby your business partner through every move, they they aren't going to grow on their own. If you have to hold your business partners hand for every decision, they will not learn from their mistakes. If you have to constantly be in touch with your business partner because you can  not survive without them, then the company is destined for a bumpy road ahead. If you have to change your life to please your business partner, that relationship will sour.

Now let's put that in perspective with the dog/owner relationship. If the owner does everything for their dog and gives them all that they want, all of the time, the dog will never grow, will never learn to "be" on its own, will never build confidence and will never achieve. This puts a large strain on the relationship, as you are now bending to their every whim, and this adds more stress to a situation that might already be stressful enough. This is where dogs start to "take advantage" and abuse, in a non-humanistic sense, those who are giving them everything, all of the time. However, if the owner requires the dog to follow certain rules, to work to achieve what they want, not give in to their every desire and expects the dog to play an active role in "building the business" the owner will acquire both mutual respect and add more value to themselves in the eyes of their dog.

It doesn't take much. Simple little changes. Some house rules. Less attention. Less background noise. Required work for what the dog wants. Reward what you like. Ignore or correct what you don't like. Time spent together that is not snuggling and baby talking, but rather fetch, tug, a walk a hike, training etc. Mutual respect - respect the dog for what he is, not what you want him to be, and he will respect you and your rules. Don't treat him like a baby, treat him like a dog. There is nothing wrong with being a dog. A dog is not a child, nor is she human. A dog is a family member, a friend and a creature that deserves a lot more then owners treating her like something she isn't.

So, keep this in mind. If you give in or give attention to the bad, you reward it. If you hand out freebies all the time, you spoil. If you don't teach, you don't allow learning/growth to occur. If you cater to all desires, you create an entitled monster. If you have no rules, chaos will ensue

But, if you teach, growth will happen. If you create clear rules, stress is reduced. If you create value in yourself, respect is earned. If you require things, discipline will be learned. Bottom line, if you want respect, you must earn it, and its a two way street. 

Happy training!

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Happy Holidays! From Smart Dogs Canine Training of Milton

Wishing you and your familes the Happiest Holiday Season, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us here at Smart Dogs Canine Training!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Smart Dogs Basic Class January - Dog Training in Milton

We are currently filling our list for our Thursday evening Basic Class starting in January. Class will run 7-8pm, for 7, one hour sessions. Cost is $230 plus HST. Class will begin mid-month. We currently have three spots left. Please email us ASAP if you'd like to be included on the list.

Smart Dog Basics group class will help teach you how to gain control of your canine companion under distraction with all of the basics of obedience - come, stay, sit, down, stand, heel, leave it, off. We work on engagement with your dog, focus and attention, and we offer the only video homework options in our area! We also save time for question and answer including topics like house training, crate training and other "typical doggy issues". We want our students to succeed. This is A MUST for all dogs, the most important class that you need to take! If you want a dog who listens to you, responds under distraction, and is a joy to be around, this is the class you want. This is a one size fits all class, all ages, all breeds and all sizes welcome!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dog Training Classes in Milton - Dog Training Milton

Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience that our website has currently been causing our clients and potential clients. We will be strictly using this blog until matters are resolved with Tripod, the host site, who seems to be very behind on following up with service requests.

You can still view our site at: for all of our details, however, it will not be updated until the issue is resolved.

  • We currently have two spots left in our Smart Dogs Basic Class starting on December 17th, 10-11am. This is a 7, one hour session package and cost is $230 plus HST. We work on the following: sit, down, stay, come, heel, stand, leave it, sit for greeting, place and behavioural adjustments. A fantastic class for dogs new to training or for dogs who need a bruch up on their lessons. Please email us if you would like to join. THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
  • We will have another Basic Class starting in January, running Thursday evenings, 7-8pm. A wait list has been started for this class. Please contact us if you'd like to be added.
  • Smart Dogs Fun Agility Intro will begin again in the New Year. A wait list has been started, and there are a few spaces left. This class will run Saturday's, 11:30-12:30. Please contact us if you'd like to be added to the list.

If you need more information on our group classes check out the tab at the top "About Our Group Classes" or click HERE.

If you need more information on our private training please check out the tab at the top "Private Training".

