I wish I had found Rob and Alexis when my Rottweiler was a puppy - I went to a different trainer instead and ignored some of the bad reviews and highly regret it. My dog has aggression issues and is just a jerk at times. I completed the initial 6 week training course here and signed up for more because I feel that myself and my dog are getting so much from this training. I feel more confident and my dog honestly enjoys the training there and the continued work I do at home with him. Rob is a fantastic trainer - never yelling or getting frustrated like a previous trainer did. He listens and tried to understand the behaviour and work on improving it. My dog may never be the balanced dog I was hoping for, but with their help he has already improved so much! More...
Rob and Alexis are fabulous. Our dog is a stray/rescue from Mexico with moderate-high aggression toward other dogs. After a six-week session we noticed a significant improvement in not only her attitude toward other dogs but general obedience including heeling and recalling. Rob in particular is extremely knowledgeable and adaptable to his clients' dogs. Would highly recommend - worth every penny! More...
Rob and Alexis are amazing! Highly recommended, they are very knowledgeable and personable. They help with any behavioural issues to simple obedience. Went to them initially with my dog(who has some anxiety issues) for a few things: snapping at other dogs, obedience and problems focusing with recall while learning agility at another facility, they don't normally do agility work but Rob sets up some courses at the end of most of my sessions to make it fun which also helps piece together some obedience.Could not ask for better trainers! More...
Rob and Alexis are the best at their craft. Their love and knowledge of dogs allows them to serve everyone. All types of dogs for all needs. From simple obedience to specific canine issues of aggression or fear. They put the animals needs first but gently train the owners :) More...
I cannot thank Rob and Alexis enough. I needed help as i had been struggling for months with my 1.5 year old 70lbs ridiculously strong dog, randomly reacting to strangers, and leash pulling. It's only been a few weeks since we completed the training program. Not only does it work, but the bond that my dog and i have, has grown stronger. He is now happier, calmer and definitely more obedient. I used another dog training company in Toronto previous to PK9. If i had to do it all over again. I would have gone directly to Rob and Alexis. More...
I brought my 16 month old Belgian Malinois to Rob and Alexis to see about getting involved with PSA. When I got to their facility and met them I instantly knew this was going to be our spot. Alexis and Rob were so welcoming and excited to introduce me to PSA. They truly have a passion for this sport and dog training in general. I love this place and am so I glad I found them! If you are looking to do any sort of training with your dog Progressive K9 is the place to go! More...
They are fantastic. You will not find better. Just DO what they SAY. They know their stuff.
Rob and Alexis are great. They really care about your fur baby and go into great detail when explaining training techniques and the need behind them. They helped me so much with my Toby and I couldn't be more thankful � More...
Genuine people, great atmosphere. Experience and knowledge with results to show it.
Love Progressive k9!
Amazing people doing amazing work with animals. I fully recommend them!
Nicest people in Leslieville and great dog experts. They know all the tricks for training all kind of dogs
Rob and Alexis are wonderful. Maisie has done a 180 from where she was before signing up and I've been equipped with the knowledge and toolset to manage her effectively moving forward. Definitely recommend!
Rob and Alexis are truely a dog couple, they live breath sleep and work with dogs. If you are in the downtown Toronoto core I suggest to check this establishment out. Progressive K-9 trainers are educated and experienced. They are both very friendly and welcoming. Rob and Alexis know how to train dogs. Support your local business! More...
Philip Charles Tuzi
Great training, couldn't recommend Rob enough!!
We took our little pup to him after a recommendation and found it very helpful, Lumi has gone on to get his cgn, rpt, hearding instinct.
Maria Adelaida Ramirez
I'm so happy my breeder recommended Rob and Alexis!! My GSD is doing so much better now with all the training and knowledge shared by this amazing couple!!! Thx!!
Could not ask for better dog trainers. Rob and Alexis are extremely knowledgeable, helpful and all around great human beings. Alex, myself and our boy Max are thankful for the guidance and support. Can't wait to work again with them. More...
I learned so much in just a few weeks. So very grateful for the skills and training provided by PK9. Hope to return to learn more and fine tune my Nigel's skills. Thank you both SO much for all you did for us! More...
I was recommended the services of Progressive K9 by a much trusted dog daycare provider.. her exact words..If Rob can't help you, no one can..
You see, I had invested hundreds of dollars (if not more) in other dog schools and all the various tools they promote. And while they were all with some merit, I was beginning to feel desperate. I had a 100 lb dog whose dog aggression issues were progressively worsening.
So I called Rob, who saw me within days. I was immediately impressed by the manner in which he assessed both my dog..and me :) We registered there and then for eight private sessions. The impact was transformative. Saffy responded to Rob beautifully, and I found his instructions meaningful and clear. Saffy and I now enjoy stress free walks every day. I can honestly say that the training I received from Progressive K9 improved the quality of both our lives!
