Meaford’s first dog training academy takes place in our Pet Health & Wellness Center! The Meaford Dog Training Academy is hosted by Meaford’s premiere force-free dog trainer, Jodie Hawker of Happy Paws Canine Solutions. In our group dog training classes, your dog will benefit from relationship-based, Positive Reinforcement Dog Training; a training style that focuses on creating a positive and symbiotic bond between pets and people.

Dog Training Group Classes at our Meaford location:

Puppy Class: During this essential developmental stage, our puppy group classes are ideal for dogs 6 months of age and under. Here, your puppy will learn positive social behaviours, develop confidence, and build a solid foundation of basic skills.

Adult Basics Class: Adult dog group classes expand on the basics, including useful everyday cues, working on distraction techniques, and more. This class is intended for dogs over the age of 6 months.

Adult Advanced Class: Designed for dogs who have already taken the adult basics or puppy class. The advanced adult group training classes further empowers both pets and people to build their trust bond through new and exciting cues and techniques.

Prices & Timelines:

All dog training classes at the Meaford Dog Training Academy run for four weeks. The total cost is $150.00, which must be paid in advance in order to secure your spot.

About The Trainer:

Jodie Hawker is a professional force-free trainer specializing in positive-reinforcement dog training, structured walks, organized socialization, and more. A resident of Meaford, Jodie trains locally, at the Georgian Triangle Humane Society and Canadian Pet Connection. Learn more about Jodie here.

Sign up by calling Jodie at (705)-770-0781 or e-mail

Past Meaford Dog Training Classes: