Imagine finding your dog-raising village. 

Stop imagining and start experiencing.

A supportive and non-judgemental network of like-minded people who face the same challenges.

Get the tools, accountability and support you need to build an unbreakable bond with your dog, modify troublesome behaviour, and enjoy life together.

UNDERSTAND YOUR DOG & START TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER EFFORTLESSLY

TEACH WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE RATHER THAN PUNISHING THAT WHICH YOU DON'T

TAKE YOUR DOG'S GOOD BEHAVIOURS ON THE ROAD WITH CONFIDENCE AND A SENSE OF PRIDE

ELIMINATE THE GUESSWORK, FRUSTRATION, EMBARRASSMENT, & THE ANXIETY

RAISE THE DOG YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF & BE THE PERSON THEY ALWAYS DESERVED

Just like parents of (human) children, we cannot do it alone. It truly takes a village. 

One of my passions is creating that village for dog-guardians who are looking for support in a judgement-free environment. 

I want to bring the humour back into raising a dog and kick the seriousness to the curb. 

If we're not having fun, we're not learning. It doesn't matter the species! 

Whether you're actively enrolled in group classes or private lessons, LiefDog is your neighbourhood online where you can find resources, connection, support, commiseration, and training plans. 

We are honestly blown away by how wonderful the virtual training has been. We've recommended LiefDog to the rescue we work with, as well as several friends who are interested in getting dogs.

We appreciate how there are always updates and additions. I was worried an online program would just have a set amount of information online and nothing more. We can't believe how often new content is added.

We also love Caryn! She has a great personality. It's so refreshing to work with someone who is so knowledgeable, confident and non-judgemental. You can tell right away she has a passion for dogs, and also has the knowledge and experience to help you and your dog live your best lives together.

Start training today!

  • Live virtual events - Q&AS with Caryn, guest mentors, interviews, masterclasses, Hot Seats, webinars, and more
  • Roadmaps - a clear roadmap to follow and reduce overwhelm, based on your specific journey
  • Tutorials - video and text tutorials to walk you, step-by-step, through training plans
  • Quick Wins - fast solutions for typical challenges that you will face at various stages in your dog's life
  • Courses - a variety of courses to focus on specific challenges
  • Resources - downloadables to keep at your fingertips (or on the fridge)
  • Community - an active, supportive, non-judgemental, moderated, safe community
  • Archive - missed a live event? You can always go back and rewatch it at any speed that suits you
  • Member Perks - discounts on private coaching, public events, products/services, and more

$

29/month


Billed Monthly

BEST DEAL

$

249/year


SAVE $100 !!

* All prices in Canadian Dollars

When you join LiefDog you will get:

A PERSONALISED ROADMAP BASED ON YOU & YOUR DOG

STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIALS WITH WRITTEN AND VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

positive reinforcement dog training courses

ACCESS TO A JUDGEMENT-FREE COMMUNITY

A MONTHLY LIVE Q&A AND LIVE EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

RESOURCES TO SUPPORT YOUR LEARNING AND ENJOYMENT

SCIENCE-BASED INFO, UNLIKE "FREE ADVICE" & SOCIAL MEDIA GROUPS

MEMBERS-ONLY PERKS & A REWARDING AFFILIATE PROGRAM

A SEARCHABLE ARCHIVE OF BINGE-WORTHY REPLAYS


Discover how I do what I do

Gone are the days of blind obedience, being "Alpha", showing your dog who's boss, acting like a mother dog would with her pups, and other (weird) outdated and ineffective ?.

Together, we will use humane, science-based training methods to work with dogs.

What does that look like?

The first goal is to set the environment up to allow the learner to succeed, and teach the dog what we want them to do instead of punishing them.

When addressing behavioural concerns, we start with (a modified for canines version of) Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a way of working through each challenge to resolution.

Our focus is primarily on positive reinforcement: offering dogs something that they like (food, play, human attention, environmental rewards, anything that your dog finds fun) in exchange for behaviours that we would like to see repeated.

We do not use or condone the use of punishment through the use of aversive techniques (leash corrections, physical punishment, jabbing, kicking, yelling, intimidating) nor the use of aversive tools (prong/pinch collars, choke chains, slip leads, spray collars, shock collars).

The risk and fallout from using such tools and techniques is far too great. We recognise that punishment can be very effective in the moment, however, suppression will not give you the outcome, nor the relationship, you desire.

Does that mean we are "permissive" or we "ignore bad behaviour"?

Nope.

Ignoring does nothing to change behaviour and everything to change relationships. We'll do what we can to prevent the undesired behaviour from occurring and if it does happen (which is life!) then we'll use various strategies to redirect the dog to a more appropriate and reinforcing behaviour instead.

Our aim is to change behaviour in the most stress-free way possible for the learner and to help create and nurture the bond between people and their dogs.

I have been working with Caryn for almost a year now and she has changed my and my pup's life! I had never had a dog before and had used 3-4 trainers before finding Caryn. I was not getting the results I was looking for.

Since working with Caryn, I have a dog that will now walk with a loose leash, can comfortably pass pedestrians on the sidewalk as well as bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, and more!

