Obedience Training

Our training experience covers many breeds including high drive working dogs, such as German Shepherds, Border Collies, Heelers, Rottweilers and more.

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Behavior Problems

We focus in on the problem and training is aimed at modifying the behavior appropriately. With patience, understanding and proper training your best friend can be a pleasure to be around.

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About Us

We are reputable dog trainers with over 50 yrs combined experience. We have been raising, training and competing with Border Collies and German Shepherds for over 25 years.

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Patience Understanding Trust

Welcome to Absolutely Stirling Dog Training, we are Peter and Lorina Luhoff with over 50 years combined dog training and daily dog working experience.

We are located 16 kms south of Stirling, in rural southern Alberta so we can offer your dog hundreds of acres in which to learn, grow, and develop. We believe in the "Ray Hunt" theory of training "make the right things easy and the wrong things difficult".

We use time honored and innovative methods, proven over decades of time working with dogs. We offer obedience, manners and behavior modification, along with proper pack behavior, so your dog can enjoy time with other dogs. This way of working with dogs comes from years of using dogs in a working environment.

We believe in ample exercise, pack therapy, and positive reinforcement. We accept a very limited number of dogs so your dog receives the time and attention it requires to become a happy, well behaved family member.

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Latest Testimonial


The Magic Happened!

Vault was predictably bad. A violent, aggressive, scary incident was no longer uncommon in our daily lives. A dog that weighs 170lbs, understandably has limited options. A muzzle was mandatory and he was rightfully feared by most. The reality of the aggressive dog that we unknowingly helped create was a huge burden and brought an immense amount of stress and sadness to our lives. His days were numbered and our hearts were broken. When we heard about Absolutely Sterling we contacted them immediately. We were skeptical, but believed that if there was even a small chance that someone could help, we were more than willing to give Vault the help that he needed. Vault was in. We were optimistic but unsure how such a 'bad dog' could be reformed. We had tried group training and one on one training (that lasted 5 mins) with no success.

The Magic Happened! Peter sent us updates throughout the month long process and continued to give us good news. The best and most astonishing day was when photos were posted of Vault playing ball with dogs of all sizes. He looked happy, relaxed, fun and well behaved. How was it possible that he had changed completely? It was time for Vault to come home. Our dog is fabulous. We can confidently report that it's not only Vault that is happy, relaxed, fun and well behaved. We are now able to walk him without a muzzle, with a loose leash and without incident. He listens, he sits, and he's respectful of us, other people and other pets. He is such a sweet dog and brings us so much happiness, joy and laughter.Peter, Lorina and Family; Thank you from the bottom on our hearts! The work you do and love you have for animals is amazing. Vault is absolutely the great dog that you assured and showed us he was.

Dustin Brown

Customer Testimonials

Absolutely amazing! I can tell all the hard work and dedication that was put into my 3 year old Golden Retriever, he is an absolute dream on leash now.

Trisha Dawn D'Agnone.

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Peter's Training Tips

Build a genuinely strong owner-dog relationship based on trust, co-operation and defined roles.

Set boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable behavior for your dogs, and stick to them. Be consistent, make it simple for your dog.

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Contact us

Absolutely Stirling Dog Training
PO Box 216
Stirling, Alberta

Telephone: 403-733-2283

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