Manners and Obedience

I am an honours graduate of Animal Behavior College where I earned my certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer.  My certification, education and experience all enable me to help people and dogs learn positive techniques to better build the human-dog bond and create happy well rounded members of society.  My commitment to this program and continuing education has provided me with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding behaviour and its motives. 

Positive training can help with literally any behaviour or training issue you can come across from basic obedience training to more advanced behaviour modification.


I offer individual private lessons for you and your dog in the comfort of your own home or at my training centre.  For basic dog manners, the topics I will cover can include:

  • house training

  • sit, down, stay

  • rocket recalls

  • walking nicely on a loose leash

  • go to a bed or mat

  • nipping/biting

  • jumping

  • counter surfing

  • digging

  • barking

  • inappropriate chewing

  • bringing home your new re-homed dog and building trust during the transition period

  • any other basic issues you may want to address

With private training, I can create a training plan custom fit to your needs.  Sometimes, however, those needs are a little more complex.  Is your dog great at home with little distraction but turns crazy on walks when approaching another dog? Or a person?  Or perhaps they are barking relentlessly when in a fenced yard and people walk by, or for no apparent reason.  All hope is not lost as these (and other) behaviours can be addressed.

My initial consult is approximately 60-90 minutes in length and will be used to identify your goals and create a plan specific to your needs.  The following lessons will be about 1 hour each.  Please contact me for more information.  I am here to not only help you, but to help build a trusting bond between you and your dog.

Puppy in Red Cushion