Dog Training in Guelph

Welcome to Scratch and Sniff Canine Services!

We offer positive dog training for manners, obedience, behaviour modification for aggression, reactivity and fear – and of course for fun, enrichment and fostering clear communication between you and your dog.

With over 14 years in the professional dog training and behaviour industry, and over ten years serving the dog owners of Guelph, you can be assured of accessing solid experience in the field.

Full certification through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (CDBC) and the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA) gives you peace of mind that education and industry ethics are top priorities.

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Emily Fisher, CDBC CPDT-KA
Scratch and Sniff Canine Services
[email protected]
Dog training, manners/obedience, day training and behaviour modification in Guelph, Ontario

Dog Training Services

Upcoming Group Classes:

Tricks Level One: April 25th
Sniffer Dogs Level One: April 25th

These classes will take place in Elora at Dreamland Pet

Scratch and Sniff Canine Services offers private, one-on-one training programs for puppies, manners and obedience training, and behaviour consulting for reactivity, fear, and aggression.

  • Come when called
  • Polite leash walking
  • Settle and stay
  • Door dashing
  • Counter surfing
  • Jumping to greet
  • Enrichment through tricks, sports and more
  • And similar basic training!
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Behaviour Consulting is best for:

  • Reactivity, fear or aggression directed toward people
  • Reactivity, fear or aggression directed toward dogs or other animals
  • Resource guarding (food/toy aggression)
  • Handling for husbandry, veterinary visits and grooming
  • Fear or reactivity triggered by objects or environments
  • Arousal/over-excitement
  • Any other problem stemming from “Big Feelings”!
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Day Training is best if you:

  • Are feeling over-whelmed by training responsibilities
  • Have more intention to train than time and energy to do it
  • Want to kick start your training, but need more support than coaching alone
  • Have a new puppy and are feeling over-whelmed by the pressure of socialization duties
  • Or maybe you just want your dog to learn new things and experience the enrichment of training while you’re at work!
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About Emily

Owner, Trainer and Behaviour Consultant

Emily Fisher is a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC), and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).

Continuing education is critical in providing you with the most up-to-date, quality training and instruction, as well as allowing Emily to  maintain both the CDBC and CPDT-KA certifications.

Emily founded Scratch and Sniff Canine Services in 2009 in Toronto before moving the business to Guelph in 2012.

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What Students Have to Say

J Schott
J Schott
May 7, 2023
I just finished basic life skills for all ages with my one year old new-to-me rescue. Good, clear instructions and explanations.
Raina Bernard
Raina Bernard
March 31, 2022
Have had a great experience here with my new puppy. Good for socializing your dog!
Meg Forestell-Page
Meg Forestell-Page
March 22, 2022
Very helpful! Great experience!
Taylor Smith
Taylor Smith
January 7, 2022
I can't say enough good things about Scratch and Sniff Canine Services. When my partner and I got our Aussie Sheppard pup, we were relatively new to the puppy game. We felt overwhelmed with the amount of information available and we had no idea what training required/where to start. As a result, our friend recommended that check out Scratch and Sniff. This was honestly the best decision we could have made - training is really a long-term investment in your puppy and we wanted to get a head start on this process. We took our 14-week old puppy to group classes with Emily (trainer/owner). We worked on basic life skills and commands like sit, come, stay etc. Milo loved going to these classes and the information was great. We did six weeks of classes with Emily, and it was so helpful. She presented information in a clear way, worked with us hands on and answered all of our questions. Additionally, we got access to an online classroom with "homework" and common resources for potty training, crate training, teething etc. Emily was professional, and her services are reasonably priced. We also enrolled Milo is the "Puppy Parties." This drop-off style was a great opportunity for Milo to play with other puppies in a controlled and supervised environment (plus yay for socialization). We currently doing private training with Emily to work on some targeted goals that we have with our pup. I would highly recommend her services no matter what the age your pup is! Thank you Emily for such a great program!
C&T Mundie
C&T Mundie
November 16, 2021
I took our young puppy here for the puppy parties. He loved it and was always so excited to get in structured socialization. Definitely recommend!
Lynne Kirkconnell
Lynne Kirkconnell
April 30, 2021
Emily is so extremely knowledgable & patient with both the dogs & older clients who are not as proficient with the computer as some of the younger clients.You will not be sorry when you join Scratch & Sniff.❤️
Laura H
Laura H
April 19, 2021
I never thought my highly anxious adult rescue dog could learn so many things so quickly, and it never would have happened if I didn't take the Virtual Life Skills class with Emily. Her style of training is exactly what I was looking for...positive, reward based, and respectful of the dog as an independent animal. She's the best! I would highly recommend the Life Skills class, and I wouldn't hesitate doing it virtually. Great experience.
Kathleen Weir
Kathleen Weir
April 14, 2021
Emily is super knowledgeable, helpful, and clear. I feel much more confident and optimistic working with my anxious/reactive dog. We have been given a great training plan and advice/resources as we work towards our goal! I'll definitely continue to choose Scratch and Sniff!