Advanced Nosework Working Groups -Tuesday Evening

This set is located INSIDE @ The RHS Training Building.

Our three Working Groups are @ 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00

To ensure we group students into appropriate levels, when you register, you will be asked to select at least two times that work for you. Once I have the full list of students, I will divide students into the best suited groups.

For students who are preparing for Started/Advanced/Excellent Trialing. 

This group is for students who have been through a minimum of Introduction to Nosework.

Our two Working Groups are @ 6:00 p.m. + 7:00 p.m.

To ensure we group students into appropriate levels, when you register, you will need to be comfortable being sorted into either time slot. Once I have the full list of students, I will divide students into the best suited groups. There will be eight students maximum per group.

We will be taking your Nosework to new heights and skills. We’ll be dealing with distractions, convergence, inaccessibles, multiple searches, clear areas, blind searches, multi-room hides, detailing rooms and more.

To balance new skills with keeping old skills tight, we will also give focus to alert behaviors, proofing skills like corners and whatever training holes our dogs show us.

Always with a concentration on balancing confidence with skill for both the handler and canine, let’s continue playing this awesome game. Please note that you do not need to be trialing for this level, but you do need to have the skills necessary for fairly confident Advanced-Level hides.

Students in this Class Should, At Bare Minimum Have

  1. Ability to Search for 2+ minutes.
  2. A strong understanding of the Pine and/or Wintergreen scents
  3. Have a Stay-at-Source Behavior started
  4. Have a Good Understanding of Using Your Leash in a Search Area

Assignments will be tailored to your general level, strengths and weaknesses.

Please note this is a full one-hour class.

NEW! 2nd Dog Pricing! You may work up to two dogs in working group (though it is ideal if you’re working two dogs, to have a second person with you).

First dog is $110. Second dog is $70. When you register your second dog, enter the coupon code “SECOND” and hit apply. You will see the subtraction on the page. You if want your dogs in the same session or different sessions, please let me know. If you absolutely can only attend one of the sessions, please send me an e-mail.

Foundation Fun 101 -Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

COVID Information!
  1. This class is offered indoors @ the RHS Training Facility (2640 Victoria Ave E)
  2. Indoor classes have a maximum of five canine participants.
  3. Indoor classes have a maximum of two handlers per dog in class.
  4. Participants are asked to provide their own chairs, to reduce contact points.
  5. Facility contact points are sanitized between each class.

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

For this class you will need to bring a mat or station for your dog.

We are off Nov 11th for Remembrance Day.

 

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

COVID Information!
  1. This class is offered indoors @ the RHS Training Facility (2640 Victoria Ave E)
  2. Indoor classes have a maximum of five canine participants.
  3. Indoor classes have a maximum of two handlers per dog in class.
  4. Participants are asked to provide their own chairs, to reduce contact points.
  5. Facility contact points are sanitized between each class.

For beginners four 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 are away Nov 11th for Remembrance Day.

Leash Reactivity -Fridays @ 6:00 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 @ 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.

Foundation Fun 101 – Saturdays @ 10:30 a.m.

COVID Information!
  1. This class is offered indoors @ the RHS Training Facility (2640 Victoria Ave E)
  2. Indoor classes have a maximum of five canine participants.
  3. Indoor classes have a maximum of two handlers per dog in class.
  4. Participants are asked to provide their own chairs, to reduce contact points.
  5. Facility contact points are sanitized between each class.

For beginners four 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 will be away Oct 11th for Thanksgiving.

Foundation Fun 101 -Saturdays @ 11:45 a.m.

COVID Information!
    1. This class is offered indoors @ the RHS Training Facility (2640 Victoria Ave E)
    2. Indoor classes have a maximum of five canine participants.
    3. Indoor classes have a maximum of two handlers per dog in class.
    4. Indoor class participants are asked to provide their own chairs, to reduce contact points.
    5. Facility contact points are sanitized between each class.

For beginners four 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 will be away Oct 12th for Thanksgiving.

Puppy Play to Learn -Saturdays @ 2:30 p.m.

COVID Information!
  1. This class is offered indoors @ the RHS Training Facility (2640 Victoria Ave E)
  2. Indoor classes have a maximum of five canine participants.
  3. Indoor classes have a maximum of two handlers per dog in class.
  4. Indoor class participants are asked to provide their own chairs, to reduce contact points.
  5. Facility contact points are sanitized between each class.

For puppies under four months of age. Our Puppy Play to Learn class is tailored for the young puppy mind. Bridging socialization exercises and teamwork exercises with more traditional curriculum like sit, down, stay, leave-it, come, baby leash manners and every day handling, this class begins a lifetime of connection and good manners work -all through playing games.

 

It’s All Tricks -Saturdays @ 3:30 p.m.

COVID Information!
  1. This class is offered indoors @ the RHS Training Facility (2640 Victoria Ave E)
  2. Indoor classes have a maximum of five canine participants.
  3. Indoor classes have a maximum of two handlers per dog in class.
  4. Indoor class participants are asked to provide their own chairs, to reduce contact points.
  5. Facility contact points are sanitized between each class.

Learn 25+ tricks in this super-fun class!. It’s All Tricks follows the Do More with Your Dog Trick Dog Program providing students the opportunity to earn their first Trick Dog title. Tricks covered include Spin Circles, High Five, Crawl, Play Dead,  Peek-a-Boo and more! Whether you have a young puppy or want to teach your old dog new tricks, all dogs who enjoy the classroom environment are welcome!

Participants who display the requirements for their Novice Trick Dog title will be eligible to submit for their title at the end of class!

Agility Working Groups -Saturdays @ 6:15 – 9:15

*These classes takes place at The Playground Training Location.

For students who have taken at least one agility class and want to continue their agility journey, working groups  will be work on sequencing, breaking down courses, commitment, cues, crosses and light distance. Exercises will be tailored to individuals to challenge each team.

This semester, we have three separate working groups, all on Saturday evenings.

Our three Working Groups are @ 6:15, 7:15, 8:15.

To ensure we group students into appropriate levels, when you register, you will be asked to select at least two times that work for you. Once I have the full list of students, I will divide students into the best suited groups. Typically you will stay in the same group, although some semesters I may divide to conquer certain pieces or sequence difficulties.