Servicing East Vancouver, Downtown, Shaughnessy and Fairview
NOW OFFERING OFF LEASH OBEDIENCE!
Dog Trainer and Personal Coach (pronouns: he/him/his)
Drew Warner is now listed as one of the Top 3 Dog Trainers in Vancouver, BC.
Are you stressed out and at your wits end?
I’m here to help! Many families get stuck trying other types of training. My off-leash program is helping dog owners everywhere get back to enjoying their dog. I’m so happy to give everyone that peace of mind. Feel free to check out what my clients are saying about their results in the testimonials at the bottom of this page.
OFF LEASH PROGRAM (for dogs 5 months and older, 15 pounds and up)
My off-leash obedience program is designed to take care of your dog’s embarrassing behaviours and relieve you of the anxiety and worry that you are feeling on a daily basis so you can enjoy the peace and fun of having a dog. No more worry or stress! Remember, it’s never too late to turn things around.
This program is for any dog parent who wants to maximize their time, have the most access to their trainer, and achieve the fastest and longest lasting results with off-leash reliability for the life of their dog.
We will work together with your dog in a variety of situations so you will know your dog will listen to you every time even when there are a lot of distractions.
My Off Leash obedience program will give you a dog that:
- Listens reliably every time off the leash around distractions – (come when called)
- Walks on a loose leash or heel, you decide! NO more pulling!
- Is well mannered – eliminate nuisance behaviors like jumping, counter surfing, picking up items off the ground etc.
- Waits patiently around distractions – boundary training (down and place command)
My Off-Leash obedience program will give you:
✔ The FUN and FREEDOM to enjoy your dog in all situations!
✔ Peace of mind knowing I’m always here to support you in your dog training journey
✔ Access to Canine Solutions Graduate students – meet up with other trained dog owners for exclusive events and group classes
✔ A happier life with your dog!
- Your training tools are included
- Pet Parent Support. You will have access to your trainer to ask any questions related to your program via phone or email to ensure you have ongoing support between lessons
- LIFETIME Support: Ongoing email support for you and your dog after you graduate! I want you to be the best pet parent you can be.
In person lessons – I come to you in your home!
Contact us now for your FREE consultation to learn more about how to get your dog enrolled in our off leash training program!
If you are outside of my service area you can start with virtual lessons and then finish your program with in person lessons in an outdoor location in Vancouver.
Learn more here.
We are excited to be offering our clients virtual training services brought to you LIVE in your own living room!
Zoom virtual sessions are great for basic training, behavioural consultations and general information gathering.
Please click here to inquire about a virtual training program for you and your dog.
Canine Solutions Dog Training4.8Out of 5 stars
Overall rating out of 95 Google reviews
3 weeks ago
Canine Solutions Dog Training, and Drew literally changed our lives at home. Drew promised us at the beginning that our dog would be able to walk off leash, and help fix some of our problems, and even though we couldn't see it at the time of our distress, he delivered even more than his word. Our Portuguese Water Dog is now the dog we've always dreamed about due to Drew's guidance, support, and techniques. I highly recommend his service to anyone. Drew and his service is very professional, supportive, flexible, and offers lifelong support far after the lessons are finished. Thank you so much!
a month ago
Highly recommend Drew, its worth the investment to be a stronger leader for your doggie(s). Program is regimented and if you stick to it youll see lasting results.
2 months ago
I initially contacted Drew because my dog, Jasper, was having issues with his reactivity around other dogs. The entirety of our time together, Drew was very informative, thorough, and patient. Within a few short months, I can take Jasper on a walk without worrying about how he will react to other dogs - we still have some work to do but the improvements have been drastic. His walking manners have also got significantly better as well! I no longer have a dog zig zagging in different directions. I highly recommend Drew for reactive dogs or any other behavioral training.
6 months ago
If you’re looking for a caring & knowledgeable dog trainer, I highly recommend Drew! I have a very energetic dog, and sometimes he can be reactive to other dogs. Drew gave me all the tools for the different concerns I had with my dog (pulling on the leash while walking, how to greet other dogs, recall, the list goes on!) My dog now doesn’t pull on the leash when we walk, I can take him to trails and hikes and he stays by me, he does well with other dogs, and his recall is so good! Mind you, I used to chase my dog around the neighbourhood if he accidentally ran out of the house because someone left the door open. Now, if the door is left open he just waits there. My dog is the same dog but better, with a more structured life and new skills for us to live happier! Thank you so much Drew!!
