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Have you noticed that your furry friend, Buddy, tends to struggle with paying attention, causing a bit of chaos by toppling furniture, indulging in toilet water, and turning your socks into chew toys? Despite your repeated “NOs,” Buddy seems to have a mind of his own. If you’re nodding along, it might be time to consider the top-notch dog training services available in North York.

Enrolling Buddy in North York’s finest dog training program promises to turn things around. Expert trainers are ready to guide him in becoming more responsive to your commands and breaking the habit of munching on your shoes. This could be the solution to regaining control over your lovable but unruly companion.

Word on the street is that locals highly recommend these dog training services in North York. They’re not only effective but also budget-friendly, with a guarantee that your furry friend will learn to sit still. Why not give them a visit and see the positive changes for yourself?

1.Two Dogs Training

Address65 Ellerslie Ave, North York, ON M2N 1Y1, Canada
Phone NumberN/A
Service AreaQHCM+7M North York, Ontario, Canada
Number of reviews5.0 with 7 reviews

Client Reviews

Working with Gabriel so far has been great. We really appreciate his detailed explanations of what he is doing and why. I genuinely feel like I understand our pup Iyla better after just a few sessions. We know she is in very caring hands when she goes on her training walks, and we’re so excited to see her continued progress working with Gabriel! [Lea S]

Working with Gabriel has been amazing! Our rescue dog was really difficult to walk when we first got her – crazy leash pulling, uncontrollable garbage eating, and fits where she would start biting us and couldn’t be calmed down. We did a ton of our own research but it was really hard to know if we were doing the right thing for our dog’s specific issues. Gabriel got to know her at home and on walks and gave us specific feedback and training techniques that have helped her (and us) so much. We feel much more confident that we’re training our dog properly, and her transformation into a happy and well behaved dog has been amazing to experience. [Michael Lancaster]

Gabriel did a great job working with our reactive dog Edgar! It’s been amazing to see Edgar develop so much more confidence and a huge relief to be able to walk more comfortably. Gabriel is very communicative and gave us great recommendations for continuing Edgar’s training outside of his training walks. Would definitely recommend working with Gabriel! [Peter Hillson]

2.Companion Avenue

Address1 Fordham Pl, North York, ON M3B 1K1, Canada
Phone Number+16478867676
OPERATING HOURSEveryday Open: 11 AM – 7 PM
Service AreaNorth york
Number of reviews5.0 with 50 reviews

Client Reviews

I’m very grateful to Datta. He is a very kind person; and a knowledgeable, loving and understanding trainer.

My 10 months old Yorkie is very excitable and gets distracted very easily, and still, we have made great progress thanks to Datta’s help.

I used to bring Maple for training to PetSmart but due to his hyperactivity and lack of focus he couldn’t learn a lot.

Having Datta coming to our place was the best option; he could see how Maple behaved and what my challenges were.

I am very grateful to him and Claire.[Deya]

My husband and I could not be happier with the training we got from Companion Avenue. Datta was our in-house trainer and he was excellent. It is truly remarkable how much experience Datta has and how well he handles dogs. For every issue and concern we had, he had an answer. We learned so many foundational skills from him, and felt so equipped after our sessions to manage our new puppy. When we had concerns about possible guarding-type behaviour in our puppy, Datta took the time to get second opinions from his colleagues and even brought in another consultant trainer for extra support to make sure the issue was adequately analyzed and addressed. As brand new first-time puppy parents of a very large puppy, we are eternally grateful to Companion Avenue and to Datta for the incredible support and guidance we received. [stung 7]

Lisa from Companion Avenue was such a great help ! She gave us amazing tools and activities to do with our Rottweiler to  help us make him feel more confident with his big feel feelings. She gave us multiple skills that will help us with our rotti ! She’s been nothing but great help to us and we forever appreciate it ! Cruz will miss you and your treats !

(Him watching her leave ) [ruth chamale]

3.All About Dogs

Address47 Gurney Crescent, North York, ON M6B 1S9, Canada
Phone Number+14167873647
Service AreaPG2M+J5 North York, Ontario, Canada
Number of reviews4.3 with 87 reviews

Client Reviews

My dog’s favourite place to be. We have been coming since their Never Too Late obedience class and Ripp is now in Intermediate Agility. We have both learned so much and have so much fun here! Cannot recommend this place enough. [Adrienne Lee]

You know it’s a great place when the dogs are obsessed with the instructor. We started out in beginner agility and continue to work our way up and we absolutely love it. Our dog is so excited to be there every week (she wishes it was every night) and Renee is fantastic! Agility night has become our favourite night of the week 😀 [Ashleigh P]

Great experience with obedience class and agility class. I went through a tough period to win my dog’s attention. Thanks to Renee, she knows the breed so well and with her instruction my dog is able to follow my words to complete tasks even there are doggies around. In agility class, Renee always has methods to make dogs love to do the tasks. I witness my dog become more confident and excited in agility. [Lynn Liu]

