K9 Montessori provides professional dog training services in the Greater Toronto Area.
We specialize in assessing and managing dogs with behavioural problems, including separation anxiety, phobias, and aggression.
K9 Montessori offers professional dog training services ranging from basic obedience to advanced and competitive obedience . We specialize in assessin…Read more
K9 Montessori uses a balanced approach to training . We do this by combining Learning Theory with normal dog behaviour . Understanding and applying Le…Read more
Learning Theory is a model of psychology that explains how people and animals learn . This scientific theory includes Classical Conditioning (Pavlov…Read more
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At K9 Montessori, our trainers have a world of knowledge and experience. They have gained this from actually training across the world in such places like :
Our dog trainers and behaviorists have the skills and knowledge to train all levels of dogs; from puppies to advanced levels of obedience such as Police and military service dogs. K9 Montessori actively competes in Schutzhund.
When we first decided to foster a boxer – we were not sure what we were in for. As a high energy breed we were ready for some training and long walks however we got much more than we bargained for. The rescue said Hudson had shown slight signs of aggression but all in all was a very loving dog. He was an incredibly loving guy who was a very obedient dog inside…
However once we got him outside he would hyperventilate, cry, bark and then attack anything that came toward him. Slightly aggressive was the understatement of the year. If it was on 4 legs his immediate reaction was to attack and take down. It was terrifying. He would also stress out with anything coming his way – including people, cars, bikes.
We tried a few weeks with a trainer on leash obedience and distance training however it was not working… He was not getting better. And we were only getting more worried about the threats outside.
We were left with 2 options – wait for an attack that could end Hudson’s life or send him away for a behavioral adjustment.
The 6 week program was very difficult to commit to not only for the price but having Hudson gone for a long period of time and knowing his anxiety would be extreme.
Our first few updates were that he was still living in Pennys house… Which I’m sure was not ideal for Penny and her family – however after a few weeks Hudson was finally able to go into the kennel.
When we picked up Hudson we could not believe our eyes. We picked him up in a kennel where he had been surrounded by other dogs and was coexisting peacefully. He still was not interacting with them off leash but walking by, sleeping and eating near another animal was incredible. A few moments later we were training with another dog just a few feet away!
We still have to use the rules, boundaries and techniques taught to us by Penny and her team – and some days we still get a little flight back. But being able to walk down a busy road with our guy, passing kids, moving vehicles skateboards and other animals is something we didn’t imagine being so pleasing.
We can not thank Penny and her team enough for helping out our little monster and helping him obtain the quality of life we want to give him.
Sarah, Steve and Hudson
At K9 Montessori, we believe that dogs learn naturally, just as our children do, through environmental experiences.
I saw a difference in Kimo after the very first class, it was unbelievable!
Fanny, Andrew & Kimo (Samoyed)
Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.
At K9 Montessori, we believe that the most effective way to foster the relationship you want with your dog is to use Learning Theory…