Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dog Training Classes in Milton - Dog Training Milton

Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience that our website has currently been causing our clients and potential clients. We will be strictly using this blog until matters are resolved with Tripod, the host site, who seems to be very behind on following up with service requests.

You can still view our site at: for all of our details, however, it will not be updated until the issue is resolved.

  • We currently have two spots left in our Smart Dogs Basic Class starting on December 17th, 10-11am. This is a 7, one hour session package and cost is $230 plus HST. We work on the following: sit, down, stay, come, heel, stand, leave it, sit for greeting, place and behavioural adjustments. A fantastic class for dogs new to training or for dogs who need a bruch up on their lessons. Please email us if you would like to join. THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
  • We will have another Basic Class starting in January, running Thursday evenings, 7-8pm. A wait list has been started for this class. Please contact us if you'd like to be added.
  • Smart Dogs Fun Agility Intro will begin again in the New Year. A wait list has been started, and there are a few spaces left. This class will run Saturday's, 11:30-12:30. Please contact us if you'd like to be added to the list.

If you need more information on our group classes check out the tab at the top "About Our Group Classes" or click HERE.

If you need more information on our private training please check out the tab at the top "Private Training".

Thank you so much for your patience on this website matter. We hope to have it fixed shortly.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Smart Dogs Canine Training Group Classes - Dog Training Milton

We apologize for the inconvenience and lack of updates, however, we have been unable to get in and edit our original website that is hosted with Tripod. So we are using the blog to temporarily to show classes currently available. Please feel free to contact us with any questions

Basic Obedience:

November 26, 2016 - 11:30-12:30 - FULL
December 17, 2016 - 10:00-11:00 - 2 Spots Remain

Puppy Class:

November 26, 2016 - 1:00-2:00 - 4 Spots Remain

Fun Agility Intro:

January 2017, Saturdays - 11:30-12:30 - 4 Spots Remain


Spring 2017 (possibility of a winter class)


Moving to Sunday Afternoons 3:00pm

Hopefully we will be able to update the website shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Website Issues

We've been trying to update classes on our website, however, for some reason we can not get in. We have contacted the host company to sort out the issue and appologize for any inconvenience.

Classes currently available are listed below:

Fun Agility Intro - November 5th, 10-11am (might be one spot left)

Basic Obedience - November (TBA) Saturdays 11:30-12:30 (four spots left)

Puppy Class - November (TBA) Saturdays 1:00-2:00 (four spots left)

Possibility of Bootcamp before the snow - November 9th, 7-8pm

Please contact us if you are interested in any of the above. You can visit the site for full class details on the "Group Classes" page.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Puppy Classes in Milton - Milton Ontario Dog Training

Our popular Puppy Class for ages 10 weeks to 5 months old is starting up again. We filled on our first session, so we are opening a second.

Classes will run Saturday's in October, 11:30am-12:30pm.

Puppy's need 2nd set of shots to join.

Awesome class for introduction to simple obedience, manners, lifestyle, games and more!

Spaces are limited, so please contact us if you are interested in joining. Three spots available.

or visit the website for details:

Friday, May 20, 2016

Make Training Fun! Dog Training Milton

Many people look at dog training as a chore, something we drill, something that we don't really want to do, but we have to, something you don't want to make time for at the end of a long day.

But ... it doesn't have to be that way. You do not need to practice for hours on end. You don't need to drill your dog until both him and you hate it. You don't need to be serious. And yes, you can have fun.

I love incorporating play into training, it makes it interesting for the dog, and typically the handler is having fun as well. Teaching your dog to fetch or tug is a good start. I'm not going to go into details on how to do that here, but rather those are two games that you can reward your dog with.

For example, when I take my dogs out to play, I always add obedience to the play - be it the out for the ball/toy/tug, some simple sits and downs, recalls into a game, or heeling, it doesn't matter how, when or where we play, there is always an element of training. I keep it short, and I keep it fun. I don't drill the dogs, I let them enjoy themselves, I let them enjoy the training. I even run around with them myself (adds more excitement and engagement to the game) and I interact. I don't get distracted, I don't text, I don't have a conversation with someone, I don't throw the ball and then turn my back on the dog. I play with the dog.

It doesn't have to last long, 10 minutes of fetch or tug is more than good enough. You are able to get in repetition of commands, have fun doing it, and end on a positive. Even in this short period of time, you are benefiting both your dogs mind and body, you are teaching them, and they are learning.

It doesn't have to happen every day, a few times a week is just fine ... and no matter how much you work, you can not honestly say that you don't have 5-10 minutes a few times a week to work with your dog in a fun, engaging way that only benefits yours and the dogs relationship.

So get out, and have fun training!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Welcome to Smart Dogs Canine Training Big Steve

Well, this past weekend Iron Clad's Big Steve, the Olde English Bulldogge, started his career with us.

This big boy, has been with us since the moment he was born, and was my son's favorite. He has been, by far, the easiest puppy I've ever owned.

This guy is well adjusted, friendly, independent yet still socially motivated. He has high food drive and toy drive, but is fantastic at relaxing. He reminds me a lot of Brandy, but without the terrier "tude" (and don't get me wrong, I enjoy the terrier "tude", but Bulldogge attitude is a bit different.).

We are training this guy for Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience, and yes, I think I'll try some Agility with him ... though his top speed is not really what I would call fast.

This guy is going full time with us shortly, and once mature, will be helping out dogs with reactivity issues. Keep an eye out for this guy at classes and coming events, and come say hello.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Upcoming Dog Training Classes - Smart Dogs Canine Training


Here is a snap shot of our upcoming classes for Spring/Summer 2016:

Basic Classes WAIT LIST STARTED for July 2016
Friday's 7-8pm & Saturdays 10-11am7 sessions, 1 hour each session, get your dog working for you and focusing on you under distraction. 18 weeks and up. A MUST HAVE class!
Bootcamp Class is open for REGISTRATION!Tuesday May 10, 7-8pm - 1 SPOT LEFT 
(Bootcamp will run again over the Summer/Fall months - stay tuned for details)
Must have completed Smart Dogs Basics Class.

6 weeks of training in the real world!! All over town - get your dog paying attention to you where it counts!

MAY/JUNE Puppy Class WAIT LIST started!
Sunday's 4-5pm - 3 SPOTS LEFT
4 sessions, 1 hour each session, get your puppy working for you and focusing on you in a fun, positive way, under distraction. Must have second set of shots.. A FANTASTIC INTRO class for young puppies!
FOCUS/PLAY Class starting soon!
Saturdays 11:15am-12:15pm
5 sessions, 1 hour each session - get your dogs mind and body active with this interactive, play based class. You will learn how to gain focus, appropriate games, how to apply focus to obedience and minor agility equipment.
Please see GROUP TRAINING page for details on all of our upcoming classes, or contact us for more information: