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I found iTrainK9 through instagram. I had been looking for a trainer for my American bulldog x mastiff, Katana. We had rescued Katana and did not know a ton about her history. She was very attached to me and VERY leash reactive with other dogs and people. We had tried the PetSmart training which was terrible. They made us watch the training from outside the room because the trainer did not want her inside due to her reactivity. I met with Jason, Megan and Kat for an assessment and right away I knew they were going to be great for Katana. They gave an honest and fair assessment of her and recommendations. We did a 4 week board and train and the results....amazing to say the least. They had Katana laying on place while other dogs and people were around, walking calmly on a leash by other dogs, and fantastic recall. I got video and picture updates regularly. Megan provided us with a fantastic go home lesson to transfer all of the skills to home. I am now able to relax as i have a calm and relaxed dog. Knowing that the iTrainK9 team is just a phone call away is very reassuring! I would definitely recommend iTrainK9 to anyone who needs any training for their dog!
Jason, Megan and Kat are amazing! I've used many dog trainers in the past and without a doubt these guys are the best. I rescued my dog in Miami not knowing much about him. He had zero training, destructive in my house while I was gone and very reactive with other dogs which became a huge issue with me living in downtown Toronto. He also has a ton of energy that was next to impossible to manage. I reached out to the team and had him in a 4 week board & train where I picked up what I thought was another dog. He no longer lunges at dogs, he listens and understands recall while being much calmer in the house and most importantly he's not chewing my pillows apart. Having Ozzie trained we're both living a better life as I'm able to bring him on hikes, walks downtown and bring friends over without him jumping all over them. I've had Ozzie board with Kat multiple times since and I have never felt more comfortable leaving my dog away for a weekend then now. He absolutely loves both her and her dogs and comes back tired from the playtime. The team is great and i'm happy to say that I have Ozzie in the advanced 4 week course right now and i'm excited to come back from travelling and see another monumental progression Chris
I would like to send a Big thank you to Jason and Megan. They helped shape Picco and Stripe into dogs that people want to be around. My oldest dog stripe is 6 and is a lab/ German sherpard mix. She had issues with leash reactivity and also walking on leash . Yes she pulled the whole way. Just 4 weeks at Itraink9 and I enjoy walking her. No more pulling my arm off, or dreading that a dog would pass. The newest member of our family Picco ( a boxer) soon to be 1 had really bad in house manners. She didn’t listen, would do what she wanted. People didn’t want to visit because she was all over them. Barking / jumping. Now Picco is a totally different dog. I can sit and watch a movie without worrying where is she, what is she doing. She stays in place and no more jumping! Itraink9 is a place where they help you. I now have 2 dogs that listen/ walk properly on leash and yes give the best kisses! Highly recommend using them if you have any issues Big or small. They will give you the proper tools to continue on and make your home a stress free and happy one! Thanks
Jason, Megan we can’t thank you enough. Lago came back a new dog. We never knew how much energy a Portuguese Water Dog could possess. Needless to say we had to do something. Lago now has boundaries. He is a joy to be around. All our friends and family cannot beleive the transformation. There is no problem taking him with us wherever we go. We are enjoying life with a Porty. For anyone out there that doesn’t beleive someone else can train your dog Beleive it!! Jason and Megan are the ones to do it. Thank you
iTrainK9's board and train program did wonders for our dog, Pluto. Their training techniques are very effective. After Pluto's 4-week stay with iTrainK9, we saw drastic changes to Pluto's in-house manners and outside recalls. They constantly provided updates (pictures and videos) throughout Pluto's stay at their facility and it allowed us to see his progress and also made us feel comfortable knowing he was enjoying his time in a safe environment. Thank you to Jason and Megan!
We used Jason's private lessons and they were fantastic. Abby was already pretty good at walking but she was reactive sometimes to other dogs. Jason taught me how to read her and how to walk with confidence. Her reactivity has significantly decreased and I look forward to taking her for walks now. We still practice the things that Jason taught us. I highly recommend iTrainK9!!
