top of page
Obedience Training: Service
20190619_191526_HDR.jpg

OBEDIENCE TRAINING

Group Obedience Classes

 

 

 

COVID 19 POLICY

All Services adhere to the current covid 19 policies.

NEW 

Drop In $25

For those who have completed classes and are wanting an opportunity to tune up or work your dog around other dogs. 

LEASH WALKING AND ADVANCED RECALL-TRANSITIONING FROM ON LEASH TO OFF LEASH

Location:Torquay Elementary School

Starts:Monday June 12

Time:6-7

Length: 1 hour for 5 weeks

Rate: $252

We all get frustrated when our dog pulls on their leash or they take off when we call them. What happens on leash transfers to off leash. There is nothing more important than a dog who does not pull when walking and comes when they are called.  Too often we give them too much freedom before they are ready for it. Especially when there are high distractions. Loose leash walking and recall are important skills that we teach our dogs.  We want them and ourselves to be safe. Dogs love to work. A dog who has a job and uses its brain is happy and confident.  Beyond training, Recall Advanced Obedience and Loose Leash Walking not only challenges your dog, it teaches you how to build a strong relationship and partnership with them.  You will develop skills to handle your dog in any situation whether they are on or off leash. 

Topics covered:

Loose leash walking, advanced healing on and off leash, recall from distractions, holding a down, sit and standing stay with high distractions (other dogs chasing balls and toys, recalling away from playing dogs). Also, commands on the move, i.e. taking a down and standing stay command while in motion. A solid leave it.

TREK AND TRAIN

Starts:

Time:3-4

Length:1 hour for 5 weeks

Cost: $252

Colquitz Creek/Tillicum Mall

Gorge Waterway Park Path

Lochside Trail

Cattle Point and Uplands Park

China Town

Trek and Train provides the opportunity to work on obedience commands, on and off leash walking and social

 

skills/etiquette in new and challenging environments. Beyond obedience, you will learn how to handle and work in

 

partnership with your dog. We will work on impulse control and  desensitizing your dog to different distractions such

 

as dogs, people, food, birds, ducks, animals, motion, sounds, objects etc.  Controlling a dogs impulse is the

 

foundation to developing a well- mannered and trained dog you can take anywhere. 

 

  • If dogs are reactive to people or dogs please contact me before hand as safety is the number one priority.

  •  If you are walking with two dogs, you must have a second person to walk the second dog until you are able to walk both dogs under control.

  • Please dress for the weather and have appropriate foot ware.

  • Bring a cell phone, leash (no flexi leashes please) and a buckle collar (with ID tags) and poop bags and water.

  • On arrival, please keep dogs 10 feet apart

 

BASIC OBEDIENCE

Please call to have your name put on a waiting list

Starts:Wednesday July 5th

Time:6-7

Length:5 one hour sessions

Location: Vantreight Park

Rate: $252

A solid foundation for puppies or a great refresher for dogs who have had previous training. Also, a great introductory class for those considering more advanced levels of obedience training or competition.  

Beyond basic obedience training, I will help you understand what you need to become a strong leader for your dog. As no two dogs are the same, you will gain a better understanding of who your dog is and what they need to develop into a well socialised, confident, well-mannered dog. My goal is to transfer my skills to you.

Small classes allow the opportunity to focus on you and your dogs individual needs.  All training is done using a positive reinforcement philosophy. 

Topics covered:

Feeding, crate training,  manners, greeting other dogs, keeping your dog safe, recall, basic obedience commands (sit, down, stay recall, leave it), space & boundaries, waiting & impulse control, avoiding separation anxiety, house training, leash skills and problem prevention will all be covered in this class.

For all classes you will need:

  • Dog crate

  • High value treats (cheese, meat)

  • A hungry dog (please do not feed before class)

  • 6 foot leash

  • Your dogs favourite toy


 

PRIVATE OBEDIENCE

Length:  4  one hour sessions

Location: Vantreight Park 

Rate:$395.00 tax included (training at Vantreight)

         $420.00 tax included (if travel time is needed)

Private training offers the curriculum of group training for puppies who are too young to join a group class, owners whose schedules conflict with group classes or a dog that is challenged by a group setting.  It also provides an opportunity to work on specific training, reactivity or behavior issues and develop an individual plan for you and your dog. 

​Beyond basic obedience these sessions will provide you and your dog with a solid foundation. I will help you understand what you need to become a strong leader. As no two dogs are the same, you will gain a better understanding of who your dog is and what they need to develop into a  well-mannered, confident dog. My goal is to transfer my skills to you.

·         A hungry dog please do not feed before class and have high value treats

·         Bring a 6-foot leash and a long line

·         Please have your dog wear a collar

LOOSE LEASH WALKING

Location:Torquay Elementary School

Date:

Time:

Length: 1 hour for 5 weeks

Rate: $252 

Does your dog pull while on leash?

Do they lunge when passing other dogs?

Are they working for themselves instead of teamed up with you?

This class will help you achieve excellent leash manners.  The goal is to provide you with the skill and tools needed to become a competent handler of your dog.  If you have a dog that is connected to you when they are on leash, then you will have more success when they are off leash.  Training in a group provides the opportunity to work on impulse control, obedience and social skills in an environment with different distractions. Having a better understanding of your dog will create a stronger bond.  Through positive training you will develop who a dog that wants to work for you instead of itself.  

bottom of page