Do You Know the McCanns? - McCann Professional Dog Trainers

Do You Know the McCanns?

McCann Professional Dog Trainers, originally known as McCann VS McCann, was established in 1982 by Deb & Marti McCann. Over nearly 4 decades, more than 70,000 family pets have benefited from training with McCanns. That's a lot of dogs!!!

Deb and Marti got their start training Airedale Terriers in high-end Obedience and Flyball competitions. They were the teams to watch and people wanted to learn from them.

The McCann Method® of dog training evolved over the years to incorporate new methods created by the pair and their dedicated team of staff. The one of a kind facility has shaped up to be world class. Originating in school gyms and community centres, McCann Professional Dog Trainers now sits on 20 beautiful acres in the heart of Flamborough. The property hosts the main building, which holds 3 large, air conditioned training halls and a 12,000 sq. ft. sports arena with top quality artificial grass and modern regulation equipment. We hold AAC, CKC and UKI agility trials year round and training classes run 5 nights/week. The main building is host to Head Start puppy classes, Grades 1, 2 & 3 obedience classes and advanced training in Grade 4.

Come out for a tour anytime and see what we are all about. We'd love to have you sit in and watch classes. We’re always happy to have 2-legged spectators for classes. Let us introduce you to our world. In the meantime, meet Deb & Marti McCann and enjoy the history of the business that is McCann Professional Dog Trainers!

Check out the story of how McCann Professional Dog Trainers began. In addition, see how much the programs have evolved since the early 80's.


Meet Deb & Marti McCann

Did you know that we have a 12,000 sq. ft. building dedicated solely to Agility training? 21-time World Champion Kayl McCann runs classes and seminars year round. Following true McCann tradition, she has set the bar high for Dog training and competition.

Hi! I'm Shannon Viljasoo and I joined the McCann team in 1999 while training Quincey, my wonderful and spirited Rottweiler, to have good listening skills. I'm the Director of Online Training and Content for McCann Professional Dog Trainers and I enjoy writing about dogs and dog training for the McCann blog. I currently share my life with 2 Tollers (Reggie & Ned) and I love helping people develop the best possible relationship with their 4-legged family members.

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