7 months ago
My wife and I have lived and gone to dog trainers in Chicago, and New York and without a doubt Drew is one of the best. We hired Drew to help our dog acclimate to a new city and surroundings, and within 4 sessions with Drew she went from timid and out of control to obedient and leading the pack. Knowing your dog will come when called in any situation is a priceless feeling, and I’d recommend Drew and Canine Solutions to anyone looking to feel the same.
8 months ago
A Life-Changing Experience with Canine Solutions Dog Training. I cannot express enough gratitude and admiration for Drew with Canine Solutions Dog Training, His extensive knowledge and unwavering patience have transformed both Zeus (my rescue) and me into a happier and harmonious duo. When I first approached Drew, Zeus was struggling with leash reactivity and a fear of people. It was a constant challenge to take him for walks or introduce him to new individuals. Off leash freedom seemed like it would NEVER be an option for Zeus. I felt helpless and worried about his well-being. I had actually emailed Drew in tears after a horrible hike Zeus and I had gone on. Drew was quick to respond and we booked a consult together. From the moment we started working with Drew, I knew we were in the hands of a true professional. Drew's expertise in dog training was evident from the start. He took the time to understand our unique needs and quirks, tailoring the training sessions to address Zeus’s specific challenges meanwhile helping me understand the concepts. Drew's approach is characterized by patience, understanding, and a genuine desire to empower both dogs and their human companions. The journey was not an easy one, but Drew's unwavering support, encouragement, and expert guidance made all the difference. He provided a safe and positive training environment, ensuring Zeus's well-being and emotional comfort throughout the process. I am thrilled to say that Zeus is now an entirely different dog. Gone are the days of anxiety and reactivity. With the skills and tools I acquired from Drew, Zeus now radiates confidence and joy. His newfound off-leash freedom and his ability to embrace new encounters with humans are a testament to the effectiveness of Canine Solutions Dog Training. I wholeheartedly recommend Canine Solutions Dog Training to anyone seeking professional, compassionate, and transformative training for their canine companions. The impact the training has had on Zeus's life, and subsequently on mine, is immeasurable. Thank you, Drew, for your exceptional dedication, knowledge, and genuine care. Canine Solutions Dog Training is truly a game-changer for dogs and their loving owners.
9 months ago
I wouldn’t believe that such a change in how my pup and I communicate would be possible without experiencing it first hand. I felt like Prince was so out of control (lunging at other dogs on our walks, no recall response and so possessive of toys and sticks) and I was getting frustrated because I didn’t know how to tell him what I wanted him to do. Drew gave me the tools I needed to clearly tell Prince what I expected of him using an e-collar. The combination of correction for unwanted behaviour and reward for positive behaviour was so powerful in creating a positive relationship between my pup and I. We can go anywhere now and I’m not worried that he’s going to get hurt or hurt other dogs. I absolutely recommend Drew with Canine Solutions if you want a great bond with your dog and the confidence in knowing your dog will listen to you everywhere you go. Thanks Drew, we couldn’t have come this far without you!
10 months ago
Without sounding dramatic, Canine Solutions’ training with Drew has completely changed our relationship with our Berne doodle, Davie. Before training Davie was (and continues to be), the star of the dog park but we had almost zero success in having him recall. It was frustrating, discouraging and dangerous. We now have the skills and confidence to take Davie ‘off leash’ on trails and the dog park knowing he will happily return to us when called. We continue to work with him but are so happy that we can enjoy our special pal !! Thanks so much Drew!
10 months ago
We have the dog we always wanted now! Working with Drew has been a transforming experience for us and our excitable Nova Scotia Duck Toller. We had worked with multiple trainers prior to Drew with little success on what we were seeking—reliable recall and off leash reliabilities. Drew's approach is practical and focused. Unlike other trainers, he provides you with the tools and actually teaches you how to use them effectively. The e-collar is simply a form of communication and link to our dogs when their minds are focused on other things. Prior to Drew, our dog did not have any off leash reliability or a reliable recall. Now her recall is spot on and she can be trusted off leash. She enjoys her time outside and understands when it is time to have fun and when it is time to be obedient. Together we now have so much more fun and it is actually an enjoyable experience to be outside, rather than it being stressful and frustrating. Drew also brought his own dogs out for training sessions. Their calming presence was a real gift to help our pup learn to relax and enjoy the presence of other dogs. It also helped simulate more real world scenarios. We're so happy to have worked with Drew and 100% recommend him!
