Upcoming Classes and Seminars
Where current science meets the art of training your dog.
We do not hold classes on long weekends. Courses affected by stats will be extended to compensate.
This course is six weeks for the pre-teens and young teenagers. Puppies are 12 - 24 weeks old in these classes when they begin. They should have two sets of vaccinations.
These youngsters are as cute as buttons but they're learning a lot more independence. This is where your relationship with your dog shines through as we begin to work on some of the harder concepts for the youngsters like self control and focus, relationship, and basic obedience. We add in stay and some easy recall games. We learn more about their health and we put more emphasis on leash skills. We let the puppies have play time only as long as there is a suitable playmate in class.
Sunday January 8, 2023 11:00 am
Saturday February 18, 2023 9:45 am
Find Your Class Description
Levels works in a series of 6 week courses. Each level builds on the last. You stay as long as you need to in a Level and move up when you're ready. 6 weeks at a level will work for most dog/human teams.
is for the older adolescents, new to you dogs, and dogs that need a refresher. These dogs are 6 months or older and this is where the concept of the pet dog shines. We work on obedience and focus. We go through the basic obedience cues (plus some). There are lots of games to build that important relationship with your family member. We introduce recall games, loose leash walking, and ongoing handling with your dog. Then there's body language, self control, avoiding common dog issues and more. Become the best partner you can for your dog.
Sunday January 8, 9:45 am
Saturday January 14, 11:00 am
is for the dogs that are intermediate. They know most of their basic cues (sit, down, stand) and can do them most places. They understand a stay and will recall fairly well over short distances. In this level we ask them to stretch a little further, stay a little longer, be a little faster, work on leash (and sometimes off) reliably in the face of distractions. We work on heeling and we do some fun things to keep everyone motivated. This course is suitable for dogs that have completed puppy power or Level 1 or equivalent. Onward and upward.
Sunday January 8, 8:30 am
Fun and Games
CARO stands for the Canadian Association of Rally Obedience. This is a dog sport where teamwork rules supreme as you and your dog work together to conquer a course full of obedience challenges. It's fun for all dogs and their people and it sharpens your obedience work AND your relationship. This course is taught in 6 week segments and CARO Rally has multiple levels and lots of room for growth. For those of you that are competitive, CARO has regular fun matches and there are also trials where you can earn titles for your dog. Or just come out and play!
Tuesday January 10, 6:15 pm
Agility is a fast paced dog sport that requires dog and handler to be in tune with each other, and for both team members have a solid grasp of the skills needed to leverage that fast pace without fear or injury. The foundations course teaches each dog/human team the basic skills so they can move on to the really sexy stuff confidently and safely. Foundations are also vital for experienced teams to brush up on and maintain. Walk before you fly and have fun while you're at it!
Thursday January 12, 2023, 6:15 pm
Do you have a dog that loves to run and play, and has a bit of a thing for balls? Then you have a good start on the basics for this fast paced dog sport. Learning the basics for this sport enhances drive and recall along with just having a ton of noisy fun. Be careful. It might become an addiction...
Thursday January 12, 2023, 7:30 pm
Scentwork is a fun class designed to work your dog's nose and brain! In this class your dog is always right and you get to come along for the ride as they show you their brilliance and we teach them to solve scent puzzles and build drive. The course is 6 weeks and each week we work in different ways with different types of scent puzzles to challenge you as a team.
The class incorporates the complete beginner and those starting to use scent (Birch) in their searches.
Tuesday January 10, 7:30 pm
Hoopers is an inclusive dog sport that is similar to agility in many ways but because of the flowing courses and the emphasis on distance handling it's super for building confidence and is safe for puppies, older dogs, and dogs that just aren't built for agility. It doesn't leave the agility dogs out either. This course is awesome for revisiting basics! Come play in the hoops!
Fundamentals - Acclimates the students/dogs
to the equipment, helps the student begin
distance work, introduces directionals (right, left),
and starts the student on running short courses.
Handling - begins to work with more distance,
more complicated handling of courses, and more strategy in running the dogs.
Pre-requisite: Hoopers fundamentals or a strong background with obstacles and distance handling.
Monday January 16, 2023 6:30 Fundamentals
Monday January 16, 2023 7:30 Handling
Walkabout is a transition in your walking skills with your dog. We work as a group in four different environments to learn about our dogs' environmental triggers (squirrel!!), and how to handle them, as well as how to work with our dogs on leash in a group. It's a socialization exercise too with the new environments we visit. Above all of that we get in an hour of walking and working with our dogs! Four weeks, each week is in a different location. Dogs must be at least 16 weeks of age and able to work with other dogs and people nearby. Dogs must also be physically comfortable walking for about an hour.
See you in the Spring!