Why Choose Us

The trainer as a child, and her dog Brutus

Caroline and Brutus: the passion started young!

QUALIFIED:

Caroline Applebee has earned a B.Sc. in Biology from McGill University with a specialization in Animal Behaviour and is Board Certified since 2004 through theCertification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (for more info visit their site.)

EXPERIENCED:

Cookie cutters are for making dog biscuits. No one approach works for every dog or person. Over 15 years of working with Toronto families and their dogs gives the breadth of experience necessary to find the right solution for you and your dog,

EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES USING POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT:

Your dog is not your adversary! A background in canine behaviour and communication, breed differences and how animals learn gives us the tools to find solutions to your dog’s behaviour without resorting to intimidation or physical coercion.

No yelling – no choke chains – no shock collars

And finally,

YES, WE REALLY LIKE DOGS AND WE FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT PEOPLE.

We won’t blame you for your dog’s problems or talk down to you for knowing less about dogs than we do. We believe both dogs and their people should be treated with kindness and respect.