Raising a well-behaved dog just got easier and more affordable.
I teach dog guardians just like you, the efficient and effective ways to change your dog's behaviour using science-based and non-violent techniques.
Whether you have a brand new puppy, an adolescent dog who has forgotten their manners, a new rescue dog, or an adult dog with behaviour challenges, this is the right place for you to sink your teeth in. (See what I did there?)
The Centre for Canine Education has been the leading school for dog guardians and pet professionals since 2008.
Our online Academy is designed so that anyone, anywhere can have access to quality dog training & behaviour coaching.
Join the hundreds of other dog guardians who are as committed to their dogs as you are to yours.
Celebrate your successes with us and let us support you on those rough days.
Where else will you find consisitent & effective dog training & behaviour support, FIVE days a week?
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO LEARN IN THE ACADEMY
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Work through typical training concepts and challenges with our mini-courses like:
- Creating a Food-Motivated Dog
- Pre-Adoption Planning
- Puppies A to Z
- Smart Socialisation for Puppies
- Marker-Based Training 101
- Potty Training
- Happy Home-Alone Puppies
These courses provide a blend of video, images, checklists, roadmaps, and resources, setting you up for success along the way!
Our workshops are specifically designed to focus in on what it is you want to learn and teach your dog. Our most populars ones are available now:
- Polite Walking
- Really Reliable Recall
- Peaceful Pedicures (nail clipping)
- Scent Skills (recreational nosework)
- and more to come!
These workshops can be taken at your pace so that you can come back to them as you please and pick up where you left off. We know that life gets in the way sometimes! Work your dog's brain so you don't have to work their body as hard.
Videos and step-by-step instructions with trouble-shooting plans too!
Dogs don't come programmed with manners but they dog come programmed with behaviours we humans find frustrating. Let's teach your dog to speak English and let's learn how to speak Doglish. Once we're on the same page, things get a lot easier.
We have simple step-by-step roadmaps that walk you through the process and include "splits" to make it easier in case your dog is struggling with a certain step.
Check off each step as you complete it with your dog and revisit it if you need to re-train in a new environment or patch things up. Simply follow the steps and you'll have reliable behaviours in no time!
We cover all the basics - sit, down, stay, come, wait, leave it, drop it, take it, stand, touch, go to mat, and many more!
Need custom advice for your own situation? Have questions? Looking for something a little more tailored to your dog? This is the place to get it.
Each week we have Q&A Tuesday where all members can join and ask questions. This is a great opportunity to connect with like-minded people and have a good laugh, LIVE! Not just on a social media group or text chat.
Once a week, we meet on Zoom for Live Training with Caryn. I will demonstrate with my dog, then you will work with your dog. Students are provided with real-time, individual feedback on request.
There are also live webinars and interviews sprinkled into the schedule so that you're not just listening to the same voice all the time!
Once a month, we host a webinar on various topics, from puppy socialisation, to adolescence, to behaviour challenges, and more!
Webinars are FREE to Members and $25 to the public.
Replays are available in case you miss it, and there's always a live Q&A as part of our webinars. We encourage questions and interactions so you get the most out of the trainings we offer.
Connect with a Trainer, one-on-one to work through a customised training plan for you and your dog. Family-friendly methods and effective solutions.
You would be surprised at how much we can do this way! A significant number of cases can be resolved with a coach, rather than in-person training.
Remember. We don’t necessarily have to see the behaviour to change it - we’ve been to a few rodeos. 😉
We offer virtual coaching, worldwide. All coaching is done via Zoom and all you need is wi-fi and a camera-enabled device.
Members get heavily discounted one-on-one coaching!
No more Facebook groups! This one is dedicated to our students and ONLY our students. Your Trainer will be on-call to answer questions, give feedback, provide guidance and clarification, recommend resources, and cheer you on.
In this VERY active Community, you'll find answers to all your questions as they come up. Your classmates are here to laugh alongside, commiserate on difficult days, and share their experiences with you.
