It’s All Tricks -Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.

In this class, dogs will learn 25+ different tricks with their dog. Students may choose to work towards their Novice Trick Dog title and will be well on their way to their Intermediate Trick Dog Title as well.

Tricks may include: Spin, Shake, Peek-a-boo, Arrested, Read, Push Ups and more!

All ages of dogs and handlers are welcome!

Leash Reactivity -Mondays @ 8:00 p.m.

Located at our RHS Training Building, one block from Value Village.

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 in the vehicle throughout the hour. In cold or hot weather you may leave your car running. You are always welcome to have someone stay with your dog on their down-time.

Intro to Nosework Tuesdays @ 8:30 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.

For this class your dog will require a harness or other “nosework exclusive” piece of working equipment.

Advanced Nosework Working Groups -Tuesday Evening

Located at our RHS Training Building, one block from Value Village.

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. This semester we are back inside.

Depending on numbers, we will have classes @ 6:00 and 7:15 classes. Please fill in your availability so we can create groups that work best.

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.

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.

Focus and Control -Wednesdays @ 6:00 p.m.

This class is held at our RHS Training building, about one block from Value Village.

Is your dog too friendly for his own good? Kind of (happily) out of control? Hard to manage? Seems to have bricks in his ears? Maybe he knows some skills, but can’t seem to show those good behaviors out in public? Are you kind of embarrassed about his behavior?

If you have a dog that’s difficult to control, but isn’t generally leash reactive (barking, snarling, growling at others) -this class is for you! This class is all the good things of our Leash Reactivity class -shifted to owners with dogs that aren’t quite Leash Reactive, but need to learn to control their big, wild feelings too.

Why? Growing skills like sit, down, stay and come aren’t going to be enough if your dog is out to lunch -you both need to learn focus and control. Without those two things, the rest of your communication gets lost out in the world. Some teams just need more focus and control than others and if typical training hasn’t got the manners you need -you need a new approach!

So, let’s get you working, learning and listening to one another. Come join us this session for our new Behavior class offering: FOCUS AND CONTROL!

 

Foundation Fun 101 -Wednesdays @ 7:00 p.m.

Located at our RHS Training Building, one block from Value Village.

For beginners four months of age and older. Encourage focus and partnership by playing. Learn sit, down, come, stay, loose leash 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.

 

Leash Reactivity -Wednesdays @ 8:00 p.m.

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.