Training Schedule

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Training Classes are part of the Ontario wide shut down and so we will be closed immediately for in person training.

We will offer classes starting by Zoom for the 1st week, and then into the shop after February 11th. There are so many things that you can learn and practice with your dog in this format! 

We also will still be offering video consulting for Behavioural issues and distance clients.

Classes meet once a week for the duration of the course, same time and day that you select.  No classes on long weekends

Please call 905-477-8092 or email us with any questions.

DISCOUNTED pricing for returning students!

Upcoming Class Schedule

Course Title
Start Date
# of Weeks
Course cost
Puppy Kindergarten Saturday,  Jan 9  Zoom start, SOLD OUT 9:30-10:15 am 6 $205
Puppy Kindergarten Sunday, Jan 17 Zoom start, SOLD OUT 11:00-11:45 6 $205
Puppy Kindergarten Tuesday, Jan 19  Zoom start, SOLD OUT 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $205
Puppy Kindergarten Sunday, January 31  1 Zoom class noon-12:45 6 $205
Puppy Kindergarten Monday, Feb 8  1 Zoom class        6:45-7:30 pm 6 $205
Puppy Kindergarten Thursday, February 25 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $210
Puppy Kindergarten Wednesday, Mar 10 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $205
Manners I Wed. Jan 13 Zoom week 1-1 Spot left 7:40-8:35 pm 7 $245
Manners I Thurs. Jan 28  Zoom week 1-1 Spot left 7:40-8:35 pm 7 $245
Manners I Saturday Jan 16 Zoom week 1 SOLD OUT 10:30-11:25 am 7 $245
Manners I Saturday Jan 30  Zoom week 1 WAITLIST 1:00-1:55 pm 7 $245
Manners I Sunday, Jan 31 Zoom week 1 SOLD OUT 1:00-1:55 pm 7 $245
Manners I Tuesday, Feb 9        Zoom week 1 7:40-8:35 pm 7 $250
Manners I Monday, February 22     IN SHOP 8:40-9:35 pm 7 $250
Manners II/Intro Agility Tuesday, February 16     IN SHOP 8:40-9:35 pm  7  $255
Manners II/Intro Agility Saturday, February 20     IN SHOP 11:40-12:35 pm  7  $255
Manners II/Intro Agility Sunday, February 14        IN SHOP 2:30-3:25 pm  7  $255
Manners II/Intro Agility Thursday, February 18     IN SHOP 8:40-9:35 pm  7  $255
Agility level 2 Wednesday, February 17  IN SHOP 8:40 – 9:35 pm 7  $255
Intro Agility+Rally-O! Monday, February 22       IN SHOP 7:40 – 8:35 pm 7 $255
High Anxiety class TBD 8:45 9:35 pm 3 $195
Tricks – Do more with your dog! Saturday, February 13    IN SHOP 2:15-3:00 5 $185

Class prices are subject to HST

Inside shoes are mandatory every day, so that we don’t track dirt into the training area. Thanks!

puppyjoySmall Group classes using only positive reinforcement and fear free methods.  Toys, treats and praise build your dog’s desire to work with you far better than dominance based methods!  Social interaction provided at all the entry levels and we go right through to Canine Good Neighbour – help your dog to be a well mannered pet with the best in training!

Puppy Kindergarten for 9 – 16 week old puppies at the start date.  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 critical to create positive social experiences for your pup.  A six week dog training course offering social interaction with pups  while teaching basic skills and commands. Week 1 is an owners only seminar covering extensive information on 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 introduction of all 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 with 6 pups per class.

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, including jumpy greetings!  Most importantly – fading the food lure, so that they’re truly listening to you – not the old, “treat or no trick” game!  Building a stronger bond with your dog and improving their desire to work with you.  Maximum of 6 dogs per class.

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!  Maximum of 6 dogs per class.

Advanced Obedience/Canine Good Neighbour Course Geared for dogs  one year of age or close with a good level of training.  Fine tuning and introducing more advanced skills, while we raise the expectations for the dogs and prepare them for all distractions, including new dogs each week. 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.  Maximum of 6 dogs per class.

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.  Maximum of 6 dogs per class.

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.  Maximum of 6 dogs per class.

Tricks – Not just for Kids! – Do More With Your Dog!  Looking for something fun and not too stressful to do with your dog?  Work towards earning CKC recognized titles, or just for fun!  We’ll be working on the Novice and Advanced level tricks for a total of 12-15 skills and then have a show off extravaganza for graduation.   Maximum of 6 dogs per class

Scent Detection  Join us for an Introduction to sport detection class!  Suitable for all dogs, all ages. Covers introduction to competition scents, building hunt drive, reading your dog and handling basics. Any dog can learn this skill and it is a great way to build your bond with your dog and capitalize on their strongest drive.   Our certified Scent Instructor Karin Apfel will help you on your way to fun or titles – whatever you want!    Maximum of 6 dogs per class.

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! Maximum of 4 dogs per class.

IN HOME CONSULTATIONSSometimes classes just aren’t the right route and we’re happy to set up individual sessions to handle everything from behavioural issues to bringing home a new puppy.  Lucinda is focusing on Animal Behaviour for her research. at University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College, and brings current training methods and scientific expertise to understanding the root causes of behavioural issues.  Please contact us to arrange for a visit and determine the right training package for you.