Indoors at the Training Grounds Classroom ~ 7778 Sturgess Rd. (off Endall)
Sundays starting January 9 at 1:00pm ~ FULL! ~ Session runs until February 13
Next session starts February 27, 2022.
Mondays starting January 10 at 7:00pmSession runs until February 14
Next session starts March 7 , 2022.
Tuesdays starting January 4 at 6:00pm OR 7:10pmSession runs until February 8
Next session starts February 22, 2022.
Spring/Summer sessions are held outdoors. Fall/Winter sessions are held indoors. Class size is kept small; covid safety protocals discussed and decided by mandates and group. Click on the 'read more' tab for class description and enrollment form.
Parking is on the side of the road. Payment confirms enrolment, please contact Jane via text at 250-898-3173 to confirm space available before sending payment.
The Well Mannered Dog Level I
A continuation of
Puppy Kindergarten (although
Puppy Kindergarten is not a prerequisite) and working up to training all the skills your dog needs to become a well-adjusted, welcome addition in any setting including:
- handler focus (building your relationship with your dog)
- reliable recalls (come when called)
- loose leash walking
- meeting and greeting with manners
- cues at a distance
- training through distractions
- desensitizing the reactive dog
This is a foundation-building course with the emphasis on dog communication and learning how dogs learn. Many people take this session more than once because there is a lot of information packed into this 6 weeks.
Your training skills and your dog's ability to succeed increase with each session. A mix of beginners and more advanced dogs in each class reminds those that are on their 2nd or 3rd session how far they have come and give those that are just beginning the motivation to remember to play the training games they learned in class.
This 6-week course session is for dogs aged 5 months and up. All dogs must be fully vaccinated and free of parasites. Titer tests are also accepted.
Equipment will be discussed, but please be aware that prong/choke/shock/spray collars are NOT permitted in the class. You will learn it is the relationship (not the equipment) that creates training successes.
DO bring your dog's favourite motivators: food, toys, your happy voice, etc. You will learn how to "pay" for good behaviour, not "punish" for dogs just being untrained dogs! Learn the difference between a lure/bribe/reward. Learn the difference between punishment and consequence and most importantly: learn that learning with your dog is a rewarding experience!!
Cash or Cheque (Please call to arrange)