Golden Rule Dog Training

Proudly serving Toronto, Ontario

Services offered

Best value! $75.00 Package deals for specific issues. Each package deal includes multiple live online group classes, multiple recorded webinars, training plans, and personalized feedback for just $75.00. These classes are done in partnership with Educanine, and the links below will take you to the class descriptions and registration on the Educanine website.

Leash Reactivity, Click here to register

Resource Guarding, Click here to register

Problems with People, Click here to register

Learning to be Alone (Separation Anxiety), Click here to register

Puppy Package, Click here to register

Foundation Skills Click here to register

All private lessons will be done outside or via Zoom. 

Not sure if virtual training is for you and your dog? You’d be surprised how many advantages there are! Click here for more information

The first session is always on Zoom unless you don't have an internet connection. This gives us a chance to discuss the issues we need to work on without having to worry about weather, traffic, parking, or your dog being stressed out meeting a new person for the first time. If you prefer in person training, we can schedule your first in person session as early as the day after your initial Zoom session. 

The prices and registration for one on one sessions, in person or virtual, can be found by clicking here.

Each session will include a follow up email with a training plan, and some handouts to guide your efforts that you can save for future reference. I will also allow everyone purchasing a private lesson an opportunity to record some video of them working with their dog so I can give some additional feedback and help troubleshoot any problems you may be having.

First lesson begins with an introduction to clicker training and the way dogs learn. The remainder of the lesson is spent working with you and your dog on whatever issues you have identified. The first session will be on Zoom unless you don't have access to an electronic device to do the session. At the end of the 1st lesson we will devise a training plan together and I will provide you with detailed instructions to follow. I usually recommend waiting a few days to a week between in person sessions, but your first in person session can be scheduled as soon as the day after our initial Zoom session. Most clients seem to have the most success with 1 lesson per week, but we can be as flexible as you need us to be. You may contact me at any time with questions you may have.

Booking sessions is easier than ever, click here to see available times and reserve the time that's best for you right now before it fills up. Please remember to fill out the new client questionnaire below first:

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Flexible format Group classes: "Pawsitively to the rescue!" These classes were developed by me as a collaborative project between certified Toronto trainers associated with Educanine and professional, ethical, dog rescues in Toronto. These seven classes are grouped by subject matter, and you are free to take as many or as few as you wish, with no time limit for taking any of the classes. We're pleased to be able to offer the intro class (Keys to Reliable Training) free  to anyone that adopts a dog from any of the Rescue Agencies we have partnered with. These classes are appropriate for any adult dogs, not just rescues. The format allows you to pick the classes that benefit you and your dog the most, and there is no time limit, so you never have to worry about missing a class. The other 6 classes in the series are devoted to specific subjects like loose-leash walking, recall, house-training, etc. You can register for classes here:

​Puppy socialization classes! I have recently partnered with Zen Dogs on Church Street​ and am now working there to help train your dogs in one of Toronto's most iconic neighborhoods!  Go to the Zen Dogs website to register for Doggie Daycare and/or group classes for puppy socialization.  See you there!

I am no longer offering grooming services, but as a former groomer I am happy to answer your grooming related questions. I am a Fear Free certified trainer, groomer, speaker, and am Low Stress Handling certified as well, so if your pet needs help overcoming fear of grooming or vetting, please let me know, I can help!

For all services, cash, check or credit card is accepted.

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