Recommended by breeders, veterinarians and rescue groups!
Street Wise Canine is a very well respected, established professional dog training company located in Ottawa, Ontario.
We believe that owning a dog is an amazing and rewarding experience, but also a responsibility, not a luxury. Training your dog properly will lead you to a greater understanding of the dog, and we firmly believe in the owner dog relationship being one of mutual understanding and respect. We immerse you fully in the training process, and with this unique individualized approach, we find that owners end up learning as much, if not more, than their dogs.
Meet Cher Wood
Cher has a passion for solving and working with complex canine behaviours. She spends all of her free time writing new training material in order to better help clients. Cher doesn't know a life without dogs and has the pleasure of sharing her home with several large and small breed dogs.
Behaviour Consultant- Monika Lisak
Monika grew up with dogs and learned from an early age that each dog is unique and has different ways of learning. This was brought to light even more when she started working with rescue dogs for the better part of 10 years, fostering, training, working with foster homes and adopters all confirmed the great need for trainers to help people work with their dogs and create a happy, harmonious and balanced relationship. Every dog deserves to live in a healthy state of mind each and everyday! Monika specializes in one on one training due to her amazing understanding of dogs and her client relationship skills.
What We Offer You and Your Pets
Every dog, every age, every issue
Our behaviour work involves an intimate understanding of your animal’s natural and individual history. Your pet has plenty of potential to learn and understand commands, and my techniques will lay the foundation for you to build upon. I combine your needs and wants with the natural attributes of your pet.
Personalized and Professional
We are not currently accepting new boarding clients.
"Cher and Monica are exceptionally knowledgeable about dog behaviour and I feel that they could help any dog to be happy and well behaved. I'd recommend this company to anyone and am very happy that our dog Goku had the opportunity to benefit from their expertise."
The Help Center
WHAT BREED OF DOGS DO YOU TRAIN?
We do not discriminate against certain breeds, big or small we train them all!
WHAT'S THE MOST COMMON TRAINING MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE? train?
People think they’re only training during planned training sessions when in reality, animals are continually being rewarded for good and bad behaviours all day. As a result of the lack of awareness owners often spend more time accidentally rewarding the undesirable behaviours than rewarding the desirable ones. your answer, write clearly, and consider adding examples. This can help your visitors get the help they need quickly and easily.
DO YOU ONLY USE POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT?
No. While it’s essential that we focus on reinforcing good behaviours, it’s equally important to remove rewards for undesirable behaviour. If both are not done equally, then the animal will continue to be confused as to which behaviour you want and a good habit will never be formed. We use corrections to motivate your dog not to continue bad behaviours, just like we reward a dog to motivate him to continue good behaviour.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO TRAIN MY DOG?
That depends on how much time and effort you are willing to invest. You would be surprised at how quickly your dog can learn new behaviours. Once training with SWC is complete, it is just the beginning of your dog’s life-long learning.
WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept interact money transfers and cash.
DO YOU GUARANTEE YOUR TRAINING?
No. Be wary of trainers who guarantee dog training results. Behaviour is fluid and ever changing, and your dog is not a furry computer that can be reprogrammed. The success of any dog training program depends on many factors, many of which can’t be ethically placed under a guarantee.