4.Release the Leash Dog Training

Address32 The Heights Dr, North York, ON M3C 1Y4, Canada
Phone Number+14163026009
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday: 9 AM–6 PM
Service AreaPMH6+C6 North York, Ontario, Canada
Number of reviews5.0 with 74 reviews

Client Reviews

Ryan and his program are great! I did a puppy board & train for a few weeks. My puppy (Milo) came back obedient, calm and has been much easier to manage. Ryan made sure to keep an open line of communication the entire time that he had my puppy, and frequently sent videos and pictures. Following his training, Ryan has provided me with the tools to maintain everything that Milo learned. It was very clear that both Ryan and his family developed a bond Milo which shows the level of care he was given in their home. I would highly recommend his services, and look forward to working with him in the future! [Shanese Machado]

I reached out to Ryan after many disappointing experiences with “other” dog group and private trainings that yielded no real results.  I met with Ryan for a consultation and was impressed with his knowledge and confidence.  He reassured me that I would be the last trainer I would ever need and will not be disappointed again.  I immediately felt an ease and big burden lifted off me since my dog was getting older (9 months old) and I wanted to get her general obedience and loose leash walking under control. I had wasted some much time and money already that I decided to go with the 2 week board and train.  I was very nervous since this was the first time we would be apart.  During the 2 weeks Ryan gave me daily video updates where I could see real progress which was very comforting to me.  After the 2 weeks Lexi came back calm and learned how to chill in her “place” at home as in the past she was full of energy and always getting into mischief like counter surfing and destroying our personal items if we didn’t put them away.  Now she only plays with her toys and understands the rules and boundaries in the house.  I was really impressed that Lexi was able to “generalize” a lot of training in our home.  Also our walks are more enjoyable with no pulling and lunging at other dogs.  She has learned great impulse control and doesn’t chase squirrels on our walks as well.  Ryan is a true “miracle” worker and am truly grateful to him to help Lexi to become the best version of herself and overall improved her relationship with the whole family.  Ryan has true passion & calling with dogs and loves what he does!!!  Ryan was right that he is the last trainer I will need since I essentially now have the “perfectly” trained family dog 🐶 [H LC]

We reached out to Ryan after receiving a positive referral from a friend. Buddy, our 1-year old Border Collie x Bernese Mountain dog was super energetic, mouthy, pulled on the leash, jumped on the furniture, ran all around the house and would not stop barking for attention. Ryan explained to us that this is common for dogs that lack the proper obedience and structure in the home. Hence, we met with Ryan for our first consultation and he instantly made us feel re-assured that this was completely normal behaviour and that training would certainly help to develop better and more positive habits.

We enrolled in the 2-week board and train program and could not have been happier with the results. Buddy made signfiicant improvements by learning to settle down, nip less, walk properly on the leash, stay off the furniture and understand the boundaries in the house. Using the foundation that Ryan was able to set up for Buddy, we have been able to maintain these new learned behaviours and have seen very positive changes in the home and on our walks together.

Not to mention that throughout the time Buddy was away for training, Ryan shared many videos of the progress he was making each day and was always available to answer our questions. Even better, the follow up lessons after the training were instrumental in ensuring that we had the proper support to continuously reinforce the new learned behaviours. After our very positive experience, we would fully recommend Ryan to anyone in need of dog training in the future. [Alex Hua]

5.Healthy Houndz Dog Services

Address258 Haddington Ave, North York, ON M5M 2P9, Canada
Phone Number+14164504235
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Service AreaNorth York
Number of reviews5.0 with 50 reviews

Client Reviews

We were very happy with the help we got from Karen at Healthy Houndz.  Our dog loves her, and we have noticed a real improvement in her behaviour during the two weeks she was training with Karen.  It was important to us that the training utilize positive reinforcement , and Karen is a MASTER at it!   Moreover, Karen’s advice on a whole variety of questions we had (as first time dog owners) was helpful and appreciated.  I would recommend her wholeheartedly. [Lee Dee]

Karen is incredible. I can’t recommend her highly enough. She has an amazing consent-focused philosophy and approach to animals and the world. From the moment she stepped into our home she began helping our dog build trust with her and in turn, with us. She has a special way of coaching and balancing feedback with positive reinforcement and kindness. I feel just as newly trained as our pup, and feel empowered to continue the work we started together. We have such a well rounded set of tools and the value of the sessions was tenfold. A treasured person and trainer that we feel lucky and grateful to have been referred to. [Ally Hall]

Karen was amazing at training help with our pandemic puppy. We were so happy to have someone explain proper training and with so much patience. Highly recommend Healthy Houndz! [Limor Benmor-Mizrahi]

