September Classes

September Group Classes


I have dates for September classes: There will not be more group 8 week classes until Spring
Classes are twice a week for 8 weeks
Classes are 1.5 hours long each
This is real life training outdoors in real life situations. In these classes you will learn:
- your basic commands in a busy and distracting environment.
- how to stop your dog from pulling!!
- how to calm your dog down when they see other dogs: whether they want to play or are lunging
- to communicate in your dog's first language: Body language.
- to strengthen your bond with your dog and become a Leader
- how to mentally stimulate your dog through urban agility and confidence building
- to work on your dog's social skills and off leash training and so much more
- all by having fun!
There are no treats or other form of bribery involved and training is in different parks
All family members including children are encouraged to attend!
Class is rain or shine unless there is a thunder storm or the temperature is -30C.

Classes are $500

Dates: Caledonia Classes: Saturday/Wednesday classes (Saturdays are 10:30am-12pm) (Wednesdays is 7:00pm-8:30pm) Saturdays class will be taught by myself. Wednesdays class will be taught by Glenn Lickers a trainer from The Canine Bond

Hamilton Classes: Saturday/Wednesday classes (Saturdays are 1:00pm-2:30pm)(Wednesdays is 7:00pm-8:30pm) Saturdays class will be taught by myself. Wednesdays class will be taught by Heather Ewing a trainer from The Canine Bond

I am only accepting 7 dogs per class (all family members are encouraged to join)
A deposit of $250 is required to hold your spot. Its a first come first serve basis.
You can email transfer your deposits or mail a cheque to: The Canine Bond 4149 River Road, Caledonia, ON N3W 1T4

June Classes

Due to April classes for both Caledonia and Hamilton being full, I have posted a new set in June

Hamilton classes will be Saturday/Wednesday classes: Saturdays will be 10:30am-12pm and Wednesdays will be 7:00pm-8:30pm

Hamilton classes will be starting Saturday June 15th.

Caledonia classes will be Monday/Friday classes. Both are 7:00pm-8:30pm

Caledonia classes will be starting Monday June 10th

Pick up and Drop off Playtime and Education

Caledonia pick ups and drop offs



Versatility is what every dog needs. Most people’s complaints or issues are rooted in their dog’s socialization.

A lot of us believe that if our dogs play with the other dogs in the house or a couple of dog friends they know that they are socialized. Often they can’t understand why the dog lunged at another dog or barks his or her head off when they pass another dog. This is because your dog lacks versatility. Think about if you were limited to only a few people most of your life. Then went out in the world. How social would you be? How comfortable? You would see some very different and new ways and feel very insecure. You may shut down or you may become aggressive because you are scared.

Our daycare is more then letting your dog play and run. It is meant to teach your dog VERSATILITY. To be able to play with all sizes, ages and breeds. We teach the dogs that like to “bully” other dogs that they are not allowed to do this. We teach the dogs that lack confidence by introducing them slowly and making sure they are comfortable. We teach in a calm leadership role. Since opening in September, we have helped quite a lot of dogs gain confidence, learn not to freak out when they see another dog, learn to play in different ways (because every dog plays differently) and have fulfilled them by giving them a job, a purpose. Our daycare is run only by a dog behaviorist and trainer and are watched their entire stay. We value the learning and studying of dog behavior as well.

Our daycare is open Monday to Friday (excluding Holidays and extreme weather conditions)

Our pick up time is 9;30-10:30AM

Play and learn is 10:30am-1:30pm

Drop off time is 1:30pm-2:30pm

Cost $30

Drop offs are accepted as long as the dogs are dropped off at 10:30am and picked up at 1:30pm

All dogs must be vaccinated, have a history of no punctures or serious aggression (if so, they are welcome to get a private session regarding these issues) and must be met by staff beforehand.

Our 15,600 sq.ft. fenced in yard has so much space for your dog to run, play and hang out with a pack of dogs.

We have a large barn for the dogs to come and go if they please, with a wide open door that will be heated in the winter and cooled in the summer. There are dog beds provided in the barn for the dogs that need a rest or snuggle.

We also have a large shelter in the middle of the yard during the summer for shade as well as a vast amount of kiddy pools and water for the dogs throughout their entire stay. New trees have been planted so that shade will eventually be everywhere.

Winter Classes and Updates

Because group classes will not begin again until spring, I have put together mini classes for behavior problems and socialization classes that will be once a month until April.

