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

Toronto Location

388 Carlaw Avenue
Unit 101D, Mailbox 28
Toronto, ON, M4M 2T4
Canada

 

directions

We are conveniently located on the west side of Leslieville on Carlaw Avenue between Dundas Street East & Gerrard Street East, at 388 Carlaw Avenue. This large industrial building that stretches from Dundas to Gerrard. Please enter through the green doors with the white frame, right beside Rise Espresso. Follow the outdoor sign that leads you in and to unit 101D. Please do not use any other entrance or exit, as you will get lost in the 350,000 maze. (Seriously.)

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Transit directions

  • 20 minute walk south from Chester Subway Station.

  • Take any #72 Pape bus from Pape Station and get off at Badgerow.

  • Take #506 Carlton Streetcar (which runs along Gerrard east of the Don Valley) and get off at Carlaw. Walk south 2 minutes.

  • Take #501 Queen Streetcar and get off at Carlaw. Walk north 5 minutes.

Parking

  • Metered parking is located on Carlaw Avenue in front of the building (max 3 hours).

  • Parking is available in the rear parking lot after 6pm on weekdays and throughout the weekend.

  • We are not accessible from the rear of the building or any other entrance - please enter through the green doors with the white frame, right beside Rise Espresso.


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Contact Us

Tel: 647-893-5580

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Forms of Payment

We require payment in full for classes and a deposit with a credit card on file for private lessons. We accept cash (exact change), VISA, Mastercard, and e-Transfer to orders@thetcce.com (be sure to email the password in a separate email).

Never send credit card details via email. 


Only The Centre for Canine Education (TCCE) and its divisions, authorised licensees may use the TCCE Logo in advertising, promotional, and sales materials. Such authorised parties may use the TCCE Logo only as specified in their agreement with the TCCE and any associated Guidelines and such use must always be in conjunction with the appropriate terms that define the relationship authorised by their contract with The TCCE. For example: The TCCE Pet Pro graduates in good standing, dog*TEC Dog Walking Academy graduates in good standing. The Toronto Centre for Canine Education is a Division of The Centre for Canine Education Inc.