Welcome to MY OBEDIENT DOG, the effective and practical dog training school, where we teach you how to train your dog! We educate and coach you with clear, consistent, and effective ways to communicate with your k9 friend. Our balanced system of training will help teach your dog to respond on your first command and remain "on-command" until told what to do next. This style of training is called "First Command Response". Wouldn't that be nice? You won't have to repeat the same commands over and over again, like "sit, sit, sit". We do not believe in chanting commands or pleading for compliance, nor do we believe in bribing a dog with a handful of treats. Instead, we believe in giving a command once, having the dog successfully comply, and only disengage from the command when told to do so. Once the dog responds, positive reinforcement is given through physical and vocal praising and treat rewards. The training is effective, practical, clear, and concise for both the handler and the dog to learn and understand. It consists of useful, everyday commands that every family dog should know.
Our obedient dogs, Guinness and Zoey.
Our program is designed to guide you on how to become your dog's leader. This involves being calm, firm, fair, and assertive. Your leadership will provide your dog with rules, boundaries, and limitations. It will also provide structure and meaning to their life; these are the building blocks in raising a happy and balanced dog. Becoming your dog’s leader will give you the control to address, solve, and prevent behavioural problems from arising in the future. Your dog will learn to trust, respect, and follow you. Our goal is to help build a fulfilling and rewarding relationship between you and your k9 friend.
Zoey and Guinness relaxing after a long walk.
Every dog is trainable, no matter the age, breed, size, or temperament. They require physical exercise and mental stimulation in order to keep the body healthy and the mind active. They are animals who love to please their owners and often look up at them, seeking guidance and direction. In the end, they all need structure and leadership, which are the foundation to maintaining a healthy, happy, and balanced dog. Once the dog sees that the owner has established the leadership role, they will gladly become the follower. With this newfound understanding, the relationship between you and your dog will transform into trust, respect, love, and companionship.
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Choosing to obedience train your dog is the single most important means of ensuring a mutually rewarding relationship for years to come. The sound knowledge and practical training that you will acquire at MY OBEDIENT DOG will make you a better dog owner, make your dog a better companion, and make your home a better place. The benefits of raising an obedient dog are so great that becoming a responsible dog owner deserves whatever time it takes to do it right!
IN-HOME TRAINING & BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION is a private in-home service, which consists of one or more sessions that address and solve behavioural issues that occur both indoors and outdoors, such as jumping, barking, chewing, digging, aggression, and much more.
GROUP BEGINNER OBEDIENCE is a 10-week curriculum that provides essential and practical training for the family dog. You will learn to execute useful, everyday commands that will allow for a happy, balanced, and obedient dog.
GROUP INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE is a 12-week, second-level curriculum which covers realistic, off-leash training at greater distance and time intervals, amidst increased distractions and temptations that allow you to assert full control of your dog.
PRIVATE LOOSE-LEASH WALKING is a 4-week package that teaches you proper techniques to effectively walk your dog. Emphasis is placed on leadership training, where your dog follows you without pulling or sniffing.
RAISING A PUPPY consists of 1, private, in-home session that provides you with the tools and knowledge when deciding to bring home a puppy. Topics include housebreaking, crate training, nipping, and more.
OFF-LEASH RECALL consists of three, private sessions that teach you to have your dog come to you on the first command, under any given circumstance.
TREADMILL TRAINING consists of two private sessions that teach you and your dog how to work comfortably and safely on a treadmill.
Meet Simba! She is a 10-week-old Belgian Malinois and the newest member of the MY OBEDIENT DOG family.
We provide PRIVATE behavioural sessions and GROUP obedience classes, both running year round.
Our PRIVATE behavioural sessions are offered in home and/or outdoors, wherever the problem behaviour(s) take place, and provide one-on-one training for you and your dog.
Our GROUP obedience classes take place in a group setting, allowing your dog to learn and comply amongst other dogs. Between April and September, these classes take place outdoors, in city streets, nature trails, and parks; all of which provide your dog with exposure to various scent, sound, and visual distractions within changing environments. Between October and March, these classes take place at an indoor training facility.
This gives you the flexibility to choose the option that best suits your needs.
Our home office is located in Richmond Hill (see map on the Contact page). We serve clients all across the GTA and York Region, including Toronto, North York, Thornhill, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora, and Newmarket. Our services are offered all-year round, both indoors and outdoors.