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Margaret Pender: Owner, Trainer, Behaviour Counsellor

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Pet Dog Obedience Training Classes

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Pet First Aid Certification Course

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Newly Renovated Training Facility!

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DogGone Right! Pet Dog Obedience Training
and Behaviour Counselling

At DogGone Right! we focus on teaching dog owners how to communicate with their dog, creating an unbreakable bond between them and their 4-legged companions.

Your dog will learn obedience and good manners, through humane training methods and motivational rewards. We find out and use what motivates your dog, from lure (treats/food) reward, clicker training, to praise, play, toys and games.

Our Promise to You

"We will treat you and your dog with respect. We will not bully your dog by yelling at them, hitting them or jerking/popping on their leash."

Classes

Our classes take you and your dog from Puppyhood to Advanced Obedience.

Our Puppy Learn & Play class is designed for puppies between 9-18 weeks of age (your puppy MUST complete the 8 classes by 18 weeks of age) and focuses on socialization through game play. Each game we play with you and your puppy has an obedience element to it.

In our Basic obedience class puppies over the age of 4 months or adult dogs with no previous training or needing a refresher course will learn the basics of Sit, Down, Stand, Coming when Called, Stay and Walking on a Loose Leash.

At the Intermediate and Advanced levels we expand upon those already learned skills mentioned above and continue to work with you and your dog to improve your dog's responses in a group environment and around distractions and eventually focusing on developing more off leash skills.

If you are looking for something fun for both you and your companion dog to do come join us for our Recreational Agility classes. You will learn how to guide your dog through jumps, tunnels, weave poles, plus climb the A-frame.

Delve in to the world of Sport classes with your dog. DogGone Right! is thrilled to bring the great world of Rally Obedience classes. Don't know much about Rally join us for our Rally Fun class which was designed to be a “bridge” between a Manners/Basic Obedience class and the formal Rally-O classes. Or how about our Rally Novice and Rally Advanced classes.

Looking for something new how about trying out the new sport of Sport Scent Detection classes, teach your dog, and yourself the basics of scent detection.

Still not sure what Sport you want to try. DogGone Right can help with that too, with our Sport Sampler class this could be an entry point into competitive dog sports or simply a fun activity for you and your dog.

Want to check out our classes before signing up? Call us at 416-690-2793 to schedule a time to drop by.

Private Behaviour Counselling and Training

DogGone Right! has over 20 years experience in private counselling of dog behaviour issues. We work with the owners and their dog closely in their own environment to evaluate, determine a course of action and effect solutions to resolve the issues. Please call to set up a consultation.

Dog Trainer Association Memberships and Certification

Walks N Wags Certified Canadian Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Associate of Pet Dog Trainers


Next Class Session/ Workshop/ Trial Dates!

3198 Danforth Avenue

New Course Start Dates
Puppy Learn & Play (Rolling Enrollment)
Every Monday @ 7:00PM (except long weekends)
Every Saturday @ 9:30AM (except long weekends)

Basic Obedience Level 1 Foundations
Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 7:00PM
Once the 7:00PM class fills up we will add
Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 8:15PM
Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 11:00AM

Basic Obedience Level 2 Skill Building
Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 12:30PM
SOLD OUT

Intermediate
TBD

Leash Skills
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 @ 7:00PM
Once the 7:00PM class fills up we will add
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 8:15PM

"If You Train It, They Will Come" - Recall
2017 exact date to be determined @ 7:00PM
Once the 7:00PM class fills up we will add
2017 exact date to be determined @ 8:15PM

Recreational Agility
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 7:00PM
Once the 7:00PM class fills up we will add
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 8:15PM

Scenting Beginner
Beginner:
Saturday, date and time to be confirmed, 2016
Advanced:
Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 1:00PM

Scenting Drop-In
Please call 416-690-2793 for our Scenting Drop In dates.

Rally Obedience (Rally-O)
TBD

Rally Drop-In
Please call 416-690-2793 for our Rally Drop In dates.


Fun Matches / Trial Dates / Seminars / Workshops / Odour Test

Pet First Aid Certificate Course
Sunday, November 27, 2016 @ 9:00AM
- early bird discount date, for $15 off, November 6, 2016


CARO Rally-O Trial
TBD

Scenting Odour Test
TBD

Training Tip 1

Focus a little more time on the weaker areas in your training sessions. We tend to spend more time on the exercises that our dog finds easy, such as 'Sit' and 'Down' and less on exercises our dogs (or us) are struggling with, like walking on a loose leash. Encourage your dog through verbal praise to improve reliability on difficult exercises.

Free Info and Advice

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Letters of Recommendation

Franklin

"When we adopted our first dog, Margaret was the trainer recommend by our Vet. We left DogGone Right obedience classes fully trained (all of us!). Later, Margaret provided advice to us when we needed some help with our dog's behaviour problems. Her customer service is excellent, and she truly knows and loves working with dogs! I would highly recommend her."
Karen Watson, Owner of Franklin

Luna

"Luna had many issues that made life with her anything but a walk in the park...
I followed the same training techniques I used with my previous Husky, I took Luna to obedience classes, and I consulted a behaviour specialist and nothing worked.
Margaret has been working with Luna and I for about 4 months now.
The changes in Luna's behaviour started being noticeable after only a couple of sessions, and at this point, 4 months later, I feel I have a completely different dog!
I am extremely grateful to Margaret for all the help and support she has given us! Life with Luna was a nightmare before, but I never wanted to give up on her. Finally, I now feel I have started building a healthy relationship with her!"
Romina Gorer, Owner of Luna