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First of all, what is an Obedience Trainer? 

An obedience trainer is not a person who takes your dog into the conformation show ring and displays him before a judge. If you are looking for someone to do that, go to our section 
"Need a Conformation Handler?".

All dogs should have some obedience training. It helps you to manage your dog and ensures that the dog knows how to behave. 

An Obedience Trainer is a professional who knows how to help you learn these management tools. He/she will lead classes generally for a group of dogs at one time. This also provides another very important opportunity for your dog: socialization to others. 

Training varies from basic commands such as "Sit", "Stay", "Off", "Down", and "Come" that will help you deal with your dog on a daily basis to commands required in more complex settings such as the competition obedience ring, agility competition, or flyball. 

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British Columbia

 Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

Pacific Kennel Club


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BC Stock Dog Association

Campbell River Dog Fanciers Society

Capital Comets Dog Sports Club

Cranbrook & District Kennel Club

Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers of B.C.

Mount Cheam Canine Association

Nanaimo Kennel Club 

Vernon & District Kennel Club






Canine Caretaker
Maple Ridge, BC  

Puppy Socialization, Obedience, Agility, Flyball, Weight-pulling, Sledding, Behavioural Counselling, Dietary Consulting, & more

Gwenda McConnell
Canine Learning Center
8541 Westsyde Road
Kamloops, BC  V2B 8S3
(250) 579-0093

All breeds: Puppy, Beginners, Advanced
Behaviour counselling Conformation handling instruction 
Day & evening classes.  Private sessions.

Peni Fitzpatrick
The Dog Company

2412 Amherst Avenue
Sidney, BC  V8L 2G9
(250) 656-1659

All breeds, all ages
Professional and successful dog training
Behaviour Problems: aggression, barking, biting
Training for handicapped dogs/owners

Christine James
Dog Insight
915 Neff Road
Victoria, BC   V9C 3X4
(250) 886-1210
All types, mixed breeds welcome
Rapport-building training, down-to-earth
behaviour management, and year-round
canine fitness care
Classes and case-specific consultation


Georgina Bradley
Dogstars Animal Training and Talent Agency
417-237 East 4th Avenue 
 Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4

Offering elite obedience training and acting classes.
Private or group available.
Talent agency - experienced or not, all are welcome.
Sign up today for your dog's starring role!

Stephanie Eckstein
1565 Parkwood Drive
Agassiz, BC  V0M 1A0
(604) 796-2444

Australian Shepherds, German Pinschers, Miniature Pinschers,  Papillons, Rottweilers, Shetland Sheepdog, Shih Tzu, Siberian Huskys, Yorkshire Terriers

Peni Fitzpatrick/Avril Peters
Island Dog Sports
Island Rockhounds
2412 Amherst Avenue
Sidney, BC  V8L 2G9
(250) 656-1659 

All breeds, all ages
Have fun learning a sport with your dog!
Agility, Flyball classes
Competition or just for fun
Classes for physically challenged owners/dogs

Deborah Bridgman
Just About Pets Wellness Centre Inc.
B 2030 Abbotsford Way
Abbotsford, BC   V2S 6X8
(604) 850-1787  
G 913 Brunette
Coquitlam, BC
(604) 517-8424

All breeds

Sheree Williamson
L'il Brats Pet Services
4174 184th St
Surrey, BC  V3S 0L5
(604) 575-7829

Abuse-free training for all breeds of dogs through classes, private lessons, and in-kennel training.

Tracy Thomsen
Pet Pampering
4910 West Saanich Road
Victoria, BC   V9E 2E6
(250) 381-5889

We are an alternative kennel and daycare where social dogs come to have a lot of fun. 
Training is positive and motivational for those tired of the choke and pull method. Agility for fun and competition.

