Early training is critical for the prevention of future behaviour issues.  

Our experience and hands-on knowledge can help you raise a confident, friendly family dog. We have virtual group classes and private training options available.


Group Classes

Private Training


Puppy Jasmine“We have started the puppy socialization class (The "Whole Chihuahua") with Valerie and Jane and are delighted with it.  This is the Window of Opportunity for our dogs.  The work we do with them now affects their entire lives.  The first class showed us how to read our puppy's face and body language.  Very interesting.  We learned a great strategy for our puppy, Jasmine, to meet other dogs and we have been using it since the class with total success.  In the second class, among other things, we learned how to handle the puppy's body physically.  Valerie showed us the proper way with her perfectly trained Dobie.  For example, pick up the puppy with the "bitie end" away from you. Puppies bite.  A lot.  And learning how to manage that is important for everyone.  Valerie also gave us suggestions for good chew toys (and to always have them nearby!).  Throughout the classes we can all ask questions and get feedback for our unique situations.  Going to this class is the best thing we could have done for our puppy, Jasmine.  It is perfect for her own Window of Opportunity. 

- Moira, Robert and Jasmine

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We specialize in behaviour modification from the simple, like Manners and Obedience training, to the more severe. 

We have well-established protocols and training plans to help you with issues like Aggression, Reactivity, Fear and Separation Anxiety. We have adopted, lived and worked with our own reactive dogs. Let us help you help your dog.


Private Training



“If it wasn’t for Valerie Barry and Pam Murray, we would not be enjoying the company of our wonderful dog, Rebus. At six months of age, Rebus was fearful of and aggressive to people including us. The first behaviorist we used was punishment based and after two sessions, (two hours!), he thought our puppy would need to be put down. We were devastated! We changed behaviorists! Within one month of working with Valerie and Pamela, there was a significant improvement in Rebus. We have done some one on one work, nose work and manners classes. One year later, Rebus is a very happy, sweet cuddly dog. He has come a long, long way in a short period of time, thanks to Valerie and Pam. A true testament to the value of positive reinforcement, clicker training and great behaviorists! Thank you both!”

-Margaret and Rebus


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