Our dog was very anxious upon starting class and had trouble with several commands. He has certainly come a long way. Glad we chose The Dog Stop.

Basic Obedience participant

Pippa was hesitant to even walk on her leash prior to training. Arlene is patient and her training methods are excellent. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Dog Stop. Pippa walks at heel, sits, stays and is learning the come command to return. Thank you Arlene

Pippa and Chris

Kilo is a big ball of energy. After the 6 weeks we have been able to better understand how to work with Kilo. The transitional leash has been a huge help in training! Thank you for all your help.

Maddie, Kilo and Zach

Leo has come a long way since week one! Thank you for introducing all the training exercises. As a first-time owner it would be helpful to be more reminded of all the terms of commands and leash types but we really enjoyed it :). Thank you Arlene


It has been very helpful to learn techniques to help calm a very excited dog and has made a difference at home. Thank you 🙂


Rosie has made great progress and so have I. I have learned so much about how to train my dog and that I need to be consistent. Arlene was clear and direct about what we needed to do and we have done very well because of it.

Rosie and Stephanie

It’s clear that Piper has benefited from her classes and has learned a great deal and so have we and the kids – which was really the best part: Arlene welcomed our whole family and we were able to learn together.

Piper Andrew Valerie Trinity Ethan

After attending these classes we now understand our dog’s behaviour and how to correct it if necessary. Arlene is very clear and concise and overall is just a lovely person to work with.


It is the first husky we have and he is a big jump from our old Golden Retriever. We can slowly see improvement to our dog and will keep on training.

Cocoa and Gillian