Testimonials


Some words from past students of Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions


Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions is a great way to train dogs. The use of praise and the willingness of the dog to please without the use of treats is, in my opinion a much better way to get your dog to obey all the time, not just when he is going to get a treat. Everything is explained in great detail and there is wonderful support should there be any problems. I have used other training methods and found this one to have much better results. I was 100% satisfied with this training method.

Sandy & "Hailey" -  Beeton, ON


Kim helped me to train my dog into a well behaved one. Her instructions were easy to follow and if I didn't understand something she was always happy to clarify via email or a phone call. I prefer her techniques and style over puppy training I've received in the past. I also enjoyed the fun and relaxed feel of the classes.
Natalie & "Zoe" - Bolton, ON


I feel the Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions course is a very valuable tool for the dog owner. It gives the owner a very thorough explanation or "how to's" via very concise handouts. Kim utilizes her own dogs to demonstrate how certain behaviors should be completed. She then provides the owner the opportunity to practice these new recommendations. She has a very calm manner with all of our dogs and is definitely interested in every unique problem. Her website and email affords everyone the opportunity to contact her with problems which she readily addresses. I would highly refer anyone to her classes and feel that Kim is not only a dog's best friend but the owner's best friend because of her dog knowledge.
Carol & "Quincey" -  Bolton, ON


Puppy Kindergarten is a wonderful way to socialize young dogs and introduce them to appropriate master / dog relations. I can better appreciate the wonderful training Hector's Mom gave him and his litter mates before he became my dog. Kim helped me to make his Momma proud!
Barb & "Hector" Bolton, ON


The lessons you have put together help us with understanding that there is need for fun and play yet having our dog know who is in charge. Your command of ALL dogs is great. I feel you are doing something great. I did learn and I hope to translate what you taught me into putting it into everyday life with Bosco.
Frank, Tina & "Bosco" Nobleton, ON

Prior to coming, Holly was an unruly house dog. Upon attending 2 weeks of classes everyone noticed vast improvement. we have more work to continue, however with a good grounding basis we can go for walks with an attentive heeling dog. Who does not enjoy a responsive mannered dog?!
Alexandra & "Holly" Woodbridge, ON


Since coming to see Kim, Tedi's anxiety around strangers and other dogs has decreased. I am more confident with him around the family and during walks. Thank you Kim! Your knowledge and background with dogs has helped me tremendously!
Cindy & "Tedi" Woodbridge, ON

Just wanted to give you a quick update on Tedi as we have had a break through. Mom has been able to hug Tedi this week. He is happily coming for cuddles and hugs.  She has continued the hard work we put in and both my parents are astounded with the difference in him. My mom has now taken over control as alpha and he has officially been at the cottage with them 2 weeks. Growling continues to decrease and my mom says he makes Shelbee, the border collie, look like a dummy cause he doesn't bark or react to the dogs that are now showing up as summer increases. YAY happy dance.  She is enjoying there daily walks and actually got him to stay and watch her rake the water front with ducks, water (he's a swimmer) and squirrels running all around.  He waits for her to tell him he is allowed in the water now too.
I am visiting him this weekend, but wanted to say thanks again for everything.
Cindy & "Tedi" Woodbridge, ON



Kim's expertise and knowledge was a great help in learning how to have a well behaved dog. Everything Max and I have learned in class can now be put into practice in everyday life. I would recommend this class to EVERY dog owner. Thank you Kim for showing me patience and understanding of simple commands that will go a long way in our journey together. 
Marie & "Max" Bolton, ON


This is the 4th instalment I have enrolled my dogs into. The environment is very nurturing and flexible which is great for the individuals needs. The results are palpable, my dogs are always eager to go, and respond positively to the lessons. Friends and strangers have literally stopped me to comment on my dog's great behaviour. 
Alexandra & "Malcolm"  Woodbridge, ON


Kim's ability to read dogs and react appropriately is only matched by her skill at running a smoothly, well timed class.
Jennifer & "Monet", Toronto, ON



This course really helped us learn to understand our puppy and the importance of expecting good behaviour early as a puppy so we have a good dog. We are very pleased with the results so far and with practice and patience we are confident that our puppy will be a great, confident older dog.
Jacquie & "Callie", Bolton, ON



Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions worked wonders on my out of control Doberman puppy! Classes were small, instructions were clear and easy to follow. I highly recommend this training for anyone with a dog, regardless of age and obedience level. Thank you!
Oliwia & "Isis", Maple, ON


We tried other training programs with Tobie, but they were not as well rounded, true to life or effective as this program. All dogs and owners should do this program!
Stephanie & "Tobie", Nobleton, ON


I would recommend Dogs BeHaven. Teddy is a better mannered dog and also has gotten over his nervousness around other people and dogs.
Ruth & "Teddy", Beeton, ON


Kim did a wonderful job in training me to train Murphy. Looking forward to the Advanced training courses. I love having a dog that I can take anywhere to be with me 24/7.

