Coming Classes:

1) Child Safety with Dogs: Sunday 3PM
2) Puppy Kindergarten: May 1st 1PM
3) Puppy Obedience: April 17th 12PM
4) Adult Obedience: April 24th 2PM

Shaggy Dog Pet Service has shown me that my dogs are highly trainable by ME! In two short sessions Victoria has trained me how to walk my dogs so that they behave without me yelling or them pulling! She has also reliably come to take my dogs out twice a week for a group walk and left me journal notes from my dogs each time with updates on how well they are walking on leash. I have booked Victoria for some in-home dog, cat and fish sitting in the near future and I feel confident that I am leaving my pets and my home in her capable hands. I highly recommend Victoria’s Shaggy Dog Pet Services and it isn’t just because we have the same breed of dogs, it’s because her services are what she says they are - and more!

Victoria and Winston were tremendous in helping us train our puppy Coco. We started with puppy kindergarten where Coco mastered the sit, stay, leave it and drop it commands. Victoria was very supportive and encouraging through the nipping phases. We learned to recognize triggers and deter the nipping. Puppy obedience class is where we learned how to get Coco off the couch, settle down when visitors were at the door, go to her bed and lay down and more. Victoria and Winston helped us in having a behaved new family member in our home. I would recommend Victoria and her partner Winston to anyone with a new pup in their life.

Met with Victoria for some assistance with my dog, Bruce, who has a tendency to be fearful and bark at strangers coming into his home or other familiar environments. Victoria was great with Bruce and able to calm him quickly when she came to our home. She educated us on dog behaviour, human behaviour, and what messages can be transferred through these interactions. She gave us a thorough and easy-to-follow training plan and has checked in multiple times since to see how everything is going and if we have any more questions. Would highly recommend Victoria for behaviour training that is based solely on reinforcement and positivity, rather than punishment and negativity. Her prices are also very fair, and it is worth it for Bruce to be more comfortable and for me to be more confident!

Victoria is an amazing trainer. She worked along side me to train my Sheepie and I'm truly grateful for her support and guidance. We came to Victoria for basic puppy training and am very pleased with her services and knowledge. Aglaea has learned so much from a sit and stay, heel with no pulling her leash when walking, puppy nip control, to greeting with proper manners and completely adores the learning games we learned to satisfy her natural puppy needs. Victoria's lessons and instructions are easy to follow, she readily answers any questions or concerns and I am now constantly complimented on my pup's manners and behavior. We had a lot of fun leaning and absolutely recommend Shaggy Dog Pet Services!

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Why Choose Shaggy Dog?

I’m very friendly, open, and non-judgmental.


Communicating effectively with you is essential to training success by ensuring the knowledge I have on animal behaviour and training reaches you and your pet. 

In step with this, there is much flexibility in how the services are offered: online, in-person, flexible times, and scheduling.

I train through positive reinforcement and have a strict- no fear, pain, or punishment policy. The welfare of your pet and you come first and we work to train through strengthening your bond with your pet.

There are a large range of services offered here at Shaggy Dog; including: Trick training, separation 

   anxiety training, child safety with dogs training, cat training, and many more.

I am a professional trainer with 3 advanced degrees, including a veterinary degree, focusing on animal health, behaviour & welfare.

I also hold additional training in dog aggression toward people, separation anxiety, and more.


I understand how devastating behaviour conditions, such as separation anxiety or fear-aggression, can be on the pets and the entire family. I’ve been through those challenges personally, but also with many other clients, and I can use this experience to help guide your pet and you through this training.


What Pet Parents Say

Our Services

Puppy Training

5-week online courses or in-person private options. Learn obedience, manners and socialisation to raise the perfect puppy. 



Adult Obedience

5-week online course or in-person private options for older puppies or dogs. Improve obedience and learn new skills and stop unwanted behaviours. 



Trick Training

5-week training courses in trick training. Learn useful skills and fun trick to build your relationship with your dog. Give them a job all while having fun! 3 levels.



Behaviour Modification

In-person or online private sessions for dogs with behavioural issues: aggression, fear, or leash reactivity. Please contact with details on your dog's situation before booking.



Separation Anxiety

In-person or online private sessions for pets that show stress signs when left alone: crying non-stop, chewing, peeing, panting, drooling, ect. Please contact me directly with details.



Cat Behaviour Training

In-person or online private sessions for cats specifically. Can cover normal behaviour to problem behaviours: litter box issues, scratching issues, inter-aggression between cats and more.



Walk & Train

Let the trainer come out and handle your dog's daily walk while you're at work. They get their walkies and training at the same time. Price depends on training need and walk length.



Child Safety with Dogs

Get your dog ready for baby! Learn how to keep your dog and toddler safe around one another and much more!



Dog/Cat Care

Join in on Social Sunday walks. They get to meet new doggy friends in a safe way and practice social skills! Pet sitting from a professional who will keep up with your training, not undermine it. 



Coverage Area

In-person meetings available for Kingston, Ontario and surrounding area. 

Anyone is Canada is able to book via online options! 

Not sure about online/ How it works? 

It's EASY and works! 





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©2020 by Dr. Victoria Blondin and Shaggy Dog Services.

Disclaimer: Shaggy Dog Pet Services does not provide veterinary advice. Recommendations will be based in evidence based research and science, but nothing on the website, the blog or given in training consultations is a substitute for veterinary advice.