Class Descriptions

Obedience Classes are a great idea for every dog, regardless of breed or age. The more training you do with your dog the more you will enjoy them. Not only does it create a well behaved dog, it tires them out. All dogs need a job to do, and all dogs need leadership. All of our classes are aimed at teaching the dog who their leader is and building compliance. 


   ALL CLASSES COME COMPLETE WITH UNLIMITED PHONE AND EMAIL SUPPORT DURING THE ENTIRE CLASS SESSION

PUPPY ESSENTIALS

Puppy Essentials Class












For Everything Puppy!


This course is for puppies between the ages of 10 - 18 weeks old at the start of the course. This course will benefit ALL puppies, regardless of how much home training they have had. A puppy needs to get out see new things, new people and other dogs. The Puppy Essentials course  gives you an opportunity to do this in a safe environment. Learn how to raise a well balanced puppy. Puppies need to have had 2 sets of vaccines by the second week of class. 

You only get one chance to do it right!

This Course Will Cover:                                                                                                                                
  • Getting started with obedience - Leave it, Sit, Down, Stand, Come, begin to walk on leash.
  • Handling and grooming.
  • Biting. 
  • Jumping up.
  • Proper socialization - both with dogs and people. Learn how to create a dog that is good with other dogs but isn't wild and crazy over them.
  • Food manners.                                                                                                              
  • House training.
  • Crate training.
  • Establishing the right relationship with your pup from the start.                                  
  • How to avoid resource guarding before it happens.
  • Raising a well rounded, socially acceptable puppy.
  • Question periods every class for individual household problems as well as lesson plans to take home. 
  • Unlimited phone and email help for the duration of the course, for any problems you may be having with your puppy. 
Cost = $195.00 HST included for 6 lessons


BASIC OBEDIENCE







The Basic Obedience course is where all dogs begin if they are over 18 weeks old. This course helps you get your dog under control and makes them a more enjoyable family pet. It is all about teaching your dog COMPLIANCE, both in your home and out in public around distractions. Even if your dog knows basic things like Sit or Down, this is the course for you to fix any issues you may be having.  It will also help you build your bond with your dog. You know that well behaved dog you see out in public that you wish was your dog? This course is what you need to achieve that.

If you never do anything else with your dog, be sure you do this course! This is the course that all dogs, regardless of age, need to take. NO DOG IS TOO OLD!

This course will cover:
  • Teaching your dog to heel at your side without the use of head halters or food. No more pulling on leash, even around distractions.
  • Getting your dog to turn his attention to you when he's distracted.
  • Sit, down, stand, stay, place, and come (on leash until Basic Level II course) - RELIABLY -  the first time they are told, without food being needed.
  • Controlling your dog around other dogs (no more dislocated shoulders) and in public.
  • Biting, jumping up, barking.
  • Teaching your dog to accept handling, grooming, vetting.
  • Problem behaviours within the home. 
  • Question period each week for individual problems and lesson plans to take home. 
  • Unlimted phone and email help for the duration of the course, for any problems you may be having with your dog. 
FREE practice session during your week one lesson. 7 Lessons for the price of 6

You will need to be able to do a minimum of 40 minutes per day of practice work for this course. 

Cost = $195.00 HST included for 6 lessons

BASIC OBEDIENCE LEVEL II  - OFF LEASH RELIABILITY!















The Basic Level II course is ONLY for dogs that have fully completed the Basic Obedience course. 

Every dog needs this course, to complete their training, solidify what they've learned, and to achieve off leash reliability. Even if it's just for safety purposes, off leash reliability should be everyone's goal! Finish this course and you likely won't need any other training on your dog. 

This course will cover:
  • Solidifying all material covered in Basic Obedience at greater distance with more distractions.
  • A solid, reliable recall (getting your dog to come when called), with distractions.
  • Fine tuning obedience covered in the Basic Obedience course.
  • Long distance stays.
  • Reliable off leash heeling.
  • Getting your dog trial ready if that is your goal
  • Unlimted phone and email help for the duration of the course, for any problems you may be having with your dog. 
Cost = $195.00 HST included for 6 lessons

TRIAL PREP












The Trial Prep course is only for dogs that have completed Basic Level II, no exceptions. It is designed to get you ready to compete in obedience trials, and to polish up what you learned in Level II.

This course will cover: 

  • Handler skills for success in the ring
  • Rules for  Certified Good Neighbour (CGN), Rally Novice (RN) and Companion Dog (CD) 
  • Brushing up on skills to make your dog trial ready, including stays with distractions, Stand for Exam, Finishes. 
Cost = $125.00 HST included for 5 lessons

If your dog has already fully completed any of these classes and you would like to brush up, I offer a discounted rate for the same dog and handler taking the same class.

Cost = $150.00 HST included