Which program is right for me?

Rather than emailing and playing phone tag, which can delay the process, we ask that interested clients use this chart to find the right program for you and your dog. You might find that there are various programs that work for you - if that's the case, register for the most pressing issue (reactivity, aggression, fear/anxiety/stress) first and notify us in your initial contact of the other concerns that you might have. 


I have a puppy between 8wks - 16wks:

Between 6 and 16 weeks (approximately), puppies go through a critical period where learning is optimal. We offer puppy socialization classes for dogs in this age group. 

Extra-small / small breeds must start classes between 8-15 weeks of age. Medium, large, and XL breeds must start classes between 8-12 weeks of age. Don't delay! 

 

Looking for private lessons for your puppy? We offer private puppy lessons and virtual training for our Primary School students at a discounted rate. Because this is a critical age for socialization, we do not recommend skipping class and taking only private lessons!

Register for Primary School and book private lessons or virtual consults at a discounted rate. 


I have a friendly dog age 16wks to 16yrs:

If your dog is friendly toward people and dogs, our Secondary School program is right for you! We cover all the basics and then some. 


I have a dog who is very upset when left alone:

(Barking, howling, destructive, potty accidents, drooling, escaping, etc...) 

Does your dog vocalize when left alone or separated from you? Are you receiving complaints from the neighbours or are you coming home to a new disaster every day? Tired of being told to exercise your dog more and leave a stuffed Kong? We hear you. You’ve probably tried everything.  Let our Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) help you! 


I have a dog who is fearful, anxious, reactive, and/or aggressive toward dogs AND people:

We totally get it. We can get you some relief fast! Depending on a few variables, we can work with you in-school, providing a controlled environment in which to ensure safety and enhance learning prior to generalizing to other environments, such as in-home or out in public. 

 

Many of our clients do not reside in our service area or have difficulty transporting their dog to our location. We offer virtual consults for a variety of challenges all over North America and beyond. No one is off limits. This includes assistance in finding a reputable trainer near you, to hone your learned skills in real life.


I have a dog (8mo+) who is fearful, anxious, reactive, and/or aggressive toward DOGS:

Cranky Canine is a one-of-a-kind, specialized program for dogs who are fearful, defensive, or offensive toward other dogs on leash. They often make embarrassing displays including barking and lunging at the end of their leash toward other dogs. 

 

Too young for Cranky Canine? No problem - we can do this one-on-one. Depending on a few variables, we can work with you in-school or in-home, providing a controlled environment in which to ensure safety and enhance learning prior to generalizing to other environments, such as in-home or out in public. 


I have a dog who is fearful, anxious, reactive, and/or aggressive toward PEOPLE:

We totally get it. We can get you some relief fast! Depending on a few variables, we can work with you in-school, providing a controlled environment in which to ensure safety and enhance learning prior to generalizing to other environments, such as in-home or out in public. 

 

Many of our clients do not reside in our service area or have difficulty transporting their dog to our location. We offer virtual consults for a variety of challenges all over North America and beyond. No one is off limits. This includes assistance in finding a reputable trainer near you, to hone your learned skills in real life.


I have a dog who is generally anxious or sensitive toward sounds, objects or environments: 

We totally get it. We can get you some relief fast! Depending on a few variables, we can work with you in-school, providing a controlled environment in which to ensure safety and enhance learning prior to generalizing to other environments, such as in-home or out in public. 

 

Many of our clients do not reside in our service area or have difficulty transporting their dog to our location. We offer virtual consults for a variety of challenges all over North America and beyond. No one is off limits. This includes assistance in finding a reputable trainer near you, to hone your learned skills in real life.


I have a dog who is struggling with body handling for vet visits and grooming appointments:

If your dog is resistant to restraint, cranky with clippers, bonkers over brushing, or flat out stressed when it comes to vet visits or grooming sessions, this class is for you. 

Using the same techniques used in zoos, we will help your dog become a willing participant in their own care. It doesn't have to be stressful or dangerous! 

We totally get it. We can get you some relief fast! Depending on a few variables, we can work with you in-school, providing a controlled environment in which to ensure safety and enhance learning prior to generalizing to other environments, such as in-home or out in public. 

Many of our clients do not reside in our service area or have difficulty transporting their dog to our location. We offer virtual consults for a variety of challenges all over North America and beyond. No one is off limits. This includes assistance in finding a reputable trainer near you, to hone your learned skills in real life.


I would like to train my dog but I am not in your service area / I am in a remote area:

Many of our clients do not reside in our service area or have difficulty transporting their dog to our location. We offer virtual consults for a variety of challenges all over North America and beyond. No one is off limits. This includes assistance in finding a reputable trainer near you, to hone your learned skills in real life.

 

We want to reach dog-lovers in all corners of the world and so we are thrilled to offer short courses that are web-based and self-paced. These courses are affordable and easy-to-follow, with lots of support from your instructor and classmates. All of our courses are consistent with the teachings of our school; positive reinforcement is the name of the game! 


I am a Pet Professional or aspiring Pet Professional:

Do you want to become a pet professional (dog walker, groomer, pet-sitter or technician)? We offer an exclusive certification program for Canine Care Professionals exclusively at The Toronto Centre for Canine Education.

...coming soon... Click below to get on the wait list for more information:

Already have a business as a Dog Walker / Pet Sitter and need some guidance? We can help! 

Book a virtual business consult now!


I am a Veterinarian / Clinic Manager and am interested in continuing education for our clinic:

The Toronto Centre for Canine Education offers FREE on-site continuing education for veterinarians, veterinary technicians and veterinary hospital staff.  We cover topics such as canine behaviour, basic and complex behaviour challenges, consulting skills, and more.  VetTalks are held at individual clinics unless otherwise requested. We provide a full visual presentation, projector, and follow-up support.