Cat and Olin Thomson-Quam
10 months ago
We can't say enough good things about Drew and the training methods we learned. We were convinced our 12 month Nova Scotia Duck Toller was untrainable, as we had watched every YouTube video out there, spoke to countless other dog owners about tips and tricks, and nothing worked. She refused to come when called, was constantly distracted, pulled the leash like crazy, and just didn't listen (among lots of other frustrating traits). We also didn't believe Drew after our consultation when he said if we follow the techniques, she would be a different dog after 12 weeks. Well...we can officially eat our words. Using the hands-on training, and following the specific criteria Drew created for us and what we wanted to achieve, we can officially say our dog has done a complete 180. We are constantly amazed with how quickly we were able to train our pup, and how seemingly easy it was (even though we worked hard!). We have an insanely high energy dog who we can now enjoy walking (OFF LEASH!) without the stress of her running off to every dog or person she sees, we can throw her the ball and have her actually play fetch without getting distracting, we can take her on a nice walk as a family now without pulling a muscle from constantly being pulled by her. Drew gave us the confidence (and sometimes a deserved stern talking to), to allow us to command loving respect from our dog. The training and methods we learned in 3 months will continue as we daily work with our pup, so we only expect to see more results as the months go by. If you have been on the fence about getting private training, we implore you to reach out to Drew at Canine Solutions. You won't regret the decision.
10 months ago
As previous owners of a reactive senior dog, when Queenie (a 3 ½ year old staffy who hadn’t been socialized) came along, we realized we didn’t know how to handle her. We remembered Drew from his stall at Mount Pleasant Car Free Day and decided to call him to talk about our needs. Drew was professional and attentive and super knowledgeable, right from the get go. Drew really listened to us by tailoring our sessions to our needs. Also, Queenie responded so well to him and his training methods. It has been more than a month since our last training session and we found it has been easy to commit to the training. Like other clients of Drew’s, we often get compliments about how well behaved and ‘good’ Queenie is. We are so fortunate to have found Drew for our dog training needs. We would not hesitate to recommend Drew and Canine solutions to any dog owner. Update: it's April 2023 and Queenie is the goodest baby hippo in the world. We attribute a lot of it to Drew's training methods - if you stick with them, they work!
11 months ago
We were referred to Drew by our neighbour (who was a previous client). Working with Drew was the best decision/investment we could have made for our pup Jersey and our busy family. During our initial meeting with Drew he walked us through his training program and we felt very comfortable and confident in him. We developed a list of goals that we wanted to achieve and throughout the next few weeks we were able to achieve success on each one of these goals! This speaks to the quality and success of his program. Drew was very easy to work, offered a lot of tips and tricks, involved our kids in the training process, checked in to see how our progress was going and was always available for questions which speaks to his commitment level. Our life with Jersey is so much more enjoyable now. Highly recommend Drew.
a year ago
Working with Drew on the e-collar course was great! Drew is super organised and the material provided before and between sessions is so professional and well put together to really benefit you beyond just the 1-1 training. Whist I had done as much early training as possible with my dog, the e-collar has been night and day on the final hurdles for a solid recall and overall responsiveness in any environment. The level of freedom my dog has now safely is amazing and I feel so much more confident that we can handle any adventure we want! Would definitely recommend this course to anyone , so worth it.
a year ago
Our experience with Drew was a really positive one. We appreciated the time he took to teach us how to properly use and respect the e-collar. Our dog Ernie was so overstimulated in very environment we took him to, and because of this training him was becoming super frustrating for us and for him. After training with Drew we now have a relaxed well trained dog who we feel confident to take into all sorts of situations. Instead of dreading taking him to the dog park or busy trails, we look forward to it.
a year ago
First off - Drew is amazing. I hired Drew when I first adopted my dog. As she was a year old with unknown history, I wanted to get started on the right path and build a relationship with her that would be good for me as well as her. Drew's approach to training seems really basic when you look back as his focus is on a happy healthy dog, but he really picks up on little things that we (humans) don't see that our dogs interpret. The e-collar is one of the best purchases I have ever made and Drew's approach to using it is all about positive reinforcement. I have a dog that I can walk off leash ANYWHERE and who ALWAYS listens to me. I am never that person at the dog park screaming and calling or racing after their dog. I can control her behaviour and interactions with other dogs and people without my voice. I like to expain it to people that her e-collar is an "e-leash" - its there, but not in a physical way. And with Drew's approach, there is nothing negative or punitive about it. Drew has taught me how to have a strong relationship with my dog - give her what she needs to be safe and happy, and how she gives me the confidence and trust in her. Drew also suggested getting a 'place mat', and as someone who lives in an apartment, this is golden. We live in a small place, and she is a big dog with tons of energy, and her 'place' gives her the opportunity to control herself in moments of excitement (when people come over or when someone knocks at the door). Overall, I would recommend Drew to anyone with a dog. Any dog. With issues, no issues. Drew will help to bring you to a better relationship with your fur-baby and be able to give you the confidence to trust your dog in any situation. Drew has the knowledge and personality to bring your relationship with your dog to an entire new level of trust and mutual joy. However, I will make a note here - Drew does not bullsh**t. He is incredilby honest and true, and his heart is with the dog. If you want someone to sell you something you do not need or give you promises that can't be fulfilled - Drew is not your person. Be prepared for some honesty and self-reflection.