6.Dog Sense Day Care & Grooming

Address535 Wilson Heights Blvd, Toronto, ON M3H 2V7, Canada
Phone Number+14166305255
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday: 7 AM–7 PM
Service AreaNorth York
Number of reviews4.5 with 430 reviews

Client Reviews

Went to go get my dog groomed here and I’ve never been happier with the results! Did a wonderful job with the bathing/cut and my little Cooper looks and smells amazing! [Diana Adam]

I am very pleased with the grooming services we receive at dog sense. My old dog used to go there for years and then when we had 2 dogs I thought it was easier to use a mobile service but it was outrageously expensive and we had a few bad experiences. Glad to have my younger dog  experience Dog sense. He looks so handsome !! [jen Grossman]

My little 10lb guy got a great cut. My only concern was the transparency of the wait time – they told us they couldn’t guarantee so we didn’t have an estimated time which is fine, but I wish I’d have known he’d be there for 4.5 hours especially considering he’s a rescue and it was his first time at the groomers. [Holly Gibson]

7.Dogease Puppy & Dog Training

Address45 Tournament Dr, North York, ON M2P 1K2, Canada
Phone NumberN/A
OPERATING HOURSEveryday Open: 9 AM – 8 PM
Service AreaNorth York
Number of reviews5.0 with 10 reviews

Client Reviews

My labrador puppy and I loved these classes. We learned so much more than just the basics. I know I’ll use these training tools for years. Thanks Margaret! [kate hammond]

I really appreciate all the advice and  training Marg gave me in preparing for my puppy’s, Barkley, arrival. She has known him since I brought him home and she was generous with her time  and training from day one. She also took him to the doggie park and offered doggie daycare when I was busy.

Marg’s training classes are a great idea and offer training tips and socialization for the dogs.

She is a dedicated trainer. [Kimberley Berner]

My puppy had several training sessions with Marg. She is very thorough, spends time with each dog and provides all relevant training information by email after the class. She has a way with the dogs and they love her! I would not hesitate in recommending Marg if you’re looking for a friendly and effective dog trainer. [Sarojini Israni]

8.NYOC Dog Training

AddressClasses held elsewhere in, Mailing address:, 6021 Yonge St #370, North York, ON M2M 3W2, Canada
Phone Number+14162224109
OPERATING HOURSEveryday Open: 9 AM – 5 PM
Service AreaNorth York
Number of reviews5.0 with 6 reviews

Client Reviews

Good place to trane your dog. The trainers are all knowledgeable and experienced. Did several different classes with them. [Nelli Savelieva]

9.Mellow Vibes Dog Training

Address129 Glendale Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 1J4, Canada
Phone Number+14165377022
OPERATING HOURSEveryday Open: 8 AM – 9 PM
Service AreaNorth York
Number of reviews4.8 with 98 reviews

Client Reviews

What else can I say about the guys at Mellow Vibes Dog Training!?! Thanks to Boysie, Paul and Daniel my Golden Doodle Ginger is a well behaved, relaxed and happy dog! I took her to them as a puppy and the results were amazing. Whenever I had questions after the training was over they never hesitated to help and talk me through it. I have also learned a lot about how to maintain the training over the past 2 1/2 years. I trust and respect this family business and highly recommend them to anyone in need of help with their pup or dog. Ginger loves them so much that I still bring her to them whenever I need to go away on vacation or business. It is a second home for her and for that I am so grateful. Thank you guys!! [Sharon Zupancic]

Very unexpectedly we had the opportunity to rescue a beautiful puppy…….our dilemma was that we had plans to travel out of country 12 days later for 3 weeks……Mellow Vibes was highly recommended and I had met 2 well trained graduates of their live-in program so when Paul and Boysie said they would board and train the puppy it was a go!

The puppy was very sweet but we were its 4th home in a month and we were at our wits end after a messy, frustrating 11 days and then happily off to Mellow Vibes!

The puppy they returned to us (only 4 mos) was obedient, mostly house trained and no longer the feisty Alpha dog in our home…….he is so delightful, loving and still so sweet, always looking to please and taking his cues from us……..we are now thoroughly able to fully enjoy those dreaded early puppy months!

Thank you Boysie and Paul [Terrie Davidson]

Our German Shepherd rescue Cairo was a rescue – a street dog. He was sweet, calm and affectionate with us but walking him on the leash was anything but sweet as he was what someone called “leash aggressive” where he was barking and lounging at any dogs passing by and occasionally at people who were literally just walking by. It got to the stage where we were walking him at off peak hours because we didn’t want to run into people. He was taking us for a walk instead of the other way around.

We were looking for a trainer in the city and came across Mellow Vibes. From our first consultation with Paul we knew we were on to a good thing. On our first visit he suggested that we switch to a Gentle Leader or Halti leash and offered lots of reasons why Cairo behaved as he did and ways to correct his behaviour. He took his time and listened and offered advice. After we left, changing to this leash made a HUGE difference.

