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Operant Animal Training: Ethical Training for Pets in the Greater Toronto Area

Meet Andrew Taylor-Baptiste

Andrew began his professional animal training career in 2007 while completing a degree in Zoology from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. After graduation, he spent the next decade working internationally as an animal care and training specialist, primarily with dolphins. After returning home and working for an emergency veterinary clinic and a local humane society, Andrew decided to utilize his skills and experience in the companion animal field.  

Motivated by a desire to improve public understanding and application of modern positive reinforcement techniques, he founded Operant Animal Training to help meet the behavioural needs of families in Peel and surrounding regions.

Certifications and Memberships

Certified Training Partner of the Karen Pryor Academy

Professional Member of The International Marine Animal Trainers Association

Professional Member of The Animal Behaviour Management Alliance

Professional Member of The Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Certified Training Partner of the Karen Pryor Academy

Professional Member of The International Marine Animal Trainers Association

Professional Member of The Animal Behaviour Management Alliance

Professional Member of The Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Zemi Miami

Zemi Miami is our resident teaching dog. She is a Dutch Shepherd mix who helps new students socialize and model appropriate behaviour.

Our Mission

Our mission is to teach animals and their families to communicate with modern training techniques. We are committed to being the premier animal care and training service in Peel Region.

Why Choose a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner?

The Karen Pryor Academy is one of the most highly-regarded professional dog training organizations in the world. Rooted in current behavioural science and positive reinforcement, KPA Certified Training Partners are able to solve complex behaviour issues without the use of fear, pain, or intimidation.

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