A LITTLE ABOUT US
Head Trainer Morgan Phillips has blended a background in education with his passion for dogs to deliver some of the best dog training instruction in Canada. Morgan trained and worked in the UK as a Phys Ed teacher and as a survival instructor for the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, building his trade as a teacher of information in a clear and concise manner, before moving to Canada in 2015.
After years spent training sled dogs and exploring canine conditioning and nutrition, Morgan jumped into the world of police dogs, obedience training and aggression where he developed a system of communication that removes the guess work; by effectively communicating which behaviours you like and which you dislike any pet owner is able to train the dog they want and become the pack leader their dogs deserve.
Situated on an idyllic 26 acre farm near Cannington, Ontario including woodland, pasture and farm animals, MP Canine Academy is the perfect environment to prepare for real world distractions via private lessons (Pack Leader Program) or in group classes . We regularly provide training to clients from Lindsay, The City of Kawartha Lakes, Uxbridge, Orillia, Barrie and Toronto.
OUR SERVICES AND FEES
Our signature private training program is something that Morgan has been refining for years. Designed specifically for average dog owners, the Pack Leader Program teaches owners how to quickly establish leadership with their dogs, and how to use this leadership to guide and teach their dogs the 6 critical skills that every dog should know.
For private training, our Pack Leader Program will comprise of:
Weekly private training sessions (approx 1hr in duration)
Learning the most up-to-date dog training methods such as luring, using marker-reward systems, leash pressure, counter conditioning, reward timing and frequency, and much more!
Use the techniques above to communicate clear expectations to your dog in the home and out in public
Develop real confidence and trust in your canine companion
Aggression, Anxiety and Fearfulness
We have extensive experience with aggression, anxiety and fearfulness and it is our belief that every dog deserves a second chance. With each dog having individual personalities, drives and motivations please feel free to take advantage of a free consultation to allow us to assess the severities of these behaviours and advise accordingly.
Group classes in 2023 will be held in 2 locations: Keswick (De La Salle Chapel) and Manilla (Manilla Community Hall).
Puppy Classes will cover lifestyle training such as crate training and house training, manners (jumping, nipping, barking, etc) and basic obedience. There will be time to socialize with other participants and ask questions to our trainers.
Adult Dog Classes will consist of a group-learning environment where participants will learn how to establish leadership and teach their dogs the 6 critical skills that allow dogs to behave and thrive in any environment.
Aggressive Dog Classes will emphasize safety above all else. Participants will be shown how to muzzle-condition their dog safely and effectively. We will utilize operant conditioning to communicate clear rules and expectations in an incremental fashion, as to not overwhelm dogs or humans. Our first objective will be to introduce the muzzle and walk amongst participants in a civilized manner. From there we will begin structured obedience, and work through the 6 critical canine skills.
Using a ground breaking two-way communication system and professional instruction we show you how to train critical skills and habits such as: crate training, engagement, manners and advanced obedience.
Learn how to teach your dog the basics, to an exceptional degree. You will teach your dog how to perform essential obedience around distractions such as people, dogs, cats, chickens and much more.
Bashfully stroll down the sidewalk with your canine companion executing a perfect off leash heel... whilst you meander through the waves of untrained dogs as they bark, lunge, pull and terrorize others!
1 session: $90| 8 sessions: $630
Perfect for puppies or older dogs alike that would like to learn in a group environment.
Learn canine communication, setting boundaries, marking and rewarding desirable behaviours, discouraging undesirable behaviours and of course structured obedience that is reliable around distraction.
Participate around likeminded dog owners and learn how to be the leader for your dog at home and out in public.
Locations are Keswick and Sunderland and classes will be:
Puppy Class (under 6 months)
Adult Dog Class (over 6 months)
Reactive Dog Class
2023 Dates TBA
5 Group Classes: $175
Aggression and Fearfulness
Aggression or fear does not go away with time and often it gets worse if not addressed.
We have extensive experience with dogs that have behavioural issues ranging from low level anxiety to extreme aggression.
With our experience, compassion and patience we will use counter-conditioning, responsible management, and desentisation to teach your dog how to behave around possible triggers. We will also train advanced off-leash obedience; an obedient dog is a safe dog.
Although we cannot change a dogs personality (and we wouldn't want to), the goal of this program is to give your dog familiar routines that provide comfort even in unfamiliar circumstances.
Please contact for pricing
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Hours of operation
12 - 6 PM
12 - 6 PM
12 - 4PM (office hours)
12 - 4PM (office hours)
12 - 6 PM