We believe that the most important part of dog training, before even starting any obedience or behavioural modification, is having a clear and healthy relationship with your dog. We provide the tools to effectively communicate with your dog while also establishing a working and playful connection with one another.

Nick Wilson – Certified Dog Trainer

Although he has had a lifelong passion for dogs, Nick Wilson`s career as a professional dog trainer didn’t begin until 2015, when he became a Certified Master Obedience Trainer by graduating from Canada West Canine Centre in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. There he learned about the different personalities and temperaments of dogs, different training techniques, behavioural problems, obedience lessons and competitive agility training. Since then Nick has acquired clients in need of dog training and has helped them with personalized training in private one on one sessions in their homes.

Nick has a passion for learning and strives to educate himself in the most current training techniques by attending seminars, online workshops, extensive behavioural research, as well as being a member to multiple professional dog training forums.  This has made Nick a very adaptable and evolving trainer, and he feels this ensures that clients are getting the most up to date training in the industry.  Over the years he has developed his own style of training, through his ongoing education, and the valuable experience with all of the different dogs and clients he has helped.

The most valuable lesson Nick has learned is just as there are many different ways people learn, there is no single training method that works best for all dogs. Dog training is not a cookie cutter industry, which is why it is important for every trainer to have a toolbox of different training techniques and being educated in many different training aids. This adaptability increases the success rate for both the dog and the client. Even with dogs taking our group classes, we recognize that our pre set lessons may need to be altered slightly for some dogs. However, regardless of the methodology, all of our programs use praise and positive motivation as the cornerstone of our training system..

Blake Rodriguez “Achieving Real World Obedience” Seminar- July 2018

Certified Dog Trainer by Canada West Canine Centre in Salmon Arm, BC- September 2015

Nelson Hodges – Canine Behavior, Language and Rehabilitation Seminar / Workshop

Worked at North Hill Animal Hospital as a Vet Assistant- 2007-2009

 APDT Member

Group Class Facilities

Golden Paws Pet Place is a small boarding facility located in Caledon, Ontario.  Set on an 85 acre farm, we aim to keep your pet busy while you are away!  Our facility features 5 outdoor play yards with our largest being 2 acres, indoor play room, spacious and clean accommodations, and friendly, welcoming staff.

 Learn More At – www.goldenpaws.com


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