Family Pet Training Classes
Our family pet training classes will help you develop a good relationship with your dog, provide for a well-mannered pet, and encourage owners to become responsible pet owners. Our spacious, fully matted facilities, plus our low student teacher ratios allow for a good class experience. Level 1 Obedience Classes are for dogs who have completed a puppy class or have never taken a obedience class before. Level 2 Obedience is for those who have taken our Level 1 Obedience class.
Canine Good Neighbour
The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) program promotes responsible pet ownership. The skills taught in this class will help you develop a well mannered, confident, and controlled dog in everyday situations both at home and in public.This is a fun, non-competitive class.
Rally obedience (also known as Rally or Rally-O) is an dog sport based on obedience. Unlike in Competitive Obedience, the competitors proceed around a course of designated stations with the dog in heel position. The course consists of 10 to 20 signs that instruct the team what to do. The team starts with 100 points, and the judge deducts points for mistakes.
For dog owners who enjoy competition and relish the opportunity to work as a highly tuned team with their dog.
A fun and challenging sport where dogs are directed through a variety of obstacles such as hurdles, tunnels teeter-totter, A-frame, weave poles and much more. Not all levels of Agility are offered each session.
Introduction to Dog Sport
Are you interested in pursuing some of the other dog sports available to you like Agility and Rally.
Come out and learn some of the fun foundation games and skills needed to move on to the next adventures with your dog.
We will be introducing “shaping” skills to get you started.
This class also consists of attention work and developing a connection between you and your canine partner.
Canine body awareness is key to any dog sport so we will also be introducing ladder work, perch work and core exercises.
You will also be introduced to some rally and agility obstacles.
Level 1 Obedience a must, a good recall is essential!
Sport Scent Detection 1 New for 2013!
Does your dog love to sniff? All that sniff-sniff-sniffing your dog does during nearly every waking minute is part of nature’s design. Give your dog something new and exciting to do that they will enjoy doing!
Scent detection taps into your dog’s natural scenting ability. This new exciting sport was inspired by the training of scent detection canines for the police and military. It is open to all dogs: pure-breds and mixed-breeds!
Dogs learn to develop their innate hunting ability and handlers begin to learn how to understand what their dog is telling them about the hunt.
Only one dog-handler team is working on the floor at one time.
The class introduces the concept of the game, builds handler observation skills and timing, and gets the dogs focused. All dogs are taught to identify the same scent, a legal natural essential oil. Additionally, we introduce techniques and tactics for building better dog/handler teamwork.
PRE-REQUISITES: Puppy or Level one
Sport Scent Detection 2
In this class the dog’s scent discrimination skills taught in the Level One Scent Detection class are further developed to increase his desire to hunt for the target odors. The working relationship between owner and dog is tested with progressively more challenging search scenarios. High food or toy motivation is beneficial for this class.
PRE-REQUISIT: Sport Scent Detection 1
Circus Dog 101 New for 2014!
Does your dog love being the centre of attention and being in the limelight? Does he have you jumping through hoops? Then this class is for you!
In this class you will learn tricks and play games – all the while improving training skills and learning about behaviour. And he will be the one jumping through hoops! Circus Dog will teach you new ways to have fun with and train your dog!
Pre-requisite: gifted puppy or level 1. On leash control is necessary.