Dog Training

Serving Surrey & Langley BC

Dog Training

Dog training for regular folks who want a happy, well-behaved dog.

How does your dog become a good canine citizen? We train them! Dogs don’t know how to behave in the human world until we teach them.

We use reward-based dog training, and no aversive tools: we train without the use of choke, prong, or electronic shock collars. Dog training is most effective in a positive, encouraging environment–it’s also how humans learn best–so we make it fun and engaging for both you and your dog.

Well-Trained Staff

With Fuzzy Buddy you are entrusting your dog into capable hands. We are committed to maintaining quality standards and using the latest science-based dog training methods. It is our goal to uphold industry best practices and contribute to higher standards in the pet care industry.

12 Comments

  1. Finally I have visited your website! I feel happy and fuzzy all over, just enjoying it! Love to see the photos of your fuzzy pals, too.

  2. can you guarantee my dog to be potty trained? how long will it take ?

    • This is not an uncommon question. People want to know how long it takes to “fix” a dog’s unwanted behaviour.

      How long does it take to learn a language fluently? Depends on how much you study and how much you use it day-to-day.

      No I don’t guarantee potty training. Because whether your dog is potty trained is dependent on your behaviour. I can teach you how to teach your dog, but you have to do the work.

      How long it takes depends on how diligent you are. Dogs learn very quickly when the rules are consistent.

  3. How do I stop my young dog from barking at everyone. . She is a mix of yorkie and Maltese and is 16 Months

    • Hi Rob,
      Thank you for asking! We first need to determine the root cause of the barking (excitement, fear, or frustration) and then work on resolving the source of the behaviour while teaching appropriate alternate behaviours. It’s not an instant fix, but it can be done! I’ll email you directly with a bit more information.

  4. Hello, we own a 3 year old rotti Tibetan mastiff who is not good with strangers , very aggressive , he is a very friendly cuddly dog with the family but not with strangers . My wife is concerned about this behaviour .

    • Hi Ian,
      Thank you for getting in touch. Yes, reactivity/aggression is an important issue to resolve, especially with such a big dog. I’ve done a lot of work with reactive dogs (leash reactive, dog reactive, human reactive) and seen some pretty amazing turn-arounds when pup learns new skills and owners learn how to manage and provide the direction their pup needs.

      I will contact you directly with info on how we can work together to get your pup more comfortable around new people.
      Liz

      • I am in the similar boat with my dog

        • Hi Jason,
          Thank you for getting in touch. It’s challenging to have a dog who isn’t confident with other dogs or new people. For safety please keep him away from other dogs and new people. That will prevent him from getting himself in trouble in the short term. To resolve the issue we need to teach the dog new skills so he can better cope with those situations where he feels defensive. That means the humans in the family need to learn some new skills too, and provide more calm, clear direction for the dog.

          I’ve sent you an email and look forward to chatting more about how I can help.

  5. Hello,

    We have a 1.5 year old maltipoo, When we take him out anywhere he gets very aggressive towards humans and other dogs. He barks at everyone and pulls on his leash, I have to constantly pick him up out of fear that he will bite or get bit. When he’s with the family at home than hes so sweet and loving
    How can I teach him better behaviour when we go out?

    • Hi Jas,
      Thank you for getting in touch. Having stressful walks is no life for you or your pup! Reactivity is pretty common and now that dogs have been social distancing with us, I suspect we’ll see a bit more of it in coming months.

      Please know that reactivity is rooted in fear and using corrections doesn’t work, because it only adds to the fear. To resolve reactivity I use a combined approach of building confidence in your dog, teaching him new skills, and teaching you new skills too. I’ve seen some pretty great turnarounds when dogs discover they can rely on their people to keep them safe.

      I’ll email you directly to give you some specifics on how we can move forward.

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