Puppy Play Group
This is a drop in class for puppies 8-16 weeks in age. During this class we work on exposure to various novel items, building positive association through play. We will start each class off with a brief learning period to help shape calm focused behavior around other dogs and handlers. During this time you will learn about appropriate play, how to interrupt inappropriate play, how to advocate for your puppy and when and how to end a play session. We will also discuss the importance of early exposure and how positive exposure is essential to the development of your dog. You will learn how to tell if your puppy is having a positive or negative experience and how to minimize negative ones. These classes are 1 hr long and will end with a relaxation session where your pup will learn to settle on leash while we review the events of that days session.
Puppy Play Group will be held each week on Thursday from 12-1 starting January 11th. There will also be a weekly Sunday Puppy Play Group from 1-2 starting January 21st.
This is a drop in class and the cost is $20
Registration is now open for Puppy Basics. The private lesson portion is to start the within the first two weeks of January.
Registration is now Open for Intermediate Obedience! Classes will be held Thursday evening starting January 18th at 7pm
This is where you and your new friend learn the basics. Manners around food, appropriate interaction with household members, how to tackle jumping, nipping and crate training. In this block of lessons we also discuss proper socialization and the do's and don'ts to get your pup off to the right start. We tackle the basics such as loose leash walking, building engagement as well as sit, down, stay and place.
Each puppy basics package will start off with the first three lessons as one on one. This allows your puppy to learn in an environment that has significantly less distractions which sets your puppy up for success. The last three lessons will be in a group setting. This will allow you and your puppy to practice the skills you have both learned as well as the ability to focus on you and relax around other dogs.
This is the foundation and the most important part of any training program. In basic obedience we cover sit, stay, down, place, heel, loose leash walking and recall. We set the stage for what comes next. This is a block of 6 lessons, the first three being private and the last three being as a group. This allows you and your dog to learn the skills in a low distraction environment before then putting it into practice in a group setting.
Custom programs cover things like reactivity, resource guarding, assisted service dog training as well as E-Collar conditioning.
Each program will look a little different as each dog, their needs, drive and the owners goals are different. The focus of these programs change as and adapt as needed.
Please remember, every client who wishes to do E-Collar training must have a solid foundation of obedience and the dog must show a clear understanding of leash pressure. Teaching leash pressure is included.
These lessons are done in a block of 5 and are private.
This is where we really start to build duration and distance as well as increase the level of distraction we train in. Graduates of basic obedience are often recommended to join drop in group class to help with some aspects of this. But if you really want a dog who can hold a down stay under heavy distractions for an extended period of time, this is the class for you. Here we will explore the techniques used to expand on that foundation we built to achieve your goals.
Reactive Dog Group Class
This class is for reactive dogs who have already completed private lessons. Both the dog and owner will have a good grasp on the behaviour. This class will allow both the dog and owner to continue to progress in an environment designed to help them thrive. We will continue to improve on both obedience and learning to relax in the presence of their triggers. To accomplish this we will use a combination of games, movement and lack of movement. Class size will be limited to 4 dogs and the class will run for 6 weeks.
Drop-in Group Class
Participants for this class will have already taken either private lessons or another group class and been referred over to this class for continued education and loads of fun!!
In this class you can expect to find fun and exciting games that will allow you to continue to practice and grow your skills as a team. Each week there will be a new lesson plan, and the last few minutes of each class will be spent giving students an opportunity to ask questions and address any training hiccups they may be having. There is a cost of $20 per class and they are held weekly with both a daytime and evening option.
*Payment is due upon booking and is non-refundable. Spaces are limited*
****ALL PRIVATE LESSONS ARE TO BE USED WITHIN A 6 MONTH PERIOD FROM THE DATE WHEN PAYMENT IS RECIEVED****