Teaching Animals
To Be Family

Operant Animal Training: Ethical Pet Training in the Greater Toronto Area

Welcome to Operant Animal Training

Are you looking for an effective, force-free way to train your pet?

At Operant Animal Training, we utilize modern scientific methods to create lasting results that transform your pet’s behaviour and strengthen your relationship with them.

Whether you have a canine, feline, avian, or more exotic animal companion, we have tailored training programs to suit their unique needs.

How We Help Greater Toronto Pets and their Families

Puppy Training

At our Puppy Academy, we provide the essential early learning and socialization for young pups to become great dogs!

Cat Training

We provide expert guidance and proven methods to help your feline friend build essential behaviours, while strengthening your bond and creating a happier home environment.

Bird Training

You’ll be amazed at how trainable and intelligent your bird is! Unlock a new level of communication as you embark on a rewarding journey of training together.

Exotic Animal Training

By using modern positive reinforcement techniques, we can implement training plans to improve the behaviour of many species in zoos and private collections.

Why Choose Operant Animal Training?

Commitment to Positive Reinforcement

Following in the footsteps of industry leaders like Karen Pryor, Ken Ramirez, and Terry Ryan, we use the most effective and humane training techniques. Watch the following video for more information.

Fast and Convenient

Our personalized approach ensures the most efficient and least stressful learning experience for both humans and animals.


With over 15 years of professional animal training experience working with dozens of species around the world, we are ready for any challenge!

Our Training Philosophy

We adhere to the force-free principles and ethical animal training techniques of the Karen Pryor Academy. Training is teaching, and an important part of quality animal care.

We use positive reinforcement to shape desired behaviours and improve relationships between humans and their animals.

Happy Families

“When I adopted Lyla as a rescue from the humane society in the British Virgin Islands, the only thing I knew about her was that she was young, and friendly. We didn’t know if she had ever lived in a house, or even if she was house trained. Andrew’s patience and consistency with her has made her the wonderful canine citizen she is today. His passion for understanding her behaviour and needs translated into customizing a training plan not just for her, but for me as an owner. He taught me how to be consistent and fair with her so that she would want to work with me and be a good girl. She is the best girl and my favourite girl 11 years later!”

– Cecilia

We enrolled our 4 month old Labrador Finn for training with Andrew at Operant Animal Training for 5 weeks, all I can say it was worth every penny. My boy is on his way of becoming the best dog he can be. Andrew is an awesome person and excellent Trainer, he truly loves the puppies. I would not want my puppy to go anywhere else.

– Ann

“Andrew is AMAZING he really takes the time to train your pup and is helping you at home every step of the way with his what’s app support! I work in the animal care industry and finding a trainer for my puppy was very difficult, even with asking other professionals in my field. Andrew does an amazing job and is very patient. Highly recommend for anyone starting out and needs help with the basics!”

– Marinella

Are You Ready to Teach Your Pet to be Family?