I'm Nicola and I'd like to personally welcome you to my dog training site.
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I have spent my life surrounded by and loving dogs and animals. I grew up in the country outside of Guelph, where I was on a farm with my four family Rottweilers, who I developed a strong attachment to. My love for my dogs inspired an interest in canine behaviour, which I furthered through investigative reading and practice, trying to understand how to apply training techniques that worked.
I had a few careers in my twenties, but I always felt like something was missing. What was missing was that I needed to work with dogs, so I quit my job and started a Dog Walking company called We Wag Toronto Inc. We Wag is a reputable 5-star company focusing on structured on-leash Walking services in multiple areas throughout Toronto. Building We Wag and working with so many incredible dogs and their owners has been the most fulfilling thing I have done. I feel deeply connected to every dog I work with and have had great satisfaction from seeing that I can make a difference in their life. I believe We Wag has succeeded because I never felt like I was only walking dogs; I was always thinking about how I could make a difference and improve their and their owners' lives. One of the main things I have always loved to do was to help my dogs I was walking with their training. I would work on their leash skills; I would help puppies with fundamental training skills; I would help dogs brush up on their manners and also work with reactivity cases and behaviour modification. With all this Dog Training I've already been doing for years, it has made sense that I take the next step in my career, get certified as a Professional Pet Dog Trainer, and add Dog Training as an official service.
I am currently completing my PPDT course through Good Dog Academy, and I also studied under Expert Canine Behaviourist Cheri Wolf Lucas, completing her Train The Trainer program in California.
My style of Dog Training focuses on building a solid and healthy relationship between you and your dog based on establishing trust, mutual respect, and clear communication. I believe a good relationship between an owner and their dog is essential to their overall well-being and happiness, and my training reflects that belief. I follow the guidelines of LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive), which is a training philosophy based on positive reinforcement and humane techniques that prioritize the dog's emotional and physical well-being. My goal is to help dog owners develop a stronger bond with their dog, both inside the home and outside, where they can enjoy the many benefits of a well-trained, happy and well-behaved dog.
If you want to increase your bond with your dog and stay relevant when it counts, reach out to me today! I can't wait to meet you and your dog!
Please feel free to reach out with any inquiries about your dog and one of our team members will be in touch.