UP with PUP!

Reward-Based Positive Dog Training | Toronto, Ontario

Dog and puppy training
Pet photography
Behaviour consulting

UP with PUP!



PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer taking clients. We are halting operations at the end of 2014.


At Up with Pup we work every day to foster better communication and understanding between species.

How we do it:

We use positive, reinforcement-based clicker training and customized behaviour modification programs to create rewarding relationships with our dogs. If you are looking for a truly dog friendly approach to dealing with behavioural issues then you are in the right place.

Who we are:

Up with Pup is run by Sean Howard, CPDT-KA, PMCT. Sean is the first Pat Miller Certified Trainer in Canada, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), an APDT C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator, a Member of the Pet Professional Guild and a Peaceable Paws Affiliate in good standing.

Where we are located:

We are located in Toronto, Ontario and serve the greater GTA.

Services we offer:

We offer behavioural consultations and pet photography. 

Who is this Pat Miller you speak of?

Pat Miller is recognized as one of the top clicker trainers and positive-reinforcement behaviour consultants in the industry.

She has been training dogs for over 35 years and is a CBCC-KA (Certified Behaviour Consultant Canine), a CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer), and an IIACAB (International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior) endorsed behaviour consultant and dog trainer. She is the past President of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), currently sits on the board of the CPDT, is the Training Editor for Whole Dog Journal, and a featured contributor to leading dog magazines such as Bark and the Whole Dog Journal.

You can find more about her here.

What are others saying about you?

See our testimonials page to hear directly from past clients.


We don't believe in or recommend trainers that offer "guarantees". We will work with you to develop a training or behaviour modification program that meets your needs and your budget. Modifying behaviour takes work and time. Results will depend on the commitment and personalities of everyone involved. We stay with you via email, phone and in-person visits to help you and your companion animal succeed.

Our Policies:

We are a truly-dog-friendly trainer and will not tolerate any use of prongs, shock collars, ecollars, or choke collars. If you choose to use any of these tools, we will be unable to work with you and your dog.

Our training agreement is available for review here.

We ask for 24 hours notice, where possible, on any cancellations or re-bookings.

Sessions purchased in packs must be completed within 3 months of purchasing a pack.

We do not give refunds. In the event of a death or other tragic event, contact Sean to discuss an exception.


Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed

Association of Pet Dog Trainers - Dog Training Professionals

Walks N Wags First Aid Certified