Donna & "Murphy", Beeton, ON


Great program - I have been for each of my dogs - I have either matured or this is a smarter dog! Very pleased with his progress!
Roslyn & "Bacardi", Caledon, ON


I have a better understanding of my dog and how to speak to my dog than I did before. We have a much calmer home environment and stress free activities.
Amanda & "Lewis", Maple, ON


I had dog training lessons in Canada and USA and I was very impressed with Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions. It makes a lot of sense. I would recommend it to anybody who wants their pet trainined.
Ingrid & "Murphy", Alliston, ON


I walk, and Duke walks beside me. I stop, he sits. It's amazing! The Dogs BeHaven course gave personal instruction, encouragement, email support and written instructions to assist with my training of my dog. I've learned strategies to deal with the unwanted behaviours that I've been putting up with. Overall an excellent course!! Thank you so much!
Margaret & "Duke", Schomberg, ON


After the Basic Obedience course we knew Tobie was on track! After the Advanced course she is doing things off leash that we'd only dreamed of! Can't wait to take Tobie to an obedience trial where we know she will be a star! Thanks Kim!
Stephanie & "Tobie", Nobleton, ON


Taffy, to say the least, has issues from her past. Kim helped me learn how to train her without food rewards because of her food aggression. That's why I love her methods. You don't need to have a treat in your hand in order for your dog to listen / obey. Thank you SO much!

Jasmine & "Taffy", Nobleton, ON


Dear Kim, Just a note to thank you for the work you did with Zoe over the past three weeks at your "boot camp". I can see that she has made a lot of progress, especially with some of the behaviors that were becoming really frustrating to deal with. We have continued as best we can with her training, although we still have lots of questions! Certainly the E-collar has been a big help - we are now able to let her range (off the garden!) in the backyard, under our supervision. We have been enjoying daily play sessions (something unable to do before). We look forward to meeting with you again in the near future to continue with further instruction.
Sandi, Istvan & "Zoe", Everett, ON


Kim is a wonderful instructor! She really cares about all dogs, is very knowledgeable, and is very interactive with everyone! We really look forward to coming each week to learn more.
Karen & "Archie", Aurora, ON


I found the course a lot of fun and if you work 40 minutes a day on the exercises as Kim suggests, the results are amazing. Even when introducing a new concept to my dog, at first I would think "this is never going to work", but by persevering, I saw such an improvement, usually by the second or third day. Kim is informative, always available (I love the email reminders during the first week) and  best of all she makes it fun!
Colleen & "Jordie", Loretto, ON


When I brought home my second Jack Russell, I vowed I would get good training for this energetic little girl. When I saw how well-behaved my sister's dog was after taking the Dogs BeHaven training program I decided to give it a try . Now, when I walk down the street with my dog, people drive by and smile or stop and tell me how nicely she is walking on her leash. We used to laugh at how she would freak out and get so excited with the other dogs at training. She's still a freak, but a well trained one, thanks to Kim's training!!!
Karen & "Gidget", Caledon, ON


Overall I thought it was the best training I've had out of three different training academies. I would highly recommend this program - it works, it makes sense. I will be back!
Lily & "Nina", Caledon, ON


The Basic Obedience course provided Toby and I with an excellent starting point to build on. Through dedication and hard work I saw instant results. I am looking forward to continuing to work with Toby on the skills we have learned. Thanks so much Kim!
Kim & "Toby", Bolton, ON


After six weeks of Puppy Kindergarten with Kim our wild little puppy listens to us, walks calmly beside us and is an absolute joy. We can't wait to start Basic Obedience with you. Thank you! 
Robin, Chris & "Yoshi", Alliston, ON


Taking the Basic Obedience course has made home life so much easier! We still have some work to do but Kim's class has taught us how to teach our dog and it's been fun! I've noticed a huge improvement in only six weeks! Thank you for your help!
Kelly & "Jack", Alliston, ON


Kim's attitude is one of enthusiasm, helpfulness, and positivity. She always makes you feel that you and your dog can accomplish your goals. I appreciate her approachability and availability - she is always eager to answer questions both in class and by email during the week.
Colleen & "Jordie", Loretto, ON


Lexi wsa a well behaved dog to begin with but with the Advanced Course I was able to take her further with consistency! Thank you.
Mary-Jean & "Lexi", Bolton, ON


I'm very happy to have taken these classes, I have learned a lot and have had success with my dog, and I know with more hard work it will only improve. I would recommend Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions to anyone with a four legged friend.
Maegan & "Daisy", Alliston, ON


It was a very organized course, whenever extra help was needed, Kim was there to help. The method of training really helped, and it changed my dog. He never used to walk by my side and now he does, even with a loose leash. Also it's started to calm him down around bigger dogs.
Veronick & "Hachi", Lisle, ON


We took both the puppy class and Basic Obedience and we see a huge improvement in our seven month old puppy. He looks to us on walks instead of other distractions. We look forward to building on all of this in the Advanced class.
Robin & "Yoshi", Alliston, ON