Thank you so much for your patience on this website matter. We hope to have it fixed shortly.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Smart Dogs Canine Training Group Classes - Dog Training Milton

We apologize for the inconvenience and lack of updates, however, we have been unable to get in and edit our original website that is hosted with Tripod. So we are using the blog to temporarily to show classes currently available. Please feel free to contact us with any questions

Basic Obedience:

November 26, 2016 - 11:30-12:30 - FULL
December 17, 2016 - 10:00-11:00 - 2 Spots Remain

Puppy Class:

November 26, 2016 - 1:00-2:00 - 4 Spots Remain

Fun Agility Intro:

January 2017, Saturdays - 11:30-12:30 - 4 Spots Remain


Spring 2017 (possibility of a winter class)


Moving to Sunday Afternoons 3:00pm

Hopefully we will be able to update the website shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Website Issues

We've been trying to update classes on our website, however, for some reason we can not get in. We have contacted the host company to sort out the issue and appologize for any inconvenience.

Classes currently available are listed below:

Fun Agility Intro - November 5th, 10-11am (might be one spot left)

Basic Obedience - November (TBA) Saturdays 11:30-12:30 (four spots left)

Puppy Class - November (TBA) Saturdays 1:00-2:00 (four spots left)

Possibility of Bootcamp before the snow - November 9th, 7-8pm

Please contact us if you are interested in any of the above. You can visit the site for full class details on the "Group Classes" page.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Puppy Classes in Milton - Milton Ontario Dog Training

Our popular Puppy Class for ages 10 weeks to 5 months old is starting up again. We filled on our first session, so we are opening a second.

Classes will run Saturday's in October, 11:30am-12:30pm.

Puppy's need 2nd set of shots to join.

Awesome class for introduction to simple obedience, manners, lifestyle, games and more!

Spaces are limited, so please contact us if you are interested in joining. Three spots available.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Make Training Fun! Dog Training Milton

Many people look at dog training as a chore, something we drill, something that we don't really want to do, but we have to, something you don't want to make time for at the end of a long day.

But ... it doesn't have to be that way. You do not need to practice for hours on end. You don't need to drill your dog until both him and you hate it. You don't need to be serious. And yes, you can have fun.

I love incorporating play into training, it makes it interesting for the dog, and typically the handler is having fun as well. Teaching your dog to fetch or tug is a good start. I'm not going to go into details on how to do that here, but rather those are two games that you can reward your dog with.

For example, when I take my dogs out to play, I always add obedience to the play - be it the out for the ball/toy/tug, some simple sits and downs, recalls into a game, or heeling, it doesn't matter how, when or where we play, there is always an element of training. I keep it short, and I keep it fun. I don't drill the dogs, I let them enjoy themselves, I let them enjoy the training. I even run around with them myself (adds more excitement and engagement to the game) and I interact. I don't get distracted, I don't text, I don't have a conversation with someone, I don't throw the ball and then turn my back on the dog. I play with the dog.

It doesn't have to last long, 10 minutes of fetch or tug is more than good enough. You are able to get in repetition of commands, have fun doing it, and end on a positive. Even in this short period of time, you are benefiting both your dogs mind and body, you are teaching them, and they are learning.

It doesn't have to happen every day, a few times a week is just fine ... and no matter how much you work, you can not honestly say that you don't have 5-10 minutes a few times a week to work with your dog in a fun, engaging way that only benefits yours and the dogs relationship.

So get out, and have fun training!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Welcome to Smart Dogs Canine Training Big Steve

Well, this past weekend Iron Clad's Big Steve, the Olde English Bulldogge, started his career with us.

This big boy, has been with us since the moment he was born, and was my son's favorite. He has been, by far, the easiest puppy I've ever owned.

This guy is well adjusted, friendly, independent yet still socially motivated. He has high food drive and toy drive, but is fantastic at relaxing. He reminds me a lot of Brandy, but without the terrier "tude" (and don't get me wrong, I enjoy the terrier "tude", but Bulldogge attitude is a bit different.).

We are training this guy for Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience, and yes, I think I'll try some Agility with him ... though his top speed is not really what I would call fast.

This guy is going full time with us shortly, and once mature, will be helping out dogs with reactivity issues. Keep an eye out for this guy at classes and coming events, and come say hello.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Upcoming Dog Training Classes - Smart Dogs Canine Training


Here is a snap shot of our upcoming classes for Spring/Summer 2016:

Basic Classes WAIT LIST STARTED for July 2016
Friday's 7-8pm & Saturdays 10-11am7 sessions, 1 hour each session, get your dog working for you and focusing on you under distraction. 18 weeks and up. A MUST HAVE class!
Bootcamp Class is open for REGISTRATION!Tuesday May 10, 7-8pm - 1 SPOT LEFT 
(Bootcamp will run again over the Summer/Fall months - stay tuned for details)
Must have completed Smart Dogs Basics Class.

