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Training Schedule

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Classes are back at the shop!  We have extensive COVID protocols in place to ensure everyone’s safety.  We still have Zoom video consulting for Behavioural issues for distance clients.

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

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

DISCOUNTED pricing for returning students!

Upcoming Class Schedule

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Course Title
Start Date
Time
# of Weeks
Course cost
Puppy Kindergarten Thursday, July 30 SOLD OUT 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $205
Puppy Kindergarten Sunday, Aug 9 SOLD OUT noon-12:45 6 $205
Puppy Kindergarten Wednesday, August 12  Wait list 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $205
Puppy Kindergarten Sunday, Aug 16 11:00-noon 6 $205
Puppy Kindergarten Tuesday, September 1    6:45-7:30 pm 6 $205
Puppy Kindergarten Thursday, September 10 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $205
Puppy Kindergarten Saturday,  September 19 9:30-10:15 am 6 $205
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Manners I Monday July 27  SOLD OUT 7:40-8:35 pm 7 $245
Manners I Thursday July 30  SOLD OUT 7:40-8:35 pm 7 $245
Manners I Sunday Aug 9   SOLD OUT 1:00-1:55 pm 7 $245
Manners I Tuesday Aug 11 WAIT LIST 7:40-8:35 pm 7 $245
Manners I Thursday, Aug 13  1 Spot left 8:40-9:35 pm  7  $245
Manners I Saturday Aug 22 WAIT LIST 10:30-11:25 am 7 $245
Manners I Wednesday, Aug 26 1 Spot left 7:40-8:35 pm 7 $245
Manners I Sunday Aug 30   New Session! 2:30-3:25 pm 7 $245
Manners I Saturday Sept 26 1:00-1:55 pm 7 $245
Manners I Tuesday, Sept 29 7:40-8:35 pm 7 $245
Manners II/Intro Agility Tuesday, Aug 25 8:40-9:35 pm  7  $250
Manners II/Intro Agility Saturday, Aug 22 11:40-12:35  7  $250
Rally-O Nov/Int Monday, Aug 17 1 Spot left 8:40 – 9:35 pm 6 $215
Advanced Obedience Wednesday, Aug 19 8:40 – 9:35 pm 6  $215
Tricks – Do more with your dog! Saturday, Sept 12 2:15-3:00 5 $165
Agility for Fun! Monday, Sept 21 8:40 – 9:35 pm 6 $225
Intro Scent class! NEW! Friday, March 13th 7:00-8:00 6 $210
High Anxiety class Tuesday,  July 21  SOLD OUT 8:45 9:35 pm 3 $185

Class prices are subject to HST

Inside shoes are mandatory, so that we don’t track salt and water 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 Neighbor – help your dog to be a well mannered pet with the best in training!

Zoom Puppy Kindergarten – for the same ages as below, but through video conferencing.  While unfortunately we will not be able to actively interact, we can still teach all of the critical skills for this level.  We will also cover how to help your pup explore and some common activities and objects that we can use to facilitate this.  Methods of practicing bite inhibition, teaching common cues, house training, leash walking and other puppy behaviours will still all be covered.  Lucinda will lead these sessions and will have a ‘demo dog’ on video to help demonstrate how to employ the skills we are teaching.

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 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 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.  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.  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.