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  1. Companion Vet, the vet tech an owner is a certified dog trainer and she is awesome. 111 street just north of Ellerslie Road http://www.companionvet.ca/

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  2. Diamond in the ruff. Colleen is amazing! I also have a rescue. She wouldn’t go to anyone but me, but Colleen had her doing tricks and listening within an hour. She does classes or can do one on one with you and your dog in your home. Amazing!

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  3. Companion Vet. Anyone that follows Fear Free.

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  4. Dean Klassen Dean Klassen says:

    these guys do both private and group classes. Worked wonders for my little anxious dog. https://www.goodboydogtraining.ca/

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  5. Join Edmonton Dog Connections group on Facebook!

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  6. Mary Vardas Mary Vardas says:

    Amanda Dunnigan what’s your trainers Facebook page!

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  7. Amanda Eaton Amanda Eaton says:

    Check out albertaforcefreealliance.com

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  8. Choose a trainer that teaches shaping behaviours and not fear or dominance.

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  9. Chris Costa Chris Costa says:

    Hard to explain but if you tak the leas put it to her back and loop it around her and under itself on her back so that if she were to pull it would tighten up on her belly she will instantly stop pulling and eventually learn to not pull at all ever

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  10. Chris Costa Chris Costa says:

    Its not mean cuz the dog wont even attempt to pull ..not sure why it works but it does

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  11. I used Bark Busters for my dog as he had separation anxiety and a few other issues and she was amazing

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  12. Separation anxiety and pulling on a leash are two different things – for training find anywhere that does clicker training. Do not use a choke chain.. any trainer that has you using a choke chain is a shit trainer – for dealing with separation anxiety – ignore the dog for the first few minutes you get home

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  13. Brandi at FamilyDawgs training is phenomenal!! We’ve been taking her last three group sessions with both my dogs. She goes above and beyond the basics of obedience training and every class and session is different from the last. Training is group style, but very personalized at the same time. Very highly recommend!!

    Check out her Facebook page:
    Family Dawgs Training

    Or website:
    http://www.familydawgs.ca

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    • Ashley Cragg Ashley Cragg says:

      I did not have a good experience here. And was told by a trainer we worked with after and a good friend who works with a rescue that the methods she had us using were not in the best interest of our dogs. But I guess every dog is different.

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    • Definitely different for everybody and every dog. I’m not sure how a method could be “not in the best interest” of a dog, my dogs are in love with her and respond quite well to their adapted tools, but to each their own. She doesn’t use treats or negative reinforcement, so no complaints!

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    • Dana Horniak Dana Horniak says:

      If she doesn’t use a primary reinforcer like treats that is a big red flag. Training “differently” isn’t necessarily good, and not using food as a reward opens the door to punitive methods and punishments. This is what you want to avoid because dogs learn best without worrying about corrections. Dogs should be happy to learn and not be fearful of offering behaviours which cannot happen if they worry about consequences.

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    • Man these pages are all about unwanted opinions lol. Like I said, to each their own. However, if you think “treats” are what create a happy dog, you should probably rethink owning one. There is zero negative reinforcement or methods used in this training. My dogs are POSITIVELY REINFORCED through body language, verbal pitch, physical contact, and the general pride of a job well done! I shouldn’t have to bribe my dog to do something with a treat, that’s obnoxious. It’s called having expectations, following through, and creating that happy, functioning home.. I have two of the happiest dogs going with it.

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    • Dana Horniak Dana Horniak says:

      That’s just a nice way to say your dogs will do what you say or else.

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    • or else what?There’s no anger no retaliation? Zero punishment used. How would they have magically created that “else” in their heads?

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    • Mary Vardas Mary Vardas says:

      Hahaaaaa. I’m dying.

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  14. Rita Mae Zuk Rita Mae Zuk says:

    Paws in Paradise Leduc! They are the best

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    • This is a joke right? Anyone who idolizes Cesar Milan can’t be taken seriously

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    • Oh sure, they are the best at ruining a dog, my bad

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    • Competition? I’m not a trainer. She supports aversives, there’s nothing good about that.

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    • Rita Mae Zuk Rita Mae Zuk says:

      Gabrielle Foster she uses compassion, love and attention. Aversives is a form of punishment, yes we ignore bad behaviour we do that with our kids as well ignoring is much better then having spoiled untrained dogs. That’s behaviour modification 101 even in humans. You need positive and negative reinforcement. That doesn’t mean abuse or aversive its like a time out just like with kids!

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    • Dana Horniak Dana Horniak says:

      Any good trainer worth their weight would never use Cesar Millan as a mentor, because he himself has no education in science based learning theory. His training methods are all based on his own warped theories, which involve bullying dogs and physically hurting them. There are many reasons why he is not respected in the dog behaviour world, he doesn’t recognize stressed dogs whatsoever and his methods are dangerous and inhumane. Cesar Millan is proof that ANYONE is able to be a dog trainer, a really popular one for that matter, with clever marketing and even get a television program or two. Sad that trainers actually like to ride his coat tails and use his celebrity to boost their own businesses, duping clients that don’t know better. Being a celebrity doesn’t make you knowledgeable at what you do.

