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Start your puppy off on the right paw! Our puppy kindergarten class will teach your puppy all the basic commands needed to grow into a well behaved member of your family. Your puppy will learn sit, down, stay, come, heel position and loose leash walking. We will also cover manners like 'leave it', waiting at doorways, four paws on the floor, accepting handling, and automatic attention on the owner. The class includes handouts for the skills taught in the puppy obedience program.
Puppies must have their second set of vaccinations and be between 12 weeks and six months of age to start this program.
Beginner Obedience Class
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The beginner obedience class will teach your dog all the basic commands needed to become a well behaved member of your family. Your dog will learn sit, down, stay, come, heel position and loose leash walking. We will also cover manners like 'leave it', waiting at doorways, four paws on the floor, accepting handling, and automatic attention on the owner. The class includes handouts for the skills taught in the obedience program.
This class is for dogs 6 months and older. Dogs with reactivity issues and other severe behaviour issues are not appropriate for this class.
Beyond the Basics (CGN)
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The Beyond the Basics class is for dogs that have completed a puppy or beginner obedience program and are ready for greater challenges. This class will work on the three D's (distractions, duration and distance) for the skills taught in the puppy/beginner classes. We will also focus on skills needed to pass the CKC's Canine Good Neighbour program. These skills include sit for greeting/grooming, heeling past another dog handler team, out of site stays, calming down after play and much more.
Impulse Control & Engagement
This class is all about teaching impulse control, focus and engagement with the handler. You will learn to build your working relationship with your dog, and how to redirect attention back to the handler when your dog becomes distracted. Your dog will learn to work around various degrees of stimulation, and remain engaged with the handler under arousal. The handler will learn to watch for signs of the dog becoming overstimulated and how to bring the dog back down to a thinking frame of mind.
Learn all about Rally obedience! This course will teach you how to perform all the signs you need for the novice level of CARO and CKC Rally Obedience. We will also work on heads up heeling and tips and tricks for a better performance and higher score. Each class will also include a mini rally course to test your skills on.
Take your Rally skills further! In this class you will learn how to perform all the signs for Advanced and Excellent level Rally obedience for CARO and CKC. Each class will include a mini rally course to practise your skills on.
Pre CD/CD Formal Obedience
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Learn the skills to compete in the novice level of formal obedience. Skills taught include heads up heeling, stand/sit for exam, figure eight, fronts, finishes, recalls and group stays.
Obedience classes are six weeks in length and $200+tax. Each lesson is approximately an hour long. Payment is due at the time of registration via paypal or an e transfer.
Group classes are not appropriate for dogs with reactivity/aggression issues or other severe behaviour problems. If you have concerns regarding your dog's behaviour please contact us before registering for a class. Classes are non refundable and non transferable. You are encouraged to come out and watch a class before registering in a program.