BEST VALUE! Leash walking classes!: We are now offering Leash walking classes on the first and third Friday of every month at 8PM at St Luke's United Church at 353 Sherbourne St. There is a public parking lot a short walk north of there.
Session 1- The first class each month is for humans only! This gives a chance to explain our methods, let you know what equipment you will need, and to give some basic instructions so you and your dog are ready to go in class 2! You must attend this class first.
Session 2- We'll show you how to get your dog to walk happily and attentively by your side, politely, without pulling, lunging, barking, or jumping up on people. Each set of 2 classes will cost $95. If your dog is too reactive around other dogs for a group class, you can just take the first, human only class for $45 and then sign up for a private lesson(s). Anyone that signs up for the first session also gets a 10% discount on private lessons and package deals if interested.
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 $100. 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 $250. 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: 5 private lessons for $350. 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.
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 $85 per hour with a 2 hour minimum.
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 just $60/hour but is only available to clients that have had at least one lesson with me in the past.
Doggie daycare and group classes! I have recently partnered with Zen Dogs on Church Street and am now working there every Friday helping to care for daycare dogs in one of Toronto's most iconic neighborhoods! The owner William is also a trainer so the dogs are well cared for every day. I am also proud to offer group classes for Foundation Skills with a fun holiday related theme, Puppy Socialization, and canine NoseWork at Zen Dogs as well. Check out our group classes page here:http://goldenruledogs.com/new-group-classes And then go to the Zen Dogs website to register for Doggie Daycare and/or group classes. See you there! https://www.zendogservices.com/dog-training
NOTE: If you are already registered with me or with Zen Dogs on Church St. you do not need to re-register, just send me (or William at Zen Dogs) an email to book your spot in the group!
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.
I try to respond to every email within 24 hours. If you haven't heard back from me in that time, please feel free to email me at Dan@goldenruledogs.com or text 647 389 8159.