a year ago
When our dog was two, after having done a number of group classes, we realized that we needed to have some individual training for ourselves and our dog. She was barking excessively at our year old grandchild as well as at anyone who came to our door and her recall was not what we wanted it to when we were out with her. After doing some research on trainers we settled on Drew at Canine Solutions Dog Training and are so glad we did. Working with an e-collar to help switch our dog's focus away from something and have her return her attention to us was uncomfortable at first but Drew taught us how and when to use this tool and it became a game changer. We are certain it is not harming our dog and we see such a change in her. She still barks to alert us when someone comes to the door but stops and our dog and our grandchild are getting along! Her recall outdoors and around other dogs is much better and we feel more confident with her off leash. Her loose leash walking manners have also improved significantly. Much of Drew's training focused on us with a lot of teaching on how to handle our dog. It was very personal. He listened well to what we wanted to accomplish and helped us get there. We have learned that we will be doing ongoing work with our dog and now know how to do that. We would highly recommend Drew.
a year ago
Drew is absolutely amazing and we have seen so many positive changes in our dog Ozzy in such a short space of time. I didn't know much about e-collar training before but it has been amazing and I was surprised at how quick you can see results. Ozzy is a year and a half old Husky mix who's stubborn, is nervous of strangers, ignores our personal space and a dog I couldn't trust off leash with zero recall amidst distractions and often getting the zoomies. I've often times been embarrassed at the dog park when Ozzy would run around completely ignoring me and misbehaving and I could do nothing about it while he was in that zone. We had our initial consultation where we discussed all the major issues we experience and our goals for turning Ozzy in to a well behaved dog. Drew walked us through his approach and explained how e-collar training works. We set up a training program and got to work. The sessions were easy to follow and Drew is great at guiding you how to get things right. If you take up training with Drew and put the work in together with your dog you will not believe the difference. Ozzy now recalls every time even when he's running around off-leash distracted and playing with all the other dogs. In the house he'll go to his spot when told and remain there amongst distractions so we can cook, eat, relax and even when there's a knock at the door and a stranger arrives. The changes we've seen in Ozzy have been amazing and I cannot recommend Drews program enough.
a year ago
Drew is a wonderful trainer! He helped us so much with our sweet rescue, who is a nervous nelly . The e-collar was the perfect device that has enabled us find a way of communicating with her without adding any extra energy to any situation. She's excited to put it on because she knows it means we're going on an adventure. Thank you again Drew for teaching us how to help our sweet girl gain more confidence :). I can't wait to see where she'll be next year!
a year ago
Drew did the impossible and turned our traumatized, spoiled, reactive dachshund into a calm, happy, playful dog! I highly recommend his service! I had spent almost U$3000 in training and gear before I met Drew, and after his training that never happened again!
a year ago
Training our dog with Drew completely changed our quality of life. We brought our dachshund from Brazil to Vancouver, she was a pandemic dog (so no socialization) plus the flight was very stressful on her. She was super reactive, anxious, and aggressive towards other people and dogs. After the first class, she was already SO different! Drew presented us with the tools to deal with her behavior and made sure we put in the practice necessary to improve. Now we can walk with her without stress, have people over, and even started letting her off leash without issues! We are so grateful and will recommend Drew to anyone.
a year ago
Great experience training my 6 month old hound with Drew. Drew was an awesome teacher and my pup is now heeling and recalling without a leash no problem!
a year ago
After two hospital visits and handful of biting incidents as a result of resource and territorial guarding, we were desperate for some guidance... We then came across Drew and through his guidance, we were able to see tremendous change in our dog. Not only did his aggressive behaviour disappear, but he's become extremely obedient and is always giving us his attention. Quite astonishing how we were just fearing for our safety on a daily basis a few months back and now we feel like we're able to enjoy our lives with him without that fear.