In fact, I was so impressed with them that I not only renewed my sessions with Saffy, but I also registered my other dog for obedience training to ready him for evaluation as a therapy dog.
The way Progressive K9 really differentiates themselves from their competitors is in the one on one attention you receive. Rob and his partner Alexis take the time to listen to you, really understand your goals for your dog, and build the training plan best suited to your needs.
I wholeheartedly recommend the services of Progressive K9, I only wish I had found them sooner!
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WE LOVE ROB & ALEXIS! We had tried several training programs and had reached the point where we had put our doby, Stella up for adoption. That's when we discovered PK9. Wow, do they know what they're doing. Stella is now perfectly obedient, and with no loss of her character. With great gratitude to Rob and Alexis who have helped us save our dog. We will be a reference for PK9 for anyone. More...
Thank you to Rob and Alexis for teaching me (a first time pet owner) how to act and react with my big Fur Baby, as well as helping me build my confidence to become a great owner. Kodak and I (Tanja) will see you soon :) More...
I don't have enough words to express how amazing Rob and Alexis are ! If your are looking for dog training , knowledge and great people to help you with your dog ,this is the place you need to come to ! 5 stars+ !!!
Training your dog? Training on your own can be difficult and everyone needs help sometimes to accomplish things and make breakthroughs with their pet. Let's be honest... about 99% of us out here have not successfully trained hundreds of clients.
Finding a reliable and trustworthy trainer is difficult and intimidating most times. How do you know for sure that this person knows what they are talking about? How about going to two people who have five of their own dogs who will have you picking your jaw up off the floor when you see how incredibly well trained they are.
Go to a place that will understand you and your dog's needs and truly get to the root of all issues. If you are dedicated to your program you won't be disappointed. More...
First class people all the way!
PK9 was our "rock bottom". Our Doberman was biting more frequently (not that it is ever ok for a pet dog to bite), he couldn't be walked without trying to attack people passing by (especially things on wheels...bikes, rollerbladers, even strollers!), he would also nip (bite but not draw blood) when family members walked in the door. Contacting PK9 was our last attempt before possibly having to put our beloved pet down. Within two training sessions, there was a noticeable improvement in his behaviour. Now his behaviour is totally predictable and controllable. He ignores things on wheels, he ignores dogs walking by (even little ones that bark at him), he doesn't nip at family etc. He is even making human friends in our neighbourhood! More...
These guys are real experts. I brought them an aggressive pitbull and they have done great to help control the situation. They are very accommodating and the service is great!
These guys are amazing! Very knowledgeable and relatable people. Will definitly continue my services with Rob and his crew!
Thank you Rob for your remarkable insight into the mind of our beautiful Mia. You are a phenomenal trainer and we so appreciate your guidance from car harnessing, diet and most of all “handling”... our life is now absolutely wonderful whereby we can totally enjoy Mia. Sending you many accolades for your astute training with us⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ More...
Great place to have your dog trained. Trainers very knowledgeable and friendly.
I was in the market for a local dog training facility and came across Progressive K9. Awesome people, easy to deal with and know what they're doing. I kid you not, they're like the Jesus' of dog trainers! Highly recommended. More...
I can't say enough amazing things about this place. They are an amazing team and Rob truly cares about the dog's he trains. They helped us not feel so alone with our dog's issues, and gain confidence with our handling. We recommend this place to everyone we can. They are the real deal and absolutely awesome people. I look forward to my two boy's making progress here. More...
I've got a tough breed, so I take training pretty seriously. After shopping around, I knew these guys were by far the best suited to take on my pup. If you have the onset of behavioral issues with an dog and you don't know what to do, having a PHD in behavior training tell you to fill out a form and wait 2 weeks for an appointment is the last thing you want to hear, especially if they're getting worse. These guys WILL make time for you, take your concerns seriously and show you exactly what to do. They don't take themselves too seriously, love what they do, and know their stuff. As a result, you won't feel like you're being kicked out during their classes, do lots of good training, and hear lots of cool "dog stories" from Rob in the process. I highly recommend this trainer for anyone. More...
I have a German Shepherd that loves me, but isn't good with anyone else, at all.After being shuffled around between half a dozen trainers who all pawned me off on someone else, I did some googling and found Progressive K9.They weren't intimidated by my dog or his problems (he was a rescue); they were nonjudgmental and considerate. Not only did they give me excellent strategies on how to deal with his reactive nervousness, but also, they took the time to understand my individual needs. Within one lesson my dog was walking better, calmer; within two he was better with people approaching us... It is an ongoing process - but if you do what they advise - it works. They are worth the time and money. I only wish I had found them first because I wasted 2 years looking for someone that could handle 'aggression' issues. They were the only ones I met with that honestly know what they're doing and aren't scared of a challenge. If you are at your wits end with a troubled dog, contact them ASAP. They can truly help. Or if you have a new pup, they are fantastic people and can guide you through the steps to a happy, sociable and confident dog. Contact them. More...