Canine Foundations provides personalized, one-on-one training and behaviour consultations in the privacy of your own home, in-person and virtually.  As such appointments can be made to suit your schedule and are available from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm (last available appointment time starts at 7:30 pm) and Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. For more information, please contact us at (705) 835 – 3177, or by email at

We specialize in treating cases including (but not limited to):

  • Resource and territorial guarding
  • Dominance aggression
  • Separation anxiety and distress
  • Sound/sight fears and phobias
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Hyperactive behaviour
  • Repetitive Behaviour disorder (OCD)
  • Dog-to-dog aggression and stubbornness

Getting Started

Each new client starts with a two-hour personality profiling assessment where we:

  • Discuss your behaviour/training goals and current issues
  • Gain background information
  • Compile a personality profile of your dog
  • Provide you with an estimate on number of sessions required
  • Design a behaviour modification program
  • Get you started on that program

We also email you a copy of your homework within two business days after your session, so you can print it out and keep it as a reference.

Personality Profiling

Your dog’s personality profile assesses his/her intelligence level, problem-solving skills, learning style, drives, motivations, personality type, areas of sensitivity, disposition and low thresholds (areas of low tolerance).

With this information, we are able to choose training and behaviour modification techniques that have been specifically designed for your dog’s personality mix, which means quicker and more reliable results for you.


During the first two-hour session we also teach or re-teach commands to your dog that you need working for you in order to fulfill the homework.  Depending on your dog’s profile, we can teach anywhere from three to six commands in your first session.


If part of your homework was to direct your dog to go to his/her bed and stay there while you cook dinner in order to build on impulse control, we would break the complex instruction into individual commands and teach them in order, building upon success.

Our use of personality profiling prior to choosing training techniques allows most dogs to learn their basic-to-advanced commands within three sessions – starting on day one!

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