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Services

Our relationship based training is great for people who take direction and take learning new training tasks seriously.  They are willing to keep themselves accountable to consistently train with their dog(s).  They understand that caring for a dog is a lifestyle. 

Learn with your dog, more about your dog, and start to understand the reasons behind your dog’s behaviour. All of our training packages are meant to address common pet issues from leash pulling to reactivity to anxiety in a way that is grounded in effective, proven techniques that improve your relationship with your dog.

Our service is for people who want to build a strong relationship and high communication skills with your dog.

1-on-1 Private Sessions

During private sessions, I’ll assess where trouble behaviours are coming from. We’ll discuss effective ways to communicate with your dog so that you understand why they’re acting out and also how to stop these behaviours.

We’ll talk about training methods, techniques, how to use tools and how to better understand your dog. You can ask me any questions you have about your dogs behaviour or training and I’ll give you exercises to work on with your dog during and after the session.

Instead of relying on a specific tool or approach, we focus on helping you communicate effectively with your dog in ways that they naturally understand so that you can build a solid, trusting relationship that will improve your and your dogs quality of life.

Common trouble behaviours we help with include:

Door manners, counter-surfing, mouthing/nipping handlers, destructive behaviour, over excitement, excessive barking, just to name a few.

Not sure if what you need is covered here? Send us an email and we’ll start helping right away.

60 Minute Virtual Session​

With my foundation in ethology, The Michael Ellis School for dog trainers and mentorship under trainers like Cheri Lucas, I will help you understand your dog and common principles in dog training like few others can.

During this consultation, I’ll listen to the issues you’re having with your dog and come up with a plan to help you get aligned with your dog for better behaviour.

We’ll talk about training methods, techniques, how to use tools and how to better understand your dog. You can ask me any questions you have about your dogs behaviour or training and I’ll give you exercises to work on with your dog during and after the session.

This is your opportunity to ask anything you want to know about dog training to help improve your relationship with your dog.

Walking, Leashwork and Engagement

For dogs who pull on leash and are hard to control. We spend time working on leash handling skills, engagement and reliable verbal markers. We spend some time indoors on things to improve your dogs engagement with you. We then spend time outdoors working on leash handling skills and improving your dogs reliability and attention during a walk.

 Getting a better walk relies on so much than what you do on the walk itself. We will teach you how to create and maintain engagement with your dog.

Behaviour Foundation

For dogs who have some behavioural issues. Maybe they’re a little skittish, maybe they can be reactive.

This is a structured development course to work on several things in a predefined way that lays a solid foundation for long term rehabilitation.

The Development Course

The foundation of effective dog training. This is a development course designed to improve your relationship with your dog.

You will learn effective Verbal Markers, Luring, Motivation, Engagement, Basic obedience, Conversational Leash work, Impulse control, and the foundation of reliable recall.

You and your dog will learn reliable obedience in real world situations.

Puppy Foundation

A development course designed to insure your puppy develops good habits and the ability to learn core behaviours reliably.

We cover effective Verbal markers, Luring, Motivation, Engagement, Basic obedience, Conversational Leash work, Impulse control, exposure and the foundation of reliable Recall.

E-Collar as a Motivator

Great for off-leash reliability. Great for anxious and fearful dogs. 

Your dog must exhibit a clear understanding of basic verbal markers in order to be accepted in this course.

Read more about our e-collar training here

Home Training

Want to make sure your dog gets healthy mental and physical exercise? Our home training program can help.

We will spend 2 hours daily with your dog, engaging their minds, giving them structured exercise and teaching them everything they need to know to be loving, reliable dogs.

Home Rehabilitation​

If you are struggling to get a handle on your dogs problem behaviour, our home rehabilitation program can help.

We will spend 2 hours a day with your dog in your home, introducing them to the basics of a healthy canine mind. This is for dogs who need help with aggression, leash reactivity, fear, or anxiety.

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Private Board & Train

Need a trustworthy home for your dog while you travel or are unable to care for them fully during a time of crisis? Staying with Okami Canine means your dog will be treated like one of our own. They’ll integrate with our pack in a closely supervised way, they’ll learn and practice verbal markers, general obedience, house manners and engagement.. They’ll be taken for healthy structured walks in private and pack settings and they’ll be fully engaged in healthy brain stimulation and physical exercise.

– Private boarding

– Supervised 24hrs

– Training games and basic manners.

– Standard obedience: sit, down, place, and leash training (polite walks)

– Daily walks (at least 3, more for puppies)

– Supervised socialization.

Friends for Life Membership

Our Friends for Life Membership is success training for you and your dog. Weekly training sessions for the lifetime of your dog.

We will show you how to train and maintain a healthy, happy and motivated dog. You and your dog will learn reliable obedience, leash skills, proper socialization, engagement training, confidence building and reliable recall. You’ll learn all the basic dog training you will ever need. You will learn to use the gamut of training tools available so you can make an informed decision on which will be best for your dog instead of us pushing the one that makes training easier on you.

More importantly, you will develop a lifelong, impenetrable bond with your dog that will guide them throughout their life. What really makes this the Friends for Life membership is we will offer continued training and guidance for the lifetime of your dog at no additional cost.

Training your dog is a lifetime commitment so we’ll be Friends for Life

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*Core Service areas include Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Scarborough, North York, East York, York. We may consider travelling farther depending on your needs.