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Dog Training & Obedience Classes serving the Niagara Region & Hamilton areas

Affordable packages that cover dog training, behaviour issues, and obedience.

Classes are available online & in-person. Even if you’ve already tried everything, we can help!

Dog Training Niagara

Training starts with understanding your dog, and working through a proven training process.

We’ll also teach you how to continue training and maintain a healthy relationship with your pet. Packages available in-person and virtual/online (i.e. Zoom).

  • Effective on puppies and most older dogs
  • Understand basic commands
  • Humane and effective approaches

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Meet your trainer, Cat Cino

Cat’s life work has been dedicated to improving the human-animal bond through education, training and rehabilitation of abandoned pets. Cat’s personal approach to dog training has earned her the invaluable trust amongst North American pet owners and her peers.

  • Certified Trainer (30+ years experience)
  • Recognized leader in bite prevention (eg. Ontario Attorney General)
  • Published Author & Speaker

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of tools/methods do I use?

I have been a trainer since the late 80’s when aversion methods were primarily used.

Having a great deal of experience with every tool and style that has come about since. To this day I believe a positive method works best for learning. Each situation still requires an evaluation of the dogs personality, disposition and inherent traits.

The relationship and lifestyle of the family along with the sensitivity levels of the dog are critical in choosing the right approach. Your trainer must understand what makes your pup tick before they ever grab the leash and make him do something!

Have I ever seen this type of problem behaviour before?

It is always necessary to rule out any medical conditions before we assume it is a behavioural issue!

This is my area of greatest experience. Having seen so many unique to bizarre behaviours I wouldn’t dare say I’ve seen it all.

What I have seen might impress y’all but there is always an underlying cause that is the true root of the problem and that is what we have to search for.

Do you have experience with my dog's breed?

With over 30 years of training there are a few breeds I have rarely or never worked with.

Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing organizations. During this time I have worked with almost every breed under the sun. The organizations I’ve worked with include:

  • Lincoln County Humane Society (1994-present)
  • Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario (2000-present)
  • Golden Retriever Rescue of Canada (2005-present)
  • Toronto Zoo (2005)

Is your in-person training more effective than virtual/online training?

Whether you are taking a virtual or in home training program success is dependent on taking the right approach for your dog.

In both programs I will initially gather a detailed history to understand the concerns and put together the best plan. You will receive clear, concise direction on how to begin and implement your training.

It has always been my goal to make the biggest impact on the dogs behaviour with the smallest changes. My approach to training sessions is to incorporate them into your lifestyle so it has a natural progression and success!

How many sessions will my dog need to be fully trained?

The first thing to accept is that dog training is a lifetime commitment.

You may complete the various levels of training in 6-8 sessions but your dog is always watching and learning.

Intelligence is best understood as the ability to problem solve! Which is why you want to understand your dog more than just teach him how to sit on command. In our programs every client admits they learned more about training than they expected.

Once you understand how to successfully motivate and teach you can have a lifetime of positive interaction and joy!

What makes you different than other dog trainers in Niagara?

My experience and style of training is very balanced.

I have taught dogs how to bite and I have taught many not to. I have worked with feral dogs and I have worked with some of the most brilliant dogs. In the end it doesn’t come down to how well I can train a dog but rather how well I can pass on that ability to you.

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5-Star Rating

What our clients are saying

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Mindy T

At the risk of being ‘cliche’, once you try Cat you’ll never go back!

I have been working with Cat for our rescue dogs for over 15 years. Whenever someone has a behaviour struggle with their dog I can’t say the words Cat Cino fast enough.

– Mindy T.Dog Breed: Various

Laura

Cat picked up on behaviours my dog was starting to show that I had no idea she was doing (like resource guarding).

We addressed this in our first training session before it became a big issue, and after that I never saw my dog show those behaviours.

– Laura R.
Dog Breed: Cane Corso

Adam

Can’t recommend Cat enough. Well worth the investment to know how to manage dogs with a strong will.

She provided the tools and knowledge to effectively redirect behaviour when needed.

– Adam M.
Dog Breed: German Shepherd

Niagara & Hamilton Dog Training & Obedience Packages

Dog Training Package Niagara

Private (1-on-1) Training Package

Who is it for?

This is the perfect solution for those wanting personalized one-on-one training with a plan that is unique to your dogs individual needs.

What’s Included?

  • Initial consultation session to asses your pets training needs (90 min)
  • Private one-on-one training sessions with Cat (30 min ea.)
  • Serious dog behaviour problems (eg. separation anxiety, aggression, etc.)
  • Customized dog training to overcome common behaviour issues (eg. house training, barking, digging, chewing, pulling on leash, jumping on people, destructive behaviour, etc.)

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Dog Training Consultation Niagara

90-Minute Virtual Consultation

Who is it for?

Our 90-Minute Virtual Consultations are the perfect option if you do not require a full training package, have serious concerns about your pet, or require pre/post adoption counselling.

Price

Virtual Consultations are available for $245 +hst.
In-Person Consultations are available for $343 +hst.

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