We believe that training your dog is all about having fun! Our certified trainer has designed a curriculum that promotes good relationships between owners and their dogs and revolves around using positive reinforcement techniques, educational games, and good old fashioned fun to bond with and teach dogs how to behave appropriately. We also know that training doesn’t end after puppy hood so we offer a full range of levels including Puppy 1, Puppy 2, Beginner 1 and Beginner 2, curriculum’s for all skill levels and ages! If that’s not enough, check out our Agility classes as well!

We use only positive reinforcement training techniques including treat, toy, play, petting and praise rewards.

***Please note that with covid protocols in place, only 1 person is allowed to attend training classes with their dog***

About Our Owner & Trainer

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Kelly is a certified trainer & behaviour Consultant and certified canine good neighbour evaluator (CKC).  She has been training dogs professionally and educating pet owners since 1999 starting her career in Markham and then relocating to Barrie in 2003.

In 2004, she proudly became one of the first Certified Trainer & Behaviour Consultants in Canada through Canine Communication Studies and has also achieved her evaluator’s certification for the Canine Good Neighbour program through the Canadian Kennel Club.  She is currently a foster for Precious Paws Rescue in Barrie.

Kelly has had many great successes with one of her own dogs “Bentley”, an 9 year old Boxer. Through Kelly’s training and positive approach, Bentley has earned his Canine Good Neighbour certification.  In addition to Bentley she also has a 7 year old German Shorthaired Pointer named “Ruger”. Ruger is a working hunting dog who is working toward a goal of competing in NAVHA trials.  She and her family have also adopted a 6 year old Chorkie named “Charlie” through Precious Paws Rescue in Barrie.

It has been a dream of Kelly’s to own her own daycare, training and grooming facility and on June 1, 2016, this dream became a reality as she took over ownership of Ruff Haus.