For the first time in my life as a dog owner I truly feel like I am in charge of my dog. Dexter and I came to an understanding after taking this course....the help I received both in class and out was incredible. Kim was always available either by email or by phone. I really felt she wanted her clients/students to succeed, and she was willing to do everything she could to see that happen.
During our time in Basic Obedience my dog developed a condition that resulted in some serious mobility issues, limping etc. Kim was wonderful with her advice, information and help. During a rather stressful time, she brought both clarity and sensibility. Her help was invaluable, and I really felt she went above and beyond what I had expected.
A great course for new dog owners, I learned a lot and am able to implement the lessons throughout our daily routines.
Thank you so much for everything!
Mary & "Dexter", Alliston, ON


Kim was one of the best trainers I've ever worked with. She's gentle, calm, and makes you feel very confident with your dog. Kim was very easy to get in touch with outside of class, she also met up for practice sessions which was a huge help. Thanks Kim!
Jessie & "Bru", Tottenham, ON


I would not be the happy, peaceful dog owner I am today without Kim. She saved me and my puppy. The first night I arrived in tears convinced I had made a mistake by bringing a puppy in to my family. Kim assured me we would get through this and we did . She taught me how to understand my puppy and meet her needs without giving my life over to her. Within a week we had structure, routine, calm and joy in our home. Ellie is a delightful, playful puppy who just wants to make us happy and without the guidance and support of Kim I would never be able to say that.
It was not just the weekly classes and lessons learned in the puppy training that helped me, but the constant support via email whenever I had a question. Thank you Kim for training me on how to be a good dog owner. I look forward to continued learning under your direction in the future.
Catherine & "Ellie", Bolton, ON


We learned a lot, Kim was always available for questions and problems above and beyond class time.
Dan, Ann & "Roper", Alliston, ON


Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions was very helpful for both me and my puppy. It was very informative with information about puppies and proper ways to react to the puppies behaviour. The teacher was amazing and very personable. Very willing to answer any questions and work one on one with us.
Sydney & "Charlie", Beeton, ON


Scooter and I learned a lot from Dogs BeHaven, for walking on a leash and obeying direct commands.
Sue & "Scooter", Caledon, ON


Gia came to Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions dog aggressive and with a cluttered mind that seemed to always be on alert. Within a couple of weeks in the Basic Obedience course she was able to allow her mind to relax and is now a happier dog. Though it was never addressed, Gia had a problem with her nails being done. She can now go to the vet to get them done without screaming and whining like she used to. This program is great because it affects the dogs whole mindset instead of just the areas owners like to focus on. You really learn to understand your dog and anticipate reactions before they happen. I was never able to walk her without being dragged down the street and now she never takes one step ahead! Loved the course, loved the results!
Heather & "Gia", Tottenham, ON

 
My Jack's story starts as a little puppy who was becoming un-trainable and unpleasant to live with. This puppy was starting to bite, becoming dangerous to people and other dogs, and destroyed property. in fact she had bitten my nose and drew blood.
 
With Kim's guidance I am the proud owner of a little Jack Russell named Molly who knows now how to heel, come on command, not jump up, is no longer dog aggressive, knows how to sit, stay and will wait until I tell her to take her food, and is a pleasure to be around.  In fact, we are even staring the process towards going towards dog obedience trials.  These behaviours were not instilled in this little treasure until I met Kim.  With Kim's guidance and kind no nonsense approach we were able to get through to Molly and turn her around and bring out the best that she has to offer.  
 
Kim's training  is not based on treats or other kinds of "bribes" it is based on pure fundamentals in order to get the best out of you and your dog. She has brought my dog from an F to a A and only with her kindness and tenacious attitude were we able to get there.
 
In all honesty one of the nicest and caring people I have ever met. Not only does Kim want the best for your dog, but she wants the best for you and your dog.
Clodagh & "Molly", Brampton, ON


This letter is long overdue but I wanted to give you an update on how Willow is doing. 
She is like a different dog. She is far more attentive to what I am asking of her instead of head-strong towards what she wants (i.e. going after other dogs)
I understand now that because she was so intense at lunging at other dogs, she would not even hear my reprimands or commands. I was simply no there when she was in the mind-set of fixation on another dog.
As you know even though I had spent a fortune on large dog breed training and then "clicker" training, Willow had only learned some useful behaviours and lots of tricks, but I was still not able to walk my dog in case we met another dog. A lunging sixty pound boxer was far too much for me to handle. 
I am so glad I finally trusted you to introduce me to e-collar training. I am the last person to agree to anything that would harm or even distress an animal so it was a real inner struggle for me and a last resort to trust you with this method.
What gave me the courage to try the e-collar was the fact that you could control the tweaking of the collar and that Willow never seemed to mind the sessions. When I get out the E-collar now she flies to the stool excitedly and waits for me to put it on. 
I am especially grateful to you for insisting on a couple of additional lessons at no cost when our sessions were over. It was obvious that it is not about the money but that you deeply care about animals and their owners who have put their trust in you. 
Thanks again Kim and feel free to use me as a reference if anyone wants to call me.
Lindy & "Willow", Tottenham, ON


The Basic Obedience course has started to foundation work for getting along with other dogs and people. Mars is definitely better for walking on a leash and now watches me always and is much more attentive. Mars also loves coming to class!
Jen & "Mars", Caledon East, ON