Stephanie L. Prewitt
Prewitt Canine Training Academy & Trade School
#339 1641 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC  V7M 2J5
(604) 789-2264
Praise/Play method of training without the use of food, cookies or treats
Obedience/Tracking/Protection Training and behavioural problem solving for family pets
Aggression rehabilitation
Therapy Dogs
PPSEC Registered Trade School

Seriously Dogs Inc.
3-1040 9th Avenue
Campbell River, BC  V9W 4C2
(250) 204-6833   
10 years as a professional dog trainer in behavior and competitive obedience




Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

Alberta Kennel Club

  The Calgary Kennel and Obedience Club


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The Edmonton Kennel Club

Gas City Dog Club

Northern Alberta Canine Association

Red Deer & District Kennel Club

Southern Alberta Working/Herding Dog Association





Mary Ann Marcellus
Eagle Hill Obedience Club
Box 8, Site 6, RR#1
Bowden, AB   T0M 0K0
(403) 556-3635

Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

Jean Price
Howlin' Good Times Dog Daycare/Obedience
Box 6615
Drayton Valley, AB  T7A 1S1
(780) 542-6318

Providing outdoor canine adventures for all different breeds and types of dogs! We walk approx. 10 km of back country hiking per day with basic obedience training included. 
In home overnight boarding. 
View our website.

Sheila Gunston
Hudson's Hounds
RR#3, Site 4, Box 9
Rimbey, AB  T0C 2J0
(403) 304-4987
All Breeds

Offering private sessions, puppy and manners classes for your young or older dog. Your dog will be trained within the laws of learning theory, using motivators to encourage your dog to want to work with you.

Suzy Oslen
262068 Poplar Hill Drive
Calgary, AB  T3R 1C7
(403) 208-1696

Positive, in-house dog training

Tara Palardy
The Academy
#5 4646 Riverside Drive
Red Deer, AB    T4N 6Y5
(403) 872-5686
All Breeds
We offer in home potty training
and manners, class obedience, 
herding, agility and tracking. 
We work with the owners using positive
reinforcement training to keep the bond 
between owner and dog strong.

Judith Snowdon
Shadowbar Shepherds Elite K9 Training/Boarding
Box 237
Lundbreck, AB   T0K 1H0
(403) 628-2175

Angie Taylor
Dangie K-9 Services Inc.
Box 1184 
Lamont, AB    T0B 2R0
(780) 690-4336

Serving Edmonton and most surrounding communities

Basic obedience, canine security consultations and behavior training at the customer's home or business

Ryan-Ann Turgeon
Morinville, AB  T8R 1P4
(780) 961-2487

Obedience, agility

Judy Watson
Box 487
Langdon, AB   T0J 1X0
(403) 936-2028







Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

Band City Kennel and Obedience Club

Hub City Kennel & Obedience Club


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Prince Albert Kennel & Obedience Club

The Regina Kennel and Obedience Club

Saskatoon Kennel & Obedience Club

Shamrock Kennel & Obedience Club




Barbara Lloyd
Dog's Den Training School
760 Arcola Avenue
Regina, SK  S4N 0S5
(306) 586-7756

Specialize in Pet Training. We offer all the Practical Solutions to pet owners. Whether your dog is Prima Donna or a Mutt with an Attitude, we can show you how to have a Friend for Life. Classes are taught by Barbara Lloyd, a Professional Pet Dog Trainer and Behaviorist, who is veterinary recommended.
Classes: Everything about Puppies, Puppy Pre-School, Manners, Agility, K-9 Fun Games, Behavioral Consultations, Private Lessons, Educational Seminars

Jill Eidem
Prairie Freidem Canine Centre
639 Adams Street
Regina, SK   S7N 6R7
(306) 525-8749


Maria Fabrik
Box 218
LeRoy, SK  S0K 2P0
(306) 287-3418

Board and Groom all breeds.
In our home care available for small breed dogs and indoor/outdoor kennel boarding available for medium to large dogs.
Breeds of Champion German Shepherds.




Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

Assiniboine Kennel Club

Crocus Obedience & Kennel Club

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Diamond Disc Dogs

Manitoba Canine Association

Wheat City Kennel Club



Patricia Tschanen
Crazy Jumpers Dog School
PO Box 2253
Gimli, MB  R0C 1B0
(204) 643-5625

All Breeds
Year round indoor and outdoor training, Puppy Kindergarten, 
Obedience Basics and Intermediate, 
Rally O, Agility 3 levels

.... because a well trained dog is so much more fun. We work with positive 
Group classes and private lessons available




Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

Argus Kennel Club

Belleville and District Kennel Club


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Caledon Kennel Association

Canadian Working Dog Foundation

Champlain Dog Club

The Georgina Kennel & Obedience Club

Grey Bruce Kennel & Obedience Club

Kawartha Kennel Club

K-W Kennel Club

Lakehead Kennel Club

London Canine Association

Nipissing Kennel Club

Ontario Breeders Association

Ontario County Kennel Club

Ottawa Kennel Club

Oxford County Kennel Club

Peterborough & District Obedience Club

Rare Breed Club of South Western Ontario

Sault Ste. Marie Kennel Club

St. Catharines & District Kennel and Obedience Club

Sudbury and District Kennel Club




Pat Renshaw
3 R's Obedience
Box 367
Shelburne, ON  L0N 1S0
(519) 925-9542

Specialize in puppy socialization, family pet and competitive obedience

Nathan J. Penny (MSc.)
Animal Behaviour Services Inc.
200 Nakoma Road
Ancaster, ON  L9G 1S7
(416) 486-9889

All breeds
The applied animal behaviourists of Animal Behaviour Services Inc. provide pet owners with humane science based solutions for behaviour problems from the comfort of their own homes!

Jennifer Donaldson/Lianne Zitzelsberger
Canine Water Wellness
16-5303 Canotek Road
Ottawa, ON  K1J 9M1
(613) 745-9424

Swimming therapy, dog treatment and rehabilitation for arthritis, hip/elbow dysplasia, geriatrics, health, disability, degenerative myelopathy.
K9 scent training, search & rescue, obedience training with a super dog bakery!

Cassandra Hartman
Cassandra's Canines Inc.
281 Onondaga Townline Road
Caledonia. ON   N3W 2G9
(905) 746-5959
All breeds
Member of the Canadian Association
of Professional Pet Dog Trainers.
Group classes/private and 
in-home consultations. 
Motivational training and activities.


Companion Dog Training
RR#22, 6926 Concession 2
Cambridge, ON  N3C 2V4
(519) 824-3514

Offering three levels of Family Dog Training
Agility, Puppy to Advanced
Competitive Obedience classes, Attention to Utility
Day and evening classes

Dealing with Dogs
PO Box 1207 
Oakville, ON  L6J 5C7

(905) 469-1555

Specialize in lifestyle obedience classes for puppies and dogs over 12 weeks of age
Offer classes in Toronto, Oakville, and Mississauga
Private instruction also available

Delightful Dogs
Proudly Serving You Since 1999 Located in Kitchener, ON
Serving all of North America
Telephone: (519) 342-9176
Toll Free: (866) 831-0553

Dog training, socialization and behaviour therapy for puppies and adult dogs.  
Classroom Training for Levels 1, 2, 3, Therapy Dog Training, and Activi-Joring.  Also offering Retail and Grooming Services.  
Check out our website or contact us for more details.

Marcia Murray-Stoof
The Dog Nanny
1963 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON   L9S 4B4
(705) 436-4158

Certified Professional Dog Training
Instructor and Certified Canine

Marcia has over 25 years experience 
as a Trainer, Behaviourist and Breeder.
Marcia offers both Group Classes and 
Private in home sessions.
Teaching Obedience from Puppy to 
Advanced, Also Classes for CD, CGN/CGC, Therapy Dog Evaluation/ Testing.
Confirmation Handling, Fungility & 
Cottage Dog Boot Camp Class


Sam / Joan  Adams-Munro
RR#7 (Between Sarnia and London)
Watford, ON  N0M 2S0
(519) 849-5736

Professional Dog Trainer/Behaviour Consultant, CAPPDT
Training Dogs and Educating owners for over 25 years
Obedience - Behaviour problems - Barking - Aggression (Dod/Dog, Dog/Cat, Dog/Human) - Biting - Guarding - House Soiling
Gentle, effective training methods
Serving: Lambton County: Sarnia, Petrolia, Forrest, Grand Bend, Watford, Wyoming, etc.
Middlesex County: London, Strathroy, Glencoe, Lucan, Mt. Brydges, etc.

