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Welcome to Kiss My Mutt Training

Kiss My Mutt Training & Boarding
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Reward Based, LIMA Private Dog Training in Toronto, Ontario

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Training Services

Training for all dogs of all stages of life

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The Polite Puppy

Training for your New Puppy

Puppies are the best!

& they can also be..... exhausting, frustrating & mischievous.

People ask - when should is the best time to start training?

Well, you are training your dog right now - in every interaction with them, whether you realize it or not!

It is never too early to start learning the best way to communicate with your dog.

Potty training, teething, crate training, basic obedience - we've gotchu!

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Mischief Managed

Break the Cycle of Bad Habits

Barking, jumping, pulling on leash, no recall, selective hearing, treat dependency - you name it.

Every dog has their own quirks & every family has their own set of needs to consider their canine relationship is harmonious & cooperative.

Whatever you're feeling stuck on, we're here to help.

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Reactivity Rehabilitation

Help Your Dog Live More Balanced & Relaxed

Do you have a dog with reactive tendencies?

Leash reactivity, resource guarding, any kind of anxiety or aggression?

This can be so tough for both the dog & humans to experience.

Kiss My Mutt Training addresses behavior at its root.

Focusing on conditioning, desensitization & many other factors that may be contributing to your dogs behavioral challenges.

*After the initial assessment, there may be a 5 session minimum requirement to ensure results.

Service Dog Training Certification

*Currently not accepting new clients for this program*

A 120 hour certification training for physical, auditory and/or psychological service dog. Feel the security and safety of having a trained service dog so you can move through your life with more ease and comfort.

*Certificate upon completion of on site assessment* 

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Our Team
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Stephanie Durante (left) is the

founder & lead trainer of Kiss My Mutt Training

Stephanie studied animal psychology in Animal Behavior College, as well as a number of other qualifications to deepen her understanding of dog training!

Stephanie offers 1-on-1 sessions.

Diane Forsey (right) trained with Stephanie for over a year & is also dedicated to on-going learning!

Diane offers 1-on-1 sessions & boarding.

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Where do I start... Steph helped us get our boy a life! When we first rescued our guy he was big, strong and not socialized. He was scared around people and dogs which came across as him being very out of control. Steph taught us that he wasnt aggressive, he just lacked confidence.. In four months he went barking lunging and growling at other people and doggos to having successful calm walks, going into pet stores, being in a doggie daycare with a house full of doggos! He is happy, we are happy! We still have growth and confidence to build but steph not only has helped us build a strong foundation for him she gained our confidence to teach him and give him the best life to learn,grow and love! Thanks steph we can't explain how much we are thankful for you! There are no words! Our family owes you so much. Xoxo

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My new rescues were best friends then all of a sudden wanted to kill each other.
A few amazing sessions later they can be in the same room comfortably and even started playing again!
I have lots of experience with dogs I’ve worked and volunteered with them for years but Stephanie taught me things that didn’t even occur to me. She’s so patient and puts things in the most clear instructions. She clearly has a gift and loves dogs and only has their best interest at heart. Thank you Stephanie you’re amazing 🥰🥰🥰

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Stephanie is AMAZING! She has an incredible talent for understanding what both the dog and their owner needs. She has taught us what amazing results can be achieved using positive, force free reinforcement training. I have a Lab mix whom I adopted. Soon after the adoption she acquired fear based reactivity towards other dogs, Stephanie was able to guide me as to how to help build confidence in my pup and I saw an unbelievable transformation. My fearful anxious beauty has begun demonstrating more confidence. In a recent session, my girl was able to walk happily next to another dog, with no signs of anxiety. Twyla also LOVES 💕 Stephanie from day one, with all her fear and trust issues, she greeted Stephanie with an exuberance that she shows with no other person to this day. Stephanie has a special way with dogs and the connection is instant. She is always available to answer any questions or to talk about when you get stuck. All the successes that Twyla has had I owe to her incredible training. Twyla and I both highly 100% recommend Stephanie and Kiss My Mutt Training to get the results you’re hoping for.

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