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We work with dogs of all types and breeds as well as mixed breeds. We also train puppies from 8 weeks through to adult dogs of any age.
We perform a 1 hour consultation with you and your dog to assess what type of training your dog needs and how many sessions. We work with you to identify the best type of training for both of you! Whether this be group classes or private classes or inboard bootcamp training.
Consultations are always free of charge.
Our Group Class course is a sixteen week program. This program requires both the dog and the owner/handler to attend once a week at the Toronto K9 Center’s facility.
Private training can be arranged at either the Toronto K9 Center’s facility or your home location.
Toronto K9 Center always supplies food and refreshments. However, if your dog has specific dietary requirements, we recommend that you supply your own dog food or provide us with the necessary food items.
Inboard training is a 30 day program. If required, we will supply free of charge, up to six Private One-on-One classes with one of our trainers.
All dogs registered for Inboard training will reside at the trainers personal residence. They will never be kept in kennel.
We can provide German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Pitbull’s and others from reputable kennels that are personally known to us.
Our program is a three months course and we will require your participation in a minimum of 10 weekly training sessions (120 training sessions total).
The German Shepherd Dog or GSD originated in Germany and was called Deutsche Schäferhund. Captain Max von Stephanitz founded and standardized the breed in 1899. In 1907, the first German Shephard Dog was exhibited in the state of Philadelphia, USA.
The average life span of a German Shepherd is around 11 years. Yet according to GSD kennel clubs these dogs can be expected to live 9 to 13 years with the proper care, nutrition and exercise.
Yes, most consider these dogs as high maintenance. These canines require a lot of exercise on a daily basis to stay happy and healthy. These dogs have an incredible amount of energy that they need to use up to remain content. They require training and guidance from their owner to be a well behaved and sociable dog.
These dogs are very smart and extremely intelligent. They are very easily trained and are very attentive and responsive during their training sessions. Belgian Malinois follow their trainers commands with much attention and easily follow all instruction given to them. They are a wonderful breed to train and are used extensively for all sorts of operations by the police and the military.
These dogs usually live between 12 to 15 years. Some can even live longer if they have proper nutrition and exercise.
Yes Pit Bulls are easily trained, considering that they are extremely smart love to please their owner or trainer. These dogs enjoy learning new exercises and have an abundant amount of energy and stamina.
The Doberman Pinscher is a breed of working dog created by Karl Friedrich Louis Doberman at the end of the 19th century (1890 approximately). Karl was a tax collector, night watchman, dog catcher and the keeper of a dog pound in Apolda Germany. He had an obsession with guard dogs and wanted to create a dog that would have unequalled ferocity, bravery and intelligence. It is thought that he inbred a German Pinscher with the Rottweiler and it is also thought the German Shepherd and Manchester Terrier were possibly used.
These canines have an average life expectancy of approximately 9 years. Most are relatively healthy until around 8 to 10 years of age.
This breed gets his name from his town of origin, Rottweilin, Germany. They are also known as Rottie, Rottweil mtzgerhund (Butcher’s Dog) in Germany or just Rott. These dogs are thought to have originated from Mastiff-types (possibly Italian) and ancient hunting dogs. Rottweilers were originally used as cattle droving dogs, guiding large herds to market quite easily. They were also used for pulling heavy carts and as a guard dogs for the farm and the farmer’s family. Rottweilers as working dogs dates back even during the Roman Empire where they were used to guard their supplies.
Rottweilers on average live up to anywhere from 8 to 12 years. It is also common for a female Rottweiler to live an additional to years longer than a male dog.
Male Rottweilers weigh on average 45-60 kilograms or 99-130 pounds. The female variety, is slightly smaller and weigh approximately 35-52 kilograms or 77-115 pounds.
Yes, it is recommended that you call or email to setup an appointment. Some grooming services can take a few hours and some even longer, so appointments and scheduling is necessary. The following services listed below are normally Walk-in Services, but with the current Covid-19 restrictions, it is very likely that we will not be able to look after your grooming needs right away.
Walk-in Services: Face Trim, Eye Trimming, Pad Trimming, Sanitary Trim, Nail Trimming, Nail Dremelling
This is a simple 4-step process that reduces your pets shedding up to 90%. First we wet the pet’s coat and massage the FURminator deShedding Shampoo into the coat. Then it is rinsed thoroughly. Now we apply the FURminator deShedding Conditioner that helps loosen the undercoat. Once the dog is rinsed, we dry the pet with our high velocity dryer. The last step is to Extract the loose hair from the undercoat with the FURminator deShedding Tool.
Included brush time is approximately 10-15 minutes. Extended brush out as a result of heavy undercoat or matted/tangled coat may incur an extra brushing/de-matting fee.
Yes we do, but please contact us before dropping by.
It really is not recommended. Pets will be calmer and are more cooperative for groomers when the owner are not present. We use sharp tools (scissors, clippers) around sensitive areas such as eyes, mouths, and sanitary areas and we need the dog’s full attention for their safety. In most cases with the owners presence, it makes the dogs generally too excited and anxious to go home and will not stay still to complete the grooming session.
You can bring your new puppy in for its 1st Puppy Intro between 3- 4 months of age.
Puppy’s first few visits is always short and sweet! We just to cover basics such as bathing, drying, brushing, nail trimming, face trim/sanitary trimming and ear cleaning.
We encourage introducing your new puppy to the grooming world at an early age so they grow up learning that the grooming salon is a fun, relaxing, and enjoyable place to be. It also helps if you to play with your puppy’s feet at home and touch their faces often so they become less afraid in the salon.
Although there are slightly variations between breeds and desired coat lengths and clients manageability at home, we recommend that your dog be professionally groomed every 4 to 6 weeks for optimal skin and coat health.
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Matting is a condition in your dog’s fur that is caused by dense tangles and knots. It’s a painful condition that can lead to other health concerns such as infections or skin irritations and can also mask other health issues or parasites. Mats cut off air flow in your dog’s hair and can trap moisture, which can cause irritation and sores on your dog skin.
If the matting on your dog is severe, the safest and most humane way to remove the mats would be to clip his hair short. The length of his hair will depend on how tight the mats are. We must be able to get the blade between the mats and the skin to remove them. If the mats aren’t too tight, sometimes we can get longer blades underneath the mats to salvage some length. However, if the mats are tight to the skin, we would need to use our shortest blade available to remove the mats. This would result in very short hair but would give you a fresh start and make your dog much more comfortable. This is often not the style that most owners would prefer, but is often the safest and most humane option for your dog if he is matted.