Puppy Training while you work, for busy families in the Greater Toronto Area, and Prince Edward County.
Do you want a well trained puppy without the stress of house training, nipping, jumping and chaos during your busy day? Then our puppy day training is for you!
Your puppy spends their day dedicated to training & confidence building, then comes home ready to relax and bond with you.
Life is busy! It can be hard to juggle work and family priorities and train a puppy at the same time! Skip the stress and let us do the hard work for you.
Exclusive Puppy Training Done For You
Your puppy will spend their day with a certified trainer and benefit from multiple daily training sessions, socialization and play. Our program includes training lessons for you too; we’re with you every step of the way as you raise your puppy!
This program is tailored to puppies 2 – 5 months of age and under 45lbs.
As a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, we adhere to a code of ethics and conduct on humane training; 100% force free, positive reinforcement training methods only. No shock, prong or e-collars ever.
Live further away and need your puppy to sleep overnights too? Visit Puppy Board and Train.
How Do We Work?
The Initial Consult & Orientation
During our first session, we’ll learn about your puppy, discuss training goals, and get you started with essential information for living with a puppy. By the end of our meeting, you’ll have a clear understanding of how your puppy will benefit from Puppy Day School and have key knowledge to help you succeed in their training.
Getting to Work
We’ll get them started building confidence and trust on their very first day. You get videos and reports cards for your pup’s day at school, so you’ll know exactly how they are progressing each day. You’ll also receive clear instructions on what you need to do when your puppy is home between school days.
Maintaining Your Puppy's Behaviour
We’ll make sure you’re able to maintain your puppy’s good behaviour as they grow up. You receive 1 training session per week with your dog, and we work with you to ensure you have the necessary knowledge and information to maintain behaviour, with personalized classes and access to our library of resources and tutorials.
Ready to get started?
What You Get
Exclusive Day School
This exclusive day school is limited to 4 – 6 puppies, age 8 – 24 weeks. We tailor your puppy’s learning, exposure and play according to their age, personality and vaccination coverage.
Multiple daily training sessions with a certified trainer. You get to skip the potty training, and we focus on foundation behaviours and actively work to prevent common problems such as nipping, jumping, biting, and nervousness with grooming.
Puppies go through a critical socialization window that can determine the rest of their lives. We’ll ensure your puppy receives the proper exposure and exploration to their surroundings to help them grow into a confident adult dog.
Training Sessions for You and Your family
We give you the skills to maintain the behaviour your puppy has learned with weekly training classes each month. Families kids also get our exclusive Family Dog training program, so kids can learn how to behave around the dog too!
Reliable, Educated Information
There’s a lot of bad information out there about how to raise your dog. We give you everything you need to know with access to our live coaching classes and library of tutorials.
Humane, Positive Reinforcement Methods
Effective and force free training with your puppy’s emotional and physical well-being in mind. Your puppy will behave because they want to – not out of fear of punishment.
Why is Puppy Day School so beneficial?
Here are just a few things that set our Puppy Programs apart from other programs
- Our program and approach is based on the Puppy Start Right program by board certified veterinary behaviourist Dr. Kenneth Martin
- Our services means you don’t need to juggling your busy day, doggy daycare and find time and energy to train your puppy
- Skip the potty training hassles, we’ll take care of that for you
- Your puppy spends their day with a certified trainer dedicated to ensuring their learning with experiences tailored specifically to their personality, age, developmental stage and vaccination coverage
- Puppies in our program do not engage in continuous over excited play as they might in daycare, which can lead to behavioural challenges
- Integrating the new behaviours your puppy is learning into your home and family happens faster than weekly classes as they get multiple training sessions each day, and you get the coaching you need to maintain it
- Karen Pryor Academy Certified Trainer, adhering to a code of ethics and conduct on humane training. 100% force free, positive reinforcement training methods only. No shock, prong or e-collars ever.
We do the training for you, so you can have the well-mannered dog you dreamed of.
What does a typical day include?
Your pup will receive multiple training sessions with a certified trainer each day. Skills your puppy will learn will go beyond the usual puppy class. We include a variety of training appropriate to the age of your puppy, which may include some of the following:
Foundation behaviours (focus, sits, down, stays, leash walking, go to your mat, settle etc);
Polite manners and greetings around people, mealtime/food, and other dogs;
Safety behaviours: crate training, recall, settling in cars;
Handling and exposure for grooming, teeth brushing and vet visits;
Training with distractions in and out of the home.
Your puppy is learning all about the world around them including what’s safe and what’s dangerous. During this critical development window, we ensure that your dog gets to explore and have opportunities for positive and safe socialization through exploration, field trips, in-home activities, and as appropriate, interaction with other dogs.