a year ago
Only regret is not doing this sooner! We have a Frenchie/Boxer with a lot of sass, and Drew's techniques have allowed us to better communicate. We have made leaps and bounds in training, no more door rushing, no more leash biting, reduced jumping (still in progress), and way better recall amongst other things. The training program didn't waste time, getting results quickly which was great for our busy schedule and key for us too was that it got the whole family on the same page. The at-home work/routines are reasonable to maintain long term, I can see us continuing to make progress, even to some more difficult tricks and skills post-program now that we have been taught the fundamentals. Thank you Drew, you've been wonderful!
a year ago
TL;DR: Worth every penny. My 1 year old mini-goldendoodle, Tug, was distracted, chaotic, and lacked boundaries before I reached out to Drew for help. He was dragging me on our walks, picking up alllllll the garbage, and there was no chance I would have ever even dreamed of letting him off leash in an unenclosed space. With Drew's guidance and training methods, including the e-collar, we were able to get Tug calmed down, focused, and our walks are now an absolute pleasure. His recall is so good it's hard to believe he's the same dog, and he LOVES to put on his collar and head out for a training session (he has absolutely no fear or negative association with the collar because of how Drew taught me to use it). Practice makes perfect and we're going to keep at it, but in the 3 months that we've been working with Drew, Tug has basically done a complete 180. No more dragging me around, no more jumping and nipping at me for treats and attention. Just a great dog who now gets to live his best, off-leash life. A big thank you to you, Drew, for all of your help and encouragement along the way. Tug and I so enjoyed working with you, and we're so grateful for everything we've learned! If only you also trained children... 😉
a year ago
We cannot thank Drew at Canine Solutions Dog Training enough! He helped us structure and improve our relationship with our dog, Kipp. We rescued Kipp from the Meat Market in South Korea and understandably, that came with some trauma behaviors. Our main concern was Kipp's intense anxiety which sometimes came out as reactive towards people (particularly men) and food guarding/alpha behaviors with other dogs. It was really hard for us as we are social people with male friends and lots of other dogs in our lives. Our first pet trainer recommended Canine Solutions, but in all honesty, we were quite hesitant about e-collar training. We were afraid that using a balanced approach, rather than a strictly all positive reinforcement approach, would break the bond that we had built with Kipp. Well, we were so wrong. The structure and communication that e-collar training offered made our bond with Kipp stronger than we thought possible. Kipp now looks to us for everything. He trusts us when we tell him someone is safe, meaning that he now wags his tail at our male friends who come over and plays endlessly with dogs without reacting negatively when upset. Kipp's recall is phenomenal for being 1.5 years old. Of course, nothing is perfect, but rarely does he not instantly come back when called which has given him and us such freedom outdoors. He's a happy dog now which means we are happy pet parents! Also, we wanted to mention that Drew is such a caring and responsive trainer. He was attentive and responsive to every concern, and he worked with us at our pace. We didn't realize how important excellent communication between trainer and trainees would be to our success! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Drew!
a year ago
Three months ago I adopted two rescue dogs from Mexico. They were small dogs with big insecurities. Although I had raised other dogs nothing had prepared me for these two.I was feeling overwhelmed with trying to train these two very nervous, and reactive dogs, and knew that I would need the help of a professional dog trainer. The owners at my local pet food store (Cascadia), recommended Drew at Canine Solutions. They told me that Drew was experienced with training rescue dogs, and would probably be able to help me. They were correct: Drew has been an immense help. From the first lesson I learned that the dogs needed to know that I was in charge, that they could trust me, and learn to respect me, and I needed to respect their need to be protected from people that they didn't know or trust, at least until they felt more secure and confident in their new world. I learned how to be with them so they, and I, are more relaxed and calm. Thanks to Drew's patient teaching and enthusiastic praise, the dogs have learned to trust me, and I think, they mostly respect me! On walks they heal. They no longer attempt to chase/fight other dogs. They have learned that they have a "place" in the house that is uniquely theirs. They (usually) come when they're called.They are less reactive to new noises, and people. They have learned, and respond to some commands. I have learned to keep them on a schedule - lots of walks and lots of training, and then some much needed down time. I am now realizing how important continuity is with these two and try to respect their dependence on a predictable schedule. It's been a huge amount of work, and I am very grateful to Drew for guiding me through this intense time. Without his incredible experience, his patience, his skill as a calm and assertive trainer, the dogs and I would not be where we are today: more or less happily coexisting! I highly recommend Drew for his training techniques, and his ability to work and communicate well with both the dog and the dog's owner.
