Frustrated by your dog’s disobedient and unruly behaviour?

For basic manners or serious behaviour issues, Ontario Dog Trainer offers practical, positive reinforcement training programs to help you achieve lasting results for your dog.

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NOTICE

The circumstances regarding the current global Pandemic are constantly evolving. As a result of our concern for the safety of our valued clients and each other, the facility at Ontario Dog Trainer will be closed to the public.

We understand that this time is stressful for everyone, including your pet. Therefore, we are offering our Be Your Own Hero private lessons, and Pack Leader behaviour evaluations as virtual programs. In the meantime, we are working diligently to establish a structured and complete online training program.

Please don’t stress about your pet’s behaviour. Let us help you. Complete the DOGGY PROFILE AND TRAINING NEEDS form for either program, and when we receive your completed form, someone will contact you as soon as possible to schedule an online consultation and/or lesson.

By maintaining a positive outlook and pulling together we will get through these challenging times. Thank you for staying home.

Take the Lead® to the dog of your Dreams!

At Ontario Dog Trainer, we believe that there are no bad dogs, only confused dogs. Whether you just adopted a new-to-you dog, a shelter dog, brought home a puppy, or want to brush up your adult dog’s training, there are important skills we can teach you and your dog to prepare your pooch for a lifetime of clarity, good manners and companionship.

Thoroughly understanding how a dog communicates is the first step to solving and preventing the most common dog behaviour problems.

Are you frustrated by your dog’s naughty behaviour?

  • Excessive barking
  • Ignores your call
  • Pulling on the lead
  • Lunging or jumping inappropriately
  • Displaying aggression
  • Struggles with socialization
  • Biting
  • Digging
  • Displaying fear or anxiety
  • Chewing furniture or other objects
  • Inappropriate excitement
  • Separation anxiety

Does this sound like your dog’s behaviour? If so, learn how to experience the world through your dog’s eyes. At Ontario Dog Trainer we teach you to see the world as your dog sees it. When you can see and feel what your dog feels, you can connect on a deeper level. At ODT, you will learn to ‘talk dog’ to address your dog’s unwanted behaviour, without fear, force or aggression, with hands-on techniques, education, leadership training and practical exercises through the four unique programs we offer.

Establish yourself as the pack leader

If your dog could speak, it would say: “Lend me your eyes and I will change what you see.” Most dog owners believe it’s their dog that needs training.

At Ontario Dog Trainer, we teach you to see things differently. We teach you how to see the world through your dog’s eyes! The training and connection with your dog ultimately has to come from you. When you see things through your dog’s eyes, the ‘training’ becomes connection rather than conflict. Dogs live in the micro – they see everything – they even see you do things that you don’t even know you did! Your dog is responding to your cues, whether you know it or not and will always act to ensure its safety and survival. If you’re not acting appropriately, they surely won’t.

Pack leaders are always aware of the actions and behaviours of their pack. Learn how to calmly establish yourself as the leader by ‘tuning in’ to your dog and giving the clear signals it understands – in ‘dog talk’. Then once you are a worthy leader in the eyes of your dog, we’ll be in a position to start transforming their behaviour.

Respect, clear communication and rewards work together to create a mutually enjoyable and cooperative way to live with and enjoy your dog, whatever your goals.

30 years of effective training methods

We are always studying and learning how to be better for our dogs and their owners. For 30 years, our proven approach emphasizes patience and consistency, leaving your dog happy, well-balanced and doing what a dog does best—being a best friend and an enjoyable member of your family. Our training experts will help you ensure your new pup or dog lives his best life.

We have great videos to learn from. Check out our videos at The Ontario Dog Trainer on Youtube!

Can you imagine your dog behaving like this?

  • Enjoying walks, on and off leash
  • Off-leash freedom
  • On-leash manners
  • No more digging
  • Cooperative attitude
  • Behaving in public places
  • Polite house manners
  • Calm ‘meet and greet’ and engagement with friends, family and strangers
  • Fun play dates and sociable behaviour around other dogs
  • Staying safe and ‘out of the way’ by going to and staying in one place on command.

We’ve got your (and your dog’s) back! If you feel a mixture of relief and excitement from just reading this, imagine how you’ll feel when you see your dog’s behaviour rapidly transform to become your Dream Dog after only a short time working and training with our team! Our classes fill quickly, so give us a call or read about our programs for more information.

Comments From Our Satisfied Clients:

“Riley has become a really good and obedient dog. He is a real joy and I owe all that to the training that you provided. I thank you very much for that, it has made all the difference.”

~ Anne

Comments From Our Satisfied Clients:

“Karen and her team was amazing. My english bulldog Winston was experiencing anxiety and didn’t know how to behave. She gave me the tools to change these behaviors and he is a different dog. I don’t know what i would do without her help! Highly recommend!”

~ Jessica

Comments From Our Satisfied Clients:

“Excellent training for our puppy and us, Karen and staff were excellent.”

~ Vince

Comments From Our Satisfied Clients:

“Thank you for your help with Marvin. We are amazed at the difference already… is that possible? The 2 hours we spent with you has already paid off.”

~ Rita

Comments From Our Satisfied Clients:

“Great facility with trainers who are world class.”

~ Rodney

Comments From Our Satisfied Clients:

“Highly recommended! Her staff and especially Karen are top notch! Too bad I didn’t find you sooner!”

~ Laura

Our Programs

Be the Pack Leader

Behaviour Evaluation and Training Needs Assessment

‘Be the Pack Leader’ is a two-hour private behaviour assessment and training needs session tailored to the specific training and education needs of owners and their dogs or puppies. During the session you will learn tips and training techniques to connect you with your dog as a beginning to create the canine companion that you’ve always wanted.

Be Your Own Hero

Private Lessons

Learn to ‘talk dog’ to easily build a bond of trust, cooperation and respect as the leader that your dog can count on. When your bond is strong the innate skills needed for basic obedience are a natural outcome. This package will teach you how to consistently be the leader that your dog needs and can trust for a life of harmony together.

Superstars

Boarding and Training School for Dogs and Puppies

Our expert trainers ‘talk dog’ and use practical, dog-friendly methods to transform your dog’s behaviour by developing confidence, obedience and social skills to create a companion dog that is well behaved for you to take anywhere that dogs are allowed.

Peace of Mind

Alumni boarding and training

‘Peace of Mind’ is an alumni training program which is available exclusively for our Boarding and Training Superstar graduates! We are committed to helping protect your training investment and your dog’s education following graduation from our Boarding and Training School.

Ontario Dog Trainer Facility

​Our campus is nestled in the middle of 100 serene, rural acres. We’re located within 20 minutes of several small towns. The proximity to both rural and urban environments gives us the access and ability for daily training practice and real-world adventures, both on and off leash.

Our training happens everywhere—outdoors, in our heated/ air-conditioned classroom, in our cozy home-like office, and on everyday adventures that your dog enjoys once he is ready to be on- and off-leash in new places. Your dog will love it here!

Meet The Team

​Get to know the wonderful team that works to make Ontario Dog Trainer a doggy paradise. Led by dog training guru, Karen Laws, our trainers are continuously educating themselves through attending courses, workshops, conferences and seminars be up to date on the latest and most effective approaches in the field of animal behaviour and dog behaviour modification. 

Karen

Owner/Chief Woof Officer

Alysia

Lead Trainer

Tammy

Assistant Trainer

What are you waiting for?

Put your mind at ease, the Ontario Dog Trainer Team will improve your dog’s behaviour

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