Welcome To All About Dogs
~ All About Dogs has finally found a new home for all dog matters and all things that matter to dogs! We are dedicated to training and education, sports and recreation, health and fitness.~
Toronto's very own full-service dog training and resource centre. Our 14,000 sq. ft. facility houses two large training halls, fully matted for cushion and traction to allow you and your dog to engage in fun activities, such as agility, rally obedience, show handling, tricks and dog sports all year round. These programs provide an opportunity for recreational and social activities that benefit both the dog and owner alike.
We have a fully-equipped dog grooming station and matted puppy playroom for puppy socialization classes and daycare. We are centrally located and easily accessed from the city's centre or from the Greater Toronto Area.
All About Dogs offers a wide variety of entertaining and educational programs designed create fabulous canine companions that are welcome members of our community.
~ From puppy training to competition level obedience, agility, grooming and daycare, we are all about dogs all the time! ~
We help you to build a strong relationship with your dog through informative and interactive training programs based on positive reinforcement and an understanding of canine behaviour. You can access ongoing training and education through workshops on Pet First Aid, clicker training, dog behaviour, health and diet. Group classes and private lessons are available weekdays, evenings and weekends. Daycare and training are provided as an additional resources.
At All About Dogs, we believe positive reinforcement training is the best way to create a happy and confident dog who understands what is expected of him.
We teach owners how to establish boundaries at home and employ problem behaviour prevention strategies from early puppyhood onwards. Training and behaviour problems are resolved without the punishment- based techniques that commonly result in fear, aggression, or deterioration of the bond between dog and owner.
Instead we utilize positive methods based on well-established learning theories and behavioural science that are humane, practical and effective. We teach marker-based training, either with a clicker or word, combined with rewards of all kinds (e.g., food, toys, play, and praise).
All our training programs reflect a comprehensive understanding of the dog's natural behaviour, and take in respect learning abilities as well as the dog's mental and physical developmental stages. In our classes we strive to create a relaxed and enjoyable learning experience as we believe that the human part of the equation needs as much support and understanding as the canine component.
Most people learn more quickly when not subjected to criticisms and negative feedback, and therefore, a positive approach to the training of the people is an integral part of all our programs.