Customized for you

We work with all issues, behaviours, ages and breeds! We provide YOU with the information to understand the WHY and HOW to fix it. Dog Training and Behaviour Modification for the owner who wants REAL long lasting change

Behaviour + Obedience

Distractions? What distractions! in our group classes we teach you how to work in any and all distractions. Every exercise is set up to help you succeed with your dog.

Get a head start

With day training, we do some of the heavy lifting. And once a week we train you so that you can carry on with the training


This isn't typical obedience training for your dog, it's about making REAL change for you and your dog. Training for the dog, education for you. You see, we want you to have LONG LASTING change, which means you need to know how to communicate and understand your dog beyond just "commands". We go beyond sit and stay and teach you dog language. We teach your dog how to make good decisions.  Because a dog that makes good decisions doesn't run out the door, bark at things passing by, lunge or bite people or dogs.


All of our programs lead to off leash. Why? You may not think you will ever need your dog off leash, but leashes break, equipment fails, people leave doors open by mistake. Most training relies on cookies and food to help the dog decide. But what is that isn't enough in the moment? Yes, we can use food, but we show you how to use it so that you don't RELY on it. We teach you how to teach your dog responsibility and accountability to make the right decision - for you.  No matter what is going on around him or her.

Contact us to get started with Barrie's most in depth and desired dog training and behaviour modification.


Maybe your dog pulls you down the street and it's not fun going for a walk.


Or when you do go for a walk, you're embarrassed by your dog barking at dogs and people on the street.


You would love to introduce your dog to other dogs, but he's not having it. Or maybe she has decided that every squirrel is her nemesis and your arm is taking the brunt of it. 

If you're frustrated and not sure what to do next, we understand and we can help. Our programs are designed to set you up for success. We provide support during and after training. Our one on one programs are fully customized, and we work with the tools that work best for you and your dog. While we use a wide range of training tools, regardless of the tool we use, the goal is to train the dog.


Now imagine a dog you could take anywhere. It's a beautiful day and you and the family take the dog for a long hike. Everyone at your family get together compliments on your amazing dog. Contact us and we can help you turn your dog into an amazing member of the family that you are all proud of!

Frequently asked questions

What is better for me, group classes or one on one session?

It depends on your objectives and your schedule! Group classes take place on the same day/time for the duration of the session whereas we can be more flexible with days and times of one on one sessions.

Some people feel more comfortable meeting and having a one on one session or two under their belt before attending group classes, while some like to jump right into the group classes.

Whichever option you choose, the most important part is the work you do between sessions implementing and practicing the training!

Where are the group classes located?

Group classes are held in various outdoor locations around Barrie so that we can work and practice in real world distractions. The location changes throughout the session, and an email goes to class participants prior to each class.

Where are One on One sessions located?

The first is often held in your home, depending on schedule and location. We may also meet at a location that contains the distractions that we want to work in.

My dog barks, pulls, doesn't like dogs, doesn't like people, is fearful......can i take your class?

Yes of course! We have worked with all issues, all ages, all breeds in classes. The trainer keeps the class under control and teaches how to manage and work with these behaviours. Part of the learning is to help you have strategies that help solve these issues.

If you aren't sure if your dog is a good candidate for group classes, let's set up a one on one session and can asses and provide recommendations for next steps.

What equipment do you use?

We have educated ourselves on all tools and equipment, and match the best tool to the dog/owner combination. While the base equipment is a martingale collar and 6 ft leash, we can advise on what can work best for you.

What makes My Dog Rocks different?

We have over 10 years experience working with all breeds and issues, but the last 6 years we have been heavily involved working with over 2500 stray and feral northern dogs. This has given us insight and experience in areas that few others have. We are not just teaching the dog commands, we are teaching you how to understand your dog's behaviour and how to influence it.

We want to set you up for success, and in order to do that you must have information and education. We will give you insightful information that you will not hear anywhere else. We will show you how to set your dog up for success and what success looks like.

And on top of it all, we listen as your issues are important that they are addressed.

What is Day Training and why would I need it?

With day training, we work with your dog 3 days of the week, and on the 4th day, you join us and see what your dog has learned.

This is a great option to get your dog started on the right track.

The most important part is that you are consistent with what your dog has been taught. With Day Training, the trainer will do some of the heavy lifting, but if there isn't consistency at home, the training will not stick.


Real world

You need real-world practical solutions for your dog that gets results


You want a trainer with over 10 years of training and business experience, constantly expanding learning


You want a solution that's tailored to your needs and your dog's personality

  • Leash manners

  • Dog issues - this is our #1 issue we work with!

  • Obedience

  • House training

  • Puppy manners

  • Fear and anxiety

  • Toy and food aggression

  • Crate training

  • Listening in distractions (squirrels, dogs, people, etc)

  • Coming when called, no matter what is around

  • Socialization with other dogs

  • Issues with other people

  • Barking and lunging

  • Introducing a new dog to existing dogs in the household

  • Bonding with your new dog


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