Training Schedule

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Classes will resume in shop the week of February 22nd, with full COVID precautions in place.  We can’t wait to really see you and your pups!

We will still be offering ZOOM 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 Monday, Feb 22       SOLD OUT 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $215
Puppy Kindergarten Thursday, March 4    SOLD OUT 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $215
Puppy Kindergarten Wednesday, Mar 17  SOLD OUT 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $215
Puppy Kindergarten Saturday, Mar 13      1 SPOT LEFT 9:30-10:15 6 $215
Puppy Kindergarten Sunday, Mar 21 11:00-11:45 6 $215
Puppy Kindergarten Sunday, March 28 noon-12:45 6 $215
Puppy Kindergarten Tuesday, March 30 6:45-7:30 pm 6 $215
Manners I Monday, March 1    SOLD OUT 7:40-8:35 pm 6 $250
Manners I Monday, March 8    WAIT LIST 8:40-9:35 pm 6 $250
Manners I Sunday, March 14    WAIT LIST 2:30-3:25 pm 6 $250
Manners I Wednesday, March  24  WAIT LIST 7:40-8:35 pm 6 $250
Manners I Saturday Mar 27       1 SPOT LEFT 10:30-11:25 am 6 $250
Manners I Sunday, Mar 28    NEW CLASS! 1:00-2:00 pm 6 $250
Manners I Thurs. April 1 7:40-8:35 pm 6 $250
Manners I Tuesday, April 6 7:40-8:35 pm 6 $250
Manners I Sat., April 10          1:00-1:55 pm 6 $250
Manners II/Intro Agility Saturday, February 27 1 Spot left 11:40-12:35 pm 6 $255
Manners II/Intro Agility Thursday, March 11 8:40-9:35 pm  6 $255
Manners II/Intro Agility Tuesday, March 2 1 Spot left 8:40-9:35 pm  6 $255
Intro Agility+Rally-O! Wednesday, March 31 8:40 – 9:40 pm 6 $255
High Anxiety class Wednesday, March 10 8:45 9:35 pm 3 $195
Tricks – Do more with your dog! Saturday, March 6  WAIT LIST 2:15-3:00 4 $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 – 18 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
  • Addressing common puppy issues such as house training and set up, jumping and nipping
  • Basic skills including 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!

  • Building consistency in all basic cues and fading food lures
  • Learning to ignore distractions and increase focus
  • Leash walking skills including heeling and proper loose leash behaviour
  • Reliable recalls and solid stays

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  manners, where we really taking it up a notch!  Dogs should be 8+month with a solid foundation of skills

  • Working towards off leash copentency
  • Proofing for increased distractions of the real world and keeping your dog attention on you
  • Advanced skills including return to heel
  • Introducing beginning levels of agility equipment including weaves, jumps, table and tunnels, 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 foundation of training that are considering earning the CGN or becoming visiting therapy dogs. Maximum of 6 dogs per class.

  • Fine tuning and introducing more advanced skill
  • Formal greetings and learning to ignore new dogs near them
  • Raise the expectations for the dogs and prepare them for all distractions,
  •  During spring and summer months, this course is taught most weeks in local parks.

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.

  1. Understanding the Rally-O concepts and layout
  2. Building enthusiasm for performing together as a team
  3. Reading and understanding signs
  4. Formal skills with your dog without the strict rules of obedience.  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.  A great way to use training to keep your dog challenged and active.

  • Jumps, tunnels, weaves, teeter & A-Frame
  • Targeting, sending away, sequencing  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.