a year ago
After running into (many) frustrations with my new Frenchie, Roger, I started looking into a professional trainer to try and nip the issues before he was older. I came across Drew’s page and was elated to see all the great reviews/experiences, and free consultation. Once I met Drew, I knew he’d be a great fit for my fur baby. He’s such a professional with tons of experience, knowledge, helpful tips, good follow ups, and is always more than happy to go the extra mile. I can’t thank Drew enough- now I feel confident with Roger and have all the tools I neeed…it’s like I have a new “dream dog”. I would highly recommend Drew to anyone looking to train their dog(s), he’s definitely one of a kind and a game changer!
2 years ago
Drew helped us with some behavioural issues we were having with our very energetic rescue dog. Drew made it easy to fit training into our lives and taught us a lot of practical tips to continue working on. Drew is very accessible, and offers lots of helpful materials. Our dog is like a different dog after 4 sessions with Drew, and now a pleasure to be around (rather than an embarrassing and hard to control).
2 years ago
Drew completely transformed our dog and our lives. Prior to engaging Drew, our Aussie Shepherd Molson was a nightmare to walk on a leash. He would lunge and bark at cars as they drove by, which as he got more riled up, became more dangerous. Molson would also lunge and bark at other dogs and sometimes people, and this made us adjust our daily schedule to suit his walking ability. We couldn’t enjoy life with a dog as we couldn’t take our dog anywhere. It only took us one session with Drew, which is a story in and of itself, to see a HUGE change Molson’s reactivity with cars. By the end of our program, Molson was able to go to Olympic Village, surrounded by dogs, cars, bikes, and people without any reactivity. We finally feel like we have our life back and couldn’t be more thankful for Drew. In addition to helping with his reactivity, Drew gave us tools and ways to handle barking and excitement when the doorbell rings, and when people come over. He is so much more controlled and obedient. We genuinely thought Molson would and could never change, but thanks to Drew, we finally have a dog that we love to walk and can take anywhere.
2 years ago
Drew was great with my new pup and with my older dog. Very observant, knowledgeable, offering lots of practical advice and insight into the motivation, incentives, and needs that drive canine behaviour. Highly recommend Drew!!
2 years ago
Drew was absolutely wonderful with our dogs. We do a lot of hiking in the backcountry and after having a few frightening dog/wildlife encounters I knew it was time to get serious about their recall. I can't believe the difference after the training sessions. Their recall is amazing now, even when there are wild critters about. To be honest, I didn't think it would be possible, especially to this degree. I am so happy that my dogs can now continue to frolic freely in the woods, secure in the knowledge that they will come back without fail in precarious situations. It's so comforting to know that I can have them off leash in these areas without encroaching on the local wildlife and endangering themselves. Thank you Drew, it's been life changing!
2 years ago
Drew is an amazing trainer and teacher. I have a 3 year old rescue with reactive issues and we worked through it and reached my goal of having him off leash. Really recommend this training. Now my dog and I are so relaxed and we are both so much happier!
2 years ago
Working with Drew was the best decision we could have possibly made in settling our rescue pup, Tiger, into his new life. We went from being stressed out owners of an unpredictably barking pup that was a handful to walk to excited parents of an obedient, well mannered dog who can play and run around off leash, walk beside us on leash, ignore distractions, give up his toys, etc. We regularly get compliments from other dog owners on Tiger’s recall. We also have the tools and confidence we need now for any new behaviors we want to work with or skills we want to teach him. Thanks so much Drew, your guidance and expertise have helped us become the well rested and playful dog owners we always wanted to be!
Judy Chartrand (CREEGAL)
2 years ago
I was truly frustrated with my dog pulling so aggressively on our walks as well as not listening to me ever...lol After our training sessions with Drew, I now have a dog who sits n waits as I open the doors. I'm able to have her return to me when called...we practiced using a long leash then in a fenced area off leash as she was running and playing with other dogs. I call and she runs to my side. We still have a lot of practicing to do, but in such a short time, it's already been an amazing experience. I highly recommend Canine Solutions for help in getting a better understanding on how to improve life with your dog. Tobee is a bit over 6 months and really was a handful.
