​​August  2016


Lynda, overall it is going great! We we took Roxy on a bit of a road trip last week, visiting three different cottages, and she couldn’t have been better behaved or more social – she made a lot of friends and people were amazed by her great personality and behaviour.  

Lara and Roxy


December​ 2017


​Throughout the process Lynda kept me informed with bi-weekly emails and pictures. When I picked up Hasli, Lynda spent significant time explaining all the training that had been done and provided helpful tips.  When I arrived home, Hasli was house trained and knew basic commands, which was very helpful!  I would definitely use Confident Canines services again and would recommend it to friends and family!  John and Hasli 

October​ 2017


Sky is doing well.  The first 2 nights I slept beside him and let him out in middle of night and now he is used to his crate and can sleep until morning.  

He is playing with my daughter very well, just a little bit of nipping which I believe every puppy does it. 

Thank you very much for taking care of Sky for 10 days, and all the information you gave us about him.  Sania and S​ky

March 2018


Thank you Lynda and Jamie for all of the amazing work you do for dogs! 


We are truly blessed to have people such as yourself who are so dedicated, passionate and loving towards our furry family members whom we love so dearly. 


We are so grateful for your work.  Kinda, Jermaine and Bucket

August 2017


We are so pleased with the training our puppy, Bernie, received from Lynda & Jamie! You can tell the dogs loved being with Lynda & Jamie. Lynda uses positive reinforcement techniques and over the 4 weeks that our Bernie was with them, he learned so much we are amazed! It has been a fantastic transition thus far from her place to our home. Lynda provides detail instructions, a manual to follow along, weekly emails with updates/videos & pictures etc. Lynda has been and continues to be exceptional at handling any questions we have. We highly recommend Confident Canines!!  Shelley, Dane and Bernie

April 2018 


I cannot praise Lynda and Jamie of Confident Canines enough. My Daisy went directly to them from the breeders and in four short weeks they did wonders for her. She came home confident and well mannered with excellent manners. It really takes a team to raise a puppy and I am thrilled that Confident Canines were there at the start for my dog. No hesitation in recommending Lynda and Jamie to any dog owners!  Chris, Nick, Charlotte and Daisy May

​​June 2017


All is going so amazing with Millie.  She is an absolute treasure in our lives.  She issooooo well behaved, sits and is patient, thinks before she leaps, is calm, loves people, loves her belly rubbed, listens and is just honestly such an easy dog it constantly amazes us.  I believe part of that is of course due to her nature, but I am certain a very large part is the very formative 4 weeks that she spent with Lynda in her loving home.  I sing her praises regularly and everyone we know clearly agrees with us that the 4 weeks were the very best  investment we could have made - the difference between her and other local 'non-imprinted' pups is really very noticeable!!  If we could have stood to be apart from her for longer I am certain Lynda could have worked even more magic with her! "  Petra and Millie

December​ 2017


Lynda knew I was a first-time dog owner and really took her time to explain everything and help me through preparations for all that comes with getting a new puppy. Even before I had selected my dog, Lynda helped guide me with selecting further training programs, daycare, pet food and supplies and veterinary care. She took so much stress away from reviewing the overwhelming amounts of information online and ensured my puppy would be ready to settle in at home when the time came. 

Before Dexter transitioned from the breeder to Lynda, he was highly sensitive to noise and would cower behind people when he was startled. I live in a busy city, and Lynda managed to decondition him to stimuli so much that the transition was almost seamless (despite the sirens and other loud noises that come with living in Toronto)! Everyone we meet cannot believe he is so well behaved at only 12 weeks old. I wish I could take the credit, but I owe so much to Lynda and Jamie for setting up my puppy for success. I cannot recommend their services enough!- Felicity and Dexter

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October 2016


Things are going very well with Ruby!  No accidents at all, she goes to her crate for her scheduled times.  She is going to the door on her own and ringing the bells but not always does she go when she goes outside.  Sometimes I think that she just likes to ring the bells.   Sherri and Ruby



