Obedience

Puppy Socialization

Instructor: Kate McRae

Helping your puppy have a variety of positive experiences out in the real world ensures that he has the behavioral tools to happily adjust to whatever life throws at him. Well-socialized puppies grow into confident, happy dogs that are able to adapt to different social environments. Aside from potty training, socialization might be the most important thing you and your new pup do together!


Classes Start:
Thursday, October 7, 2021 @ 5:30 PM

New Puppy Obedience - 6 Weeks

Instructor: Kate McRae

This is a class for those looking to "begin at the beginning" with a new family member. In this class we will be covering crate training, puppy biting, house training, socialisation, lease walking as well as skills such as polite greetings and meal manners, sit/down/come/stay/settle on your place. We will also touch on the importance of body language and how to understand what your dog is trying to tell you. This is a great class to begin to build the foundation of training and fun by learning to connect with your best new buddy! All training methods are based in mutual respect and both parties having fun and enjoying themselves, no fear, pain, or intimidation tactics will be used. 

Classes Start:
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 @ 6:45 PM

Puppy Level 1 - 6 Weeks

Instructor: Kate McRae

This class will focus on building on the skills learned in “new puppy obedience”, such as food manners, polite greetings, recalls, stay/wait and “stationing” on a bed/cot. There will be further learning on tenets of training in general as well as introducing how to read dogs’ body language in order to enhance your communication with your canine partner. We will also be learning about the different sports and activities available to do with your dog and trying some elements from these.

Classes Start:
Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 6:45 PM

Next Step Obedience - 6 Weeks

Instructor: Kate McRae

Does your puppy/dog have a good handle on the basics and you're looking to continue their education? This is the class for you! In this class we will build on and strengthen skills that have been started already like working through distractions, enhancing engagement during training and play, and how to further understand how your dog learns in order to deepen your connection and bond. We will also touch on different sports and activities you can do with your dog if you wish to continue your learning/training journey. All training methods are based in mutual respect and both parties having fun and enjoying themselves, no fear, pain, or intimidation tactics will be used.

Classes Start:
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Puppy Einstein - 6 Weeks

Instructor: Jackie Parkin

Unleash the genius in your puppy!! Puppy-hood is the time in your dog’s development when he takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. What he learns now affects who he will be when he grows up. Puppy Einstein addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be the dog he was born to be. We will cover attention/focus; polite leash walking & greetings; polite/safe doorway behaviour; sits and downs; boundaries and place training; and coming when called.

Classes Start:
Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Level 1 Obedience - 6 Weeks

Instructor: Jackie Parkin

This course covers Life Skills including attention/focus; leave it; polite leash walking; polite greetings; polite doorway behaviour; place/mat work; stays; sits and downs; coming when called.

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Level 2 Obedience - 6 Weeks

Instructor: Jackie Parkin

This course builds on level 1. In this course we will refine leash walking to include heeling with changes of pace and direction; learn the stand; increase distractions for place; extend duration on stays; and continue to solidify the come cue.

Classes Start:
Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 5:30 PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
Monday, November 1, 2021 @ 8:00 PM

Level 3 Obedience - 6 Weeks

Instructor: Jackie Parkin

This course builds on Obedience Level-2. We are consolidating learning and working on the dog’s consistency. In this course, we will refine leash walking to include heeling, increase distractions, extend the duration on stays and continue to solidify the come cue. Several new life skills will be introduced to ensure that your puppy is growing up to be a good citizen.
Pre-Requisite – Level 2 Obedience or equivalent

Classes Start:
Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 11:15 AM
Monday, October 4, 2021 @ 3:15 PM
Monday, November 1, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

Level 4 Obedience - 6 Weeks

Instructor: Jackie Parkin

Congratulations! You've made it through three levels of training and are now eligable to advance to Level Four!! How Exciting!!! In this course we will once again advance our skills .... grow on what we've learned and add new challenges. We'll continue to hone the skills learned in Level Three. New skills will include a stop on recall; moving stands & downs; formal retrieve (take/hold/deliver); the left about turn; fun fetch over a jump; and some fancy heelwork.

Classes Start:
Monday, November 22, 2021 @ 3:15 PM