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OBEDIENCE TRAINING

Group Obedience Classes

COVID 19 POLICY

All Services adhere to the current covid 19 policies.

BASIC OBEDIENCE

Date:Saturday  January 22

Time:2:30

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), 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

 

LOOSE LEASH WALKING

Starts:November 27th-December 18 and January 8th

Location:Torquay Elementary School

Times:10-11

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 and a solid recall.  The goal is to provide you with the tools needed to become a strong leader.  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 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 a dog that values you over anything else. 

 

 

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

Date: Saturday November 13th

Location: Torquay Elementary School  4413 Torquay

Time:4:00

Starts: November 13th

Length: 1 hour for 5 weeks

Rate: $252

Dogs love to work. A dog who has a job and uses its brain is a happier and more confident dog.  Beyond training, Advanced Obedience challenges your dog and  gives you the ability to become a strong leader as you develop the needed skills to handle your dog in any situation whether they are on or off leash. 

Topics covered:

Recall with distractions, advanced healing on and off leash, holding a down 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 (chasing another dog or chasing a toy).

 

PRIVATE OBEDIENCE

Length:  4  one hour sessions

Location: Vantreight Park 

Rate:$367.50 tax included

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 or issues and develop an individual plan for you and your dog. 

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TREK AND TRAIN - For dogs who have completed the Leash Walking Class

Starts:

9-10

Length:1 hr for 5 weeks

Cost: $252 

Nov   13th     Cattle Point  and Uplands Park 

Nov   20th     Rithets Bog

Nov   27th     Panama Flats

Dec   4th       Mt. Doug

Dec   11th     Songhees Walkway

Trek and Train

Beyond obedience, learn how to handle your dog in a pack situation. Gain a better understanding of how to become a strong leader. Walking and training in a pack situation provides the opportunity to work on obedience and social skills in new environments with different distractions. The goal is to develop a well- mannered and trained dog that values you over anything else. Having a better understanding of your dog will create a stronger bond. In turn they will love you for it.

 

  • If dogs are reactive to people or other dogs they should be muzzled. 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.