Canine Good Neighbour New!
Prerequisite: Family Pet 1 or equivalent.
This class is designed to prepare students for certification in the Canadian Kennel Club’s Canine Good Neighbour Evaluation (CGN), which promotes responsible pet ownership.
The lessons include teaching your dog to have good manners in everyday situations, at home, and in public. Some of the areas covered in training are: sit politely for petting, maintain composure when left alone or with a stranger, and loose leash walking thru distractions. These skills will help you develop a well mannered, confident, and controlled dog. The certificate may even benefit you and your canine when applying for rental/condo accommodation pets in workplace or other access.
This is a fun non-competitive class and in the end you might earn a CGN title on your dog!
What is a Canine Good Neighbour Evaluation?
The test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in 12 steps. It assesses the handler and dog’s relationship, together with the handler’s ability to control the dog. Dogs are evaluated on their ability to perform basic exercises as well as their ability to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations. This test is included in the final class! A title and certificate is awarded upon successfully completing this course.
Prerequisite: Puppy or higher for ALL purebred and mixed breed dogs
Scent Pathfinders New for Summer 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.
Here is a sample of what you might find: DaltonScentDetection2013March
PRE-REQUISITES: Puppy or Level one