Set up playdates and connect with like-minded people without all the drama found in typical social media groups.
You don't have to fly solo. We're here for you!
Is your dog making an embarrassing display on-leash towards other dogs and/or people? Leash-reactivity is a common issue and you're not alone. This is our most popular program, running since 2011 and close to 1000 graduates.
Are your neighbours complaining about the barking and howling when you leave your dog home alone? Or are you tired of cleaning up shredded doorframes and shoes? Let Canada's first Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer help you AND your dog get relief!
These two behaviour challenges are part of the Premium Plus Membership that also includes a 60-min Zoom coaching session with me, Caryn Liles, and an extra group coaching call each week.
You will not have to try to solve these ones on your own - I'm here for you from start to finish!
Why an Online Academy?
Why would you pay for TCCE's Online Academy when there is so much free advice out there on Facebook and YouTube?
Because you want the fastest and most effective path from where you are now with your dog to where you want to be.
You want consistent, science-based advice that works.
You want to avoid searching and pecking for information. You want it at your fingertips.
You want access to a professional who understands you and your dog.
You want a Community that supports you instead of shaming you or leading you astray.
You want someone your Veterinarian trusts.
ABOUT CARYN LILES, FOUNDER, HEAD TRAINER & BEHAVIOUR COACH
Caryn speaks from the heart, injecting humour and compassion into all her work. She strives to inspire pet owners and pet professionals to take an active role in learning the language of animals and teaching them appropriate behaviours through humane and science-based training.
With four certifications under her belt, she is a lifelong learner; she earns continuing education credits each year, ensuring that she is up to date with her skills and knowledge. She is certified as a Professional Dog Trainer, a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, a Family Paws Parent Educator, and a Fear Free Certified Professional.
TCCE began in 2008 and quickly grew to a full brick and mortar location, running 6 days per week with a team of qualified instructors, dedicated to achieving stellar results with clients and their dogs. Recommended by Veterinarians and Veterinary Behaviourists.
Caryn has trained dogs, cats, horses, chickens, a rat and even a goldfish. She has a soft spot for German Shepherds and reactive dogs.
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Say goodbye to scouring Google for help, only to find conflicting advice and head-scratching "Alpha-junk".
Do you have a new puppy between the ages of 8 weeks and 6 months?
I have taken two puppies to TCCE - they were very different and both got what they needed to get a good start in life. It is rare to find trainers who have such respect for a dog that they take the time and apply their expertise to see what particular dogs need to do to express themselves and build their relationships. I have also gotten very realistic and useful help in dealing with a troubled dog and I am very grateful for the compassion and care we received. I really recommend TCCE.
& Chichi & Poppy
You don't have to choose between results and relationships
- you CAN have both.
Do you have a dog who barks and lunges at dogs or people on leash?
Caryn was able to get through to my reactive dog when no one else could, and gave me the skills to not only train him out of his issues, but form a deeper bond. We finally had a trainer that listened instead of assuming, adjusted the plan to suit our specific needs, had answers to our questions, could back everything up with evidence, and understood the reality of training outside of a controlled classroom.
Rest assured that I'll give you science-based and ethical guidance.
Let me provide you with consistent and effective strategies for problem-prevention and behaviour change.
Is your dog's home-alone anxiety giving YOU anxiety?
Harry is doing fantastic and perhaps as happy as we've ever seen him. In July we moved, which was marginally traumatic for him, but he quickly adapted, and is now loving life. He really is back to his old self, and his anxiety issues almost seem like a distant memory. As you know, when those issues were occurring, both of our lives were completely consumed by them, so it is a drastic change to go from that, to it being almost a non-issue.
Thank you so much for your help in getting us all to this place! You're literally a life-saver - for both us and Harry! From time to time I encounter someone in a dog park who is having problems with isolation distress and I make sure to give them your contact info 🙂 We learned so much going through this process with you and Harry, and we feel like we could rescue another dog in the future, now that we have an idea of how to manage this problem.
Steve & Christa
You're only a few clicks away from the essential training advice, support, and guidance you need to raise a well-behaved, happy dog.
