Rockstar Recalls -Tuesdays @ 6:15 p.m.

Please note this class takes place outside in the Uplands.

Come! Come! Come? Come?? Come?!?!?!?! Sound familiar? Whether your dog doesn’t come at all, you want to start your puppy off with a fantastic recall, or you want to develop an even better recall -even around distractions-, this five week class is dedicated to just that: training a dog to come reliably when called.

With over 20 recall games and development of over ten small skills that make up the building blocks of a great recall, we’ll pull your current recall (or lack there-of) apart, give it a shake and put it back together in a better, new-and-improved fashion.

Dogs of all ages, including puppies are welcome at this class.

Students will need a long-line for this class.

Please note we do not have class Oct 8th.

Wonderful Walkers -Tuesdays @ 7:15 p.m.

Please note this class meets at various locations outside. All locations are in the Uplands.

Does your dog have his basics, but is struggling with leash walking? Having a hard time taking your in-class walking skills on the road? Are you getting pulled all over the place? Arm getting sore? Dog is good until he sees a SQQQUIIRREEL! Or maybe you’re looking to take your skills out into a group environment! Regardless of your dog’s current manners (or lack there of), we will help hone your leash manners as a team.

*Please note this class is not suitable for dealing with Reactivity towards other dogs (defined as barking, lunging, growling, snarling or other aggression. If you are struggling with Reactivity, Leash Reactivity is where you will want to begin!)

Please note there will not be class Oct 8th.

Foundation Fun 101 – Wednesdays @ 6:45 p.m.

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

Please note we do not have class Sept 18th.

Puppy Socialization Hour -Wednesdays @ 7:45 p.m.

This class is held at Fella & Fetch, 1600 Osler St.

For puppies 8 to 18 weeks of age, with at least one set of vaccinations, this Puppy Socialization hour 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.

Our dates for the fall are: Sept 4, 11, 25, Oct 3, 10, 17.

Please note we do not have a session on Sept 18th.

You may choose to attend all dates for a cost of $60, or you can book a drop-in for $20 a session (please give us notice by e-mailing [email protected] and bring exact change please!). Drop-ins will only be available if the class is not full.

 *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. Please note there is a maximum of ten puppies in each session and priority will go towards students attending all dates.

 

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, loose leashing walking and more with games-based training. Play your way to a well-trained dog.

Please note we do not have class Sept 19th.

 

 

 

Foundation Fun 101- Small Breed -Thursdays @ 6:45 p.m.

Our Popular Foundation Fun 101 class, exclusively for small dogs under 25 pounds. Sometimes a group of large dogs can be intimidating when you’re quite small. There’s nothing wrong with feeling a little overwhelmed in a room full of giants (whether your dog is worried or you are). Come learn in a group of similarly-sized dogs and put yourself and your dog at ease.  Encourage focus and partnership by playing. Learn sit, down, come, stay, loose leashing walking and more with games-based training. You’ll also learn skills on how to prevent or work through small-dog specific issues as well.

Please note we will not have class Sept 19th.

Advanced Nosework -Thursdays @ 7:15 p.m.

Please note this class is held in the Uplands and is an approximately 1.5 hour class.

For graduates of Intro to Nosework, join us for a semester of container, vehicle and exterior work! Learn all about scent puzzles when air flow is anything but ordinary.

This group spans students who are just moving into advanced nosework and students who are ready to trial (and lots in between!). Exercises will be tailored in difficulty to the teams present, always pushing towards developing confidence, motivation and skills by focusing on the three pillars of scent work: the ability to search, the ability to find odor and the ability to tell you where odor is.

We will be working a combination of nosework skill-building exercises and trial-like searches.

 

 

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.

Puppy Play to Learn -Saturdays @ 10:00 a.m.

This class is held at The Hydeout training center. Please note this is a five week class (instead of a typical 6 week class), which is why the price is slightly less.

For puppies under five months of age. Our Puppy Play to Learn class is tailored for the young puppy mind. Work on socialization stations designed to give your pup a wide variety of experiences along with more traditional curriculum like sit, stay, leave-it, come and every day handling.

*Please note there is only a $10 rescue discount on this class, versus a typical $20 rescue discount.

Please note we do not have class Sept 21st or Oct 5th (our apologies).