It all began with a simple follow on instagram. I saw this guy and his dog and the relationship/partnership they had... it was like nothing I had ever seen before. Her head was always up, her eyes always locked on his, she was just waiting for the next command. Every move they made was coordinated and in unison. I was convinced, I told my fiancée this is where Ash is going for training. The both of us have always been big advocates of having a dog that is both mentally and physically satisfied. At the time our boy Ash was a 9 month old American Bully full of bad habits (invasive, over excited, unable to greet dogs or people properly, counter surfer, overall lack of control and a nice little case of separation anxiety). We had some prior training experience from our previous dog but no two dogs are alike and Ash's strength and relentless drive began to run amuck outdoors and in the home. We reached out to Jay and within a few hours Katarina got back to us and we set up an initial meet and greet. Jay observed Ash in his natural state as well as how both Anna and myself handled him. We discussed some of our issues and what we were looking for. It was decided that Ash would take part in the iTK9 four week board and train. BEST DECISION WE COULD HAVE MADE! Upon Ash's drop off, when we arrived Jay was already suited up, we got out of the truck, he took Ash from us and off they went, his training started immediately upon our arrival while we discussed formalities with Katarina. Jay and Megan were the consummate professional throughout the entire program; daily video updates, multiple texts explaining what we were seeing in the videos and what they aimed to achieve...and all this without having to ask. Jay's calm assertive approach quickly began to rub off on Ash and in a week the differences were noticeable. His approach makes total sense when you actually take a step back and think about it. The fact that he uses Ryder and Titan as aids only solidifies the fact that he really cares about your dog as if it were his own and that dogs learn best from watching other dogs. We started to see a calm, relaxed, content dog that even started falling asleep on "place", we were ecstatic. Around the mid way point of Ash's training Jay informed us that Ash showed the characteristics of being able to excel in sport training. We let him take the wheel. Ash quickly began to grasp the concept of "heel" and "touch" as well as recall from some pretty good distance. Over the remaining two weeks Ash progressed by leaps and bounds. A solid impulse control foundation was being built and it showed. Ash was becoming that calm, relaxed well mannered dog that we knew he could be. At our Go Home Session Jay and Megan took the time to go over all aspects that were covered during his four week stay. We did work inside, then did some recall outside. Jay picked apart our technique and provided constructive criticism. If you can't take a pro breaking down your technique and telling you how things are supposed to be done then all I can say is A) don't get a dog and then complain that it doesn't listen etc. B) don't take your dog to a professional trainer that knows better than you... try bark busters or something like that!!!. Now that Ash has been home for two weeks, the process hasn't stopped. We are constantly trying to refine our craft with him, the only thing that is different is that now we are the ones sending Jay videos and texts. Jay always makes a point to answer any and all of our questions or concerns. He's the coach and the three of us are his athletes. I can't even begin to explain how satisfying this whole experience has been. It has been mutually beneficial for all involved. Jay's extensive knowledge has opened our eyes to so many things we either didn't realize we were doing or things we actually didn't know about our dog and how to handle them. If I didn't believe in iTK9 I wouldn't be sending Ash back for another 4 weeks. Just goes to show you, like Jay says, it's not a sprint it's a marathon!
Finley had some issues when I adopted him with barrier frustration, reactivity, not listening and not being able to be calm around other dogs. When I first got Finley I tried your typical obedience class but they did not work on these issues and the advice they offered did not work. So I contacted Jason and scheduled an assessment. He recommended a board and train program, at first I was hesitant for a few reasons such as price, leaving Finley for a long period of time and if it the training would even work. I can now say that after doing the board and train program that it was definitely worth it and I would do it again. Finley now has a solid training base and Jason has provided us with the tools necessary to continue training and it has been working wonderfully. He can now recall of out play with other dogs and out of other distracting situations, greet dogs and people calmy and learned a new thing called "place" which has been incredibly helpful. Jason has been keeping in contact with me since I have gotten Finley back and has answered any of the questions that I have had. I would highly recommend iTrainK9 to anybody that is looking to train their dog, whether it is basic obedience or there are specific issues that your dog needs to work on.
Jason really knows his stuff. With his support team i was able to get my dog from using my house as his bathroom to going out back and not run off and stay by my side love it. Thank you again first class.
We are very pleased with the way Geddy has turned out under Jason's instructions. We left him with him initially for 3 weeks and then again for 10 days. Jason's love of dogs is apparent and I feel no hesitation in leaving our dog with him for boarding and training. Our plan now is to leave Geddy with him whenever we go on vacation for continuing education. My wife and I could not be happier with the results we have seen and with the effort Jason has put in to ensuring we keep up with Geddy's training back at our home.
5 stars!! I am doing private sessions with Jason and Megan and they are both amazing!!! I called A LOT of dog trainers in the gta and received little to no response or interest from any of them which was very frustrating and disappointing. UNTIL I called itraink9..... Jason was very accommodating right away from our first conversation on the phone. Before we started training I was embarrassed to take my dog in public (walks,vet,anywhere) She was so hyper and out of control (jumped on everyone, pulled on leash, never stayed still) and did not listen to me AT ALL. I saw improvements right after our first session. Jason showed me exactly how to teach her, during our sessions and while practicing at home. He was always available to answer any questions (and I had a lot of questions) and checking in to see how we were doing. Now my dog actually listens to me and is so much calmer and well behaved. She walks beside me, is not distracted by other dogs or people, knows commands, proper greetings and most importantly she enjoys the training sessions too:) Thanks Jason and Megan!!!!!!
Very happy to have had the opportunity to put our dog Merlot through the board and train program. We received updates and photos during the whole board and train program which made the process much easier as we were able to follow along with his progress. I am very pleased with what Merlot has accomplished during his stay. We received great advice on what works and doesn't work with reinforcing the training that Merlot has been taught, and our very excited for the future with our Doberman. Big thank you to Jason and the team
Jason impressed me immediately with the professional ,knowledgable and passionate way he talked about his dog training methods. It was only after I saw him interacting with my young Rottweiler, Daisy, that I realized how amazing this young man is! Daisy spent 2 weeks of board and train with Jason and his team and I am thoroughly impressed with the results! I've owned dogs all my life and felt I could sufficiently train them. Not so with my very affectionate, sweet but highly stubborn Daisy. Daisy came back to our family as a different dog in a very good positive way! Not only did Jason teach Daisy basic /advanced skills (that she had such a hard time learning with me) but he also made sure that I learned how to follow up and continue his training methods at home. I am thrilled with Daisy now and all our family sees such a positive change in her!!! I can say with complete surety that Jason is a dog whisperer extraodinaire!!! I would highly recommend ITrainK9's to anyone looking for a top notch dog training school!!
