Golden Rule Dog Training

Proudly serving Toronto, Ontario

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 $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 and NoseWork 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. I've also recently completed a series of Nose Work classes and am preparing my best friend Buffy to start entering trials!  If you are interested in Nose Work I can help you learn a fun new game to play with your dog and also prepare you for your first Designatged Odor Test.  There is no mimumum or maximum number of lessons, you can keep it simple or get ready to take an Odor Recognition Test and possibly enter trials with your dog at some point! Private lessons for Dog Trick instruction and Nosework 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! Finally! ​As some of you already know, my first love is private lessons, and that will always be my primary focus. But there ARE some advantages to group classes as well, and I have always loved working in doggie daycare. 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 will also be teaching group classes for Foundation Skills and Puppy Socialization at Zen Dogs beginning in June 2018. Go to the Zen Dogs website to register for Doggie Daycare and/or group classes.  See you there!


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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