Dog Training Vancouver

Since 2010, over 14,500 dogs (and their families!) have taken dog training classes with us.

With TWO convenient locations in Vancouver, we’re in your neighbourhood.

Vancouver dog training services for a behaviorally healthy hound

No Waiting! “Start Anytime” group classes for puppies

Join immediately! Start Anytime group classes accept students any time.

No Waiting! “Start Anytime” group classes for adolescent & adult dogs

Join immediately! Start Anytime group classes accept students any time.

New Puppy

Private 1-on-1 Dog Training Lessons

Personalized 1-on-1 lessons and phone consultations. Our most popular options:

    New Puppy

    Advanced classes to for fun and enrichment beyond puppyhood and adolescence!

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    When Hounds Fly is proud to have the largest number of Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners (KPA CTPs) and Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KAs) on staff of any training organization in Canada.


    Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner

    Meet Sarah Shapiro-Ward, When Hounds Fly Vancouver’s Head Trainer –

    Sarah is a regular guest on BC Today with Michelle Eliot, and is sought out by pet guardians and media alike for her ability to understand behaviour challenges and quickly and effectively articulate humane and effective solutions. Sarah is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed, and a Do More With Your Dog Certified Trick Dog Instructor.

    Sarah and her Cockapoo, Percy, have been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Daily Mail UK, and has even been interviewed by NHK Japan for many of the amazing tricks she has clicker trained, such as teaching Percy how to play Connect 4 and Jenga, and even paint on canvas!

    Besides tricks, Sarah has successfully helped hundreds of dog guardians with issues ranging from new puppy problems to more severe fear and aggression cases.

    Her dogs are on Instagram: @PrancingPoodles


    You can count on us to deliver

    Training You’ll Feel Good About – A Commitment to Positive Reinforcement

    Positive Reinforcement methods are the most effective way to change behaviour, and make the learner (both human and dog!) feel supported and have a fun and enjoyable time learning.

    An Experience Both You and Your Dog Will Enjoy

    Every time you train this way with your dog, they’ll light up and come to you with this look of eagerness, joy, and anticipation. Working with us means that training changes from something you do to your dog – into an activity that you and your dog can’t wait for. The connection you build with your dog through our training methods is something that you have to experience.

    In Your Neighbourhood, When You Need Us

    We believe every dog (and their owners) should benefit from socialization and training as part of their health and wellness. We’re in convenient locations, with classes nearly every day of the week, at convenient times. To keep you from waiting too long, our core classes are “Start Anytime”, so enrollment is on-going. For private lessons, we continue to grow our team so you can see us as quickly as possible.

    Foundation Skills Level 2, was fantastic! It simulated real-life examples of quite a few of the exact scenarios we have been struggling.

    After the first class alone, our 18-month old Bernese Mountain Dog improved leaps and bounds!

    Now we can take her to patios, garden centres and even Home Depot without chaos! We would recommend When Hounds Fly to anyone.

    – Cara, Guy, and Luna

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