Jennifer Segal
Director of Training
Dog Training That Works

Specializing in Reliable Obedience for the street, park, and cottage
Humane Methodology - Proven Results! Professional Trainers servicing GTA and area 
Behaviour Modification/Obedience: Basic to Advanced, Personalized Programs and much more... Private in-home sessions and small group classes offered 
Jennifer Segal has been featured in Chatelaine Magazine, on City TV, CP 24, The New VR, CFTO TV, CBC Radio, and the PBS Network
Reasonable rates - Satisfied customers

Mike McConnery
Mike the Dogman
(519) 265-6708

Natural dog handling bringing man and dog together
Puppy classes, Obedience, Non-Competitive Agility, Tracking, Protection, K-9 Handling & Communication
Specializing in Problem Behaviour - Man Aggression & Dog Aggression

Lorraine Gemmiti  
Roblin,  ON   KOK 2WO
(613) 388-1188

All breed obedience

Bruce K. Brown
Goldnote Goldens
48 Peter Street
Elmvale, ON  L0L 1P0
(705) 322-6134

Jackie Brooks
Ancaster, ON  L9G 3L1
(905) 304-4284

Bev Hurst
K9 101
6950 Cty Road #10
Vankleek Hill, ON  K0B 1R0
(613) 678-2553

Puppy K thru Advanced Off Leash
Competitive Obedience, Rally, Obedience, Agility, Flyball
Positive Motivational Methods
Training Locations: Cumberland, Alexandria, Vankleek Hill

Linda Labonte
Labonte Canine Services
239 Commissioners Road West
London, ON   N6J 1Y2
(519) 318- 9789


Suzy Reaume
The Loose Leash
118 Rotherglen Road North
Ajax, ON  L1T 1T3
(905) 550-4071
All breeds
Obedience training that works 
using the Companion Concept program.  
An assessment and psychology based 
training using pack theory.

Heather McFarlane
Mindful Mutts & Mongrels
279 Queen Street E, Unit 4
Brampton, ON   L6W 2C2
(416) 858-6241
All breeds welcome
We offer both Basic classes for 
beginner dogs and Novice for the 
slightly more experienced. Basic 
commands, loose leash walking, 
socialization, weave pole 
introduction, confidence work (for both
you and your dog!), introduction to off 
leash control and other useful tools
will be offered. We operate in a fun, 
positive atmosphere encouraging 
all students to work within their 
personal limits while enabling their 
dogs to reach the best of their 
potential, in and outside the home. 
Dogs (and humans!) of all ages and 
abilities are welcome to attend!

Lynn Hyndman
Ottawa Dogs in Harmony Obedience Training & Education
Ottawa, ON 
(613) 851-7129

Positive Training gets positive results and it's fun!

Private in-home training for puppies and dogs of all ages using positive reward-based (clicker) methods.  Education on dog behaviour to better enable owner/handlers to obtain the success they are looking for.  Programs can be tailored to fit your needs and schedules.  Serving the western and south-western portions of the Greater Ottawa Area.

Jan Morgan
Paws-itive Puppies
924 White Ash Drive
Whitby, ON  L1N 7S8
(905) 430-3647

All breeds welcome!
Puppy classes held in Toronto, Ajax, Whitby, and Oshawa for dogs 10-16 weeks.
Positive learning and socialization.
Family members encouraged to attend.
Small classes. Gentle techniques.
Have fun and train your puppy!

