Welcome to Team Fido Dog Training!

Team Fido Dog Training is based in Peterborough, Ontario.  I am Cindy VanFrankfoort and I have been the owner/operator of Team Fido for the past 6 years.

When I am not meeting with clients in their homes, I can be found at the Team Fido training hall located at 3165 Lakefield Road, Selwyn. We have a 1200 sq ft indoor training area, and a 1500 sq ft fenced outdoor training field.  I offer individual and small group activities from this location.


Are you a client of Team Fido Dog Training? Have you taken a class, done private training, or group walks? Are you still working on training but struggle with finding the time to work with your dog? I am now offering day training!

This means that while you are at work, I would come to your home and take your dog out for a training walk. We can work on loose leash walking, long line recalls at the park, doorway greetings, reactivity around distractions or whatever your dog’s needs are. The bonus is that your dog also gets a pee break and extra time outside during the day, and we’ve added another layer of training to help you both reach your goals. If you aren’t a client yet but are interested in day training, I do require a consultation so I can meet you both! 

I am bonded and fully insured through Profur Insurance.

New! Canine Fitness, Body and Brain

Private, one on one training sessions at the Team Fido training hall to focus on your dog’s physical and mental wellbeing.

Physical fitness and conditioning helps to protect your dog against illness and injury, along with building self confidence. We will introduce conditioning equipment, work on building muscle strength and confidence on unstable surfaces along with hind end awareness exercises.

Mental stimulation enriches our dog’s lives by giving them something meaningful and challenging to do. Engaging your dog’s brain helps to alleviate boredom and frustration, reduce anxiety and stress, and stop problem behaviors like barking or chewing. New food puzzles and games will be introduced for your dog to learn to use his brain to problem solve. Improve your dog’s health and wellness, sign up for some sessions today!

Cost: $60 per session.

There are many different options available for all of your training needs!

  • Life Skills (obedience) basic behavior cues PLUS
  • Play groups – for young puppies and small breeds, all in a safe environment!
  • FUN DOG classes
  • Day Training
  • Canine Fitness, Body and Brain
  • Beginner flyball
  • Focus Fitness and Fun class
  • Group walks

I also offer private, one-on-one training at your home or at the Team Fido training hall.

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. These methods are based in science and are accepted as the current industry standard for force-free training by Veterinary Behaviourists, Certified Applied Animal Behaviourists, Veterinarians, and Professional Trainers worldwide. 

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
  • Digging
  • Destructive Behavior
  • Resource Guarding
  • Mouthing/Nipping

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.



Meet Your Trainer – Cindy VanFrankfoort

“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
  • IPDTA-CDT – International Positive Dog Training Association, Certified Dog Trainer.
  • 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 four CRAZY dogs of my own and we have fun in agility, rally-o and obedience, and compete in flyball. From the left, Jazzy J, Ripple, Pixie and Astro in front.


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

Cell: 705-772-2039
Home: 705-652-6758