2 years ago
Looking for an amazing dog trainer? Look no further, you’ve found one. I looked for a dog trainer for quite some time before I chose Drew. I was super particular on wanting to feel like I was working with a trainer who was non-judgemental, compassionate, patient, and gentle towards my dog. Drew fit the bill. He has been nothing but on the ball and amazing with my reactive pitty. I was worried introducing an e-collar into Nova’s training routine because of all the stigma and conversation surrounding the device, but I am SOO glad we did. I have come to learn that this device is a form of communication and does not hurt your dog, it is reliable and provides guidance. Nova learned so much more quickly using this device than without and it has proven to work wonders for us. Nova used to constantly lunge and bark at people on walks, would run away when off leash and never return, run up to the door when someone knocked, and jump on me when I had something she wants. We have done a complete 180. Nova now comes whenever she is called, every. single. time! She even comes when she sees a squirrel or is playing with her ball, a huge achievement I did not think was possible. She follows right beside me on walks, does not pull, or bark at other dogs. She now knows to make eye contact with me when I am giving her a command and looks up to me cues. When strangers come knocking on our door, nova goes straight to her dog bed and stays put. She is learning to be calm in our apartment with guests and no longer jumps on me. I can truly and honestly say.. Nova is a much happier dog and I am a 10000x happier dog owner. Walks are no longer stressful and nova’s behaviour is predictable with her collar. Drew recommended some great raw food and I have seen such amazing health benefits with Nova. Overall, our experience with Drew has been perfectly well rounded and we have achieved every result I had hoped for and more. I am so grateful to be in the place we are with our pup, and wish the same for everyone else! Investing in training and good food for your dog can be expensive, but the results are sooooo worth it. Trust me!
2 years ago
Drew is a fantastic dog trainer, adept at communicating with dogs and pragmatic in his methods. He is also highly professional in the way he runs his business and extremely dedicated to his clients. I honestly don't know how I would have managed raising my puppy without him. Everywhere I go people remark how calm and well-behaved my dog is for his age and I owe much of that to Drew and his training techniques.
2 years ago
Would highly recommend Drew! He was very professional and provided us with great individualized training to suit our needs. He was also very thorough with check ins via follow up emails and zoom calls. We look forward to continuing to work with him to reach all our training goals with our pup. Thank you!
2 years ago
I found a dog for myself and my daughter that was way more dog than I expected. He became so big and strong that I could barely walk him. My back was killing me! My friend found Drew to help us sorry sods and what a great help Drew was! After three months of teaching me how to manage my aloof giant, my back isn't sore anymore and my daughter doesn't scream at the dog in the backyard! So big thank you to Drew's hard work, patience (with me) and persistence. Excellent teacher; every lesson was very informative and supported by media and zoom meetings. A lot of great advice. Big respect. Zhukov thanks him too!!
2 years ago
My husband and I bought a very active Australian Shepard Puppy. We have not had a dog in over 20 years. Our puppy Cooper arrived and we had vastly underestimated what to do with this rambunctious, very bitey puppy. Completely exasperated after two weeks with Cooper, I was getting ready to rehome him. Cooper bit my face multiple times, I could not stop him from biting. I didn’t understand how Cooper thought and I didn’t believe I could train him. I was devastated. After reading books, watching videos and reading everything I could find online, nothing was working. That’s when I called Drew, Cooper’s life saver. Drew came out to my house, and taught me how to train Cooper. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate and had a solution to every problem I was having. He followed up our training sessions with informative notes and videos. He followed up to see how we were doing in between sessions. This level of service ensured our success. Cooper is the light of our lives, thanks to Drew. If you want a good dog, I recommend hiring Drew to help you be the best solution for your dog.
2 years ago
Thank you so much Drew for what you've done for Murphy and I!! Having an energetic, large breed puppy is such a huge responsibility but the skills you've taught us have made all the difference in the world! Even though he still has puppy brain occasionally - I can see the well-behaved dog he will mature into thanks to the foundation and the training tools you've given us. I cannot recommend Canine Solutions enough - Drew is so knowledgeable and passionate about what he does - if only I could give more than 5 stars!!
2 years ago
One of the best decisions I made after getting our family pup was to enlist the help of Drew at Canine Solutions! Drew clearly has a knowledge of, and passion for dogs that provides Drew the wisdom and patience to support people and families in raising a well-adjusted and obedient dog. I am excited and pleased at the changes in our dog. We got our sweet girl during COVID (as so many of us did!) and as a result of social distancing, she was shy with people and uncertain of other dogs. After working with Drew, our girl LOVES playing with other dogs and is amazing with people too. People are amazed at how well behaved our pup is and how well she listens at such a young age. Also, what could be better than having your dog-trainer come to you? The training style used by Drew is gentle, yet so powerful and easy to learn and use. This is indeed the best decision I've made since getting our dog and I would highly recommend Drew at Canine Solutions. Thank you Drew!!!
