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Private Training

Your dog is unique, and so are your needs and objectives. We want to maximize your success with your dog, that's why our clients start with Private Lessons. By working one on one with our trainer, we can find YOUR dog's unique motivators, we can quickly learn to play to your dog's strengths and find the areas we need to focus on, all things that are very difficult to accomplish in group classes. Our training programs are FLEXIBLE, CUSTOMIZED and TAILORED to you and your dog.

We train in Real World Scenarios. Private Lessons are held either in home or at an outdoor location in the Barrie area. We choose the environment for the session in order to best work on what we need to work on. This allows us to work in the distractions that are most unique to your dog. 

If your dog is having issues with other dogs, then we work in an area that has dogs. Squirrels? Then we use a different location. Working neighbourhood leash skills or practicing off leash? Each requires a different approach and environment in order to train that skill.

Distractions are such a critical part of training, and we will teach you how to teach your dog how to handle distractions, whatever they may be.

Our lessons will typically cover the following:


  • How to walk your dog calmly on leash, in any distraction

  • How to incorporate play with your dog to fulfill his or her unique instincts so you and your dog can have fun while training

  • How to get your dog to listen when he or she is excited, in drive - training doesn't rely on the dog being calm!

  • How to build a trusting relationship with your dog

  • Manners when greeting people

  • How to introduce dogs

  • How to address nipping, mouthing and biting

  • How to use play to enhance your training

  • How to teach the dog not to dash out the door

  • How to get your dog to come, every time

  • Behaviour Modification, including how to change your dog's mind 


Special Offer for New Clients!

Contact us for an Evaluation and see how My Dog Rocks can make you and your dog happier!

Video Sessions

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Video sessions are a great option if you live outside the Barrie area! Or if you have some questions you would like covered, want to work on a new skill or aren't able to get outside.

Video sessions are one on one training sessions tailored to you. We will provide you with a secure Zoom link, and we will work your dog over video!

Video sessions are 45 - 60 minutes - $125 plus HST

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