Welcome to Clever Canines Training!

A new way to access obedience training for your dog in the Soo!


We’re dog enthusiasts who have been training our dogs to successfully compete in dog sports, including obedience training, rally obedience, agility, and dock diving, for over 15 years each.  We want to help you have happy , well-mannered canines companions too.  We keep our services reasonably-priced to ensure training is as worry-free as possible.

We provide instruction using positive and motivating methods to ensure that you and your clever canine have FUN while training. Training is hard work, but it should also build the relationship between dog and handler. It should not just be a “job.” Both the handler and the dog should enjoy training time. To your dog, training should make them think “yay, I get to spend time with my favourite person and get to learn new things and get praise, treats and play time!”

We offer three great training options to suit your needs:

Group Classes

Group classes run for 6 weeks in a row, and give you an opportunity to learn in a group setting. We have several class types to meet your needs!


With an in-person training session (1 hour in length), you will meet with a trainer at a location of your choice. 3 or 6 appointment packs are also available!


With an online training session (1 hour in length), you will meet with a trainer through Skype, FaceTime or another online application that you are familiar with. 3 or 6 appointment packs are also available!

Choose the type of obedience  training medium that works best for you.

We are dedicated to making training fun!

Brandie Sanderson

Brandie has been training and competing with her canine companions for more than 12 years. She previously instructed with a local kennel club from 2006-2011, providing instruction in obedience, rally obedience, agility, and behaviour modification…

Michael Sanderson

I love to take a dog for even just a few moments and show an owner just how attentive their dog can be once they have the right tools. In the past 10 years, I have trained my own dog, Beta in Obedience Rally Obedience and obtained both an RN and CD on Beta I have also played a key part of leashed handling with most of the dogs in my current household….

Not sure what you need?

Have one of our trainers come for an In-Person appointment. They will meet with you for 1 hour, and assess your dog’s training needs and your preferences in order to help you decide on the most appropriate package for you.  We also have free initial phone consultations if you have questions before booking!