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Training Schedule

Please See the Course Outline below the schedule

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

DISCOUNTED pricing for students taking a second or further level of training!

OUR  AWARD WINNING! DOG TRAINING COURSES for the York Region currently include:

Upcoming Class Schedule
Course Title
Start Date
Time
# of Weeks
Cost
Puppy Kindergarten Thursday, August 10 1 Spot left 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $175
Puppy Kindergarten Monday, August 28   No class long wkd 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $175
Puppy Kindergarten Thursday, September 21 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $175
Puppy Kindergarten Saturday,  September 23 9:30-10:15 am 6 $175
Puppy Kindergarten Tuesday, October 10 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $175
Manners I  Thursday, August 17  New start date! 7:45-8:40 pm 7 $235
Manners I Wednesday, August 30 7:30 – 8:25 pm 7 $235
Manners I Saturday, September 9 New start date! 11:30-12:25 7 $235
Manners I Saturday, September 23 10:30-11:25 am 7 $235
Manners I  Tuesday, September 26 7:30-8:25 pm 7 $235
Manners I  Monday, October 2 7:30-8:25 pm 7 $235
Manners II/Pup Agility Thursday, September 7 8:30-9:25 pm  7  $245
Manners II/Pup Agility Wednesday, September 20   8:30 – 9:25 pm  7  $245
Advanced/CGN Tuesday, October 3 8:30-9:30 pm  7  $240
Rally-O + Agility Monday, September 18 8:30 -9:25 pm 7 $245
High Anxiety class  TBA Private consultation required 8:40 9:30 pm 4 $220

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!

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 8 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 for fun!  Join us for an introductory trick class! Any dog can learn new tricks and it is a great way to build your bond with your dog. Learning tricks will keep your dog’s mind and body active and improve their confidence.  We will also share some of our favourite crowd pleaser tricks and show you how to teach them to your dog. The primary training tool used in this class will be a clicker or marker word so if you have always wanted to learn how to train your dog with a clicker, this is your opportunity!

For those who are interested, we will help you work through the requirements for your Trick Dog Titles and signoff on your completed tricks. For more information,please see the Novice Trick Dog application: http://domorewithyourdog.com/downloads/NTDapp.pdf         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.