6 weeks of training in the real world!! All over town - get your dog paying attention to you where it counts!

MAY/JUNE Puppy Class WAIT LIST started!
Sunday's 4-5pm - 3 SPOTS LEFT
4 sessions, 1 hour each session, get your puppy working for you and focusing on you in a fun, positive way, under distraction. Must have second set of shots.. A FANTASTIC INTRO class for young puppies!
FOCUS/PLAY Class starting soon!
Saturdays 11:15am-12:15pm
5 sessions, 1 hour each session - get your dogs mind and body active with this interactive, play based class. You will learn how to gain focus, appropriate games, how to apply focus to obedience and minor agility equipment.
Please see GROUP TRAINING page for details on all of our upcoming classes, or contact us for more information:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Why Train with Us? Milton Ontario Dog Training

Why train your dog with us?

  • Smaller Class sizes - 7-8 max, typical is 6 dog/handler teams
  • Unlimited email support
  • Video homework along side written instruction
  • On-going continuing education for trainers/staff
  • We prepare you for the real world - our 2nd (and sometimes 1st) group level is outdoors, around town, where you would take your dog on a regular basis - makes sense to owner and dog
  • We don't overwhelm you with too many exercises in a single session
  • We focus on CALM, not high enery obedience - Family obedinece not sport dog obedeince.
  • Group and private training- from Puppy to Advanced
  • Fun classes such as Agility and Focus/Play
  • Not married to a single method or technique - we do what works for your dog
  • We give your dog the whole picture, not just part of it - a high percentage of positive reinforcement (food, play, toys, praise, touch) along with thoughtful use of pressure and corrections
  • We understand it's not all about the dog - you have a job, family, a life, and we make it easy (and fun) to fit training into your busy lifestyle.

For more information on our training, visit out website at:

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Dog Training Takes Time and Dedication ... Milton Ontario Dog Trainer.

Training your dog  takes time, patience, love, consistency and money. Training takes work, dedication, patience and perseverance. Training takes patience, practice and consistency. Training takes commitment.

When training dogs, you must keep in mind that, unfortunately, they do not speak English, so we have to help them to understand our language. The more animated, out of control, impatient and frustrated we get, the harder it is for the dog to understand. They don't know what our babbling means. They have no idea why you are mad when they don't sit. They haven't a clue why it's not better to chase the birds or eat the rabbit poop than listen to you. They just don't know ... until we teach them.

And when we set out to teach, you must remember that there is no magic formula, there is no special powder, there is no secret "way". There is you and the dog before you. That's it. Sometimes that dog before you is a spoiled brat, other times he's a big ol' softy that wants nothing more than to please, other times she's a high drive, active, nut case that needs a job to do, and most of the time it's just a dog that is confused by our lack of communication skills, who is out of control because we clearly haven't taken the time and patience to show them what they should be doing.

From puppies to elderly dogs, we always need to take the time to teach, then we need to repeat and repeat and practice and repeat some more. We need to remain consistent with our rules and requirements. We need to train in different situations, with different distractions, on different days, in different weather. Sounds like work? It is. Nothing is easy, but you get out of it what you put in. In this case, when you put in the work, you actually get to see your efforts take shape.

Your goals with training don't have to be lofty either. Sometimes lofty goals can create stress, and stress does nothing to help the relationship with your dog. Your goals do not need to be the same as your neighbours goals, your sisters goals or your friends goals. If you are happy that you dog can walk nicely on leash, come when called and not knock Grandma over when she comes to visit, then great, you've achieved your goal. If you want to push for more, fantastic! But you will have to put in the work, and trust me, no matter how much work, it's always a wonderful moment when you see the hard work and teaching come together.

It really doesn't matter what style of training that you implement and follow; if you are not consistent and don't practice, your dog will not understand. If you only practice once a week in a group class, with no other effort daily, your dog will not get it. If you only practice in your kitchen, your dog will not have a clue that he still has to listen on the front lawn. If training isn't a part of your dogs daily life, you are keeping him from expanding his mind. If you think training should only take couple weeks or you think a dog can be programmed like a computer, get a stuffed animal because you are going to be sorely disappointed.

