Nosework Skills and Drills -Mondays @ 6:45 p.m.

Please note this class is held at Hydeout Daycare.

For graduates of Intro to Nosework. Whether you’ve just graduated from Intro to Nosework, or are much further along in your nosework journey, join us for four weeks of Nosework Skills and Drills as we head into cold weather.

We’ll be working on the following skills -at whatever level you’re at: Inaccessibles, Elevations, Multiple Hides, Multi-Room Search, Pooling, Corners, Convergence and Distractions.

Always with a concentration on balancing confidence with skill for both the handler and canine, let’s continue playing this awesome game.

If you’ve been through Intro to Nosework and your dog can actively source two visible hides, you’re ready to rock this class.

Intro to Nosework -Mondays @ 7:45 p.m.

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.

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!

Puppy Play to Learn -Wednesday @ 7:45 p.m.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

Leash Reactivity -Fridays @ 7:30 p.m.

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 help teach him 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.

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.

Brain Busters -Games for Small Spaces -Saturdays @ 10:00 a.m.

Please note this class is located at Encore Doggy Daycare.

Suitable for dogs and handlers of all ages, this is a class designed to give your dog both physical and mental exercise -even in your living-room! When it’s cold and icy outside, it’s hard to stay active and our dogs can start to get cabin crazy. Thankfully, there is a lot we can do even in a small space. We’ll be tackling games from an assortment of dog sports, obedience exercises and more –all designed to get your dog thinking, moving and most importantly: you stay warm!

Dogs are better behaved after using their brain. So come play! This is also a fantastic class for less-active owners with more-active dogs who want ways to exercise their dog without needing to keep up to their faster counterpart.

Please note there is no class Nov 30th.