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Dog Obedience Training Dog Training Classes

Puppy Training and Adult Dog Training Classes

Over 40 Years of Experience led by

Master Dog Trainer Roger Richards

Dog Obedience Training

Commands like sit, stay, come, and heel are just a few of the commands covered in our Dog Obedience Training classes at Toronto K9 Center. Teaching your dog commands is a rewarding process that can enhance communication and improve behavior. Beyond the basic commands like sit and stay, numerous other commands can be both practical and fun.

For instance, ‘drop it’ is essential for safety, ensuring your dog releases anything harmful or valuable. ‘Down’ is useful for calming and controlling your dog in various situations. ‘Leave it’ teaches your dog to ignore unwanted items or food, which is quite helpful during walks. Also, commands like shake, ‘roll over,’ and ‘play dead’ add an element of play and can reinforce the bond between you and your K9. Each command serves a purpose, whether it’s for safety, discipline, or simply having fun together. 

Our Dog Obedience Training service areas include Toronto, Ajax, Whitby, Brooklin, Pickering, Oshawa, Hamilton, Brampton, and the GTA. 

Puppy Training and Adult Dog Training Classes

As Roger Richards says, Dog Obedience Training or Dog Behavior Training is not a science…it is an art!

Dog Obedience training and dog behavioural training requires timing, consistency, repetition, and a love for the animal and its well-being. To succeed, one needs a kind hand and a well-informed mind. Under the right direction, even a first-time dog owner/handler may achieve a very high level of obedience in only a few lessons. Have you ever wondered why your dog performs well at home but not when out in public or when faced with distractions?

Toronto K9 Center’s obedience training opens up the lines of communication between your dog and you, the lack of which is always the root cause of most problems. Our obedience training follows a form of effective communication training that makes your dog obey your orders without any problem when asked.

Regarding puppies, training in the early months of a puppy’s life is essential. They will learn vital socialization and communication skills when they are young, and these life experiences influence how your puppy will play.

If you have already completed an obedience course and you do not have full control of your dog while it is off-lead, you have wasted both your time and money. Obedience training should not only improve your relationship with your dog but also improve your dog’s chances of survival when faced with an unexpected off-leash situation. Obedience training is the greatest gift you can give your dog, not to mention yourself!

Doberman Dog Standing With Woman In The Sunset
Belgian Malinois Running During Dog Training Session At Torontok9Center.com

Skills

Your dog will Achieve!

Our team of professional trainers makes sure that your dog receives the best possible training and care. The friendship between you and your dog will do you wonders when you invest in Toronto K9 Center’s training.

Dog Obedience Training Classes Completed

Once your dog has completed training, your pet will be extremely loyal and attached, even with hyperactive or aggressive dogs. Wherever you go with your dog, everyone will immediately notice the difference the training has made and how obedient the dog has become.

What will Your Dog Overcome & Learn from our expert trainers?

Academy Training Options Private - Bootcamp - Group Classes

You’ll enjoy knowing that our dedicated team of professional trainers will do whatever is necessary to keep your dog happy, healthy and safe during all of our training regiments. Our instructors will show you how to attain full control of your canine companion using realistic techniques that are both effective and easy to learn. 

At Toronto K9 Center there are 4 options when it comes to Obedience Training.  

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Private - Training at Clients Home or Preferred Location

One on One Training at the Clients Home

Private - Training at Toronto K9 Center

One on One Training at Toronto K9 Center

Obedience Dog Training Offering Private And Group Classes Offered By Torontok9Center.com

Group Classes - Training at Toronto K9 Center

Group of Clients & Dogs are Trained at our Facility

Inboard - Bootcamp Training at Toronto K9 Center

The Dog is Boarded and Trained at Toronto K9 Center

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Lady Sitting With Doberman And Black German Shepherd Dogs

Private Training

This course can be held at the Client’s home, a Preferred location, or Toronto K9’s Training Center.

At Home

Private at-home training is when the training director, Cliff Roger Richards, goes to the Client’s home or place of choice, where you and he feel comfortable and safe and works one-on-one with the Client and their dog. In this Program, the Basic Obedience commands needed to control any dog, regardless of size or breed, are taught.

What are the 6 basic obedience commands for dogs?

The 6 Basic Obedience Commands are Heel, Sit, Sit, and Stay Down, Down and Stay, and Come when asked.

All of these commands are taught on a leash. Behaviour modification is also addressed, including no jumping and mouthing. This allows the entire family to participate in the training of their dog. 

This training program is highly successful because we go into your home and provide humane, natural methods to train your dog. Since we come to where you and your dog are, we can create a custom plan for puppy or adult dog training that takes into consideration your dog’s temperament, personality, and energy level.

At Toronto K9 Center

Private training at our facility follows the same regimen as at-Home Training. The course follows the same structure and covers all the same commands and behavior training, except that it is all done at our facility instead of your home.

Lady Sitting With Doberman And Black German Shepherd Dogs

Private Training

This course can be held at the Client’s home, a Preferred location, or Toronto K9’s Training Center.

At Home

Private at-home training is when the training director, Cliff Roger Richards, goes to the Client’s home or place of choice, where you and he feel comfortable and safe and works one-on-one with the Client and their dog. In this Program, the Basic Obedience commands needed to control any dog, regardless of size or breed, are taught.