This is a wonderful training program. Jason is incredibly helpful, attentive and easily accessible. They provided a step by step program for our pup Mila specifically designed towards her mannerisms and needs. We were never left in the dark and were given frequent updates on her progress. Our fear was bringing her home and undoing all the training that Jason and his team had taught her in the last two weeks. However, we were given an hour walk through session prior to bringing her home and were encouraged to ask as many questions as we would like. I would definitely recommend ITrainK9 to anyone seeking training for their dogs, the people are absolutely wonderful.
I was recommended ITrainK9 by a good friend who said "Jason is the only one I trust with my babies" so I was sold. Miller who was 5 months old had become fearful of other people/dogs, was very nervous in new situations, started to guard and hard to control. We decided on the 3 week board & train to get the ultimate training and Socialization. Jason explained step by step what was going on, updated me daily on progress and sent pictures along the way. I was blown away by the service ITrainK9 gives to their clients. We now have had Miller back for almost a week and he is a different dog. Jason is still in contact and helping make sure he settles back in at home. I would highly recommend ITrainK9 to anyone, just give him a call. Thank you so much Jason!
My girl Chloe is very reactive towards men and is not the most confident pup but Jason has shown me the magic that he does and every day she is getting more confident and actually will walk side by side with him now. I should mention that he couldn't even be in the same room as her! He takes the time to teach me how I can help her gain her confidence. I have seen first hand the passion he has for training your beloved pet . All the different methods that he uses are explained and shown to you so that you can apply them. If your looking for a trainer that cares as much as you do for your pet look no further then ITrainK9. It's the best thing that's happened for myself and Chloe . I couldn't thank him enough 🙂
We can’t thank Jason enough for his hard work, dedication and commitment to Finn are red Doberman. What a difference in him since he has come home; he is calmer, listens better and more focused. Finn has learned how to control his excitement and jumping up on people. Jason taught us the tools we need to help Finn with this and other issues we had with him. Finn has also become an amazing walker. Sean can walk him down the street without worry. Finn remains focused on Sean and ignore what’s happening around him. Finn will either sit or lay down until the other dog or person passes. No barking, no jumping, nothing but pure focus and concentration on Sean!! It’s truly amazing the knowledge and the ability Jason has to be able get down to the exact problem that your dog is having and gives you the knowledge to help your dog. He keeps you informed daily on how your dog is doing and the progress with text messages and videos. Jason is a one of kind trainer and we highly recommend him and his team. Keep up the amazing work that you guys are doing and we look forward to continue on working with Jason and his team to help with our Finny! Sean and Jaclyn
Jason has been amazing at training our boy Pluto, who is 1.5 yr old Husky/Jindo mix. I am very impressed with his training methods and I have seen immediate results. He is very knowledgeable, fun to work with, and he really understands our dog's specific needs. Jason is very punctual and accommodating with our schedule. I'm looking forward to seeing Pluto grow more with Jason and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for training!
Jason is a God !! We truly could not be happier about training with him , our 2.5 year old Shepard has shown major improvement since starting with him only 2 weeks ago. We cannot thank Jason enough for showing us how to understand our pup and all around have a better and stronger relationship with him. We look forward to continuing training with Jason!
Our Rottweiler Rocky (1yr 10months) was placed into the full-time board and train program with Jay/ITrainK9 for 4 weeks. During the month Rocky was taught everything from; Leash Control, Walking, Sit & Stays, Recalls, Obedience Training, Aggression Control & the list goes on! We previously had Rocky in puppy & novice training when he was younger and unfortunately did not have a very good experience with the trainer, as the methods were very aggressive, uncomfortable and did not seem to help us, or Rocky. Rocky had a couple private session with Jay/ITrainK9 prior to going away for the month & we knew right away that it was a perfect fit! The training is very customized and Jay works very professionally with the family and the dog to ensure that all aspects and concerns are highlighted and covered. We went over all of the scenarios we have experienced with Rocky thus far; from aggression, possessiveness over different items, controlling/dominant behaviour, & poor leash habits etc. We were able to come up with a plan and already see improvements in the first couple at-home sessions. Our decision to board Rocky & have him receive full training, was the best one yet! Rocky returned home a week ago and has improved in so many ways; it is a wonderful thing to see! He is in great shape, very happy & has changed his behaviours and habits (mentioned above) all around! We will be continuing one-on-one training with Jay/ITrainK9 to ensure that we keep Rocky & ourselves consistent with everything he has been taught thus far. Our whole family is much more comfortable and knowledgeable now on how to handle Rocky. I highly recommend the services of ITrainK9 to every dog owner!