Welcome to Team Fido Dog Training!

Team Fido Dog Training is here to help you and your dog build a great relationship, based on mutual trust and respect using positive, reward based training. I work with dogs of all ages, offering puppy socialization classes, obedience classes, FUN DOG classes and beginner flyball.

I also work with dogs that are having behavioural issues. Some of these may include:

Aggression and Reactivity
Fears and phobias
Separation anxiety
Excessive Barking
Destructive Behavior
Resource Guarding

Contact me to discuss your dogs needs. We can set up a behaviour consultation and start working with your dog to modify his or her behaviour.


Team Fido Dog Training is based in Peterborough, Ontario and owned and operated by Cindy VanFrankfoort.

Cindy VanFrankfoort…I am your trainer!

Cindy Team Fido

“I have experience working with dogs of all ages and breeds and am confident that “Any dog can learn!”. If you’ve tried other methods and they just don’t seem to be working, it’s time to call me and start positive, reward based training methods! Fear, pain and intimidation have no place in training our dogs. I want to show you how to build a solid working relationship with your dog based on mutual trust and respect. Dogs don’t want to take over the world – they just want to be with YOU. I base my training methods on developing focus and attention on the handler, using rewards of food, play, toys, praise…whatever your dog finds the most rewarding. Most importantly, I want you to have FUN with your dog. Training should be fun, not frustrating!”

My qualifications include:

  • ABCDT – Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer
    and Mentor Trainer for Animal Behavior College
  • CAPPDT, full member – Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers.
  • Pet Professional Guild for Force Free Training.
  • Referred by veterinary practices for training and behavior problems in dogs.

I have worked in veterinary hospitals for 25+ years, helping clients with their animal’s behavior issues and nutritional needs. I also hold certificates in Pet Massage and Training Shelter Dogs, and am certified in Pet First Aid.

“It’s like I have a new dog! Cindy has a wonderful approach to training your canine. I have been to another trainer whose tactics were borderline abusive. Cindy was fun and caring, and he responded so well to her methods! Thank you!!” ~ Dayna and Gus

I  have five CRAZY dogs of my own and we have fun in agility, rally-o and obedience, and compete in flyball. I tried Barn Hunt for the first time this past fall and that was FUN!



Contact me for more information about my classes or private lessons.

Cell: 705-772-4677
Home: 705-652-6758