Meet the Team
CK9A Owner; Lead Trainer & K9 Behaviourist
Eddie is an experienced dog trainer and canine educator who has worked in the industry for over 7+ years. Eddie is the founder of the highly-regarded Classic K9 Academy in Toronto, ON. Eddie specializes in numerous methods of professional dog training, and is known to take on some of the hardest Behaviour Modifcation Rehab cases in Toronto. His experience in learning and understanding dog behaviour allows him to connect with dogs, and break through problems such as aggression and reactivity.
In addition to training dogs, Eddie believes in Balanced Training methods (reward for positive behaviorus & correct for negative behaviours). In addition his belief to routine & structure has given many benefits to his clients having them understand why and how their dog's act a certain way making communication between their dog and themselves stronger through relationship based exercises.
His variety of clientele includes working with first-time dog owners, standard family households, and affluential busy persons such as: lawyers, doctors, nurses, business owners, and influencers. While working with his clients, Eddie films the progress of the dogs in his care during training in addition to keeping owners updated.
Eddie not only focuses on training dogs, but also educates owners through constant feedback and advice to upkeep the positive progress in the owner's care.
Lead Trainer & K9 Behaviourist
Vinny has been a dog trainer and canine instructor for more than two years. It all began when he adopted his 3 year old Italian Mastiff - 'Athena' and got to work right away from a young age. Proofing her high level obedience, agility, protection work, sports (dock diving, wall run, lure coursing, slatmill, etc) . He brought up a very functional, all-purpose Italian Mastiff.
Vinny is the owner and creator of Valor K9 Slatmills INC. and specializes in creating k9 sports and rehabilitation equipment and also employing a variety of techniques for expert k9 training. In order to connect with dogs and overcome issues like aggression and reactivity, boredom, lack of stimulation, engagement, and even fundamental obedience with the years he has spent learning about and understanding dogs.
Much like Eddie; Vinny also believes in the traditional balanced training approach, which rewards good behaviour and corrects bad behaviour. Additionally, by helping his clients understand the reasons behind their dogs' actions and how to improve communication with them through relationship-based activities, his belief in routine and structure has provided many benefits to his clients.
Vinny is not only focuses on training canines but also instructs owners by providing feedback and guidance continuously to maintain the gains made while under the owner's care.