I approached Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions because my German Shepherd was behaving far too excitedly when approaching other dogs.  He had taken me to the ground on several occasions in his attempt to reach other dogs.  I had tried about four different trainers, used a Halti collar, a prong collar, a choke collar a regular collar etc.  All to no avail. I chose to work with Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions because Kim has experience with e-collar use (the right way, not as punishment).  I made the decision to try an e-collar once I realized that a half second impulse from an e-collar is far less harmful than anything any other trainer had recommended up to that point.  Plus I knew this approach is something that is often used in Schutzhund training and also endorsed and used by Cesar Milan for specific behavioural issues.  If its good enough for Cesar Milan its good enough for me. The results were great, and I can now walk my dog with no issues.
Maxine & "Darwin", Innisfil, ON


Dogs BeHaven was money well spent for my dog and me.  We learned together, how to focus and learned basic commands to be a better dog.  My dog was the "class bully" when we started on our adventure back in Level 1- we had to be separated from the others because he was growling and giving the hairy eye-ball to the other dogs and their people! Dog BeHaven taught us to accept other dogs around us and be more friendly and accepting of people.  My dog and another dog recently met "off leash" in the woods.  In the past, it was not a positive experience, but now, with some fundamental training under our belt, the dogs were OK, despite the other dog taking our stick! My neighbour confessed that "well that went better than  I expected"!!!!
We are continuing to work on our socialization skills that we have learned and maybe now, he won't be the dog in the neighbourhood that everyone wants to avoid!!!
Thank you Kim!

Jen & "Mars", Caledon East, ON


Dogs BeHaven has been a great help in not only training the pups but also ourselves. Kim has been helpful and her knowledge and skills about training come through when she demonstrates with her own dogs and in her abilities to teach us. I would recommend this for all dogs.
Jessica & "Maya", Bolton, ON


After seeing the great improvements to my puppy, I believe that this course was a great idea and I would recommend it! The dogs have learned exercises that I would not know how to do, and I have been taught a great deal as well. Kim has shown us a lot and we would definitely think about doing more classes with her. 
Rob & "Kobe", Bolton, ON


Kim is a "serious" trainer - by that I mean she's very precise in her teaching methods and her hand-outs are excellent in helping to remind you of what she teaches in class. Exercises are repeated and if needed, corrections made along the way. Everyone gets personal attention - no matter how large the class - she actually keeps the classes to a smaller group for that reason! 
Gail O'Donnell & "Maddie", Alliston, ON


Kim came to our house when we first got our puppy to give us some very helpful advice with house training etc. I then decided to take the Puppy Essentials class because I wanted a well trained dog, and I'm so glad I did. I now feel like I have the tools in my tool belt to continue working with my puppy so that she can become a well trained, obedient adult dog.
Michelle & "Eva", Alliston, ON


This was my first experience with having a puppy and with training. Kim was calm and reassuring with distinguishing between puppy behaviour and bad dog behaviour. Tasha is calmer now and I feel I can carry on with her training having learned the basics. I knew I needed to be trained!
Phyllis & "Tasha", Shelburne, ON


Kim knows dogs! She understands dogs and even knows what they're thinking! I can't believe the change in our dog Bandit, in 6 short weeks. I hated going for walks with the dog because he pulled me everywhere! Now he walks nicely and we both enjoy being outside. A dog that knows just a few basic commands is so much easier to handle and is a joy for everyone.
Mary-Anne & "Bandit", Caledon East, ON


Myself and my German Sheppard Vanda attended both the Puppy Essentials and the Basic Obedience Level 1 with Dogs BeHaven. I have seen such an improvement with Vanda in so many areas. Before these classes Vanda was nipping, pulling on the leash and jumping up on people, but now she has calmed down and is now able to walk next to me and the nipping and jumping has almost completely stopped. We could not have made such a dramatic difference in such a short time with out the help of Kim and Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions. 
Elisa & "Vanda", Bolton, ON

I found Kim to be a wonderful teacher and trainer. Instructions were given clearly; demonstrated and then reinforced; for the pet owners. She was very accessible by email for individual questions or problems. She also gave a free session at a local park so that owners could get feedback on their technique. She obviously loved the dogs yet encouraged discipline and good behaviour in a fair and consistent manner. I would definitely recommend this course. Thanks Kim.
Carol & "Coady", Caledon East, ON


Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions is a great way to understand your dog. Small class sized and interaction throughout sessions make it easy to understand and easy to apply learning. My dog is much more controllable after the training. Especially great for first time dog owners like myself.
Frank & "Shadow", Bolton, ON


Buddy is a high energy, loving 8 month old Morkie who recently completed Basic Obedience. Since completing the training program, we have seen great improvements in Buddy listening and following commands. Kim is an excellent trainer who genuinely cares about her clients and their animals. I would not hesitate to recommend this program to anyone who wants to have their dogs become a well-rounded, behaved member of the family. Thank you Kim!
Victor, Allison, & "Buddy", Bradford, ON


