Obedience

Solid Foundation

In our 5 week program (geared for puppies 4.5 months and under), we give you all the skills necessary to communicate with your puppy and have a lot of fun in the process! If you follow our program for the life of your dog you will be on the right track for a long, happy life built on a strong connection and bond!

This session is 5 classes, one hour and 15 mins per class consisting of training and socialization. The session is max at 5 puppies, so we can continue social distancing. We reserve the right to remove a puppy from the playtime portion if we feel they are too stressed or playing too intense with the other classmates. We will work through these behaviours with you, but if the trainer feels it is in the puppies best interest to remove them from play and work on this outside of class, that will be respected and understood as being the best decision for the puppy. This session is $200 plus hst, so $226 total. 

Class outline

In our 6 week program, we give you all the skills necessary to communicate with your puppy and have a lot of fun in the process! If you follow our program for the life of your dog, you will be on the right track for a long happy life built on a strong connection and bond!

You will learn about many things in class including:

  • Crate Training
  • Socialization
  • Bite Inhibition
  • House Breaking
  • On Your Bed
  • Food Bowl Exercises
    And More!

By the end of the 6 weeks our goals for you include, but are not limited to:

  • Watch me (Focus)
  • Drop It
  • Leave It/Remove Your Nose
  • Sit, Down, Stand Positions (luring, verbal and hand signals)
  • Stay & Wait in sit and down positions
  • Loose Leash Walking/Heeling
  • Check In & Emergency Recalls
  • Proper Dog & Human Greetings
    And More!

We only use positive methods in our training programs and your puppy will thrive being able to understand what we are teaching. By using positive methods, we teach our puppies that training is fun, enjoyable, rewarding and not intimidating. We will cover a lot of self control exercises and make training easy to incorporate into your everyday routines. We don’t believe in bribing your puppy when training, we like to use a “currency” to motivate them to think for themselves and offer desired behaviours. The most important goal we have is for you to build a strong relationship with your dog built on love, positivity, trust and respect. With this program your puppy will be happy to listen to you, and you will gain the best friend you could ever ask for.

This session is 6 – one hour and 15 mins classes – max 6 puppies.  Each class consists of training/socialization and is designed for puppies under 4 months. For any puppies 5 months or older, we do offer a Level One Obedience program called Obedience Bootcamp that would be a good match for you!

Obedience Bootcamp

This is a 5 week Level One Obedience class that is an accelerated version of our Solid Foundation Puppy Class. This class is designed for dogs or puppies that are over 4.5 months old but not over 8 months. This session is focused on level one obedience skills, and does not include socialization, but we do discuss proper ways to socialize your dogs. If your dog is over 8 months, we recommend our level one in a private setting, but sometimes we make exceptions, and the group class would be fine. Please contact us to discuss options.

This session is 5 – one hour classes consisting of obedience training only – max 5 puppies/dogs and geared for ages 4.5 months to 8 months, but younger puppies are welcome – $200 plus hst, $226 total. All dogs over 6 months must be spayed or neutered to attend our classes, unless discussed prior with the trainer. The first week is only owners and no dogs. Your dogs will attend week 2-5. 

**This class is not designed for reactive dogs, please contact us for other options, as reactive dogs will be removed from the session without a credit, exchange, or refund. If your dog is overly vocal, very stressed, charging towards other people or dogs and/or is causing disruptions that can not be redirected, the trainer has the right to ask you to remove your dog, and you will discuss other options outside of class. This decision will made within 10 mins of the class starting. If your dog is recently rescued and you don’t know how they will be in a class setting, please book a private before registering for a group class**

Build your foundation

This session will develop a strong foundation for everyday obedience skills as well as strengthen your understanding of how dogs learn/thrive and want to offer desired behaviours for you. You will improve your communication, connection, and obedience skills.

The skills you will learn include but not limited to:

  • focus
  • sit for greetings
  • self control exercises
  • stay/wait/boundary training
  • recalls
  • loose leash walking

This session is 4 – one hour classes – max 4 dogs

Level 2 Obedience

In this 5 week session, we will building upon your dog’s existing obedience skills, and start fine tuning your level one skills. This level is really important to solidify your skills, and will be very beneficial if you would like a dog that has great leash manners.

This session focuses on, loose leash walking skills, recalls with challenging distractions, and stays with distractions for time and distance!

This session is 5 – one hour classes – max 4 dogs – $225 plus hst = $254.25) *Must have completed our Level One Obedience program (Solid Foundation or Obedience Bootcamp)* 

Level 3 Obedience

This session is 6 classes, and will build upon your connection with your dog in many aspects. In this level you will learn how to start training off leash.

Elements covered but not limited to this session:

  • Off leash heeling
  • Reliable bombproof recalls, including drop on recalls
  • Out of sight stays
  • Stand for exam
  • Elements of Rally-O exercises to keep it fun and interesting!

This session is 6 – one hour classes – max 4 dogs – $240 plus hst, $271.20 total. *Must have completed our Level Two Obedience or Novice RallyO session*

Impressive Canines Citizen Program
Level 4 Obedience

Go Beyond Basics

Level 4 will take place in and out of the dog school and will advance all your skills in everyday scenarios and will reinforce your dog’s good manners in social situations.

If you want a bomb proof dog that you can take anywhere with confidence, this is the class for you!

We will cover:

  • Walking through crowds with confidence and manners
  • Meeting and greeting people, including children and dogs
  • Your dog being petted by strangers with confidence and relaxation
  • Going into any store with a relaxed happy dog
  • Waiting and/or staying with distractions or in emergency situations.
  • Much More!

By the end of this course, you should be able to succeed with Canine Good Neighbour Testing or Therapy Dog Testing, but the main goal is for you to have a happy well rounded Impressive Canine Citizen!

Sadly due to COVID 19, this session is temporarily closed. We will offer some outdoor workshops this summer though in public places.

This session is 6 – one hour classes – max 4 dogs – $300 plus hst, $339 total (all classes off site other than week one).