ARF is a group of volunteers that endeavors to provide the best care possible or our rescues during their time in foster care AND after they are adopted.
One of the ways in which we have reduced the revolving door syndrome of returned dogs that so many shelters/groups face is to REQUIRE all adopters to attend training classes.
If a dog is adopted in the London, Ontario, area, training classes are INCLUDED in the adoption fee.
If a dog is adopted by families that live too far away to attend weekly classes with Awesome Dogs, training classes at the adopter’s expense are a mandatory requirement of a canine adoption. Below is a list of facilities that ARF volunteers have researched and shown to endorse and practice the form of training ARF endorses: positive reinforcement.
Canadian Canine College
Waterford (Brantford/Simcoe area)
RR#1 Moffat (Guelph area)
Dawn Kadish DVM, Dog Sports Centre
19556 Mississauga Rd.
Toll Free: 1-866-831-0553
Margaret R. Pender
“Get Your Dog Barking up the Right Tree!”
Beaches/Hunt Club area of Toronto
Montessaurus Puppy School
On Golden Paws
Kelly Dearlove, CTB.ccs
Karen Wiley, CMT, CCT
Debra J. Lappano, RMT, RP, CCMP
Serving Barrie, Muskoka, Newmarket, Toronto and surrounding areas
Playful Paws Kennel and Doggy Spa
Scholars In Collars Dog Training
Scratch and Sniff Canine Services
Janis Mikelberg, CPDT-KA
Thornhill, Richmond Hill, North Toronto, Maple, Concord
Sharon McInally, KPA CTP
Super Dog Central Inc.
Unleash the Pawsitive
Welcome Waggin Pet Services
Welfare Of Our Furry Friends
Marlo Hiltz, CPDT-KA
Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Aurora, Maple, Concord and North York
The Toronto Centre for Canine Education
Caryn Charlie Liles
When Hounds Fly
Downtown Toronto West
Who’s Walking Who
37 Parliament Street,
975 Kingston Road,
889 Westney Road,
Daytripper Dog Training
Kawartha Lakes/Port Perry