Unleash Your Dog's Best Potential
Bridging the communicative gap between dog + guardian
Ready to actualize your dog training goals?
Many pet parents feel mentally, emotionally & physically exhausted trying to train their dog..
not even certain they're on the right track.
Take the guess work out of getting the results you've been striving for & allow one of our educated & ethical trainers to help guide you.
Kiss My Mutt Trainers believe all dogs are capable & deserving of learning in an environment that fosters feelings of safety & autonomy. This means we will not recommend anything that inflicts fear or pain onto your dog.
We are dedicated to ongoing learning in Animal Behaviour, and Applied Behaviour Analysis, ensuring we are using humane, evidence based methods.
We recognize the importance of relationship, communication & leadership between pet & guardian.
Training for all dogs - any age, any breed & any history
Training your puppy starts as soon as you bring them home - your puppy is constantly learning from you & their environment - being intentional with how you live life with your puppy will greatly effect your outcome!
Crate, potty, biting, barking, socializing, obedience - we're here to support you on everything you need to know with your puppy!
Aggression & Anxiety
Anxiety, aggression, reactivity & hyper-arousal may show itself in many different ways -
on walks, when guests visit, protecting resources, etc
Your dogs ability to feel safe in the world requires your guidance.
Our trainers will teach you how to train your dog to overcome some of the most stressful things for a pet parent to manage.
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.
The Path to Success
Your dog has great potential - regardless the age, breed or history.
The only limiting factor is the ones you put on them.
Show up for them & your dog will show up for you.
ONE ON ONE TRAINING
Training your dog comes down to your relationship & your communication with your dog - which is why it is important for both you & your dog to be present during our sessions.
We will cover a combination of theory, discussion, & hands on practice.
Sessions can take place at your preferred location (most of Toronto), my neighborhood (West end of Toronto), or virtually!
After every session, you will have new training exercises & adjustments to be made.
The quality of your practice will determine your success.
That's why we offer virtual support between appointments for any questions, concerns, updates or videos you would like us to review!
We recommend starting a group WhatsApp chat in your dogs name so we can talk all things Daisy!
At Kiss My Mutt Training, we believe in sustainable & ethical results.
This means that we use modern dog training methods that focus on treating the root cause of behaviours - not just the symptoms.
We value helping pet guardians better understand their beloved companions so they can guide them through life proficiently.
Our methods are most aligned with
positive reinforcement focused, LIMA (least invasive, minamally intrusive), relationship based training.
We believe in structure, setting the dog up for success, boundaries & much much more.
Stephanie has been working with & training dogs for over 10 years - with countless hours rehabilitating shelter dogs, puppy raising for breeders & every dog/behaviour in between!
Stephanie studied & received dog training certification at Animal Behavior College in 2015. Stephanie values ongoing education, continuing schooling with Leerburg University, Fenzi Academy, Dr Ian Dunbar & more.
What to expect when working with Stephanie?
Judgement free, open minded, laid back but structured, light hearted and to the point.