Welcome to Team Fido Dog Training!
All classes and playgroups are running as normal. I am also doing in-person training and home visits. I will still be offering virtual training via ZOOM and FB messenger video chats for anyone that would like this option.
Curbside Pickup is still available!
Team Fido is here for all of your dog training needs! From puppies to adults to seniors, basic obedience, behavior modification to FUN stuff!
The training hall is ready and waiting!
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 1500 sq ft indoor training area, and a 3500 sq ft fenced outdoor training field.
I offer individual training, classes and playgroups from this location. Life Skills and Focus classes are limited to 4 dogs. Keeping class sizes smaller is important so your dog will be less distracted and able to learn, and allows me to spend more one on one time with each handler/dog team. Life Skills and Focus classes are four weeks in length, giving you a chance to try out different classes every month if you wanted to! Keeping classes fresh and fun is important.
I am bonded and fully insured through Profur Insurance.
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
- 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
- Destructive Behavior
- Resource Guarding
Contact me to discuss your dog’s needs. We can set up a behavior consultation and start working with your dog to modify his or her behavior.
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 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:
- CPDT-KA – Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed, Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
- CTDI – Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Do More With Your Dog!
- 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.
- Member – Pet Professional Guild for Force Free Training.
- Referred by veterinary practices for training and behaviour problems in dogs.
I have worked in veterinary hospitals for 25+ years, helping clients with their animal behaviour 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
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, Pixie (Old English Sheepdog), Astro (Pom/Chih/Yorkie), Jazzy J. (Jackxbeagle), and Ripple (Whippet)!
Contact me for more information about my classes or private lessons.