Everything I take away from this course has been of the upmost help to me and my dog, Milo. I came into the course with a rambunctious and rowdy dog that now listens to me. Milo has learned to relax and to listen. I whole-heartedly recommend this course. This course is for people that know nothing about dogs as well as people that have lots of dog experience. If you have a desire to learn and to have a well behaved dog then this is the instructor for you. Thank you so much Kim...
Kellie & "Milo", Alliston, ON


This class is a great introduction to obedience training with your dog - easy to understand methods that really work! My rescue dog, Lucy, is 10 years old and we just got her from a shelter a few months ago. She came to us as a senior dog with NO training whatsoever and she excelled in this class. Just goes to show that a dog of any age can learn. Best of all, it has brought us closer and created a wonderful bond that I don't know would exist without this type of training together. Thank you, Kim, for being so patient with everyone and for you encouraging teaching style. 
Colleen & "Lucy", Loretto, ON


We have previously attended a couple of "other" training courses using alternate "food motivated" methods. There was very little if any success unless you continue bribing the dog with treats. The methods we learned in Kim's class has proven extremely effective and we thoroughly enjoy a well behaved companion. I would recommend Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions to any other dog owners and look forward to attending the next level. 
Bill  & "Mya", Caledon East, ON


Before taking the Basic Obedience course, my Boxer Alias was a puller, leash biter and would heel inconsistently. Kim provided the knowledge and training exercises to gain his trust, build confidence and begin our journey. My Boxer is well on his way to being a well trained puppy. We can't wait for the next level!
Shannon & "Alias", Bolton, ON


I was very happy with this course. I have learned a lot in 6 weeks and will definitely continue on to the next session. Kim knows her stuff and is strict but also makes the class enjoyable for you and your dog. I got a lot of information I know I wouldn't have thought of myself. I really appreciated all the written information we took home each week and I refer to it often. I would highly recommend this class for anyone with a new puppy. 
Bev & "Molly", Alliston, ON


I think everyone should take their dog to the Basic Obedience course. It is a great bonding experience for handler and dog, not to mention the valuable lessons learned. Kim is a great instructor and we have benefited greatly by this course. 
Marilyn & "Harvey", Bradford, ON


This has definitely been the best learning experience for both my dog, Kobi, and myself. I have tried two other training facilities with no success. The classes were very informative and we both enjoyed attending them. Kim provided detailed homework sheets that kept both of us on track. Keep up the good work Kim and we look forward to the more advanced training that you offer. 
Diana & "Kobi", Alliston, ON


Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions saved my relationship with my very large stubborn dog. Feeling beat up and at the end of my rope, Lucy and I met with Kim after witnessing her superior canine command and instantly felt reassured and confident that we could turn things around. I have now completed Puppy Essentials and Basic Obedience with Dogs BeHaven and the knowledge we have both gain is simply invaluable. These two course taught me how to confidently handle Lucy and taught her how to comfortably be handled. Despite her size ( 111 lbs at 9 months), I take Lucy almost everywhere and I always receive positive feedback on how well behaved she is. I didn't think that would ever happen! The training Lucy and I have received has built a bond and respect between us I never once thought possible. Lucy has transformed from Beast to Best Friend and I now enjoy her true companionship. We are getting set to start Basic Obedience II and look forward to building on the strong and skilled approach to both dog and dog owner. I would highly recommend Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions to any dog owner who really wants to achieve a steadfast relationship with their canine family member by utilizing reliable methods!
Leanne & "Lucy", Beeton, ON


Sophie and I just completed Basic Obedience and it was a great experience that I recommend to any dog owner. The training skills are essential for every dog to know and eventually master. Thanks to Kim, I was able to learn the skills I needed to teach my dog basic commands. I now have the knowledge to continue her training to ensure she is as well behaved as she is cute. Taking this course was a great experience that trained not only Sophie, but also myself on how to be a responsible dog owner. 
Michelle & "Sophie", Brampton, ON


My puppy Kosmo is a rather large and overly enthusiastic, and difficult to control at times. Thee tools and guidance provided by Kim and Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions help put us both on the righ path towards a well balanced and well behaved pup. I would recommend Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions to owners and puppies in need of training. 
Karen & "Kosmo", Bolton, ON


Thank you from both of us. Maddy is learning what is expected of her. She is still headstrong but I have seen an improvement and know that her skills will only continue to improve as long as I continue to work with her. Consistency, patience and persistence seem to be the keys. Not only did we both learn but we both had fun doing it. The lessons with the longe line are great fun and keep us both fit. When I tell Maddy that we are "going to school" she gets very excited and can't wait to get her head into her collar. 
Carol & "Maddy", Bolton, ON


Kim is a wonderful instructor! Stella and I couldn't make a class and Kim made it extremely easy to re-schedule with one on one training at her home.. Stella is an English Bull Terrier and is learning to be patient and I am having confidence within Stella and the training Kim has given us is working on the "stubborn breed.". 
Kate & "Stella", Bolton, ON


Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions helped get our puppy to do basic commands like sit, stay, leave it, and heel. He can do all of those, and more, now! It was a fantastic experience for us to learn training techniques as new owners, and a great opportunity for our puppy to experience new people and dogs. 
Amanda & "Logan", Bolton, ON


