Wish to educate your dog while building a strong bond? Positive reinforcement is the solution and I can help!
My name is Martin and I’m a graduate of Ecole de Formation des Intervenants Canins du Quebec (FIC), Duke University’s “Canine Cognition & Emotion” certificate and holder of the CPDT-KA certification. The benefits of behavior modification through a science-based, positive-reinforcement approach is what inspired me to undertake this career path as I saw good results while increasing the bond with the dogs. Having worked with local and international rescues, I made it my mission to prevent dogs being left behind due to problematic behaviours. My toolkit includes positive reinforcement techniques, behavioural assessments, in-home therapy plans, rehabilitation and stress/anxiety abatement. I have worked with many cases from 1st time puppy-owners seeking advice, basic obedience and general manners to severe reactivity and anxiety. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your dog’s needs, it will be my pleasure to suggest a plan that is realistic, comprehensive, rewarding and fun for both you and your dog!
I am prepared to meet your dog's needs and ensure that you and your dog receive the best guidance and care. Their well-being and relationship with you are my priority and I strive to provide a service I would want my own dog to receive. I am also aware of the importance of teaching YOU how to communicate with your dog. I want to teach you how to be a good LEADER, not a ‘’boss’’ to your dog.
One-on-one sessions in the comfort of your home or location of choice. Being in your dog’s environment enables me to understand certain dynamics and show you how to apply recommendations. Wether you want to teach your dog basic obedience, curb undesirable behaviours or lower fear and/or reactivity, get in touch and let’s schedule a session. You and your dog will be glad you did!
Price: $120/hr +tx
Pulling on leash, excessive barking and lunging on walks are a few symptoms of leash reactivity and they can be both annoying and dangerous for dog owners! Leash Reactivity Group Classes use powerful tools to encourage your dog to be calmer and focus on YOU during outings resulting in safer, more enjoyable walks.
*This is a six hour course (1 hr/week) limited to four dogs per group.
Price: $200 +tx
Please contact me if you cannot find an answer to your question.
The technique focuses on rewarding the desirable behaviours as opposed to focusing on correcting the bad ones. Behaviours addressed range from house-training, obedience, leash or other reactivity, resource guarding and fear/stress/anxiety issues. These techniques are scientifically proven effective and will boost your dog’s confidence and strengthen the bond between you as they are reward-based and non-aversive.
Yes! My services are offered in-home or in a location of your choice. Meeting your dog in his/her environment is crucial as I might have recommendations to make such as restricting areas, placement of food, bed, etc.
No! I have found over the years that most owners don’t need 5+ hours to be equipped with the knowledge they need to modify their dog’s behaviours, 2-3 hours are often enough so why pay for hours your don’t need? You pay at the end of each training session until you are comfortable with the results.