What are the 6 basic obedience commands for dogs?

The 6 Basic Obedience Commands are Heel, Sit, Sit, and Stay Down, Down and Stay, and Come when asked.

All of these commands are taught on a leash. Behaviour modification is also addressed, including no jumping and mouthing. This allows the entire family to participate in the training of their dog. 

This training program is highly successful because we go into your home and provide humane, natural methods to train your dog. Since we come to where you and your dog are, we can create a custom plan for puppy or adult dog training that takes into consideration your dog’s temperament, personality, and energy level.

At Toronto K9 Center

Private training at our facility follows the same regimen as at-Home Training. The course follows the same structure and covers all the same commands and behavior training, except that it is all done at our facility instead of your home.

Inboard – Bootcamp  Training

Please note that there is always a waiting list for this program.

Bootcamp training requires the owner to leave their dog boarded with us for a month.  Note that in Inboard, Bootcamp training all dogs stay at our home and not at a kennel.  All formal obedience commands, correct socialization techniques and behavior problems are dealt with in this program, regardless of size or breed. These commands include; heel, sit, sit and stay, down, down and stay, and come when called. All of these commands are taught on a leash. Also, behavior modification is dealt with, this including, no jumping and mouthing. Your dog will benefit because he receives intense one-on-one training designed specifically for your dog, based on his personality and temperament.  Dogs are properly fed, exercised and attended to.  If you have any personal considerations in regard to diet, care, etc., we will be happy to accommodate you.  We also greatly encourage you to visit your dog to monitor his progress and to learn the techniques being taught so you would know the correct procedures to maintain your dog’s training when he returns home.

At the end of the one month program, the dog goes back to its owner.  Once the dog is back home with its owner and if the owner feels that they themselves may need some extra coaching, we have that covered.  If required, we include six Private, One-on-One classes with one of our trainers, free of charge to the owner. These private classes are held once a week at Toronto K9 Centre’s facility.

Dogs All Sitting Participating In Our Bootcamp Training At Torontok9Center.com

Inboard – Bootcamp  Training

Please note that there is always a waiting list for this program.

Bootcamp training requires the owner to leave their dog boarded with us for a month.  Note that in Inboard, Bootcamp training all dogs stay at our home and not at a kennel.  All formal obedience commands, correct socialization techniques and behavior problems are dealt with in this program, regardless of size or breed. These commands include; heel, sit, sit and stay, down, down and stay, and come when called. All of these commands are taught on a leash. Also, behavior modification is dealt with, this including, no jumping and mouthing. Your dog will benefit because he receives intense one-on-one training designed specifically for your dog, based on his personality and temperament.  Dogs are properly fed, exercised and attended to.  If you have any personal considerations in regard to diet, care, etc., we will be happy to accommodate you.  We also greatly encourage you to visit your dog to monitor his progress and to learn the techniques being taught so you would know the correct procedures to maintain your dog’s training when he returns home.

At the end of the one month program, the dog goes back to its owner.  Once the dog is back home with its owner and if the owner feels that they themselves may need some extra coaching, we have that covered.  If required, we include six Private, One-on-One classes with one of our trainers, free of charge to the owner. These private classes are held once a week at Toronto K9 Centre’s facility.

Dogs All Sitting Participating In Our Bootcamp Training At Torontok9Center.com

Group Classes

Puppy and Adult Dog Training Classes

Held at Toronto K9 Center’s facility or other specified locations!

Our Group Classes course is a sixteen-week program. For this program, the dog and their owner or handler attend classes once a week for sixteen weeks at a Toronto K9 Center’s facility. This sixteen-week program offers the same curriculum that is taught in our Inboard – BootCamp program except without the socializing training portion. All formal obedience commands are taught. These include heel, sit, sit and stay, down, down and stay, and come when called. All of these commands are taught on a leash. Also, behavior modification is dealt with, including no jumping or mouthing. 

We are firm believers that the most effective group classes are sixteen-week programs, NOT the eight-week programs commonly offered. Consistency is of paramount importance in dog training. We strongly encourage you to attend all training classes if possible. Don’t forget to browse our Group Training Videos and Group Training Gallery Pictures.

Contact us for more detailed times and locations.

Group Classes

Puppy and Adult Dog Training Classes

Held at Toronto K9 Center’s facility or other specified locations!

Our Group Classes course is a sixteen-week program. For this program, the dog and their owner or handler attend classes once a week for sixteen weeks at a Toronto K9 Center’s facility. This sixteen-week program offers the same curriculum taught in our Board and Train BootCamp program except without the socializing training portion. All formal obedience commands are taught. These include heel, sit, sit and stay, down, down and stay, and come when called. All of these commands are taught to dogs while they are on a leash. Also, behavior modification is dealt with, including no jumping or mouthing. 

We firmly believe that the most effective Group Classes are sixteen-week programs, NOT the eight-week programs commonly offered by other trainers. Consistency is of paramount importance in dog training. We strongly encourage you to attend all training classes if possible. Don’t forget to browse our Group Training Videos and Group Training Gallery Pictures.

Contact us for more detailed times and locations.