Unleash the Power of Positive
Research has shown that positive, reward-based training works best and results in a stronger bond.
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Positive reinforcement dog training and behaviour consulting services in Toronto.
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Where Good Dogs Grow
Ensure your pup grows into the best dog he can be with Toronto’s Puppy Expert!
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Professional Dog Training

Why Choose Us
Raising Rover is the only school in Toronto to offer a unique combination of education, qualifications and experience. Positive reinforcement-based programs – offered both online and in person – provide effective solutions for all your training needs. We are committed to client service and it’s our pleasure to make your training experience an enjoyable one.


Caroline Applebee holds a B.Sc. in Biology from McGill University with a specialization in Animal Behaviour and became Toronto’s first Board Certified Professional Dog Trainer in 2004 through the CCPDT.

Results Driven

Offering group classes as well as private training options, both in person and online, Raising Rover is committed to tailoring an approach to best meet your needs and provide the ongoing support to ensure you are successful.


Research shows that reward-based approaches to training are not only more effective, they carry less risk of behavioural fallout such as anxiety and aggression issues and it’s just more fun for both the dogs and their people!

What We Do

Raising Rover’s popular Puppy Life Skill group classes is designed to provide pups between 9-14 weeks with the best possible start in life. Covering an introduction to manners, program emphasis is on good socialization, problem prevention and fun! Follow this with Advanced Puppy Life Skills to take those foundation lessons to the next level and ensure your pup grows into the best dog dog he can be.

Raising Rover - Puppy Training Classes
Raising Rover - Private Dog Training and Coaching

Raising Rover offers both coaching (where we work together to help you train your dog) and tutoring (where we do the heavy lifting and work with your dog for you). With both in-person and online training options available, we’ll work with you to customize the best solution to meet your needs.

Raising Rover offers online puppy socialization classes as well as private dog training and behaviour modification. Whether you’re looking for guidance on how best to prepare for a puppy’s arrival, helping a new rescue settle in, improving your dog’s general manners or wanting to address more challenging behaviours such as resource guarding, separation anxiety or leash reactivity, Raising Rover has the experience to tailor the right online learning approach for you. Same trusted expertise and experience, same individually tailored effective solutions, all from the comfort of your own home.

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