Intro to TEAM Obedience -Mondays @ 6:45 p.m.

Think Obedience is boring? Think again! TEAM Obedience, started at the FENZI school, is designed to make your Obedience FUN! Students will be introduced to elements of Competition Obedience in a game-like fashion. From Engagement to Fronts and Finishes, Scent Work, Distance Work and more, this Working Group is ideal for the Novice, Intermediate or Advanced student.

This group is equally accessible to someone completely new to dog sports or new to the sport of Obedience, as it is to someone actively competing at lower levels of Rally-O or Competitive Obedience or someone who wants to try their hand at a new titling program/approach.

Obedience is a sport that drags you say! Think again! Obedience is a game and it’s about time we starting treating it like one again. Are you ready to play?

Advanced Tricks -Mondays @ 7:45 p.m.

Have your graduated from Its All Tricks, earned your Novice Trick Dog Title, or are an experienced handler looking for a trick class that’s a little more challenging.

Come join us for Advanced Tricks!

We will work towards learning enough tricks to complete your Intermediate and Advanced Trick Dog Titles. We will learn a minimum of 20 new tricks from the Intermediate, Advanced and Expert levels, polish some older tricks and even start the process of trick-chaining for performance routines.

This group is also open to more advanced trick students who would like to work on their Expert or Trick Dog Champion requirements.

Rally and Obedience Games -Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.

Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Heel -boring? Think again! Whether your goal is Rally, Competition Obedience or just spicing up the same old boring commands, let’s gamify your training. With over 25 different handling games, we’re going to take your skills and pump up the volume.

Let’s make you a fun training partner! Or if you’ve lost your spark, let’s find games to re-ignite it! Be prepared to have a smashing good time!

While this class is best suited to individuals looking to improve their Rally and Obedience skills, it is also valuable for the student who wishes to create more focus and fun in their everyday training routines. All levels welcome!

Dogs simply need a strong basis of sit, down, stay, come and heel (on leash) -or the ability to modify those behaviors if they don’t have them currently. Dogs should be comfortable working around other dogs.

Puppy Socialization -Wednesdays @ 7:00 p.m.

For puppies 8 to 18 weeks of age, with at least one set of vaccinations, this Puppy Socialization includes exposure to various people, confidence building obstacles and safely structured play time with other puppies, all led by an experienced trainer.  Every week we’ll also cover an important topic in puppy raising like house-training, mouthiness, getting ready for the vet and more.

 *Please note this is not an obedience class and is about exposure and socialization only*

This is a great choice either before or in addition to a Puppy Play to Learn class, although you’re welcome to take it on its own.

 

Sport Foundations -Wednesdays @ 8:00 p.m.

Does your young dog have “Potential”? Do you think they need an outlet for all their physical and mental energy? Do you know you want to raise a Sport Dog? Whether Competition Obedience, Agility, Rally-O, Flyball, Stunt, Trick Routines, Disc or Scent Sports are your jam (or you have no idea, but know you’re destined for greatness), this intro class is meant for you!

Exclusively for dogs 15 months of age, Sport Foundations is all about building relationship, connection, confidence, focus and fun! We’ll work on concepts like handler versus task focus, creating clear, consistent cues, bringing enthusiasm and work ethic together, creating multiple specific reward cues, behavior chaining, value building and impulse control. No matter what your destination, let us start with key learning foundations that don’t so much focus on the mechanics of the end-goal sport, but of the game between you and your dog.

There are no pre-requisites for Sport Foundations, except knowing that you are (at least eventually) headed down a dog sport path, whether for competitive merits or simply as a long-term game to play with your dog.

 

 

 

Foundation Fun 101 -Thursdays @ 7:45 p.m.

For beginners five months of age and older. Encourage focus and partnership by playing. Learn sit, down, come, stay, leave-it, beginning recall and loose leash walking skills and more with games-based training. Play your way to a well-trained dog.

Leash Reactivity -Fridays @ 6:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS IS LOCATED AT THE PLAYGROUND, APPROX 5 minutes east of the city.

Does your dog bark, snarl, lunge, growl or become aggressive on a leash towards dogs, people or vehicles? Is he difficult to walk in public because of his poor behaviour towards others? Leash Reactivity can stem from any number of problems: too much excitement, fear, frustration, protection, lack of canine social skills or sometimes aggression. Regardless of the root cause, this Behaviour-Modification class will help you understand your dog, how to advocate for him and start you on the road to teaching your dog to control himself around others. Part private one-on-one lesson and part group class, Leash Reactivity will arm you with the knowledge and skills to work with your unique case.

Our first class is information only, to get you a step ahead of your dog. 

Important details: Please note Leash Reactivity is not designed as a socialization class. We will not be working on greeting, meeting or playing with other dogs. We are strictly dealing with being able to see and pass by dogs/people/other triggers without reaction. In the early weeks dogs will be taking breaks throughout the hour, most typically in the vehicle. In cold or hot weather you may leave your car running and/or stay with your dog on their down-time.

 

Dog Sports for Reactive Dogs -Fridays @ 7:30 p.m.

**Please note this class is held at The Playground, about five minutes east of the city.**

For graduates of Leash Reactivity who want to put their dog’s brain to work, this special class includes Nosework, Agility, Tricks, Rally-O, Competitive Obedience and TEAM exercises, all in an environment designed so your dog doesn’t go over threshold.

Reactive dogs are some of the smartest dogs, but a typical sport class would likely be difficult if not impossible to navigate. However, our reactive dogs deserve to learn new skills and show how smart they can be. Plus there are many sports that offer online submissions and titling programs. Continuing training with our reactive dogs allows them to continue to build confidence and skill, while keeping them working them alongside a few other dogs in a controlled environment.

Just like in Leash Reactivity, dogs will take breaks throughout the class. Typically there will be at least four dogs in-building. If you are unsure if your dog is ready for Sport for Reactive Dogs, please give us a shout and we’ll be happy to help you out.

 

Leash Reactivity -Fridays @ 8:30 p.m.

Please note this class is held at The Playground, approximately 5 minutes East of the city.

Does your dog bark, snarl, lunge, growl or become aggressive on a leash towards dogs, people or vehicles? Is he difficult to walk in public because of his poor behaviour towards others? Leash Reactivity can stem from any number of problems: too much excitement, fear, frustration, protection, lack of canine social skills or sometimes aggression. Regardless of the root cause, this Behaviour-Modification class will help you understand your dog, how to advocate for him and start you on the road to teaching your dog to control himself around others. Part private one-on-one lesson and part group class, Leash Reactivity will arm you with the knowledge and skills to work with your unique case.

Our first class is information only, to get you a step ahead of your dog. 

Important details: Please note Leash Reactivity is not designed as a socialization class. We will not be working on greeting, meeting or playing with other dogs. We are strictly dealing with being able to see and pass by dogs/people/other triggers without reaction. In the early weeks dogs will be taking breaks throughout the hour, most typically in the vehicle. In cold or hot weather you may leave your car running and/or stay with your dog on their down-time.

Please not we will not have class Sept 20th.

Its All Tricks -Saturdays @ 10:00 a.m.

This class will cover over 30 Novice and Intermediate Tricks including but not limited to: Shake a Paw, Play Dead, Roll Over, Dance, Peek-a-boo, Tell me a Secret and Leg Weaves. Students who learn more than 15+ tricks, will be eligible to get their Novice Trick Dog Title.

All ages of dogs are welcome in this class. We routinely have puppies and seniors. All tricks can be tailored to age or special needs.