DogsUnlimited Dog Training & Behaviour was founded by Mark McConnell in 1994. Mark began his professional dog training career after graduating from University. In those early days an initial visit to the owner's home was followed up by several sessions under everyday life conditions away from the home. The real world approach to training people and helping dogs began on parking lots, shopping malls, green spaces, and just about anywhere people might spend time with their beloved companions.

 Mark noticed early on that many people called on him for help with situational problems. "My dog pulls on the leash when it sees another dog," or "My dog won't come when I call him at the park" A common thread between these callers was most thought they needed a dog obedience class to solve their issues or that basic obedience would give them an obedient dog. The most successfully integrated and well behaved dogs come from homes who train within their dog's unique "reality". Understanding how lifestyle combines with a dog's character to support good or undesireable behaviour is the most important part of any dog training plan. The Lifestyle Process was born.

 From the very beginning Mark thought differently about how professional dog training services should be offered.

 The Lifestyle Process speaks to the needs of dog owners, as well as their dogs. We all lead lives with many differences. A quality approach must take into account the factors that make each situation unique. Individual attention, personal pace, and ongoing communication and support are the top 3 things that help people achieve and maintain success. 

 Today DogsUnlimited has grown in experience and remained committed to the individual approach helping families as well as individuals train their puppies or adult dogs for the life they lead. Any age, any goal, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more highly personal or committed dog training & behaviour professional anywhere.


  1. Know each dog as an individual - Learn to be highly observant.  
  2. Be aware of how our own habits, actions and lifestyle impact dog behaviour. 
  3. Training methods & equipment need to fit the big picture. Assess and continually reassess based on results - Flexibility is highly effective.
  4. Incorporate dog training strategies, recommendations and structure seamlessly into everyday life - Dog Raising, not Dog Training.


Great Dogs. One Owner at a Time.