Enjoy your dogs as best you can, and give them the opportunity to enjoy life by the freedom that comes with good, clear, consistent training.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Tug - Should I or Shouldn't I? Dog Training Milton Ontario

Lots and lots of mis-information out there on the internet and in books in regards to the game of TUG with your dog. You will hear a lot of "No, don't do it! It creates ..." and a list of bad behaviours follow this mantra. Many are afraid of letting their dog play because upon seeing all of the "red flags" in print, they believe it will contribute to inappropriate behaviour, over excitement, aggression etc.

The key with TUG is to play the game properly, incorporate rules, exercise, training and fun. TUG is an absolutely wonderful to expend energy - both mind and body. It's a fantastic rainy day game because you can play it anywhere, and is a great way to actually increase self control and focus.

I'm going to briefly go over how you can utilize tug in your dogs training, exercise and in teaching self control. However, not all dogs are motivated by tug toys, or even toys in general. It is not necessary to force the game on to a dog that doesn't enjoy it, however, you can build drive for the toy in a dog who is unsure or under confident. I've had much success in building drive for the game by letting the insecure dog win, making it non-threatening (getting down on the dogs level, no hard pulls), very active and interactive (making the toy "come to life") and building upon success with lots of praise and some fetch and teasing thrown in. There is absolutely nothing wrong with letting your dog win at times, especially when trying to build confidence. *Make sure to tug low, and don't bounce your dog all around when you do it. Light side to side movement on their level to start. You can be more aggressive with movement when working with established dogs, but be safe and don't cause injury by crazy movements or flailing your arms around like a maniac.

We do teach tug with some rules once we established a bit of drive for the game:
And please note, when you start to teach this game, you need to start in a low distraction environment so that the dog can focus. Don't think that you can teach your dog how to tug correctly in the middle of the park with 100 children and dogs running around. Be fair.

1. We start the game and we end the game, period. I firmly believe that giving into a pushy dog who is constantly harassing you to play, leads to other issues that increase that demanding behaviour in other aspects of life. So if you have a dog who is always pushing the toy at you, putting it in your lap, barking at you to play, put the toy away, and when you are ready, then you can engage. However, if you are mid-play and the dog is coming back at you hard for more, of course you can still engage, but once you say game over, it's done.

2. Build a release mark - the mark is to let the dog know they've done the right thing and a reward is coming. I prefer to use OK, however you can choose any short word that works for you (done, free, break, yes). Use the release mark just before re-engaging. OK and go back to tugging.
Build a duration mark - to let the dog know to keep doing what they are doing. GOOD for example tell my dogs keep it up. This is once we start to work on longer periods of self control and/or the addtion of obedience to the game.

3. Once we have drive, we need to teach the dog a clear OUT of GIVE. This is releasing the toy when asked. There is three different ways we teach the OUT. 
  • My favorite way, that works for most dogs, is making the toy "go dead". The key with this is to hold the toy against your leg with both hands (collecting the "loose ends" so to speak"), so the dog can not get the bounce/pull out of the toy, and at this point its boring - most dogs let go if it's boring. The moment, and in the beginning it is exactly the moment, that they let go, mark with your release work (OK) and immediately re-engage. The reward for the release is the game.
  • For owners who are having issues with making the toy dead, or for the dogs who just won't give up, we can offer a food trade. This isn't my favorite way to teach a highly food motivated dog as sometimes they prefer the food over the toy, and that reduces the drive for the game, however it can be useful in the beginning when teaching to get the dog to understand the word, and then quickly fade the food out so that the game, once again, becomes the reward.
  • The last method, and not one that I use often, is the collar pressure method. I reserve this for dogs who have VERY firm grips and won't let go for anything - don't care about he food, don't care that the toy is dead, and all contact with the toy is rewarding. Straight upward pressure on the collar (usually a flat or martingale) will entice the dog to spit the toy out - the reward is immediate re-engagement.
Keep in mind, there are no perfect dogs, so they will all make the mistake of not giving it up right away at times, just be clear and consistent in the fact that there is no more game if you don't give it up. Don't try to pull the toy out of your dogs mouth, this just makes it more fun to hand on.
Once the OUT or GIVE has been taught, we can start to ask for some self control from the dog but not immediately re-engaging once the dog OUT's. So we increase the wait time between the OUT and the game, creating a dog who, even though is aroused, must control himself in order to play again.You can utilize the duration mark (GOOD) when building that time between the OUT and the game.

4. Once we've established an out, don't over use it. The more you use it, the less fun game becomes for those new to tug.

