Whatta Pup! is your dog's first choice for fun and effective
Training and Behaviour Modification in Toronto.
We pride ourselves on results and relationships. We are here to help you survive puppyhood, manage adolescence, and
teach dogs of all ages manners in all environments. We accept dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes, and we
specialize in dogs with special needs.
We have three certified trainers on staff to help you, as well as an extensive list of other Pet Professionals who we
trust to help you in other ares of your pet's life. (Vets, groomers, boarders/sitters, dog walkers, pet stores, etc...)
We are veterinarian-recommended and have close relationships with Veterinary Behaviourists and Certified Applied
Animal Behaviourists in order to ensure that you and your dog receive the best care possible.
Our classes are Open Enrollment, which means you can start any time! This type of flexibility is great because you don't
have to wait 6 weeks until another series starts and waste precious time.
We were featured in the Globe and Mail
We were recently featured in the Globe and Mail! Click to read the article:
Our Commitment to Excellence
We have extremely high standards of care with our students and their dogs. Our school is sanitized prior to classes
to ensure that the puppies are in a safe environment free of disease, we are veterinarian-recommended, we have three
certified trainers on staff who upgrade our education on a very regular basis to stay current in our industry, and we
provide life-long support to our students.
Our trainers are not just run-of-the-mill trainers, we have all completed programs where we have studied psychology,
learning theory, animal behaviour, as well as a history of training multiple species (dogs, cats, horses, chickens,
etc...) in order to become better trainers for people and dogs. Our classes are small, therefore each dog-and-human
team receives individual attention – we do not take a cookie-cutter approach to training as every dog is different
and deserves the best chance for success.
We are proud to say that all of our trainers are certified through reputable organizations and are required to complete continuing education in the field:
Head Trainer, Caryn Charlie Liles, CPDT is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.
Trainer, Mirkka Koivusalo, MSc, PhD, KPA CTP is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.
Trainer, Sean Howard, PMCT is the first Pat Miller Certified Trainer in Canada .
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new sister company that specializes in training for socially-challenged dogs!
This is where our Cranky Canine, Shy Dog Social programs have moved. This partnership with
our dear friend and colleague, Mirkka Koivusalo is very exciting. Click here to learn more!
Contact us today to find out how we can make your pup a happy one!