August 2017


Lynda, thank you so much for the training you did with Maviic. I would recommend this training to anyone with a new puppy. It has helped immensely, people cant believe how good he is and at such a young age. We are keeping up with the basics you taught him and adding more with the literature you gave us.....it was a great experience....Thanks again Mark, Sylvie and Maviic

February 2018


After deciding to welcome a puppy into our family, we researched the breed carefully, we have 5 children under 8 years of age. Having very little knowledge on how to train a puppy, and very little time, we knew that imprinting was the right decision for our family.
Our handsome Bosco spent 5 weeks with Lynda in a specialized program geared to our family’s specific needs. Our youngest children are 2 and 9 months so biting and jumping were two of our biggest concerns. Lynda was amazing to deal with, contacting us weekly (at least) and sending video and photo updates. She was accessible for any questions we had, and has checked in several times since Bosco has arrived home.
I cannot imagine having had to contend with the intense training Bosco would have required, to fit into our family. He came to us sleeping through the night, comfortable in his crate, barely mouthing at all, and quick to take his mouth off when told “oops”. We have had no nipping at all and zero jumping on any of the children unless he is just overly excited. He sits, stands, lies down and shakes a paw every time. He has also mastered the emergency “come” command which has yet to fail for us.  Thanks for all of you hard work!!  Charlotte, Wayne, Danika, Brooklyn, Regan, Tenley, Quaid, and Bosco

May 2018


We all just want to thank you and Jamie and Nica for a wonderful start to Karma's life! His 4 weeks with you delivered as promised. He is kind, confident and wants to please. He learned to sit, lie down, stand, stay, watch me and emergency recall. He learned how to ring a bell to go potty and how to have a soft mouth so he doesn't hurt people with his needle teeth! He's getting a handle on leash walking and enjoys going to the beach especially! He loves the water and he loves meeting people and other doggies. He's not afraid of normal sights and sounds. He loves his crate and heads there at nap time without prompting! He wears his harness and loves playing and cuddle time.
You kept us informed with pictures and videos of Karma's progress and took the stress out of our puppy process. You've also given us clear instructions for his successful transition to his forever home and you've been accessible for follow up and questions (of which there are lots!)
I have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone who is considering adopting a puppy.  You have a lovely (and spotless) home and you were warm and welcoming when we wanted to come for family visits from Toronto.   Love Karma, Saara and Greg

June 2017


Roxy is doing great!  She has not been overwhelmed by the 5 children and has adjusted very nicely.  She loves the garden and chewing on her bones in the shade.  Biggie and Roxy hit it off right away and love each other already.  We are really happy!!  Axelle and Roxy ​

April 2018


Millie  spent 7 weeks with Lynda.  Being first time dog owners and having a child with special needs, we knew we needed a gentle, well-behaved, and patient dog.  Lynda was involved early in our process, connecting us with our breeder and even helping to select our puppy to find the right fit.  Being from Ottawa, we were not able to meet Millie until we came to bring her home.  Lynda and Jamie went above and beyond to make that easier. They were always available to answer our questions and sent us lots of pictures and videos of her progress.  They take pups into town to visit with the community and have plenty of puppy play dates for good socialization. Big sister Nica watches over the pups in the program and teaches them good doggie manners and how to have fun too.

Millie is wonderful, calm, girl who is very well-behaved.  We get comments all the time about how good she is.  Millie came home bell trained, sleeping through the night in her crate, and with the commands “Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Leave it, Drop it, Come, and On your mat” all firmly in hand.  She is already walking very nicely with lots of loose leash time and greets other dogs so politely!  She has a very soft mouth and is quickly redirected from any “oops” moments, which was of utmost importance to us.   
You can tell Lynda truly wants the best for the dogs in her care. She was in tune with the fact that Millie was sad when her sister went home, and was able to adjust her training accordingly.  She has a great facility, is very patient, uses progressive training methods, and has progressive views on animal health.  We would highly recommend Lynda to others looking for a good imprinting program.  Emily, Steve, Oliver and Millie

December​ 2017


Murphy spent only 2 weeks with Lynda and we are amazed at the results.  He has been home for a few days with no accidents in the house, he has adjusted well to his crate and even slept through the night! 


