Carla and Ryan C., Milton, ON.
We highly recommend Sandra Gabriel and her Street Safety Training class! Our goal was to socialize our dog and train her beyond basic obedience. We saw significant results within the first week and enjoyed training in different outdoor public spaces. Sandra takes the time to explain and demonstrate exercises, and accommodates lessons for dogs and people of different abilities. She also took the time at the end of every lesson to address individual questions, and responded to emails immediately.
Diane, Anthony and Baby-Massimo V., Mississauga, ON
After the birth of our first child, our 18 month old boxer, Brinkley, was a terror. We were at our wits’ end! She would not listen, walking her on a leash was a challenge, and she dominated the household. It got so bad, we contemplated giving her up. We tried a lot of tactics/gimmicks to get her to behave (i.e. constant treats for good behaviour and crating her for bad behaviour), but none of them worked. We have known Sandra for a while and love how well behaved her dog is. When we learned she had become a professional dog trainer, we met privately to seek advice and decided that she was our last hope to get Brinkley to become a well-mannered member of our family. We took the Group Class and started to see small improvements almost immediately. Sandra taught us how to be a strong leader for Brinkley, and how to fulfill her needs so that she would fulfill ours. We are happy to say that Brinkley is now a great addition to our family; she listens, answers to commands, respects us, and is a much happier, well-rounded dog. By the end of the course, Brinkley -a dog that we never imagined could be off-leash trained – runs around freely and returns to us on command. We found Sandra to be very professional, informative and helpful with all of our concerns. Thank you Sandra for helping us with Brinkley, we are all much happier pack!
Linda M., Mississauga
The course offered by Canine Ways is one that I will recommend to everyone. I have attended others but definitely favour this one because it encompasses so much more material (not just basic obedience but everything from leadership to oral care), and it’s taught outdoors in real life situations with the distractions and safety issues that we all face with our dogs every day. I am confident that I now have the tools to create and maintain the relationship that I’ve always wanted with my dog. To boot, Sandra Gabriel is a self-assured, compassionate and supportive instructor who also offers one-on-one sessions for individual issues. Canine Ways is definitely worth the investment – two thumbs and four paws up
Linda and Abby
I am confident that I now have the tools to create and maintain the relationship that I've always wanted with my dog. Sandra Gabriel is a self-assured, compassionate and supportive instructor. Two thumbs and four paws up :)
Diane, Anthony, Massimo and Brinkley
Thank you Sandra, for teaching us how to be a strong leader for Brinkley - we fulfill her needs and she fulfills ours. She is now a great addition to our family; she listens, respects us, and is a much happier, well-rounded dog.