Course Descriptions

Just starting out? Start on the right paw.

Puppy Play to Learn: For puppies under six months of age. Our Puppy Play to Learn class is tailored for the young puppy mind. Enjoy socialization stations and learn the basics of sit, down, come and stay by playing games and learning techniques to prevent behavior problems from emerging.

Foundation Fun 101: For beginners six 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!

Foundation Fun 101 -Small Breed: exclusively for small dogs under 25 pounds! 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.

Struggling with Behaviour? We’re here to help.

Wonderful Walking: for anyone struggling with pulling on leash, this specialized outdoor class gives you the strategies, techniques and skills to enjoy your walks again.

Paws on the Floor: A class all about training your dog to keep his feet off people and on the floor –on a leash, at home, in public and at the park. Our final lesson will be at a busy retail store, where we’ll put your class skills to the test!

Leash Reactivity: 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? This Behaviour-Modification class will help you understand your dog, how to advocate for him and how to teach him to control himself around others.

Interested in Doing More with Your Dog? Come Play with Us!

It’s All Tricks: Learn 30 different tricks and work towards your first Trick Dog Title! 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 at the end of class. Tricks covered include Spin Circles, High Five, Crawl, Fetch and more! Whether you have a young puppy or want to teach your old dog new tricks, everyone is welcome at this class.

Introduction To Dog Sports: Want to get your feet wet in dog sports, but not sure which sport(s) your dog will like best? This fast-paced class introduces students to exercises from a variety of dog sports including agility, nosework, rally-o, competitive obedience, tricks, stunt dog and flyball. This class is ideal to find that special sport you and your dog could love for years to come.

Intro to Nosework: Ever wanted your dog to become a detective? Train him to find hidden odors just like a working bomb-detection dog! Using our dog’s natural abilities, this fun, low-impact 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 highly addictive game.

Intro to Stunt Dog: Does your dog have a few tricks under his belt? Do you admire circus dogs or dog performances? Would you like to train your dog to put on a show? In Stunt dog -a companion program to tricks- learn to put personalized tricks into a choreographed, staged performance at an easy novice level.

Agility 101:Tunnels, jumps and frames -oh my! Start on your agility adventure with the RHS. This class will introduce you to agility equipment such as contacts, tunnels and jumps, as well as basic handling. You’re sure to have a blast!

Interested in continuing your training journey? Join us for an Advanced Class.

Intermediate: A direct continuation from your Puppy Play to Learn or Foundation Fun 101 class, students will put their foundation training to the test with distractions, distance and more. Sit, Down, Stay and Come are challenged in news ways and new tricks and skills are introduced.

K9 Out and About: Take your training on the road with our K9 Out and About class. Each week the class will meet at a new public location to train in real-life situations. Prepare for the vet’s office, go on a group walk, visit a retail outlet and many other situations your dog may encounter.

Advanced Tricks: If you’ve graduated from It’s All Tricks and just can’t get enough of learning cool new moves, join us for our follow-up Tricks class. Learn 30 all new, cooler, more advanced Tricks including Directional Casting, Discern Objects by Name, Pick a Card from a Deck, Cross Paws, Says Your Prayers, Ride a Skateboard and More! Students will have the chance to earn their Intermediate -and maybe even Advanced- Trick Dog Titles at the end of this class!

Agility 102, 103 and more: We offer higher levels of Agility for students who want to continue with their agility adventure. At present, all our agility classes happen on Sunday mornings.

Intermediate/Advanced Nosework: We currently have a group of Intermediate/Advanced Nosework students who continue to learn about the fabulous game of nosework. In this working group students are given scent puzzles for their own level. Whether you want to grow your game to a competition level, or just want to continue learning more about nosework, this group is the one for you.

Read more about classes offered in the upcoming session.