Group classes are not the appropriate solution for many dogs, and that's OK.


Dogs who...

  • Show aggressive behaviour to other dogs or people (lunging, snarling, snapping, biting)
  • Are afraid of other dogs or people (run away, hide, cower, tremble)
  • Are afraid of new situations (run away, hide, cower, tremble)

...are not appropriate for group classes.

These dogs will have a very hard time acclimating to the group class environment. It will be stressful for everyone involved; for them because they're scared, for you because the training won't work, and for your fellow students who may be put at risk.

Instead of wasting time, effort, and money in group classes, private lessons are a great place to start. Often, once fear/anxiety/aggression issues are addressed in private lessons, we can then have you join group classes.

Information about private lessons, including cost, availability, and next steps: https://www.whenhoundsfly.com/dog-behaviorist-toronto/.

Information about private lessons for basic obedience only: https://www.whenhoundsfly.com/foundation-skills-in-home/.