Shake-a-Paw Dog Training
41 Smith Road
Oxford Station, ON K0G 1T0
(613) 258-1366

Obedience classes in Kemptville and Barrhaven
Agility classes in Spencerville
Private in-home or on-location classes
Aggression expert Cheryl Smith available for private consultations and classes

Tracey Brown
Silvercastle Reg'd
St. Williams, ON    N0E 1P0
(519) 410-4060

We offer outdoor obedience training classes and keep the classes small so that you and your dog receive individual attention.

Our fully climatized kennel building offers 12 indoor condo units complete with 12 outdoor patios for your dogs comfort.  We offer multi breed kennel boarding but non-shedding small and medium size breeds are our specialty.  Grooming services are offered for a selection small and medium size dogs.  Our specialty is Schnauzer grooming.  

Kevin McCormick
Trackers Edge
All types of dogs and handlers are welcome.
Trackers Edge sells both products and
The training section covers tracking 
lessons with or without a dog. We 
specialize in training those persons 
who are novice trackers or who just want
to see if tracking is for them. 
The training can be for fun, sport or 
lead to more advanced training. 
The training is meant to be 
non-intimidating and enjoyable.


Sam Malatesta
Who's the Dog
(905) 729-8923

One on one mobile problem solving available, group training at my facility on weekends. No choke collars, compulsion, or clicker training. Designed to harness the spirit of your dog, not bribe or threaten it. Learn how NOT to set up your dog to fail!  No gimmicks, just common sense. 
20+ years experience with all breeds. 
Read my "Testimonials" section on my website to learn more about the "Who's The Dog" training method.

Gillian Ridgeway
Who's Walking Who Dog Obedience Centre
Ajax, ON   (416) 465-3626
Toronto, ON   (905) 619-1733

Offering puppy pre-school, 3 levels of Family Pet training
Agility, Flyball, Rally Obedience and Tricks
Behavioural Consultation and Private instruction also available
Author of "Citizen Canine", available online



Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

Chateauguay Valley Kennel Club

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Lise Hargrave
Blue Ribbon Canine Centre
2048 Chartier Avenue
Dorval, QC  H9P 1H2
(514) 420-0101

All breeds
Dog Daycare service available

Marc Tessier
Morrison Canine Concepts
179 ch. Monts Cascades
Cantley, QC  J8V 3C6
(819) 827-3996
Specializing in aggression therapy
All levels of obedience, agility, home protection
Tracking and Rescue training
Fully bilingual


New Brunswick

Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

New Brunswick Kennel Club


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Greg and Teresa Boone
Heritage Farm Kennel Inc.
Boone's Kennel Perm Reg'd
17 Paget Road
Rockland, NB  E7P 1R9
(506) 375-6049

All Breeds

Heritage Farm Kennel is a family run business. We are second generation breeders of English Springer Spaniels for field, show and family pets.  Our love of dogs inspired us to offer all breeds a top notch boarding facility, as well as, spa-like grooming services.



Prince Edward Island

Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers


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Nova Scotia

Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

Dartmouth Kennel Club

Halifax Kennel Club 

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Don Bates
16 Memorial Drive
Dartmouth, NS  B2W 3P1
(902) 462-4333

Obedience and Retriever Field Training

Judy Fickes
Pinegrove Animal Hospital School of Obedience
173 North Street
Bridgewater, NS   B4V 2V7
(902) 543-4247

Puppy School and 3 levels of obedience classes
All classes are fun, small, and motivated.
Private lessons available in your own home for you and your dogs
Private agility lessons and group sessions
Member of CAPPDT and APDT

Adina and Amy MacRae 
Sublime Canine Services 
Halifax, NS  B3M 1T6 
(902) 441-9775    
All breeds 
Sublime Canine Services offers Puppy Play n' Train, small group Life Skills classes, foundation flyball and agility and in-home consultations.




Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

Avalon Kennel Club

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Yukon Territory

Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

Yukon Kennel Club

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Northwest Territories

Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

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Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers

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