Professional Dog Training
Offering Services in Guelph, Ontario and surrounding areas!
"My goal as a trainer is to create a harmonious relationship between owner and dog, keeping alive that spark that makes your dog so special to you."
- Julia Volkov, Owner
COVID Update (August 2021)
The JV Training team continues to follow all required and recommended practices to protect ourselves and our clients from the spread of COVID-19, including physical distancing, masks, vaccinations and thorough sanitation protocols.
We continue to offer in-person training programs as dog training remains an essential service. Throughout the Summer we will still be offering phone or Zoom consults and ongoing support. If you are interested in booking a phone/online consult, please contact us.
August/September Puppy Classes begin on the 25th! Check out our Puppy Program here.
The JV Training Levels Program schedule has been revised, check out the class offerings here.
Experiencing behavioural problems or looking to resolve something specific with your dog? Book a one on one assessment and session in the comfort of your own home, or in our spacious training facility! Training packages available.
Need a little extra help with your dog's leash walking skills and distraction training? Day Training Programs now available! Choose between 30 minute or 45 minute training walks, once, twice, or three times a week.
Give your new puppy the start they deserve with our basic manners, obedience and socialization classes. Or expand your skills through our beginner and advanced Obedience Levels program, and fun specialty classes!
Training Tip of the Week
Having Fun with your Recall
Sometimes a game is a fun way to teach or practice a behaviour with your dog, compared to a defined “training session.” Wanting to get some more work in on your dog’s recall? Play hide and seek in the house with another human friend. Have one friend hold your dog, while the other goes to another part of the house. Signal when you’re ready and release the dog to come find you, then call your pup back to the first person. Practicing this back and forth motion with a reward at each end will help your dog realize its FUN to run to my humans and there’s usually a treat waiting for me when I get there. Games are also a great way to keep busy during the winter months!
As in person classes have begin to re-open, we have had the chance to meet some glorious new faces. Look who dove head first in to JV Training’s Level's Program and rocked it! Our Spotlight this week goes to the very talented Lalique the Silken Windhound, who has been flying through her skills and activities. We're so happy to have you with us!