training-dogWhat’s the difference between a dog with professional training and one without?

A well-trained dog is:

Happier: Has a more positive attitude. You enjoy your pet’s company even more.
Obedient: Willing to follow your leadership. You’re more confident with your dog.
Friendlier: Gets along with other dogs and people. You feel proud.
Less hassle: Bonds with owner. It’s easier for you to find care when needed.
Confident: Less anxiety, no aggression. Less worry for you.
Calmer: Stays under control, whether on or off leash. You can take your pet to the park, daycare, or almost anywhere.

And of course, a well-trained dog will be an even better friend to you and your family.

Dog Training Solutions to Meet Any Need

We offer training solutions, no matter your dog’s age, breed or needs.

Maybe you need to house train your new pet. Perhaps you have an older canine who could behave a little better.

Or possibly, you’re dealing with more serious issues like:

  • Aggressiveness
  • Anxiety
  • Dominant behaviour
  • Extreme submissiveness
  • Lack of social skills (with people and/or other dogs)
  • Breed specific issues

Proven, Balanced Training Methods

We use balanced, proven training methods. Every dog, with its own unique personality, requires a tailored approach. However, our philosophy is to always be consistent and teach with positive reinforcement.  We do use a variety of tools that are very effective when used correctly.  Depending on the dog, we may use a prong collar, a Halti, a Slip lead or an e-collar.  We will teach you how to communicate with your dog utilizing this equipment using positive reinforcement with food.

For more details about our approach to effective training, please get in touch.


Our Training Programs

We offer a variety of different training, both group and private.

To move forward with training, start the process by reading about our training process and trainers.


You can also fill out an application form for private lessons or Board and Train with Janet Burns here

Private Lessons

Price: starting at $500 | 6 weeks | 60 minutes/week

Private Lessons are for those wanting more in-depth instruction, and also for dogs with behaviorial issues (again, as determined by our application process).

The one-on-one sessions allow our trainers to deal with issues specific to your canine, incorporate other training methods and tailor exercises to your unique needs.   click here


Board & Train

Price: starting at $800 per week

This program is ideal for anyone looking for the best results possible in a short amount of time.  You love your dog but don’t have countless hours to train.  You are frustrated by the results you’ve seen so far working your dog alone.  You don’t know where to start to get the results you want.  Other training has not worked out well for you.  You want a family/companion dog that respects you and and wants to please you.

Combining boarding with training (usually for a two week period) is ideal for anyone looking for a trained dog or to quickly fix behavioural issues.  It is also the perfect fit for anyone going on vacation, busy with work, moving to a new home or just needing a break and being able to relax.

There are many benefits of a board and train are many.  It includes consistent training daily to ensure clarity for your dog.  Daily human and dog socialization sessions, daily exercise and work on basic manners.  Your dog is in a home environment and living in real world situations.  The program is fully customizable to cover any topics from standard obedience, specific goals or rehabilitation of various issues.  We include ongoing support to ensure your success.  There will be a go-home lesson and a follow-up lesson one week later.  There will also be ongoing support for the life of your dog through email and telephone conversations, pack walks etc.

Please contact Janet for further information or questions on this program.   Or click on one of the links below to fill out an online application.   click here

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Group Lessons – Puppy and Basic Obedience

For further information on group classes, please call or email Jay Hamelin at 613 804 3647 or

Classes available on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings beginning February 17, 2019.


Belinda Stephenson & Josée

"Janet is a fantastic trainer and caregiver. She has taught me how to understand my dog Josée, a very active and sometimes stubborn dog. Before, I would get very frustrated with her, but I now have the skills to be calm but in control. Josée is now a happy and a well behaved girl.

Josée also had the benefit of Janet caring for her. I had planned and unplanned medical issues which meant that I could not take Josée for her walks. It was such a relief knowing that Josée had someone who would take care of her like I would. Josée loves going with Janet. When the phone rings in the morning, Josée runs to the front door and waits patiently (not) for Janet to pick her up.

I look forward to taking new classes and to further training with Janet."