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Professional, experienced, and empathetic coaching will allow you to help your pet reach their full potential, whatever your goals may be. Learn proactive positive reinforcement techniques that leverage your pet’s intrinsic motivation and enhance your relationship.


Matthias Lenz has over 10 years experience as a professional dog trainer, and is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP) and Family Dog Mediator. He is a Supporting Member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC), where he has served two years as the Chair of the Working Animals Division and currently serves as a member of the board for the IAABC Foundation. 


An engaged and well-respected member of the international dog training community, he has written and published several articles in the peer-reviewed IAABC journal, and has presented his work at international conferences and events, including the 2019 and 2022 Assistance Dogs International (ADI) conference.


How I Can Help You

  • Fifteen (15) minutes via phone or virtually.

    15 min
  • Thirty (30) minutes virtually.

    30 min
    75 US dollars
  • Sixty (60) minutes virtually.

    1 hr
    100 US dollars
  • Sixty (60) min single in-person session

    1 hr
    150 US dollars
  • Sixty (60) min session following an initial in-person session.

    1 hr
    120 US dollars



With an emphasis on humane  training techniques, we will work with you to create a custom training plan for your dog’s unique needs, grounded in kindness, patience, and empathy.

Our training philosophy is based on current industry best practices.


Kristen and Lucy Mae

Lucy Mae had a deep fear of the car and flat out refused to go anywhere near our vehicle. Matthias was amazing!  In no time at all, Lucy Mae was jumping in and out of our car with no issues. Matthias is approachable, positive and easy to work with.  Best of all Lucy Mae loves working with him and he has made positive and impactful changes in her behaviour.  I can wholeheartedly recommend Matthias to anyone who needs help with their dog.


Adele and Bodhi

Matthias has a unique gift and passion for understanding dogs as well as their trainers, and how to translate that understanding into practices that will support a healthy relationships between pets and their humans. He was a huge support in helping us to better work with our puppy in effective and humane ways and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a dog trainer.


Laurie and Ollie

We were fortunate to book several private lessons with Matthias to help with training our Golden Retriever puppy, Ollie.  Matthias was so helpful and provided us with foundational skills and approaches that were fun, positive and effective.  He tailored the training sessions to meet our needs and he was available to answer questions that arose and to provide materials online. Matthias is an excellent listener and is very personable, not to mention a superb dog trainer.

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