Are you struggling with the dog training process with your pup? Are you looking for an aggressive dog trainer in the Ontario area? We’ve got you covered. We’ve gathered a list of 15 reputable providers of aggressive dog training in Ontario.
1. K9 Balance Training & Rehabilitation Inc.
K9 Balance Training & Rehabilitation Inc. in The Blue Mountains provides multiple dog training services in the Ontario area, as well as other dog owners throughout Canada. Their skills in dog training have attracted customers throughout Canada, even those willing to fly with their dogs to Ontario for behavioral training. K9 Balance focuses on building a better relationship between dog and owner, and helping each of you work through the process together.
With years of experience combined, Justine and Josh work together to provide multiple services for troubled canines. This duo specializes in severe behavioral issues, meaning they have extensive experience in working with aggressive dogs.
They offer a 3 week training program starting at $5,500 for dogs in need of in depth obedience training, behavior rehab programs that vary in length according to how severe your dog’s aggression is, and lifetime support once you have committed to one of their training programs.
For those who have dogs in their homes with a history of aggression, but are interested in adopting another dog, they offer a service that involves them going with you to local shelters and helping you pick a dog that will mesh well with your beloved pup.
For more information on scheduling a consult to discuss your dog’s needs, you can contact them here.
2. Canine Foundations
Canine Foundations in Barrie is quite possibly one of the most impressive training facilities on the list. They hold membership of many bodies, including the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, Association of Animal Shelter Administrators of Ontario, and Municipal Law Enforcement Officers Association, among others.
The Canine Foundation has a long list of trainers that specialize in certain areas of behaviors and can set you up with your ideal trainer after your initial consult. Each aggressive dog will require a two-hour personality profile assessment that will determine the specific training that your dog will require. After this personality profile, you and your trainer can work out a schedule that works best for you and your pup.
Contact Canine Foundations here to get information on pricing and obedience classes.
3. Team K9
Team K9 in Mississauga provides progressive training that focuses on the dog AND the dog owner. They help you get to know your canine, and help you understand why they do the things they do. Team K9 services dog owners in Mississauga, Toronto, Oakville, Brampton, Milton, Georgetown, Bolton, and Etobicoke area.
Team K9 was founded by Glen Ramcharan, who specializes in several areas of dog training. He focuses on the intense investigation of the dog’s mind and understanding the science behind their behavior. Due to this approach, the trainers at Team K9 work extensively with canine aggression.
Their individual training for aggression works with the dog and their owner to help you get to the bottom of the issue. By focusing on biological and physiological basis of the episode, the owner receives a deep understanding of how their dog thinks. This training helps to prevent damage in your home, personal attacks, and helps the dog become a productive and loving family member.
For more information on specific training, contact Team K9 here.
4. The Canadian Dog Whisperer Inc.
The Canadian Dog Whisperer in Burlington aims to educate humans on the canine way in order to help their dogs achieve balance in their home. Bruce Warrington, the founder of The Canadian Dog Whisperer Inc teaches dog owners “dog psychology” to help people see the world through a dog’s eyes.
Bruce Warrington believes that many behavioral issues come down to common owner mistakes, and teaches dog owners how to restore balance in their home. In order to do this, he only offers in-home services.
While each dog may require a specialized amount of training, training starts at $500 for two in home sessions. The first session can last up to 3 hours, and the second session is usually about 1 hour. Warrington claims that 95% of dogs only need two sessions, but is always willing to extend their training if needed. He also offers specialized advice on dog aggression, and uses his method to address the problem.
5. Shield K9 – Dog Training
Shield K9 in Puslinch understands the canine and their behaviors through and through. The founder, Jaz Othman, began his career as a K9 handler for a private security company, and has since worked in several areas of canine behavior and modification. He has trained several dog handlers, and has an experienced team of trainers that work at this facility.
Shield K9 offers a specific training program for aggressive and reactive dogs. Starting at $500 a dog, this program offers advanced obedience training and rehab for aggression. Their program aims to help your canine become a safe member of society, on and off leash.
For more information on their available classes, contact Shield K9 here.
6. Gemini K9 Obedience
Gemini K9 in Scarborough works with dog owners, companion canines, and working dogs to help achieve balance in their home and work environment. This company has been training dogs since 1995, and feels confident in every canine training situation you can think of. With their team of skilled trainers, you can find a solution to multiple canine behavioral problems in and outside of your home.
Gemini K9 has years of experience in aggression and behavioral modification, and works with your dog one on one to help relieve their anxiety and aggression. Their aggression training program claims to modify their aggressive behavior to help eliminate aggression in your home, to other people, or other dogs.
To find out more information on pricing, you can contact Gemini K9 here.
7. Mellow Vibes Dog Training
Mellow Vibes in Toronto is so confident in their training program, that they don’t accept payment until you have observed a noticeable change in your canine! Their training program is about teaching your dog to respect you, and not just bribing them with treats and rewards. Mellow Vibes services clients in the Ontario and surrounding areas, as long as you are willing to travel to them.
