Private Puppy Training Lessons

100% Personalized Dog Training For You And Your Puppy That Uses Only Positive Training Techniques For Lifelong Success.

Best Private Puppy Training In North York, Ontario.

Private Puppy Training Lessons

100% Personalized Dog Training For You And Your Puppy That Uses Only Positive Training Techniques For Lifelong Success.

We can address many of the behaviours your puppy might need to work on:

Puppy Training: House Training Going To Bathroom Outside

House Training / Going Outside

Puppy Training: Biting

Gentle Play

Puppy Training: Chewing

Appropriate Chew Toys

Puppy Training: Leash Pulling Nice Walking

Loose LEash Walking

Puppy Training: Jumping Up Greeting

Polite Greetings

Best Private In Home Puppy Training Toronto

Start your private puppy training lessons at as early as 8 weeks old for a strong foundation.

Starting with the basics – house-training, appropriate play, and crate training - we'll work our way through many of the behavioural challenges every puppy-owner faces and we'll work with you - one-on-one and in your own home – as you learn to continue the process yourself, confidently and successfully.

We’ll also help your puppy with that crucial piece: socialization. You’ll get to know when to begin introducing your puppy to novel situations and how to go about it.

And of course, you will learn how to teach and maintain the building blocks of good behaviour: sit, come, walk nicely on a leash, drop it and stay.

House Training Lessons For Puppies

During our lessons, you’ll learn to prevent common issues of city and suburban dogs.


Puppy Starter

This 4 week program includes

Cost: $396.00

This program cover such topics as:

And behaviours taught will include:

"Claire was so professional from the get go. She is so patient and prepared with whatever Benito threw her way. I especially loved how personalized our sessions were and how conscious she was in making sure we were getting the most out of our sessions. Amazing follow ups and tools for both of us to succeed! I cannot explain how much working with her has helped us with finally enjoying our walks together."
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Jenn & Benito

So, How Exactly Are We Going To Train Your Puppy?

Clicker training is a positive reinforcement-only method that makes use of a small, handheld, mechanical noisemaker called a 'clicker'. We make an association between the sound, and a reward. It’s a technique that has been used in cooperative care in zoos and in marine mammal training for decades and now it is giving us a clear and concise way to speak to our dogs.

Frequently Asked Questions

I know you probably have a thousand questions about your puppy's training and I try to answer the most popular ones here.

If you have any questions that aren't mentioned here, please be sure to get in touch and I'll be happy to answer anything you'd like to know.

8 weeks old.

A puppy is able to learn and retain training at 8 weeks of age.

Though his attention span may be shorter and tendency to distraction may be higher than an older puppy or dog, he has the same potential.

Every moment he is awake, your puppy is learning.

Let’s make sure he learns things that will make him more confident and easier to live with instead of habits that will need changing later.

$360 for 4 sessions.

At Companion Avenue, you save $10/session when you opt for a package of 4 or more dog training lessons.

Each session in the package is just $90 for customized and personal attention.

And while group classes may be cheaper, you won’t get the in-home, one-on-one program that is designed for your unique family and puppy.

15 minutes/day.

The 5 Session Puppy Package is designed to span 4-6 weeks, but the date and time of lessons is entirely your choice, and if you wish to condense or spread out the sessions, you may.

Each session is an hour.

You will need to commit just 3-5 minutes three times a day to practice on your own to see results.

In the first year of your puppy’s life, she will go through different stages and learning goals will advance; there is no definitive timeline, but you can expect a good foundation by the end of the package.

No, the clicker is a teaching tool that is invaluable for learning new behaviours, but once the skill is solid for the dog, a verbal marker such as “yes” can be substituted. You’ll need to continue to reinforce your pup to keep the behaviour strong, but you aren’t married to the clicker indefinitely.
Yes and no. As we continue to manage the pandemic, outdoor spaces are ideal. If you have a yard or quiet outdoor space near your home, I can meet you there. This is best while the weather is good. There are no cancelation penalties for weather related rescheduling. A park, however, is not a suitable option for a puppy who is just beginning his or her training as there are too many distractions. If your home does not have a suitable space, you can come to my training studio near Lawrence and Don Mills, or we can work virtually while you stay right at home.

No, but it is encouraged.

Crate training is never a punishment or a jailing, and is not done without teaching the puppy to choose her crate willingly.

Crate training is actually a kindness because a puppy who learns that her crate is a safe, comfortable place that is her own, can retreat there when unsure, and will have far less anxiety when she inevitably has to spend a few hours or more at the vet or in boarding.

It is also invaluable in the house training process.

But there are alternatives to keep your puppy safe and to facilitate house training.

The beauty of the clicker is that it lends itself to all ages and abilities.

If you are concerned about having to use your hands, a whistle can be substituted, and for those who worry that they cannot hear the clicker themselves, the feel of it is unmistakable.

I have experience working with people from the Deaf community and clients with ASD, and welcome those with other challenges.

If mobility is an issue, I can come to your home for the sessions as i routinely do so with any student.

Say nothing to your puppy and clean with a purpose-made cleaning product designed for pet urine to eliminate the smells that may trigger your puppy to do it again in that place.

Scolding a puppy who pees inside teaches them that peeing is making you upset.

It doesn’t help them to learn that peeing *inside* is wrong, and that peeing *outside* is good.

So the result is that when you go outside, the puppy will be hesitant to pee or poo because the last time they did that, you were angry.

This leads to a puppy who sneaks off to closets or secret corners of the home to do their business when you’re not looking.

I can help you to teach your puppy where you want the pee without ever having to frighten them or break the trust your puppy should have in you.

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Private Puppy Training Lessons
Pricing & Packages

Save on the hourly rate with a 5 or 6 session package, save time with the "Day Training" option, these puppy training packages can accommodate the busiest people with the most hectic schedules.

All of the packages come with flexible scheduling, hours that don’t expire, and can take place at your home, my training area in North York, or by remote video.

Single Session

$ 100
  • Perfect For Refreshers
  • Address One Behaviour
  • Valid For 12 Weeks

4 Sessions

$ 396
  • Great For Getting Started
  • Best For Puppies
  • Valid For 12 Weeks

5 Sessions

$ 495
  • My Most Popular Package
  • Best For Puppies
  • Valid For 12 Weeks

6 Sessions

$ 594
  • Great For Problem Behaviours
  • Most Comprehensive
  • Valid For 12 Weeks

Day Training

$ 270
  • I Do Your Homework
  • One-On-One With Trainer
  • Valid For 12 Weeks

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