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Private Training

Co-create your best life with your dog

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Some reasons that pet parents reach out to us

Stopping or preventing:

  • Pulling on leash

  • Chasing bikes, runners or wildlife

  • Barking at people, dogs or noises

  • Jumping on people

  • Digging, chewing or stealing

  • Discomfort in new situations

Building new skills:

  • Recall and off-leash safety

  • Relaxation and confidence

  • Mental and physical exercise

  • Preparing for adventures

  • Fear-free grooming and vet visits

We especially love helping high-energy dogs and working breeds who need extra support to be happy and polite living in the city.

Private Training

Private Training

Solutions tailored to your dog and your lifestyle.

Understand your dog deeply. Tap into their motivation.

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​You’re committed to your dog’s happiness, but their current behaviour is standing in the way of your best life together. Learn how to change their behaviour and build mutual trust.

Gain the freedom to explore the world with your dog – without stress, embarrassment or worry.


We show you how to:

  • Understand and predict your dog's behaviour.

  • Set up their environment for success.

  • Enrich your dog mentally and physically.

  • Use rewards to strengthen desirable behaviour.

  • Train new skills using small, gradual steps


​We're happy to collaborate with the other humans on your dog's team, such as your vet, veterinary behaviourist, groomer, pet-sitter or walker.​

No plans availableOnce there are plans available for purchase, you’ll see them here.

Start your journey with an action plan that is tailored to your dog's needs and your lifestyle.


During your onboarding session, we'll discuss your goals for your life with your dog. You'll discover shortcuts to promote better choices, and tips to meet their needs without burning yourself out. We'll start with training foundations, which continue in our coaching sessions.


Onboarding sessions are online by default, to avoid the distraction of your dog reacting to a visitor. However, if an online session is less accessible for you, let us know, and we'll arrange an alternative that supports your comfort and focus.

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After onboarding, our private coaching sessions guide you through your personalized action plan.


You'll learn how to respond when things don't go according to plan. Together, we'll teach your dog new skills in small steps, and introduce real distractions strategically. You'll see better results with consistent practice. Between sessions, we highly encourage you to submit videos of your work-in-progress for feedback! Text us for additional support during our office hours.


Access in-person coaching sessions in Burnaby, North Vancouver, Vancouver and New Westminster. We'll meet at your home, or at another safe comfortable location, like a park or trail. We also offer online training Canada-wide.

Your dog is an individual.

Their genetics. Their past experiences and personal preferences. Their surroundings. All of it influences their behaviour.

Behaviour change takes time, consistency, and collaboration: we use your knowledge of your own dog plus our knowledge of canine learning and behaviour to apply the ethical, science-based strategies that will work best for you.

We're happy to explain the evidence and rationale behind the techniques we teach you, but there are no guarantees when it comes to the behaviour of living beings. Please be wary of trainers offering guarantees or quick fixes.

Your dog's emotional responses during training are just as important as their behaviour. We do not use training methods or tools that cause pain, fear or avoidance.

Your wellbeing is also important to us. Have you been blamed and shamed in the past for your dog's behaviour? Have you tried training that involved aversive tools or dominance theory? You are so welcome here! We are glad you found us, and we're excited to show you how force-free training can improve your life with your dog.

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Embrace a new relationship with your dog!

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