Puppies love to play, and it’s tempting to take them to the dog park. But very few people at a dog park are trained to recognize signs of in appropriate play, poor play skills or stress in groups of dogs. Puppies that feel overwhelmed or puppies that are constantly dominating the play may have challenges when they become adults.
During Puppy Day School and Board and Train, your puppy will have learn how to play safely and politely with other pups. We’ll also equip you with the knowledge to recognize when your pup is having a good time, and when they might need a break, for their benefit or the benefit of their doggie friends.
Rest & Sleep
A critical part of your puppy’s development and temperament is getting enough sleep. During their day with us, puppies get all the rest and sleep they need, so that they don’t experience overtired excitement, excessive nipping or other problem behaviours.
If your dog is staying with us for the VIP Board and Train program, they sleep the night away cozy in an in-home environment with their trainer just a few steps away for potty breaks and comfort if needed.
Part Time Puppy School
3 days a week
Drop your pup off and let us do the training for you! Your pup gets 3 – 4 training sessions per day, and you receive one private lesson each week.
1 x 75 minute virtual orientation equipping you with all the information you need to help your puppy thrive
1 x 30 minute private lesson per week
Support via text whenever you’ve got questions
Priority booking for Day Care, plus discounts on puppy events and workshops at the Sniffery
Payment plans available upon request.
$123/day + HST
Stay & Train
Your puppy lives with a certified trainer who dedicates time to their training and treats them like one of the family.
We work with you and your family for a minimum of 1 month afterwards to ensure your puppy maintains the behaviours they’ve learned.
Exclusively for puppies 2 – 5 months and limited to 2 at a time.
Instead of thinking…
“The biting! My puppy is a shark! Our hands, our clothing, the kids! When will it end?”
“My puppy is scared and nervous, I don’t know how to help them be more confident.”
“My puppy pulls so hard on their leash when we go out that they’re choking, but they won’t stop. Going for a walk is super frustrating!”
“Why won’t my puppy do their business outside? We go outside and nothing happens, we go back inside and they pee!”
“My puppy gets so excited to see other people and other dogs, barking loudly and jumping, it’s embarrassing.”
What if you could…
Show off the way your well mannered puppy greets people and other dogs?
Feel comfortable leaving your puppy without worrying about separation anxiety or destructive behaviours?
Enjoy leash walks with your puppy no matter the setting or level of distraction?
Feel confident about your puppy’s experience at the vet or groomers?
Build a relationship with your puppy that helps them choose you over distractions in the environment?
A well trained puppy in the fraction of the time, and less stress for you.
“We started working with Tasha when our British Bulldog, Miss Mable, was about 5 months old. Within a session we were working on basic commands and addressing pressing issues (potty training!). As COVID lifted and we started to go out more, alone time and separation anxiety also became a concern. With Tasha’s support and her compassionate, methodical systems, it was a straightforward process to ensure she was calm when we left. Mable is now a happy, confident teenager who loves to walk, cuddle and play with respect. We will continue to work with Tasha throughout Mable’s life to ensure ongoing progress and fun. Thank you Fearless Tails!”
We were looking for a trainer that we could work with over multiple sessions to help with our Bernedoodle pup Seba’s adolescent phase. We wanted to focus on leash walking (our pup was pulling the leash A LOT), how to greet visitors (especially since we haven’t had many because of COVID) and recall. The meet & greet with Tasha was super helpful – I immediately felt comfortable that we would be working with her and felt confident that we would make progress on our areas of focus. Tasha provided useful tips and tricks for us to use as a family and was willing to answer questions throughout and adjust the training plan as needed. In addition, working with Tasha over the course of a few months enabled us to see Seba’s progress and prioritize what we wanted to work on for our final sessions. Would highly recommend working with Tasha and Fearless Tails for your training needs!
Working with Tasha was such a wonderful experience. She is very positive, organized, caring, truly knowledgeable and understands dogs’ behaviours and everything. She taught and provided my family lots of information and techniques which really helped us understand our pup.( From puppy to adolescent phase) We are looking forward to work with her more in the future.
Thank you, Tasha.
From helping us work on loose leash walking, training to accept ear drops, guidance with picky eating and absolutely everything in between, Tasha’s knowledge and endless patience has been the key to our successful training with Piper so far. To say we are grateful is an understatement.
Even though we’ve adopted many adult dogs, we needed help with our new rescue puppy. Tasha gave us the knowledge and guidance we needed to improve Rufus’ recall, leash manners on busy roads and to reduce his separation anxiety as he got used to his new home.