We had to wait to get into the board and train program but all good things are in high demand!! Nathan was Cairo’s trainer and he kept us updated from the beginning to let us know how he was doing. When I picked him up he spent hours demonstrating what Cairo had learned and showing me how to correct my learned behaviours and how to correct Cairo’s behaviours. I HONESTLY thought I had been given a different dog back. He’s now calm around other dogs and people, walks at my heel, sits and comes on command just to name a few. All of this was just a dream before.

So from the bottom of my heart….thank you so much Nathan (and Paul). Mellow Vibes has made a huge difference to our family and to Cairo’s life. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nathan, Paul and the team at Mellow Vibes to any dog owner. [Wendy Curran]

10.Imagine Dog Training

Phone Number+14164559630
Service AreaNorth York
Number of reviews4.9 with 42 reviews

Client Reviews

Working with Carina for our dog Maple has been a positive experience. We’re amazed at how Carina knows what our dog’s behaviour means and what she wants to communicate, making it easier for us to work on her behaviour and set our dog up for success.

My partner and I definitely recommend Imagine Dog Training for anyone out there looking for a professional trainer for their pet dog/service dog. [Adie Naag]

I worked with Carina in the fall of 2022 until the spring of 2023 and it was an amazing experience. Carina is incredibly knowledgeable and a very experienced dog trainer. She gave practical advice for my dog’s reactivity issues and the quick 5 minute games made it fun for both me and my dog! Carina is also very supportive and available to answer questions via email and text. She gave both me and my dog the confidence we needed to succeed and make our bond stronger.

Carina is very flexible and worked around my dog’s chronic health issues with absolutely no problem. She provided amazing support during this stressful time in our lives. It is very obvious that she wants her clients to succeed and have the best relationship they can with their furry best friend.

I would highly recommend Carina to anyone looking for an experienced, genuine, caring and fun dog trainer. She is simply amazing.[Jessica de Melo]

After watching a million YouTube videos on dog training we decided to hire Carina and she was worth every penny. Nothing beats one on one training in your everyday environment. It jumpstarted our dog’s progress immensely. [Aaron Wayne]

11.Doggie Playland Inc

Address365 Olivewood Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2Z8, Canada
Phone Number+14162339111
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 7 AM – 6:30 PM
Service AreaNorth York
Number of reviews4.8 with 106 reviews

Client Reviews

What a wonderful place for pups to enjoy interacting with other dogs. Michelle and her team are lovely, and my dog is always excited to get dropped off for the day. I have used their overnight dog sitting as well and had a great experience. Your dogs are in great hands here. I would highly recommend Doggie Playland! [Sandra Wesson]

We have been taking Apollo here for classes, so far we have done Level 1, and Level 2 obedience classes. They are well priced for how many classes we get, and Apollo has not only learned everything but still remembers his training. It was also a great way to socialize him as a puppy.

We also did the basic agility class which he also excelled at. We are looking forward to level 3 obedience and enrolling him in agility classes in the future. He’s a great dog because of all the training he got. Sasha who led the training is amazing and very knowledgeable. [Amelia Chand]

We have been taking our puppy Dash here for a few months and he absolutely LOVES it. He is a friendly, high energy border collie beagle mix so having a place he can go to burn off some energy is amazing. It has been so convenient when my husband and I both have to go into the office for work. The staff are so friendly and Dash is always happy to see them. I have also had his nails trimmed there a few times which is a great additional service. We highly recommend this awesome daycare! [Taylor Baird]

12.Rock and Rollover K9 Training Club

Address792 Eglinton Ave E, East York, ON M4G 2L1, Canada
Phone Number+14164215056
Service AreaNorth York
Number of reviews5.0 with 19 reviews

Client Reviews

We took our puppy to train with Julian through all three of his courses. He was kind, patient, and amazing at teaching us to train our boy…. And us to be good dog parents.

That was 8 years ago, and we’ll definitely go back to him for any dog training needs! [Samantha U]

Our family has had the pleasure of working with Julian as our dog trainer. It is easy to recommend Julian to others. Julian’s patience, depth of knowledge, and his ability to connect with both dogs and dog parents are impressive.

He helped us prepare for our new puppy’s arrival, taught us essential puppy skills, and provided invaluable private classes to address specific challenges. We highly recommend Julian and we will be taking more classes with him in the future. [Julie K]

From basics to advanced techniques, Julian taught us the foundations of training a dog. With that knowledge we could train our dog properly for any situation or trick, like jumping and sitting on a log for a photo!

He is patient, knowledgeable, and an avid practitioner of positive reinforcement training. I would highly recommend him. There is always something new to learn in his class, whether you are a novice or an experienced dog owner. [Sherwin Shahidi]

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