We have the training tools needed for continuous training and being a member of LiefDog provides me access to ask Caryn questions whenever I need to. I 100% recommend LiefDog for training methods based on what is best for your dog, physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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Start training today!

  • Live virtual events - a monthly Q&A with Caryn, plus occasional guest mentors, interviews, masterclasses, Hot Seats, webinars, and more
  • Roadmaps - a clear roadmap to follow and reduce overwhelm, based on your specific journey
  • Tutorials - video and text tutorials to walk you, step-by-step, through training plans
  • Quick Wins - fast solutions for typical challenges that you will face at various stages in your dog's life
  • Courses - a variety of courses to focus on specific challenges
  • Resources - downloadables to keep at your fingertips (or on the fridge)
  • Community - an active, supportive, non-judgemental, moderated, safe community
  • Archive - missed a live event? You can always go back and rewatch it at any speed that suits you
  • Member Perks - discounts on private coaching, public events, products/services, and more

$

29/month


Billed Monthly

BEST DEAL

$

249/year


SAVE $100 !!

* All prices in Canadian Dollars

Frequently Asked Questions

What is LiefDog?

LiefDog is the perfect family dog-raising membership that provides a comprehensive and flexible approach that fits your dog's individual needs and your lifestyle. LiefDog provides a comprehensive and flexible approach that fits your dog's individual needs and your lifestyle.

There are very few people who can spend an hour or two a day training their dog. Let's make it simple by building training into your everyday life.

Get the tools, accountability and support you need to build an unbreakable bond with your dog, modify their behaviour, and let you enjoy life together to its fullest!

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 inside LiefDog.


What is included?

Inside LiefDog you'll find a variety of dog-raising solutions and support avenues that I wish I had available to me when I adopted my first dog as an adult. I've created an online, searchable, treasure trove that includes:

  • Live virtual events - Q&As with Caryn, guest mentors, interviews, masterclasses, Hot Seats, webinars, and more
  • Roadmaps - a clear roadmap to follow and reduce overwhelm, based on your specific journey,
  • Tutorials - video and text tutorials to walk you, step-by-step, through training plans,
  • Quick Wins - fast solutions for typical challenges that you will face at various stages in your dog's life,
  • Courses - a variety of courses to focus on specific challenges
  • Resources - downloadables to keep at your fingertips (or on the fridge),
  • Community - an active, supportive, non-judgemental, moderated, safe community,
  • Archive - missed a live event? You can always go back and rewatch it at any speed that suits you,
  • Member Perks - discounts on private coaching, public events, products/services, and more.

When can I join?

Currently our membership is open and you can join anytime! Start getting the guidance and support you need without waiting for a spot to become available. 


How is the content delivered?

The content in the membership is a mix of formats based on the type of information you’re looking for. We often have video tutorials with demonstrations, presentations with voiceover to provide visuals plus an explanation, there are printable handouts that can be completed offline and printed if you choose. Live events are recorded and available for replay, including closed captioning, a transcript, and an audio file. There are short courses as well as longer, more in-depth courses and exercises to follow. 


How much support is available?

You'll be surrounded by support! Not only from your community of like-minded, non-judgemental dog-guardians, but also from ME! I'm in the community regularly, answering questions and providing guidance. 


How's the view from that fence?

If you’re thinking “this sounds amazing but I’m still not 100% sure…” keep reading - You should give LiefDog a try if you’re motivated by any of the following:

  • You are tired of throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing very little that sticks
  • You are sick of Google searches and free Facebook groups
  • You're overwhelmed by all the conflicting advice that leads you in the wrong direction and wastes your time
  • You don’t want to keep spending money on private training that is more expensive than it is supportive
  • You’re not afraid to put in the hard work, knowing that there is no magic wand
  • You want the results AND the relationship with your dog

There is a lot of information out there and we’ve been on technology overload since March of 2020. Don’t I know it!

We crave the in-person experience and we feel like it would be better to have a trainer set eyes on our dog and do the heavy lifting. I completely understand.

I’m asking you to imagine having access to your trainer as well as a searchable library of solutions to your dog-related questions, and a non-judgmental community that won’t give you bogus advice (without me stepping in, anyway!) when you ask a question or reach out for support.

Maybe LiefDog doesn’t replace in-person training for you, or those group classes on Saturday mornings, but maybe what it does is support your learning and progress. Consider LiefDog your dog’s Google. Come here to dig deeper into your dog’s behaviour and have everything you need at your fingertips. Utilise in-person training to practice what you learn. Come back here and lean on me and your community for support and accountability!

For well over a decade, my clients have said to me “I wish you could just move in with me for a year.” and “I wish I could carry you around in my back pocket.” and this is truly as close as it’s going to get.

I created LiefDog to better support my people, and I hear time and time again that this has been the best investment they could have made in their dog.

There’s a seat here for you AND your dog. I can’t wait to see you in it.

$

29/month


Billed Monthly

BEST DEAL

$

249/year


SAVE $100 !!

* All prices in Canadian Dollars

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