Tailspin Petworx offers the following services in the Greater Toronto Area

Skype consults also available for distance clients.

Puppy Prep:

Where to find a puppy, pick a breed or mix and how to integrate them into your home. Choosing a good, reputable breeder or rescue and how to find a reputable dog walker.

Urban puppy program:

Introduction to dog behaviour, management and beginning training. House-training, socialization, feeding and management/prevention of problems as the puppy matures. How to choose a dog walker or daycare.

Remedial socialization and/ or dog park safety:

How to safely socialize your dog with other dogs, assessment of dog suitability for dog parks and or classes, basic dog park manners/behaviours: recall, leave it, leashing up and approach to park. Referral to reputable classes if needed.

New rescue/pet integration:

How to safely bring a new adult dog into your house. Animal rescues can sometimes have hidden fears and anxieties, and we can assess your new pet's needs while working on a game plan on how to safely adapt your new pet to your family and environment.

Reactive dog/fearful dog training:

Anxiety and fear reduction. Basic manners and tools for owners. Full consult on behaviour and understanding the underlying emotional context to the behaviours. 

Stranger Danger/Human or Dog Aggression:

Aggression towards humans or other dogs is specialized and requires a pre-consult telephone interview. Please book well ahead so that necessary management and safety precautions can be put into place prior to the consult.

Classes Held at A Leg Up Pet Services at 62 Geary Street in Toronto and all classes are for the humans to learn just as much as the dogs!

"The Social Puppy!" for pups from 8-16 weeks (Learning to learn and interact with their environments, a way to protect your pup's temperament and to keep the world fun )

“The Puppy Prep School” for pups from 16 weeks to five months. For basic training and puppy manners as well as the next level of puppy behaviours in preparation for adolescence.

"Teenage Meltdown" for pups from 16 weeks to 1 year (Learning to deal with the Behaviour Changes that affect life with an adolescent dog without losing your cool!)

"The Real Dog" for Pups from 10 months to Adult (Foundations training and Advanced Problem Solving) Teenage Meltdown (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this course.


Dog body language, Park Safety, Reactivity in Dogs, Keeping Your Rescue Dog Safe, Separation Anxiety, Puppy Basics etc. Check out www.educanine.org for details of upcoming sessions taught by Tailspin Petworx and other pet professionals in Toronto. Many of these seminars are available online and in person.
RESCUES INTERESTED IN THE SAVED AND SAFE SEMINARS: please contact info@tailspinpetworx.com to arrange for a session with your volunteers, adopters and fosters. A good way to fund raise and educate your community members.

Day training:

For the busy home or professional.  I will come to your home and work with your dog on the behaviour program decided on in consultation. In 30 to 60 minute sessions I will teach the basic skills, proof them and then provide one consult weekly or biweekly to transfer behaviours. This is a limited space and duration service. 


Initial consultation:  $200 and lasts approximately 1 -1/2 hours. In home or at the A Leg Up facility on Geary Avenue. Consult is mandatory for any program except training classes. 

Training sessions:  $110 per hour, package of 6 - $600 / Day training is basic hourly rate, based on time, 30 minutes is $55, 60 minutes is $110

Prices are subject to change and packages and consult fees are due in advance. Tailspin Petworx accepts payment by e-transfer, personal cheque or cash. No credit cards accepted at this time through TP. 

Availability is limited so please be prepared to book well in advance for non urgent situations.