Kim was super with the dogs. Firmness and consistency is her attitude that makes the dogs behave. Can not stress enough that the homework with the dog is what makes the program work. Kim's suggestions work wonderfully. 
Corrie, Katie & "Buddy", Beeton, ON


Kobi graduated from Basic Obedience & Basic Level II and has learned quite a bit more. The training sessions have become "fun sessions", thanks to the knowledge and support from Kim. Kobi is not perfect, but he is proud of his accomplishments. Thanks Kim!
Diana & "Kobi", Alliston, ON


Basic Obedience with Kim has given Mason excellent skills to learn and has taught him how to stay, heel, and come when he is called. The homework was well detailed and has very positive results. I recommend Kim to anyone in need of assistance as she achieves the results you want. 
Ashley & "Mason", Bolton, ON


Lucy and I had already completed Puppy Essentials and Basic Obedience. We found this course (Basic Level II) to be a fantastic extension to building on the strong foundation we had developed during the first two courses. This training helped us to solidify reliable recalls and strengthen heeling techniques and we are well on our way to reliable off leash heeling. We continue to practice the reliable methods learned during this course and look forward to displaying our perfected techniques at an obedience trial in the near future. 
Leanne & "Lucy", Beeton, ON


Kim was a wonderful trainer. She helped me to see that my dog was not hopeless and that I could change her behaviour through my own behaviour and proper training. I can't say enough great things about Dogs BeHaven and Kim!!! She has helped us so much and her patience is limitless!!! Thank you Kim!!
Jen & "Ella", Bolton, ON


Kim's program really improved our relationship with our dog. He could sometimes be a handful and have to be told things a number of times. After Kim's class, walking is enjoyable with him and he follows our commands the first time he's told. His interaction with other people and dogs is a positive one. We really learned to stop bad behaviour by learning what signs to look our for. Thanks Kim, and we look forward to the next course. 
John, Melissa &"Tyson", North York, ON


Hi Kim,I wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed the classes!  You are a very good instructor,  you make it fun yet get the point across,  it is a
stress free environment which allows everyone to try their best without
criticism .   Plus the class is always on time which I really like!  I will
certainly recommend your classes to those who ask.
Barb & "Kruz", Alliston, ON


Kim is very good at teaching us to teach the dogs. Very informative and supportive with her teaching, with a good sense of humor. If there are ever any problems or issues she will find a solution. I highly recommend this course to any dog owner who wants a willingly obedient dog. It could save their life! 
Wendy & "Ezmay", Kleinburg, ON


I'm so glad I stumbled across Dogs BeHaven in a google search of dog trainers, being new to the area and a first time dog owner. My partner and I couldn't be happier with Kim and the training program - from Puppy Essentials to Basic Obedience, she's helped us with everything from basics like crate training and feeding, up to walking on leash without pulling. I was amazed at how quickly our dog responded to Kim's techniques. We have a high energy lab / husky mix, and I can't imagine where we'd be now if we hadn't done both classes. Kim is knowledgeable, very helpful, and takes the time (even her own personal time!) to make sure that you get the material and are succeeding. I would absolutely recommend Dogs BeHaven to anyone that wants a well-balanced and responsive dog! 
Allie & "Jovie", Schomberg, ON


Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions has been a huge help to my family. Before taking Kim's classes our dog Oskar, a tiny Maltese/yorkie mix, was a little terror. He would growl at everyone and everything, was terrified of every shadow or noise and would bark constantly. He still has challenges getting along with other dogs and most people but he is doing so much better! His barking is half of what it was and we can go on walks now without him challenging every other dog he sees. He has learned to sit, stay, come and heel. Our family and friends who visit can't believe the change in him. With Kim's help both Oskar and I have gained confidence and learned a lot.  Thanks Kim!
Patricia & "Oskar", Alliston, ON


My Labrador Retriever pup (14 weeks at start of course) and I were enrolled inn the Puppy Essentials course recently. This is a great course for new puppy owners to learn basic tools for training/living with/socializing a young pup. I found Kim Peters to be an engaged, enthusiastic instructor. Her instructions and written handouts are clear and concise. She is very good at assessing the abilities of the owner and personality of the puppy. She makes sure participants all get the same "message" but recognizes that there are no cookie cutter approaches to training. Classes are kept to an enrollment level that ensures each training team get the attention and support needed to master the exercises and do the homework required. Kim clearly wants to make sure her students - two and four legged come from each class with a sense of accomplishment. I look forward to further training with Kim and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. 
Dawn & "Rune", Pefferlaw, ON


It is easy to see that Kim loves what she does and that is the main reason her classes are so well organized and effective. The program Kim offers is very well thought out and put together. Learning material is explained very well in class, time given in class for practice is very helpful as Kim makes sure we are following her instructions correctly (that includes the dogs and the owners). the environment in class is friendly and encouraging questions. At the end of each class Kim provided handouts that are very helpful for the week ahead to practice. Kim is always happy to help with the questions through e-mail and on the phone. We were very happy with the course. 
Alla, Vadim & "Dina", Woodbridge, ON


