Positive Reinforcement dog training and behaviour consulting services in Toronto.
- Sometimes frustrated or embarrassed by your dog’s behaviour?
- Concerned about your dog’s anxiety or aggressive behaviour?
- Getting a puppy and want to make sure he grows into the best dog he can be?
Then call us! For 15 years we’ve been helping clients bring out the best in their dogs using positive reinforcement techniques that are not only humane and effective but easy to implement. Interested in clicker training? We’re been doing that for 12 years, but feel it’s important to provide options so if you feel clickers aren’t for you, no problem.
Head Trainer Caroline Applebee has a B.Sc. in Biology, specializing in Evolution and Animal Behaviour and was the first trainer in Toronto to qualify for certification. Raising Rover is the only school in the city to offer that combination of education, qualifications and experience. In addition to getting you results, we are committed to client service and it’s our pleasure to make your training experience an enjoyable one.
Servicing Toronto, Raising Rover offers puppy socialization classes, real-life manners for dogs of all ages in the Advanced Life Skills program as well as customized in-home private training.
Whether you are looking to get your puppy off to the best possible start, address behaviour problems or just want to give your already good dog a few new challenges, Raising Rover has both the dog expertise and people coaching skills to help you achieve long lasting results.
Why Choose Us
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 the certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (for more info visit their site.)
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
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.