Hi again Luba. Sorry if I wasn't clear. I'm not in Guelph - I'm actually 1km south of Barrie. I had checked PetSmart's web site and read (although I can't find that reference any more
) that their trainers are trained by a professor from Guelph University (I think they're the only University who offer any Animal Behaviour courses?). Being in Cottage Country (almost), I'm a little adverse to travelling all the way to Guelph or Ottawa for training. Talk about a commute!
I think I also read somewhere (might even have been on this site??) that there's no such thing as "training for trainers", and that lead me to believe that the place in Ottawa might be not 100% legit (
I'm taking Phoebe to her first obedience class on Thursday, so I'll see what they have to say about it (I'm sure they get asked about it all the time!). I'll let you know if I learn anything new.
Thanks for the excellent input, as always!