Thank you so much for your hard work and all of the information and help, you continue to give us! - Leanne and Murphy

​​​November 2016


Molly has had a couple of play dates and has met people on walks. She sleeps through the night well in a crate. She has been ringing the bell, but mostly when we ask her to. Yesterday evening she did it on her own and John took her right out. She is good with potty. Thanks for your good fundamental work. Beth, John and Molly

May 2017


Lynda did such a fantastic job with Oreo.  She truly cares about the dogs in her care and the families that will receive them. 


As we learn more about our puppy it's nice to know that Lynda is just an email away.  Marko and Oreo

August 2017


JoJo came home last week after spending six weeks with Lynda. Her transition has been incredible. She knows the basic and the most important commands: Come, Stay/Wait and sit. She also knows "good potty." She is so well behaved and goes into her crate when asked. She's conditioned to car rides, people, noises, walking on the leash and playing with other dogs. She's an angel. 


This is the second time we've worked with Lynda. The first was two years ago with JoJo's sister LuLu -- who

is perfect in every way and the most popular dog on the college campus she visits daily!  Thank you Lynda (Jamie, Nica and Chip)  The Dennisons ​(see LuLu on What Others Say About Lynda page)

June 2017 


Hi Everyone,  my name is Beau.  I was a guest of Lynda's from April 29th to June 10th, 2017. My mom

signed me up for 6 weeks of  Lynda's puppy imprinting program.  I really enjoyed my training with Lynda and learned so much that I have my Mom and Dad so very happy and proud of me. Lynda taught me all the basic obedience commands such as sit, stand, come, lay down and more. Lynda socialized me with many other puppies and dogs so I would be confident when I see them. Lynda exposed me to many different noises, items and festivals so I won't be scared when I come across any of these. I know how to ring a bell to let my Mom and Dad know when I have to go pee outside. Lynda also gave me a lot of hugs and kisses and made me a part of her family. My Mom and I really appreciate everything Lynda has done and definitely recommend her to anyone who is considering the puppy imprint program.  Feel free to contact us at llostra@yahoo.ca  Thank you, Lisa and Beau

June 2017


​​​​Lynda & Jamie gave our puppy such a great start in the big world as her third set of parents! They are so calm & gentle with the pups and we think that rubbed off on our puppy. From the first day home she never had an accident in the house and slept the whole night. The dogs are socialized with other dogs as well as humans. We're still in touch with Lynda & Jamie to get tips and to update them on Nica's progress. We highly recommend Lynda (& her 'helper' Jamie) as a dog trainer because she is an extremely competent professional with a huge warm heart.  Elizabeth, Olav and Nica


Please Note:  We were asked by the family to take Nica in as our own, as their lifestyle had changed.  As hard as it was, they did not feel they could offer her the best life she deserved.  We said YES! and Nica is our newest family member to join our team!

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February 2017


Hi Lynda, Finn is doing really well! He is consistently going potty outside and sleeps happily overnight from about 10:30 pm to 7:30 am. 


He plays really well with other dogs at the park.  He consistently responds to sit, down, settle and drop it.   Heather and Finn


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January 2018


We sent our Bernedoodle pup to Lynda at Confident Canines on Dec 22 for 2 weeks.  I can’t even begin to tell you the level of service you receive from Lynda.  We had not met our pup, he went there straight from the breeders.  She kept me informed of everything he was doing, the progress he was making, all of the outings they brought him on, other dogs he was meeting, people they went to visit.  I received many videos and pictures and great information. It was such peace of mind knowing my pup was in great hands and I was part of his progress along the way. 
King is such an amazing dog.  He is smart and he listens.  He already sits, stays in down position, plays, he comes when called. His “potty skills are great!  He only had 2 accidents in the house, but this was his first day home.  Lynda puts in so much time training the dogs.  The best part was the constant communication between us. Since King has been home, I have telephoned her with questions and sent emails back and forth with his progress.  Lynda truly cares about the progress of your dog. Thank you Lynda for all your help!!  King is progressing beautifully with all your recommendations.  Lucy,  Frank and King Floyd.​