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    • Lisa Whelan I essentially am. You’re blinded by a tv celebrity

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    • Lisa Whelan Lisa Whelan says:

      Im not even reading danas blah blah blah, cuz i dont care. Lol

      Have a good one guys. At the end of the day, its different strokes for different folks ✌

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    • Dana Horniak Dana Horniak says:

      Lisa Whelan hurting dogs is never appropriate, and unfortunately for them it is still legal and facilities like Paws in Paradise uses aversives. The competence of a trainer is directly related to how much force and what tools they need to use….When a trainer is relying on e-collars, prongs, punishments and intimidation they are severely lacking in abilities….despite marketing themselves as otherwise.

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  15. I am starting with Dog Behave on Monday for 2 dogs with HORRIBLE s.a.
    Check out the web site.

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  16. Donna Watts Donna Watts says:

    If your dog is a rescue and you are not sure of it’s history I suggest a Force free trainer. Check out Albertaforcefreealliance.com business directory for trainers n your area that no doubt can help you. Also join Edmonton Dog Connections fb page. It’s an education based page for new owners and general questions for dog owners. Good luck with your pooch. Thanks for rescuing!

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  17. Andrea Gould Andrea Gould says:

    Bilinda Wagner with K-9 Misfits
    http://k9misfits.com/
    Absolutely amazing.

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  18. Spca has training classes as well.

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  19. Ashley Cragg Ashley Cragg says:

    Dogspaw does leash walking classes. My dog had severe seperation anxiety that we overcame and now has resurfaced since the passing of her sister. Lots of metal stimulation. Daycare helped a lot. We go to It’s A Dog’s Life Ltd. And leaving her for 5 min at a time and increasing that time slowly over 6 months.

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  20. I can’t even put a number to how many classes I’ve taken with my dogs. I highly recommend the Dog House Daycare for training

    http://www.dogdaycareedmonton.ca

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  21. Front halti works wonder! Our rescue had same issues took a lot of time and focus and training. She ate a wall/bedframe/books. She is wonderful now

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  22. Use a harness.. as more control when walking. Also use a treat or clicker to keep focus on you when need (practice in yard or same area where there isnt alot of distractions). When home… put soft music on… say ‘Ill be back’.. go into a room or outside or or… and return a few mins later with ‘good dog!!’ And attention. Do this often…increasing the length of time you are out of sight for separation. Works wonders! Been here… time and patience. Congrats on your new fur baby!!

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    • Never use a harness for walking. They were specifically invented for pulling purposes and you have absolutely no control. They are used by working dogs to pull carts, sleds, etc. A harness will encourage the dog to pull. A thick, high collar or a halty are much better options.

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    • Ive always had more control with a harness.. 130lb dobi.

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    • Donna Watts Donna Watts says:

      There are specific harnesses meant for pulling as what Edmonton Weight pull club use. But a harness on a dog is the safest and easiest on a dog. The front clip harnesses are good but no tool will work with out proper training.

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    • I personally found that with a muscle strength/reactive dog.. the harness allowed for me to use my body weight as counter weight without risk of injury to my dog during his training. Its definately not a ‘use this’ cure tool. Dogs need patience and repetitive training to have things click for sure.

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    • Gina Belle Gina Belle says:

      Try a gentle leader or a Halty, it’s like a horse halter for a dog, the leash attaches to it under their chin so if they pull, you give a gentle pull back and it pulls their head down and back, they don’t have the power of their whole body behind the pull.

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  23. Renee Huff Renee Huff says:

    A halti or harness meant specifically for pullers and bad walkers. A regular harness won’t work and promotes pulling behaviour.

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  24. Andrea Young Andrea Young says:

    K9 Misfits , good boy dog training, raise the woof , diamonds in the ruff

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  25. There is a nose harness you can buy. People a lot of times think it’s a muzzle but it isn’t. The harness connects to the leash below the nose so if the dog pulls he ends up pulling his nose to his chest. This stops them

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  26. Masu Sand Masu Sand says:

    Maybe dog needs a gentle detox..

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  27. Canine Quarters Diane Lynas is the trainer. Excellent instructor

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  28. Lisa Whelan Lisa Whelan says:

    Skip the trainer, and give him tons of exercise. Runs, walks and dog parks are the best training. You can do this! 🙂

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  29. Clinton Kirk Clinton Kirk says:

    Whatever you do, don’t give up.❤️

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  30. I think SPCA offers those who have adopted discounts on classes.

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  31. PetSmart training class was helpful to us!

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  32. Go to the pet store and get a pharmone ball plug it in by where they sleep and you will be amazed how calm she gets also see a vet

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  33. Just watch Dog Whisperer on TV … every show he tells you how to train your dog fgs!

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    • Donna Watts Donna Watts says:

      How to train scare your dogs you mean right? This man is all for TV and no actual science based training is used. Use a science based force free trainer, not CM who has no formal training what so ever but a great show man.

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  34. Kate Spencer Kate Spencer says:

    Caroline Hilliard of Steadfast Dogs

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  35. Also when you come, and go, do not make a big production of it. They don’t know English and they are sensitive to your moods. Just gather your things and go, and when you come back be sure to be casual and put your things away before giving attention to your dog. Ignore bad behaviour, it is attention your dog is looking for, good or bad.

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  36. Beth Scott Beth Scott says:

    You get 30% off your classes at EHS.

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  37. Force free trainers! Such as k9 misfits, Dogspaw, the doghouse daycare. Diamond in the rough. In sync. Anything’s pawsible. Soul 2 soul.

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