Mini Classes
1.5 hours
$25 per class
This class is to show you a new style of training: TREAT FREE. I will show you how to get your dog to do basic commands as well as work on any behavioral problems you may be having with your dog. Please send me the behaviour problems you are having beforehand so that I can prepare for class. Class may be at a park or at The Canine Bond in Caledonia, depending on weather.
Please email with your preferred date and payment.
Saturday December 8th 2-3:30pm- Full
Saturday January 12th 12-1:30pm- Full
Saturday February 16th 12-1:30pm- Full
Saturday March 16th 12-1:30pm-

Socialization Classes
1 hour
$20 per class
This class is designed for humans to learn how dogs play. You will learn what is acceptable during play, what is not, and what to do if you need to interrupt. This is to better understand your dog and see what healthy play looks like. This is NOT for any dogs that have aggression problems regarding biting.
Class will be held at The Canine Bond in Caledonia.
Please email with your preferred date and payment. I will be limiting it to 6 dogs per class.
Saturday December 15th 2-3pm- Full
Saturday January 19th 11-12pm- Full
Saturday February 23rd 11-12pm
Saturday March 9th 11-12pm

The Canine Bond Dog Trainers Course

This 6 week course is an intensive course for those that want to get into dog training, want to broaden their education about dog behavior or those that work in the dog industry and want further education.
Classes start Saturday April 27th and will be every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm.
You will learn how to teach others how to train their dog, dog behavior including the 13 aggressions, and working hands on with dogs including your own.
You must also complete an 8 week (twice a week) group class with me to gain experience as well as attend 8 hours of studying dog behavior at the dog daycare.
Cost: $3600
Please email if you would like to join our team! This will be the second trainers course that I've taught using my approach (I also taught for someone else for 4 years). We are a tight group that supports and works together. Once you are done this course, you are never left on your own. We are always there to help and support you when you need

Socialization Therapy

The Canine Bond Center provides an environment that focuses on your dog’s socialization skills. The Socialization Program is designed to be at a pace that our dogs are comfortable with and will not overwhelm them.

There are a limited number of dogs in the Socialization Program. We are familiar with all of our dogs. Our goal is to build your dog’s self-confidence, not undermine it.

A socialized dog is a more stable, well rounded, confident pet with better coping skills.
Lack of socialization can result in a dog that is fearful of people, other dogs and new experiences. Fear can even lead to aggression.


The Canine Bond Center is open Monday to Friday for Caledonia residents. The Socialization Program runs on Mondays and Friday, from 10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. We will pick your dog up in the morning and deliver him or her home in the afternoon.


Saturdays have been set aside for specific behavioral cases.

Socialization programs

This is reserved for Saturdays. This is for dogs that do not get along with other dogs, dogs that have bitten or are too frightened to be in a pack environment. Using my dogs, we work on your dog slowly until he or she builds up confidence and trust to be with more dogs.
This is by appointment only: location is The Canine Bond in Caledonia.
Cost is $20 per hour
Email to reserve a spot

September classes for Hamilton and Caledonia

Fall Group Classes For Hamilton and Caledonia
All classes are 8 weeks long twice a week (16 classes)
All classes are located in various parks (Hamilton classes are located in Hamilton and Burlington and Caledonia classes are located strictly in Caledonia)
These group classes are more then your sit and stay, it is real life experiences outside in busy area's so that your dog will listen to you no matter how distracting it is and with NO TREATS.
You will learn leadership skills, how to speak dog by body language, urban agility, patience training, confidence building, off leash training and so much more.
All dogs need a basic 6 foot leash and martingale collar (I will have martingales with me on the first day of class if needed)
Owners be prepared to be open minded, have a great time and feel supported while we work together with you and your dog
Classes are $500
To reserve a spot, a deposit of $250 must be made: please email at

Saturday/Wednesday classes (Saturdays will be 1:00-2:30pm, Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm)
Starting Saturday September 8th

Saturday/Tuesday classes
(Saturdays will be 10:30am-12:00pm, Tuesdays will be 7:00-8:30pm)
Starting Saturday September 8th


Added Spring Class

Hi everyone

I had such a large response for my Sunday/Wednesday classes that I needed to add another class:

So I did break it up in demographics which means Sunday/Wednesdays will be in Burlington and Hamilton below the escarpment (there is 1 spot left for this class) Starting this Sunday April 2.

And a new Saturday/Tuesday class that will be held in Caledonia, Binbrook and Hamilton mountain parks.

This new one has a lot of room still for enrollment. Saturdays will be 10:30-12 and Tuesdays will be 7-8:30pm This class will start after easter Tuesday April 18

I am cutting it off to 7 dogs in class.

A deposit of $250 is required in order to enroll in class so it is first come first serve basis.

Please let me know asap if you are interested.

Spring Classes 2017

I will be running a spring class starting Sunday April 2nd.

The classes will be Sunday/Wednesday classes.

Sundays will be 12-1:30pm and Wednesdays will be 7-8:30pm

The classes will be in Hamilton and Burlington parks. I change park locations each class.

Classes are $500

I will only be having 7 dogs max in class. To enroll in class, a deposit of $250 must be email transferred or a cheque sent (4149 River Road, Caledonia, ont, N3W 1T4)

Your dog will need a martingale collar and regular 6 foot leash. I will have martingales on me for the first day in case anyone wants to know more about them.

Classes are all about learning how to be a leader, learning how to communicate to your dog, socialization, how to mentally stimulate your dog, off leash walking and so much more

There is no treats for classes! I want you to learn to speak dog. I want your dog to love and respect you and I want to show your dog that you will love and respect him or her in return.

Please call or email me if you have further questions.

I am so excited to start a new set of classes. I absolutely love teaching these classes and watching dogs grow and learn. And the owners :)