Once you have scheduled your consult with the team at Mellow Vibes Dog Training, they can begin to create a program tailored to your dog specifically. Mellow Vibes takes your dog into their home to receive one on one each day, as well as one on one outings around the town or areas in which they struggle. They do mention that aggressive dogs require more in depth care, so their prices may increase based on the level of aggression. If you would like to see results of their training process, you can see several videos on their website.
To schedule a consult with Mellow Vibes, you can contact them here.
8. Canadian Canine Training Academy
Canadian Canine Training Academy in Nepean is so well known for their success in the Ontario area, that aspiring dog trainers come to this facility for career training. Due to their expertise, they have students that have taken their skills to work all around Canada and the US. The man behind the magic is Randy Chartrand, and has been training dogs at this facility since 1995. Due to his success in dog training, he has been featured on several radio shows.
Canadian Canine Academy recommends their private training program for dogs with aggression. After completing a training evaluation to assess the level of severity, you will then begin an 8 week training course. The cost of the private lessons will be determined after consultation, but their other training services range from $150-$250 per training session.
To contact the Canadian Canine Training Academy, you can contact them here.
9. Bark Busters In Home Dog Training
Bark Busters focuses on creating a better relationship between you and your dog to help resolve any behavioral issues for dogs all throughout Canada. They focus on teaching each owner how to understand a dogs pack behavior and body language to help eliminate aggressive behaviors.
Bark Busters focuses on in-home training as they believe that this is often the root of the problem, and where the training really counts when it comes to aggression. Bark Busters services dogs and owners all over Canada, and finds you a trainer based on your area in Canada here.
10. Elite Dog Training
Elite Dog Training in Kitchener helps to unleash your dog’s potential by teaching them basic obedience and helping to instill confidence. Elite believes that a confident dog is a well-mannered dog, and works tirelessly to achieve just that!
Cheryl and her talented staff offer group and one on one classes to teach basic obedience and resolve behavioral problems in your canine. They have several different levels of training based on your initial consult that range from $119 for 4 weeks of classes and $209 for 6 weeks of class. These classes are group lessons, but you can contact them here to receive pricing for one on one lessons.
11. Impressive Canines – Professional Dog Training
Impressive Canines in Kitchener focuses on giving your pup the specialty training they require, all under one roof. Jessica Croezen is a graduate of canine communication studies, and started her Impressive Canines Company in 2007. Since 2007 Jessica has earned 6 achievements in canine training, and has been nominated for other prestigious awards in the dog training world.
Their private sessions are customized to fit each canine’s needs. They specialize in fear and aggression rehabilitation, and can even focus their training inside of your home if needed. For information on scheduling a consult and prices for individual lessons, contact them here.
12. Interactive Dog
At this interactive and psychological centre in Hamilton, Ontario, your dog will find everything they need under one roof. Jeffery, the co-owner of Interactive Dog, has been a behavior modification specialist since 2009. He focuses on behavior rehabilitation through positive reinforcement, communication enhancement, and behavior modification.
This training will begin with a 1 hour meet and greet for $100 that focuses on getting to know your dog and their specific needs, and one on one sessions following at $50 per session. To contact Interactive Dog or book a session, you can contact Jeffrey here.
13. The Centre For Canine Education
The Centre for Canine Education Inc. in Ontario is committed to providing dog owners with information that is based upon science, excellent support and instructors that are well qualified in Ontario and surrounding areas.
They specialize in reactive and aggressive behaviors in dogs, and offer one on one training for the dog and owner to learn and tackle these behavioral problems. Caryn Liles is the founder and main trainer of this canine training facility, and works with a team of specialized canine trainers and behaviorists.
Private sessions begin at $165 for a one hour session, and vary depending on the severity of each dog’s aggression. To contact or make an appointment, you can contact the Centre here.
14. The Pack Way – Dog Training
You’ve probably heard about Nicole Simmie, as she has been featured many times on Cesar Millan’s popular dog training show. Nicole carries several dog training and behavioral credentials, and offers unique value to the dog training world for dogs in Guelph and surrounding areas.
For those seeking help with an aggressive dog, The Pack Way recommends one on one training. You will first participate in a one on one consult that generally lasts for one hour, where you will discuss the possible reasons behind this behavior, how you may be contributing to the problem, and how you can work on the problem going forward with their training.
For information on scheduling a consult and pricing on continued training, you can schedule a consult here.
15. Puppy Power Dog Training
Puppy Power Dog Training in Cambridge has been servicing families in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Elora since 1992. While it has since come under new ownership in 2015, Puppy Power is well known for providing quality training to the Ontario area.
Puppy Power offers training made specifically for fear and aggression rehabilitation, and helps the owner understand a bit more about where these behaviors are coming from. There are multiple aggressive and reactive classes offered at this facility. These packages start at $475 for new clients that covers your consultation and 4 classes to follow, then continues with $275 for a package of continued classes after those first 5 sessions.
To schedule your class you can contact Puppy Power here.