T&T Dogs Unleashed
At T&T Dogs Unleashed, we practice a BALANCED training philosophy. This means that we utilize any tool or approach that will fit and work best for your dog. Our goal is to help find a solution and program that will help EVERY dog that comes our way! At T&T Dogs Unleashed, training is based on dog psychology, not human psychology, since as you know dogs are dogs! We use your dog’s food in building and training process along with many other tools. You want your dog to think you are the most important person and want to be with you. You want your dog to have complete trust in you and listen to any situation and under any type of distraction. Rewards are given for good behaviour and developing respect. We at T&T work on a number of different aspects in training, communication, and of course play time which creates balance in the dog. These are all a part of building a harmonious partnership between you and your dog. In the end, we all want dogs to be stress-free, healthy, and happy.
All graduates of T&T Dogs Unleashed will become a part of an amazing network of people on Facebook. You will have access to the T&T Dogs Unleashed Clients group page. On this page, you will be able to follow your dog’s progress during training. We will be posting pictures, videos, etc., on this page. You will be able to meet others that have gone through our programs. We provide continued support to you and your dog through group classes for the first year following graduation and then a small fee for additional years. You can contact us at any time via email, phone and of course Facebook. This personal touch is what makes us different from the rest. We are always here for you and your dog as you are part of the T&T Dogs Unleashed family.
Owner / Trainer
Ottawa and Eastern Ontario
Cindy has had dogs for the better part of her life. She has also worked and shown Quarter Horses, developing skills necessary to assist in her training development. During her employment in Halifax, NS, Cindy started working with a local rescue which led into fostering dogs in her home. She was working with dogs that were labelled misunderstood. While working with rescue dogs she had the opportunity to work with a trainer who volunteered her time to the rescue to help dogs in need. This led Cindy on the path to become more knowledgeable with dogs and the need for trainers to help people work with their dogs. Volunteering her time with trainers, learning the skills and techniques to work with dogs with issues, basic and advance obedience, day to day life skills and leash handling skills enhanced her techniques. This experience and education provided her with the skills required to effectively train your dog. This all led towards certification as a Professional Dog Trainer. Cindy has earned her certification as an ABC (Animal Behavioral College) Certified Dog Trainer which is approved by the Bureau for Private Post Secondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school. This program has provided her with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding behaviour and its motives.
Over the past few years, Cindy has worked with a number of trainers in Nova Scotia and Ontario. Included are mentoring programs with Tracy Franken – Beyond Obedience and Lynn Hyndman – Dogs in Harmony. She also attended several seminars and workshops learning additional skills in canine behaviours. This is an ongoing learning experience. A dog trainer never stops learning.
Some of the seminars she has attended:
- Dream Come True K9 – March 2019
- Shadow Program
- Impulse Control Seminar – 2018
- Understanding K9 Behaviour – Tyler Muto/Blake Rodriguez 2018
- IACP Conference – 2017
- Trainers United Summit – 2017
- Dogmanship – Tyler Muto – August 2016
- Trainer United Summit – Beyond Obedience – July 2016
- Jeff Gellman – RV Dog training Seminars – 2015
- Ted Efthymiadia – Dog Aggression and Dog Reading – 2015
- Canine Communication – ABC Dog Training – Bev Wells – 2014
- Wade MacVicar – Advance Leash Handling Clinic – 2014
Lisa has always had a passion for dogs. When she was younger, she would spend time at a local breeder’s kennel to help groom dogs and studied breeds for fun. As soon as she got her dog as a young teenager, she took part in obedience and agility classes.
As an adult, she came across an opportunity to apprentice under a trainer with extensive experience and started her career as a professional dog trainer. Since then she has continued her training with some of the best trainers in North America and has had the pleasure of working with hundreds of dogs helping them and their owners build more harmonious and happy relationships.
She specializes in working with pet dogs and their owners to get the best relationship possible. She can help you start things out right when you bring home a new puppy, help your young or mature dog learn proper manners and obedience, help you get your off-leash dog to come when called, and even help prepare your dog for welcoming a new member to the family. She is very experienced in issues of leash reactivity, dog aggression, people aggression, fearfulness and anxiety. She is also familiar and comfortable training with many different methods and training tools to find the right fit and program for you and your dog and offers group and private lessons to accommodate all student’s needs.
With her training, Lisa can help you gain knowledge and understanding of what your dog needs to have a positive and happy relationship with you and the world around them. She can teach you how to build a relationship with your dog made of love, respect and a mutual understanding.
Like any good Canadian, Jane grew up playing street hockey and helping her father care for their pack of hunting dogs. From beagles to poodles, house dogs to hunting dogs, no dog was too big or too small. There has always been a passion to understand “WHY” dogs do what they do! Throughout the span of 22 years of military service she always knew her heart was with dogs. After many years of courses, books and volunteering at shelters she finally got her first dog a Brussels Griffon, followed shortly after by a Shih Tzu, who was her companion for 16 years. Since than many other breeds have been added to her pack.
Throughout the years she learned a lot about behavior, through grooming courses to agility and dog psychology. Jane was finally able to fulfill her dream of working with dogs in 2017 and become a qualified Professional Dog Trainer.
Jane’s mission is to teach dog owners to be the best handler they can, to use knowledge and techniques to establish harmony between dog and handler.
Jane will offer several ways to accomplish this depending on the dog and handlers needs from puppy kindergarten, small group classes and private in home lessons to more intensive boarding school options. Working together with Jane, you will find the right fit for your needs.