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We're here for you.
What makes us different?
Access to expertise
You won't be left to work through every challenge on your own - you're connecting with your trainers on a regular basis. You'll have priority access to one-on-one support.
We walk the walk
We've had puppies, rescue dogs, dogs from excellent breeders, working dogs, therapy dogs, dogs with serious behaviour challenges. We're in the trenches with you.
It's not just "puppy fluff" - we've got it all covered. You won't get a cookie-cutter approach to all your problems - you'll get creative solutions, and not just one! We're not going to tell you that "you're doing it wrong" - we're going to coach you better.
Everyone deserves support when raising an excellent canine companion - not just the ones who can afford the best schools and private trainers. For a low monthly fee, you've got everything you need!
No B.S. allowed
Unlike open Facebook groups, we have a strict no-B.S. policy, which means there's no judgement, non-constructive comments, trolling, or pseudo-science. Finally!! There are no "trolls" in our membership and you'll be met with supportive comments and positivity all around.
We're not just here for the first few months of your experience. We're here for good. From the puppy-biting to the terrible-twos and after your dog nips the neighbour or gets into a scrap at the park.
We know it's hard to get everyone on the same page but we encourage you and your family to join us, together! Make it a family affair - jump into our live trainings and Q&As so that everyone is consistent and you get the results you need.
We will never suggest that you yell at, hit, kick, or intimidate your dog in the name of training. All our methods are science-based and based on positive-reinforcement. We don't recommend or condone the use of aversive tools or techniques, which means your dog will be not only well-trained, but behaviourally sound and safe to be around.
CHOOSE A MEMBERSHIP LEVEL:
Are you planning to adopt a puppy or a rescue dog? This FREE membership is for you. A free program that helps you make the right decisions from day one and feel prepared before jumping in.
Do you have a new puppy, a new rescue dog, an adolescent dog, or a dog who just needs the basics? This membership is for you. Get started on the right paw and prevent problems from developing.
$199 for the first 3mo
Do you have a dog with more complex behaviour challenges? Do you need a more hands-on approach and more customised support? Look no further. This membership helps those whose dog is suffering through reactive behaviour and home-alone issues.
$349 for the first 3mo
Need your questions answered before you make a decision?
Join me for a live Q&A and an in-depth virtual tour of our Academy!
Tuesdays at 5:30pm ET for 30 minutes
Let me answer all your questions before you commit to a full-support training program that will help you raise the dog you've always wanted.
Is this membership for me?
This Membership is for you if:
This Membership is NOT for you if:
Dog training is not something that happens overnight or within a specific period of time. Just like raising a child, it takes time, patience, perseverance, education, and it is ongoing. The learning never ends. Once you master one thing, you'll see a new and different challenge before your eyes. That's normal! Nobody is born perfect, with all the appropriate skills installed on their hard drive. You've got a dog's lifetime to teach them what you need them to know.
It's a process. A journey.
I'll walk you through every stage. I'll be there to support you through the difficult times. I'll provide you roadmaps and guidance to change your dog's behaviour.
I will never recommend that you use punishment, force, fear, intimidation. I will never recommend that you use an aversive tool. I will not fill your mind with silly dominance-based issues. I will be here for you the whole way through. I will never judge you or shame you. I will treat you, your family, your dog, with compassion.
I'm ready to get started
Join us for daily support and guidance as you raise your puppy, train your dog, and modify challenging behaviour.
How we are striving to make a difference
Here at TCCE, we acknowledge our privilege and we are, and always have been, committed to being inclusive of all people. This is a safe place and you are welcome here. We condemn the silencing, violence, and discrimination against people based on the colour of their skin, religion, age, gender, identification, and orientation.
We encourage inclusivity by offering one full six-month scholarship per quarter to the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community who meet these requirements:
- must have a dog (obv!)
- must apply online
- 15-min Zoom call to discuss your goals and how we can help
We are all students; we are always learning. We can be the change we want to see in the world.