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Training

Training Schedule and Class Descriptions

Please call 905-477-8092 or email us to register.

CANINE CAMPUS is a leading 3000 square foot training facility in York Region, with certified instructors providing a full range of dog training classes from Puppy to Competitive Obedience.  Click the training schedule link above for full class descriptions!

Our emphasis is on helping you to understand your dog and how to work most effectively with them as individuals – not a cookie cutter approach.  Each breed type and dog are provided with appropriate methods.  We are committed to positive reinforcement and fear free methods for all dogs!  We don’t need force to train a happy working dog!

Classes are a maximum of 8 for Puppy Kindergarten and 6 for all other levels, ensuring a positive social interaction experience.  To add to the fun every class incorporates some play elements and agility equipment.

 

puppyjoyClasses:

Puppy Kindergarten for 9 – 16 week old puppies.  The most important class you’ll ever do with your puppy! This period falls in the sensitive learning stage of 7 to 16 weeks, when it is so important to find positive social experiences for your pup.  A six week dog training course offering social interaction with pups  and teaching basic skills and commands. Extensive information regarding puppy behaviour, common issues and learning stages, so that you can start your pup off right!  We teach house training methods, managing jumping up and nipping, crate training as well as the light introduction of basic skills such as sit, down, come, leash walking.  This class is always the first class of the day, so that the facility is freshly disinfected!

Manners I  for 4.5 months to ANY age – no dog is too old to learn Manners!  We work on proper leash walking, speedy recalls, focus, consistent sits, downs and stays around distractions, as well as discussing how to manage all the standard training issues.  Most importantly – fading the food lure, so that they’re truly working for you – not the old, “treat or no trick” game!  Building a working relationship with your dog and improving their desire to listen to you.

Manners II is the next level of learning manners, where we really taking it up a notch!  We start work on off leash behaviours, introduce the return to heel position, employing LOTS of distractions and really work the ability to put stays to practical use in the real world.  Introducing beginning levels of agility equipment as well, to add to the fun and challenge!

Advanced Obedience/Canine Good Neighbour Course Geared for dogs over one year of age with a good level of training.  Fine tuning and introducing more advanced skills. We really raise the expectations for the dogs and prepare them for all types of distractions. This course is appropriate for those considering Therapy Dog work, or hoping to earn their Canine Good Neighbour certification.  During spring and summer months, this course is taught most weeks in local parks.

High Anxiety – Settling the Stressed Out Dog A course developed to address aggression, fear and anxiety issues in dogs over one year of age. Helping owners learn to manage their dogs effectively and understand the triggers that cause unwanted behaviours. Bringing back the dog you loved and making comfortable walks possible again!

Rally Obedience — the latest rage in competition! A seven week course in which pure bred or mixed breed dogs can work towards earning an official title. Lots of enthusiasm and interaction with your dog without the strict rules of obedience. A great way to build a wonderful bond with your mature, trained dog.

Agility for Fun – Just like it sounds, we introduce all of the standard agility equipment in a fun and exciting way.  Great way to use training to keep your dog challenged and active.   Each piece introduced individually and gradually starting to sequence pieces together.  At the second level we start focusing on greater control, distance, working the dog from both sides and approaches.

In addition to our classes, we also offer in-home consultations and behavioural assessments, because sometimes the classroom just isn’t the right place to start your training. We can also help set you off on the right paw with your new puppy and schedule an in home training session.

If your dog is experiencing anxiety, aggression or other behavioral issues, one-on-one consultation in your home is the best route to go. Lucinda specializes in working with difficult dogs and is recommended by vets to help you with these issues. Attending ongoing courses to keep her skills honed and up to date, ensuring that you will receive a humane and effective course of action for you and your dog. We can set up one visit, or establish up a private training package – whatever is right for you and your dog!