Golden Rule Dog Training

Treating every client, canine and human, the way we would like to be treated, with dignity and respect.

Services offered

Private lessons in home: 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. At the end of the 1st lesson we will devise a training plan together and I will provide you with detailed instructions to follow. The first lesson is $99. I usually recommend working on the training plan for about a week, at which time I will contact you again to see how much progress you have made. You may contact me at any time with questions you may have, and if you feel you need to purchase a follow up lesson we can do that at a rate of either $50 for 30 minutes or $80 for an hour.

Package deal: 3 private lessons for $199. Most introductory lessons only leave us with enough time to work on a couple different behaviors and answer some questions. In order to deal with multiple issues and get the additional support needed to avoid common mistakes, a three lesson package deal is recommended for anyone with multiple issues to address.

Package deal: 6 private lessons for $299. If your dog has a long history of undesirable behaviors, then a 6 lesson package is your best bet. The longer the history of undesirable behavior, the longer it will take to reverse it. Having a variety of replacement behaviors at your disposal will help the rehabilitation go faster. A six lesson plan also gives us extra time to give you the skills you'll need to deal with new problems that may arise down the road.

Home visits. Special offers for local clients only:
$23 for a 1 hour private walk/home visit with your dog or cat. If you purchase a package of 5 it's just $100. For an additional $4 per day, we can split the walk into 2 half hour walks. If you purchased 5 days worth of walks and wanted each one split into two half hours, that would come out to $120 for the package of 5. For people that will be away for a long period of time, I also offer 90 minute walks that can be split into two separate walks. 90 minute walks are always split in two and cost $35 per 90 minutes. This service is offered exclusively for residents of Cabbagetown, the Church/Wellesley Village, and St. Jamestown, and only a very limited number of spots are available.

Staff Training for Doggie daycare, groomers, and animal hospitals: Two hour session which includes me working directly with your staff explaining the science behind dog behavior, canine body language, techniques for restraint and behavior modification, and taking any questions they may have. I can also provide tips for setting up your shop to make it as welcoming as possible for easily frightened dogs. The rate is $65 per hour with a 2 hour minimum.

Special offers for Dog Rescues and shelters! I have recently started working with Coveted Canines Rescue, you can check out their website and Facebook page here: | I am offering discounted lessons for people that adopt. If you have recently adopted a dog from Coveted Canines Rescue, you can book private lessons at the rate of $50 per hour; if you purchase 5 hours you get a 6th for free. This is cheaper and more flexible than the package deals I currently offer other clients. I am open to making this offer to other rescue agencies as well, so if you work with a rescue agency in Toronto, please reach out and let me know if you are interested in working together.

Phone consultations: Do you have a few questions but aren't sure you want to take a class or have a private lesson? We're now offering phone consultations at $20 for a 30 minute call, or $35 for a 1 hour call. Every phone consult will include free follow ups by email. Everyone that purchases a phone consult will receive a $15 credit towards a private lesson or any package deal.

Dog tricks private lessons: I am proud to announce I recently earned my CTDI (Certified Tricks Dog Instructor) from the world renowned organization "Do More With Your Dog!". Tricks are a great way to strengthen your relationship with your dog, to keep your dog mentally stimulated, to learn what they like to do, what they are good at, and HOW they learn. Private lessons for Dog Trick instruction is the same price as for other private lessons. *I am offering a special price of just $65/hour for the summer of 2017!

I am no longer offering grooming services, but as a former groomer I am happy to answer your grooming related questions.

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

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