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Training for your dog and family


For a dog to be stubborn, he must first understand completely what is asked of him and then choose to disobey.

There are very few stubborn dogs in the world.

There are, however, many dogs who are untrained.

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Our training style is reward-based, balanced training and incorporates positive reinforcement along with teaching and setting expectations. Praise and play are integral to successful training. Our focus is on building relationships so you and your dog can enjoy a rewarding partnership.

Our training is family focused. Each person who lives with the dog is encouraged to come to each lesson (from children aged seven and up). Consistency is important for the dog and the family: learning together ensures everyone is on the same page.

How we train

We train basic manners and obedience, dogs with difficult behaviour (e.g. jumping up at people, lunging on a leash), and work to remedy aggression issues. 

All lessons are private. Locations vary, but the first sessions are held at our facility. Most lessons are about one and a half hours long.   

Dogs aged three months and older are ready for formal training.

The investment

The cost of training varies based on

the type of training required

and number of sessions.

Please contact Esther for more

information. We can work together

on an assessment to determine which

program will give you and your

dog the best results. 

Our credentials

As a professional dog trainer, Esther is continually learning from some of the best in the industry. In addition to the foundational dog trainer program she began with, she continues to attend training seminars that hone her ability to help dogs live fulfilling lives with their families.


Esther is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals as well as the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Trainers.

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Seminar in B.C. on a group walk (Esther on left).

Seminar dog trick training.

Pat Stuart and Glenn Cooke, trainers of The Canine Paradigm.

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