About Dawn

Dawn Lisabeth  - Owner, Head Trainer

Dawn's Philosophy
My goal is to teach people to train their dogs using positive reinforcement methods creating a sustained, cooperative relationship. The benefits of positive training are many; trust is built between the dog and owner which leads in many different directions from family dog to performance/sport dog; communication is clear to the dog about what is expected or what different behaviour the owner desires instead of what the dog is currently doing; all dogs are smart and positive training exercises the dog's intelligence; positive training is flexible allowing for more than one way to train a behaviour or skill; there are no limits to what positive training can achieve, any discipline can be trained (Basic Manners in the home, Behaviour Modification, Obedience, Rally, Agility, Tracking, Hunting, Canine Freestyle, Conformation etc.)

A variety of training options are available in the forms of group classes, semi-private and private lessons. Each dog is assessed to determine the most suitable learning format. Emphasis is put on ensuring that the dog remains in a learning state of mind and preventing the dog from reaching high levels of stress where no learning takes place. There are no time limits to training a dog; I will work with the owner and dog until realistic training goals are reached. All formats for training can lead in many directions be it towards a mannerly, well-adjusted family dog or special training to develop a dog for Obedience, Rally, Agility, Conformation, etc.

The focus of my teaching is on preventing problems with a young, new or older dog to eliminate the need for remedial training. Problems or potential problems can be big or small and fall in to many different categories. I aim to prevent problems whether it is an inexperienced puppy that I can help develop positive routines and habits or with a re-homed dog where the dog has the opportunity for a fresh start and can be channelled in to acceptable habits and prevented from falling back in to old behaviours. As well as guiding a dog towards dog sports setting the dog up for successes and steering the dog in a direction that will lead towards the higher levels of the sport while avoiding habits that often need altering and can hold the dog back as the dog progresses.

I emphasize a Full-Circle approach combining having fun with your dog, positive training and realistic goals that will enrich and complete the bond you have with your dog.


" Train with Your Brain "
8981 Glendon Dr., Mt. Brydges, ON, N0L 1W0
519 264 9563