Humane, science-based training methods

SINCE 2008

 

At The Centre for Canine Education Inc. we use humane, science-based training methods to work with dogs. Our focus is primarily on positive reinforcement: offering dogs something that they like (food, play, human attention, environmental rewards, anything that your dog finds fun) in exchange for behaviours that we would like to see repeated. 

We also occasionally use negative punishment (reward removal) in order to discourage behaviour, however, we must always set the environment up to allow the learner to succeed, and teach the dog what we want them to do instead. 

Our approach must always start with the least invasive, minimally aversive. When addressing behavioural concerns, we start with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a way of working through each layer of challenges to resolution. 

We do not use or condone the use of positive punishment (adding an aversive to decrease a behaviour) as the fallout from using such techniques is far too great. While we recognise that such consequences can be very effective in the moment, we also understand the effects that suppression can have on a learner and are not interested in taking that risk. 

Our aim is to change behaviour in the most stress-free way possible for the learner and to help create and nurture the bond between people and their dogs. 

What are our students saying?

We are grateful for all feedback as it allows us to grow and improve.

 
 

Faculty

 

CARYN LILES    Owner & Founder, Trainer & Coach   Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, Family Paws Parent Educator, Fear Free Certified Professional

CARYN LILES

Owner & Founder, Trainer & Coach

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, Family Paws Parent Educator, Fear Free Certified Professional

STEPHANIE MACKENZIE    Director of Programming, Coach   Family Paws Parent Educator, Winner of The Life Award

STEPHANIE MACKENZIE

Director of Programming, Coach

Family Paws Parent Educator, Winner of The Life Award

TRACEY GRIEVESON    Front Desk, Administrative Support   Mama to Missy and THS Volunteer

TRACEY GRIEVESON

Front Desk, Administrative Support

Mama to Missy and THS Volunteer

 
SUE WILSON    Trainer   Certified in Training & Counselling, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Fear Free Certified Professional

SUE WILSON

Trainer

Certified in Training & Counselling, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Fear Free Certified Professional

DEBRA REID    Trainer   Registered Veterinary Technician, Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, Fear Free Certified Trainer, Family Paws Parent Educator

DEBRA REID

Trainer

Registered Veterinary Technician, Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, Fear Free Certified Trainer, Family Paws Parent Educator

TARA TAGLIONI    Trainer-in-training   Soon to be a student in The Academy for Dog Trainers

TARA TAGLIONI

Trainer-in-training

Soon to be a student in The Academy for Dog Trainers

Employment Opportunities


Dog Trainer

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED BUT STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

Our expectations far exceed the industry standards. Our tight-knit team relies heavily on one another for support and backup.

Teach group classes (puppy, basic, advanced), co-teach classes (reactive dog class and other workshops), and private lessons (in-school and in-home). Possibility for virtual consulting with clients (via Zoom), teaching online course modules, and more!

We require the following from our trainers: 

Qualifications


Office Manager

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED!

The face of our local business in Leslieville, Toronto, Canada. We need a person who will be the glue that holds us together. Working as The Hub, the Office Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school. This includes organisation, checking students in/out, selling products, managing (limited) inventory and supplies, maintaining cleanliness to standard, answering telephone calls and emails, and opening/closing duties.

This position can be a shared position between two qualified individuals if needed.  

Qualifications

  • Very computer literate (Apple products), MS Office, Google, etc.

  • Typing speed of 70wpm+ with excellent accuracy

  • Able to lift 50lbs

  • Stellar spelling and grammar

  • Efficient and self-motivated

  • Reliable and punctual

  • Detail-oriented and flexible

  • Professional, cheerful, high energy

  • Pet & Human First Aid & CPR updated every two years


Virtual Assistant

Provide administrative support while working from anywhere in the world!

Our Virtual Assistant will respond to emails and phone calls, manage customer database, moderate groups and webinars, spruce up Powerpoint presentations, research topics, provide excellent customer service to clients and team members, manage calendars and social media accounts.

A telephone and a strong Internet connection are required. 

Qualifications

  • Very computer literate and social media savvy (Facebook & Instagram)

  • Experience using Trello, ConvertKit and Zapier (ideal)

  • Stellar spelling and grammar

  • Efficient and self-motivated

  • Detail-oriented and flexible

  • Professional, cheerful, high energy


VOLUNTEER CLASS ASSISTANTS

We welcome Volunteer Training Assistants for our classes and private lessons. This is an excellent role if you are:


Join our Team!

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