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Our Services

Our goal at PWDT is to help create a positive, stress-free relationship between people and their dogs. We offer dog training solutions for puppies to senior dogs. Our services include force-free methods using science based learning theories which strengthen the bond between dogs and their owners. Serving Guelph, Rockwood, Fergus and Elora for all your dog and puppy training needs! 


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Perfect for people that have crazy schedules and/or crazy dogs! Our flexible private dog training sessions can easily fit into your busy lifestyle. 


Beginning with our initial consultation, we come to your home and discuss all your concerns, our training methods, assess how your dog is interacting with it's environment and the relationship it has with the family members. We then come up with a plan specific to your needs. Included in the private training sessions is a pdf. outline related to your dog's behaviour(s) plus unlimited email support. From puppy training to behavioural issues, we will teach you positive reinforcement dog training techniques to get the results you want. Then all you have to worry about is your crazy schedule not your well-behaved dog! 

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* LIVE Online One on One

During this unique time, we are offering Live Private training online via Zoom. It is similar to being with you in person. We describe and demo the training steps and then coach you through practicing them.  


Congratulations on welcoming a new puppy into your home! A puppy can be a lot of fun and rewarding, yet challenging as well. We offer puppy training to set you and your puppy up for success, giving you a great foundation that will aid in the prevention of future behaviour problems. We will give you tips and techniques from house training to basic obedience. We will also teach you about dog body language, how dogs learn, and how to handle biting and chewing so you will have a better understanding of your puppy and how best to train him/her.  



Since many dogs adopted from shelters have training needs, we will help you welcome your new dog into your home and set you both up for success. All our training tips and techniques are based on positive reinforcement which will not only help with the behaviour issues but will also strengthen the bond you can have with your new canine companion.

You have given a dog a second chance at a happy life, now take the next step… call us to help ensure your dog has found it's forever home.  



Is your dog aggressive? Aggression can be based on fear, excitement, frustration, or resource control. We offer a behavioural evaluation to get to the root of the problem that is causing the aggressive behaviour and then create individualized training sessions based on the information gathered.


Chewing is a natural dog behaviour. Dogs need to chew, just not on your new leather shoes! Some dogs chew to relieve stress, some chew to get rid of excess energy. We can give you dog training tips and chew options for your canine companion. 



We want you to enjoy walking your dog! Whether your dog is pulling on their leash, refusing to walk, or just creating a stressful walk, we have solutions to help. We do not use prong collars, choke collars, or leash corrections. These adversive techniques and equipment create fear and distrust, confusion, pain, and injuries. They also, do not teach your dog what we actually want them to do. Our positive training techniques teach your dog that walking nicely with a loose leash gets them what they want, which in turn, gets us what we want; a stress-free walk! 


In addition, we offer, for purchase, handcrafted, braided, leather leashes and "Dexter's No Pull Harness" which are not sold in any pet store in Guelph. This harness is great for those strong pullers as it works with the dogs balance to discourage pulling. It's also recommended for small dogs, relieving pressure on their neck from collars. Ask us how Dexter's No Pull Harness can work for your dog. 



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"I just wanted to let you know that we've had two walks using the harness and it works like a charm!

Margaret V.

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Just Adopted
Bad Habits
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"We are so glad that we found you as a personal trainer and would highly recommend you to anyone. Your passion, love of dogs, your personality along with your training methods are amazing."

Barb and Laurie Shipp

*We are highly recommended by local vets and are on the Guelph and K-W Humane Societies' recommended trainers list for our positive approach!

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