Before when I would go for walks, my dog was all over the place and even barking when she saw or even heard other dogs. Now, she walks right by my side, and sits when I stop. I like that I do not have to rely on treats to have my dog listen to me. Her responses are automatic just from repetition and corrections we have used throughout the course. Thank you so much Kim for all your help. 
Anisa and "Pippa", Dundalk, ON


Basic Level II is a game changer. Within 6 weeks, all of the dogs in our class showed noticeable improvement. This level takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but the reward is a dog dreams are made of! My dog was still less than a year old when we completed this class and ever since I have received numerous comments on how well behaved she is. Thanks Kim!
Mason & "Jovie", Schomberg, ON


My dog has improved so much through these obedience courses, especially Basic Level II. She used to pull on walks and now she's constantly by my side, keeping an eye on me to see what I'm doing. I wanted training to help improve her behaviour only, but after everything, I think my dog would easily pass a Certified Good Neighbour test and would do well in an obedience trial. Thank you so much Kim!
Anisa and "Pippa", Dundalk, ON


It was a great 6 weeks. The class sizes are small, having more one on one help. Murphy learned a lot and is much better behaved. There is an expectation to do homework and the training will only work if you commit to this. Murphy is now a well behaved dog. A joy to be with and walk with!
Jo-Anne and "Murphy", Tottenham, ON


My dogs mean the world to me, and so I have spent a lot of time and energy trying to train and fix problems with them. Until Dogs BeHaven I have had no success with other trainers. I am now the proud owner of a well trained and obedient dog!
Chari and "Boss", Tottenham, ON


Before going to Dogs BeHaven, my dogs were embarrassing to walk or be in public with. I had tried many other approaches with no results. By week two there were noticeable changes and now I love spending time with my dogs, they are so obedient!
Amanda and "Millie and Dalia", Tottenham, ON


Kim does a great job training the owners! The detailed homework ensures that corners are not cut. Clear instruction and practice time serves you up for the homework each week. I have a better plan now and my dog is calmer and confident.
Sally and "Beezie", Bond Head, ON 


Good morning Kim

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for all your guidance with Quito.  When I began in January this year I dreaded taking him for a walk and if he got loose he was almost impossible to catch. Week one of classes I slipped on the ice walking him and broke my wrist.   It is now mid April and 2 sessions with you later.  I now love taking Quito for his daily walks and this morning for the first time we went to a strange field and we walked off leash.  He came every time I called him and did all his heeling exercised, sits, stays etc while off leash.  It was a very special morning.  So thank you for giving me the dog I always wanted not the unruly but sweet dog that brought me to you. Kindest regards and thank you.

Evie and "Quito", Bond Head, ON



After trying to manage my dogs aggression to other dogs on my own, I realized I needed professional help after my dog charged and bit another dog.

Through Dogs BeHaven Basic Obedience class, Kim taught me very quickly that my dogs behavior was stemmed from how I was letting my dog take the lead - and that I needed to be the leader of my dog.

Together with Kim, we worked through many exercises that quickly helped both my dog and I become closer connected and learn to be team mates - with me in the lead.
After the level 1 class I wanted to further refine the skills of my dogs & mine as well. During the Basic Level II class we experienced a turning point where my dog could walk past other dogs while off leash - and no more aggression to other dogs.  I still can't believe the change in my dog - it's like he's a whole different dog but better! He's now happy, balanced and I am as well.

Thank you Kim for being so awesome & for making an amazing difference in our lives!
Lisa and "Joey", Hockley, ON



Daisy walks so much better since training, she was always jumping up and biting my legs and pulling. After a couple of weeks into training she has improved a lot. My friends have noticed a difference too. If you go to the classes be sure to do your homework and listen to Kim. The training really works!

Tracy and "Daisy", Beeton, ON



Maggie has responded well to Kim's teachings. She still has a way to go in her ability to succeed 100%, however, the change in Maggie is astounding. She is much calmer and knows commands and what is expected. Kim has a true talent in understanding and addressing each dog's unique style and behaviour. 


The course material is easy to follow and the instruction is clear and direct. Kim's methods are effective and to see Maggie learning and following this direction at home is amazing. 


The difference with Kim is that she fully supports you - whether that is 100 emails or a phone call - she wants to help and truly see you succeed.


I look forward to returning with Maggie for Basic Level II!!

Trevor and "Maggie", Brampton, ON



My highly reactive Boxer/Doberman cross named Shadow is very fearful of moving vehicles and other dogs. He would bark and lunge uncontrollably. I can now take him outside and he'll be anxious, but he will listen to my commands and the lunging has stopped. Also he would jump on everyone he comes into contact with and that has now come to an end. 

Many Thanks Kim and Dogs BeHaven.

Mike and "Shadow", Woodbridge, ON



Kim is the absolute best. She is always available to answer any questions or help with any problems you may encounter. Kim is very patient and makes her classes fun. The weekly handouts are very concise and easy to follow. My 3 year old Golden has taken all of Kim's classes. My 6 month old Golden has now completed 2 of the classes and is now enrolled in Basic Level II. I am proud to say that I can take both of my dogs out, at the same time, for a nice long walk and have them heeling by my side without pulling. Strangers compliment me on how well behaved and friendly both my dogs are and I tell them about Kim and what a great instructor she is. Take her classes and you will have a well behaved dog!

