Training Programs and Schedule


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Training Programs and Schedule

NEW 2015 TRAINING PROGRAMS - Now taking registrations

Training Programs and Schedule

Canine Good Neighbour (CGN)
New Session Starting for Registration click here
Location- Richmond Hill
For info or register call Lorraine 905 773-1123 or

The 4 PAWS Learning Model©


It is often said that owning a dog is a life time commitment....and it is! I also believe that training pwd puppyyour dog, is a lifetime commitment. This belief is the foundation of my training approach. Whatever the age of your dog - training is the key to having a happy. well behaved companion - for life !

So what is "life time training"?

Training involves the principles of continuous learning and positive reinforcement. A new puppy needs to learn how to behave as a canine member of the family. As an adult, your dog may need to learn how to participate with you in a sport such as agility or water work. Later on he/she may need to learn to accept another family member- a cat, another dog or a new human family member. Later in life, your dog will need to learn to behave well as it deals with the physical and emotional changes imposed by aging.

The 4-PAWS Learning Model©

My training approach takes into account the skills and attitudes of the trainer PLUS a practical learning model. play with 4 paws
  • Plan – set a goal and plan for each training session that supports your overall goals

  • Practice – execute your planned exercises, adjusting in response to your dog

  • Praise – reward the behaviors you want-using a variety of rewards

  • Play – incorporate play time -dogs learn best when the training is fun


Small Group and Private Training For All Breeds

bullet Puppy Classes
bullet Adult Dog Classes
bullet Small Group and Private Training
bullet Portuguese Water Dogs
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- Ask about our special classes for Portuguese Water Dogs! -

Complimentary Phone Consultation!
Call me to discuss your training needs.

Private Training Sessions

Personalized Training – for your needs!

Private-New Puppy Program
(Pups 8-12 weeks old)

The first few weeks with a new puppy can be challenging, even overwhelming.  Let us give you the help that will ensure these early days are enjoyable and rewarding for the family and your pup.

We cover: Establishing your leadership role, house breaking, sleeping, eating and exercise routines, leash training, managing chewing and barking and safety with children and other pets

Private-Adult Dog Training
Program designed for your training needs
- private training is designed to meet your specific learning needs or behaviour issues and to work around your schedule-  

We can help you address a wide range of manners and behaviour issues such as barking, jumping-up, pulling on the leash, and excitability with people and other dogs or improve your dog’s responsiveness to basic commands

FEES: vary by client need- and are based on a rate of $70 per hour  (tax included)   

"The training we received from Lorraine enabled Kelby and I to accomplish her Rally-Obedience Excellent title as well as the Canine Good Neighbour title in a very short period of time.  We are currently working with Lorraine towards the Companion Dog title in Obedience and hope to enjoy the same success.  With our water work, Lorraine played an important part in Kelby achieving her first Water Dog title.  In both aspects of our training classes, Lorraine has the unique ability to recognize each of our difficult stages and offer specific techniques to help us overcome them while at the same time making it fun for the dogs." ~ Pat- Vokes  

Class Location and Registration
Please Call

Private Training

Private training sessions are held at your home or our training site.
Flexible schedule, including day time, evenings and weekends.

To register or for additional information call (905) 773-1123 or


Group Classes

Maximum 8 dogs - 6 week series

Puppy & Adult Dog Classes
Our small group classes are designed to teach you to train your dog to be a responsive canine member of the family and community for life. We encourage family members to attend classes including children – this helps to ensure consistency across the family members and build children’s confidence in working with the dog.

We offer programs for new puppies (from 12 weeks old) through to manners, obedience, Canine Good Neighbour testing
and dog sports such as Rally-Obedience and Agility.


First PAW Print — Your Foundation
(Pups 12 weeks and older)
Establishing your leadership role, puppy socialization, manners, leash work and
basic commands: ("come", "sit", "stay", "down", "leave it")

4 PAWS on the Ground - Building on your Foundation

(for older pups and adult dogs)
Maintaining your leadership role, socialization, leash work, responsiveness and consistency with basic commands and
working with distractions. This program also includes the Canine Good Neighbour exercises.

Leaping Forward - Introduction to Agility, Rally-Obedience & Canine Good Neighbour (CGN)
(for pups 6 months + and adult dogs)
This class is an orientation to 2 of the most popular dog sports and a review of the exercises in the
Canine Good Neighbour Manner’s exam.

Program includes; introduction to agility equipment such as tunnels, jumps and weave poles (with equipment adjusted for
beginner dogs and handlers) and learn the basic handling skills required to complete at a Novice Rally Obedience course.
Loads of fun for dog and owner alike!

FEES: 6 Week Program
$210.00 (tax included)
(6 classes, reference materials)

Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Preparation & Testing

  • Prepare for & then take the CGN exam-

  • Program includes 2 -1 hour small group CGN coaching sessions and

1 test session-
Prep and test Program: $85 (tax included)
Individual Test sessions: $28 (tax included)

  • test dates are posted on the CKC website at

  • or call (905) 773-1123 for our schedule of practice and test days- 


Group Class Location and Registration

Classes held in Richmond Hill at Richmond Green
- Agriculture 2 Building-    

Classes held in Richmond Hill
For information and class schedule call (905) 773-1123

or E-mail

I can't say enough good things about the training both myself and my pup 'CC' received from Lorraine a year ago now and it was probably one of the best investments ever for me. ~ Carole - Richmond Hill 


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