Foundation Fun 101 -Mondays @ 6:15 p.m.

Please note this session of Foundation Fun 101 is hosted OUTSIDE!

We will be at various parks in the Uplands. Although this is a beginner’s class, it is best suited for dogs who already focus well on food and/or toys even when outside as it will be slightly harder than a typical classroom version of the class.

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

Advanced Life Skills -Mondays @ 7:15 p.m.

 Please note this class is offered at outside, at different locations in the Uplands.

Whether you want to work towards Therapy Work or simply want a well-behaved dog that’s easy to live with and take into public situations, this class will aim to build five big life skills: Focus, Automatic Relaxation, Leash Walking, Handling Skills and Self-Control. We will first be tackling state of mind of our dogs and then layering in skills to create a calm, cool and collected canine. Our goal will be on less skills but more mastery of each. Dogs should have Foundation Fun 101, Wonderful Walkers or Paws on the Floor before enrolling. Not sure if you have what you need -send us a message!

 

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.

Intro to Nosework -Thursdays @ 6:15 p.m. *Fall Special*

No prior training required! No obedience -no problem!

Using our dog’s natural abilities, this fun sport is great at building confidence in shy and reactive dogs, building purpose in working bred dogs and giving your dog a job you can play anywhere. From young puppies to hyperactive adolescents to seniors with mobility issues, all dogs can enjoy playing this low-impact, highly addictive game.

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.