Secretary Pomme d'Api
2 years ago
We were first time dog owners and needed help with our GWP. Drew gave us a lot of helpful tools and techniques to use. We would have a very different life with our dog without Drew. We are so grateful and still reach out when we need help.
2 years ago
Thank you Drew for helping us with our new pup! We were very overwhelmed being new dog parents and your very professional and calm approach helped us understand the basics. It was amazing to see how quickly your techniques worked and how much fun and rewarding it is to practice with our pup. We will have you back soon to work on more skills.
Paulina Margarita Peña Gamba
2 years ago
Called to book and appointment for my GSD puppy, they said they will call you back in 24hrs. More than 48 hrs later I decided to place another call, I was already thinking nobody will answer and prepared to leave another message, to my surprise Drew answer the phone, I started to explain my situation, when he tell me to call back next day to book an appointment I was starting to explain that I called two days ago and leave a message, when he hung up on me. Very rude and unprofessional.
2 years ago
We have recently completed Drew’s Dream Dog Program and I really don’t know how we could have achieved so much without him. Like with many people, COVID gave us the opportunity and time to introduce a new member into the family. When we first met Drew, we were 2 weeks into bringing our new puppy home, who was 10 weeks old at the time. Puppy parenthood hit us like a ton of bricks! We were struggling to find any structure and routine with our new family member, and was lucky to get a few hours a sleep at night by sleeping on the floor next to his pen. Due to COVID, Drew had created a flexible program that meant we could have our sessions via Zoom or meet in person and Drew was safety cautious and totally open to being creative with our training locations. Drew’s advice and knowledge is absolutely priceless. From local recommendations for food, treats and advice on very specific scenarios, he had recommendations and a direction for us to follow. With every question we asked he had an answer to help us. Communication was fantastic, emails were always replied to swiftly and Drew was always open to phone calls when needed. He was flexible with scheduling and made the most out of every minute we had together. I can’t thank Drew enough for his patience and guidance throughout our program and for giving us the tools to bond with and create a happy and balanced relationship with our dog that works for us. Drew is incredibly patient and doesn’t use a cookie cutter approach to dog training, he gives options and alternative advice so you can make the best decisions for you and your dog. Expectations are set and expected to be met by both sides of the relationship which is so important to ensure its success
3 years ago
We would like to thank Drew for the work he did on our behalf. Drew's guidance helped me train my dog Apollo, into a well behaved, social dog that is a pleasure to be around. We joked around about "training the trainer", but it is the truth. I feel very confident that I have the skills to address most situations moving forward. I really appreciated the detail in the lesson reviews. Drew responded to my questions in a timely manner with a lot of detail. We had a very positive experience and I highly recommend him. He's a good trainer, likes what he does and enjoys dogs.
3 years ago
I am so happy to post a 5-star review for Canine Solutions. I have had dogs all my life. When I reached out to Canine Solutions, however, it was because we had some real dog trouble... we needed help! We'd just adopted a new handful of a puppy - she landed on our door step because her adoptive family couldn't keep her. Problem was - we already had two small, older dogs. The first few days were surprisingly easy. Puppy was fairly calm - our older dogs accepted her. But then the fights broke out. Little 6 lb Yorkie decided she didn't need a new puppy in her life. She was used to bullying her malti-poo sister when she felt like it. But the 20 lb terrier didn't appreciate her snarly attitude, and the dog fights became scary! Drew assessed the complexity of our pack, and asked a difficult question... were we sure we wanted to keep the new puppy? If so, we were in for a LOT of work! But we were committed. We agreed to focus the "DREAM DOG" package (which felt like a lot of money, but - read on!) on the puppy. We understood it would be impossible to tackle all the problems at once. And so began our training regimen. Drew's training was clear and methodical. The follow up materials and calls were exactly what we needed to process the huge amount we learned in every session. Bang for the buck? Yes!! Good value for the money? Absolutely!! We now have skills that will help us far beyond the lifespan of our current dogs. And the best part? Drew managed to work with all three dogs! We worked on household management with multiple dog personalities and needs, walking in a pack, and more. Our meetings were so much more than puppy training! Drew, thank you for all your dedication and patience with us. We still have plenty to work on, but now we have the skills to help us along the way.