Hello, hello!

I'm Caryn Liles!

I help dog-guardians go from feeling overwhelmed, embarrassed, and confused to feeling clear, supported, and confident in changing their dog's behaviour through positive reinforcement, routines, and relationship-building.

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You love your dog but you’re struggling to train them in a way that's efficient and effective. It feels overwhelming and frustrating. You adopted a dog to enjoy each other's company and right now it's not feeling as enjoyable as it could.

Walks feel chaotic and even embarrassing, leaving them alone results in complaints from the neighbours, having visitors over is damaging your pride, and doG forbid you leave a crumb of food on the counter...Fido loves to surf! 

Go from a place of overwhelm and anxiety, to a place of confidence and enjoyment!

Whether you have a brand new puppy, a new mystery-history rescue, or a spicy adult dog who needs a couple tweaks, you’ll find what you’re looking for here at Liefdog.

You can get science-based guidance from a qualified professional AND feel supported while connecting with other like-minded guardians who are navigating the same challenges with their dogs.

I can help you by meeting you exactly where you are.


A robust bundle of courses for puppyhood & adolescence 


A robust bundle of courses for leash-reactive dogs

A sad-looking yellow labrador retriever is peering through the curtains on a rain-covered window.


A robust bundle of courses for dogs with separation anxiety

A woman wearing a white tank top sits on a blue couch, holding a cup of coffee. She has a laptop on her lap and a Frenchie curled up next to her.


Meet with me on Zoom or in-clinic for private training


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I've helped thousands of dog-guardians thrive, rather than simply survive.

Are we the right fit for each other?

You are right for Leifdog if:

  • you know there’s no magic wand when it comes to raising a dog and changing their behaviour
  • you’re willing to put in the time to learn about how your dog works so you can work with them and not against them

Liefdog is right for you if:

  • you want a dog who listens to you because they trust you rather than a dog who listens to you because they fear you
  • you want to raise your dog with compassion and curiosity rather than punishment and power struggles

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How can we work together?


If you want access to everything you could need to raise your dog and tackle challenges along the way, you can have it! Right at your fingertips. Courses, tutorials, a community, support from your trainer, and LIVE Office Hours, too! 


Virtual coaching is fantastic for those who need some coaching and support but not necessarily the hands-on work. Separation Anxiety is the perfect example. Perhaps you live outside of our service area? No problem. Book a Zoom call now!


You need eyes on your dog and instant feedback. I get it! You can work with me 1:1 with the support of a trusted veterinary medicine team. Book an in-clinic consult in Oakville or East Toronto. More locations coming soon.


If you're a Veterinarian and you're looking for training and support for your clinic, a safe training referral for patients, or an on-site trainer to work with your behaviour cases, you've come to the right place!