Carol and "Buddy and Jordie", Everett, ON



We have been going to Basic Obedience class for 6 weeks. Our big, lovable, sometimes a wee bit lazy Great Pyrenees has caught on very quickly with the classes and daily training exercises. I saw a huge difference in just 2 weeks. I'm so glad I enrolled him. Kim is wonderful to work with, knowledgeable and helpful. I have nothing but positive things to say. I highly recommend Kim to anyone without hesitation. 

Darlene and "Casey", Lisle, ON



Dalia is a very energetic and, at times, stubborn dog. Although she can behave, she struggled with her basic commands. After working Dalia through the Basic Obedience course she became more obedient and we were able to use strategies for bringing down her energy. Kim was very approachable and made the course accomodating and understanding for all the dog owners. 

Amanda and "Dalia", Tottenham, ON



I took my 5 year old Australian Shepherd, Whitney, to Kim after previously completeing training at a different location a few years back. I wanted to get myself and my dog back into it so I would be able to take her for walks around the neighbourhood and be more confident with dealing with her behaviours. I can not say more positive comments about Kim, her assitants (dogs and humans), her training approach, and her teaching style. She is very knowledgeable, takes time to address individual dogs/humans when needed and is available for support through email. Her lessons were interactive, with vusual demonstration first and then take home documents for follow up. I will definitely be signing up for Basic Level II with Whitney.

Lesley and "Whitney", Orangeville, ON 



I was thrilled when on the last day of Level II training I was able to drop the lead, and Shadow would hell, sit, stay, at great distances. Not reacting to the other dogs or people around him as he'd done in past. This was the first time I let him off leash and he did great for such a reactive dog. I owe it all to Kim's guidance, knowledge and patience. 


Dogs BeHaven was a life line for me. Before training I was thinking of surrendering Shadow to a rescue, he was just too difficult to take outdoors prior to his training with Dogs BeHaven.


Many thanks Kim. Also thanks to Dawn, Griffin and Jade. 

Mike and "Shadow", Woodbridge, ON



We have now trained 4 dogs with Kim at Dogs BeHaven and have been very satisfied witht he results. Kim has always been very approachable and willing to help with any issues, regardless of how simple or complex. She is readily available and quite helpful. I will be recommending Kim and Dogs BeHaven Training Solutions to all my friends. Thanks for taming the Land Shark! 

Amanda and "Audrey", Tottenham, ON



I remember the day I called Kim at dogs behaven, I was overwhelmed and nothing I was reading on the internet was working to correct some unwanted behaviours. I grew up with dogs so I assumed I could train her myself no problem. I had a cute crazy little puppy who would soon turn into a big beautiful rottweiler. I explained to Kim my goals for Zara, I knew I wanted her to be trained beyond the basic sit, stay, roll over. As a working breed , they sometimes get a bad name and I didnt want to add to that name by being an irresponsible owner who didnt take the time to train my dog properly.

Kim spoke to me about Zaras current issues/behaviours for 45 mins, telling me the proper ways to correct the behaviour I didnt want her doing (she was willing to help me and I hadn't even signed up yet) After our phone call I felt so much more at ease, I knew Zara could be the dog i wanted her to be but clearly it was ME who needed the proper training to get her there.

I signed us up for Puppy Essentials and once completed we dove right into Basic obedience. The classes were a god sent, it was more than just teaching your dog to do tricks, it was teaching them to listen, and not just to get a treat. I think thats one of my favourite things about this training, my dog has learned to sit, stay, or leave something alone because I told her to and not because i have a pocket full of treats. I get comments when people come to my house about how well trained my little puppy is and shes only just turned 6 months old.

Kim has helped me learn how to train, correct, and praise my dog in a way that benefits her and I both. She is eager to learn and I feel I have the proper tools now to keep her happy by showing her whats expected of her. Whether in was in person, via email or in class Kim helped me with any issues I was having. I now believe anyone who owns a dog, big or small should do puppy essentials & obedience. You and your dog will be much happier after learning the basic skills of training, though most of the time its us humans who need the most help. We cant thank Kim at Dogs Behaven enough for all the help and encouragement in our dog training journey, we are looking forward to starting obedience 2!

 Keara & "Zara", Mulmur, ON



This program was wonderful for both my dog and I. In just six weeks we are now able to go for an enjoyable walk. He still gets a little excited and occasionally tries to misbehave when he sees other dogs; however, I am able to get him under control immediately and he settles. I find each day he gets better and better. It has made our daily walks far more pleasurable instead of a dreaded chore. 

Debbie & "Swiper", Bolton, ON



Fantastic program. We did the Puppy Essentials course and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Excellent instruction so that handler and puppy were able to succeed. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly a 4 month old puppy could pick up the training exercises. I look forward to the next sessions to build on what she has already learned. Thank you.

Wendy & "Lexi", Loretto, ON



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