Our Advanced Obedience program is a continuation of our Intermediate Obedience program. We work on fine tuning all previously learned skills, as well as introducing some new skills including 'off leash heeling' as well solidifying a solid retrieve, and introducing a 'hold' command. We continue to challenge and progress the dogs heeling and focus, as well as work on furthering their 'place' cue with distance sends to their beds and extended stays.
All of these skills are practiced with increasing distraction through the six week program, creating handler focused dogs that can handle any environment they encounter!
We do require all dogs complete our Intermediate Obedience program before entering the Advanced Obedience as the foundations of many of these skills are introduced in that session.
Our Intermediate Obedience program is a continuation of the Novice Obedience program. This program continues to solidify excellent handler engagement and focus despite numerous different distractions. We continue to build the dog’s ability to make good life decisions by manipulating their environment and heavily reinforcing the behaviours we would like to see repeated.
This program expands basic cues as well as introduces new cues such as ‘front’, ‘place’, and ‘middle’. We also expand on leash walking skills, prolonged stays, and recalls. We begin to teach bed/cot training, leash off manners, and appropriate behaviour during introductions to new people and other dogs. Skills are advanced using fun, interactive games!
We do require all dogs complete our Novice Obedience program before entering the Intermediate program due to our unique training methods and styles.
Our Novice Obedience program is suitable for dogs of all ages and all breeds. If you have a pup who needs to learn basic manners, a teenage dog who struggles with distractions, or an older dog who needs a boost in confidence, this program is suitable for all. This program can be tailored to meet each dog’s individual needs.
In this program we cover basic obedience skills such as ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘leave-it’, ‘focus’, recalls to handlers, amongst other behaviours that make for a well-rounded companion. We also put a large emphasis on leash walking skills and prolonged stays. We practice all of these skills with increasing distractions such as toys, food, other people, and other dogs. This prepares the dog to focus, and look to their owner for direction when in many different environments and situations.
Our Reactive Rover program is suitable for dogs that react to other dogs, people, and many other things they encounter in day to day life. Dogs may display their reactivity aggressively, fearfully, anxiously or overly excited. Their behaviours towards their triggers may include barking, growling, raising their hair, lunging, pulling on the leash, tail tucking, shaking, or running away. All different types of dogs who struggle with these reactions would benefit from this program by learning to handle and deal with their triggers in a new, positive way and turning to their handler for guidance, comfort, and direction.
This class will provide owners and handlers with the critical skills required to safely assist their dog and navigate daily challenges that may arise in their homes or communities. The class will build trust and confidence between the handler and their dog utilizing only positive-reinforcement and counter-conditioning methods.
Learn how to ensure your dog has a strong recall! We cover all the foundational games and exercises, as well as the proper management techniques necessary for success! This workshop is one class only, 1.5 hours in length. This workshop is not appropriate for reactive or aggressive dogs that are unable to work in a group setting. If you are unsure if your dog would be a good fit, please reach out!
Do you want to try agility without committing to a class? Or maybe classes don't fit into your schedule? Whether you're new to agility, or are looking to advance your skills a private lesson is an excellent option to get one on one instruction completely catered to your goals!
Do you have something specific you are hoping to work on? Are you struggling with a behavioural concern? Or maybe classes don't work for your schedule? A private lesson might be the perfect option for you! Whether it is for basic manners, managing puppy behaviours, a new rescue, or other behavioural concerns, we can tailor a private lesson to your dog's specific needs!