5. The dog should NEVER be allowed to self reward with the tug if you want to build drive for the game. Meaning, the dog isn't allowed to run away and chew on the tug or play with it on her own. We want the game to be rewarding with YOU not without you. So if in doubt, get a separate toy for tugging rather than one that the dog has with them or free access to all of the time. This helps to build desire to be with, focus on and work with you.

6. When the dog is excited about the game, the drive is evident, the dog is aware of your above rules, is able to control herself after the OUT, and is happy playing for periods of time, you can start to add the TUG game as a reward for obedience behaviours. And this is where we can start to work the self control aspect even more. After an OUT, I do not always return immediately to the game. I can ask for any number of behaviours before re-engaging. I keep it to a singular behaviour when the dog is is first learning that response to a command means re-engagement. I typically start with SIT or LOOK, and I don't make the dog hold it for extended periods to start. SIT or LOOK for a couple seconds is good enough in the beginning and you can increase time as the dog learns. The reason that we start very short is to build upon success. If you wait too long, and you have a very driven dog, your dog will fail, break the SIT or break eye contact and try to go for the tug. Start small, and work your way up as your dog is learning. Make sure to use your duration mark (GOOD) when the dog is holding a position. Make sure that the dog is never rewarded before we release (your reward mark - OK). If the dog is catching on, and is showing control for longer periods, if they break their position, we can remind with a NO or ARGH, and
re-set them. If the dog gets really pushy at any time, and you feel frustrated or feel that the dog isn't following the rules, END THE GAME and try again later or the next day.

So we now have a dog who understands that being demanding will not get him the game, we have established drive for the game and marker words, a clear OUT but and OUT that you are not overusing, some self control and reward for obedience skills. We can now take this game and use it as reward for bigger skills, for focus in more distracting environments, and of course, for dog sports.

I can tire a dog out more with a 10-20 minute game of tug (time depending on the dog) with obedience and self control thrown in, than with a 20-30 minute walk. As I mentioned, it's a great rainy day exercise, and if you are working on building some foundation in dog sports, it is a critical skill to have.

So have fun with your dogs, build upon success, build their focus and enhance your relationship with this easy, beneficial game.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Puppy Classes in Milton

Smart Puppy Group Class will introduce you and your puppy to basic obedience training in a fun, positive manner - sit, down, stay, come, place, handling and more! We also go over important items such as crate training, house training, nipping, jumping, socializing and all typical puppy issues. This is a great starting point for all puppies and sets them up to succeed.

Classes start April 3rd Sunday's 4-5pm.
4 one hour sessions.
$135 plus HST.
Class takes place at the Milton Fairgrounds

Puppies must have 2nd shots to join.

Please contact us or visit the website for more details:

SPACE is limited - only 2 spots remaining

Beginner Dog Training in Milton

Basic Obedience Class

If you only take one obedience class with your dog, this is the one!

We work on: come, stay, sit, down, stand, heel, leave it, off. We work on engagement with your dog, focus and attention. A fantastic class, and a must have! A class that works on relationship and training.

7 one hour sessions.
Classes take place at the Milton Fairgrounds
$230 plus HST
18 weeks and up, must have all shots.

Classes begin April 22nd Friday evenings, 7-8pm or April 23rd Saturday mornings 10-11am.

If you are interested in joining please contact us or visit the website for details:

Space is limited - classes kept small for optimum individual attention.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Group Dog Training Classes Starting in February


Will introduce you and your puppy to basic obedience training in a fun, positive manner - sit, down, stay, come, place, handling and more! We also go over important items such as crate training, house training, nipping, jumping, socializing and all typical puppy issues. This is a great starting point for all puppies and sets them up to succeed.

  • Classes start in February, Sunday's 4-5pm.  
  • 4 one hour sessions.
  • $135 plus HST.
  • Class takes place at the Milton Fairgrounds 
  • Puppys must have 2nd shots to join.

If you only take one obedience class with your dog, this is the one!

We work on: come, stay, sit, down, stand, heel, leave it, off. We work on engagement with your dog, focus and attention. A fantastic class, and a must have! A class that works on relationship and training.

  • 7 one hour sessions.
  • Classes take place at the Milton Fairgrounds
  • $230 plus HST
  • 18 weeks and up, must have all shots.
  • Classes begin Feburary 2016 - Friday evenings, 7-8pm or Saturday mornings 10-11am.

If you are interested in joining either class please contact us at or visit the website for details: