Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can my family attend training classes or should it be one handler only?
A: We encourage the entire family to attend classes whenever possible. That way everyone in the family is consistent with the dog's training and your dog will learn to work for and listen to all members of the family.
Q. My dog isn't feeling well should we attend class?
A: If your dog is not feeling well (loose stool, vomiting, lethargic, etc.) it is best to keep your dog at home in case he or she is contagious. But we do encourage you to attend the class without your dog so that you can still learn what is being taught and can practise these skills at home when your dog is feeling better (be sure to wear clean clothes and wash your hands before attending class so as not to pass on any germs).
Q. My bitch is in season, can she attend class?
A: Bitches in season are welcome to attend all classes. We ask that she wears dog pants while in class to prevent dripping on the floor and undue distractions to the other dogs in class.
Q. Can we watch a class before registering in a program?
A: Yes! We always welcome people to come out and watch a class before registering in a program. You can check our online google calendar for the classes running each week. We ask that you leave your dog at home when viewing a class.
Q. What should we bring to class?
A: You will need a leash (4-6ft leash, no flexi leashes please), a collar, harness or gentle leader for pet manners classes. A harness or collar for the dog sport classes. Choke chains and prong collars are not allowed. You will need lots of small, soft treats and a toy if your dog enjoys playing with toys. Poop bags, and water for your dog are also a good idea to bring to class.