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Training Services

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Our training methodology includes marking correct behaviour, clicker training, positive reinforcement, games-based concept training and non-aversive techniques. No Pain, No Shock, No Fear.

Please feel free to REQUEST A CLASS or SEMINAR if there is a class not currently on our list or if you prefer a different day or time. Class request form

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Private lessons are sessions where you and your dog work together with a certified dog trainer to resolve problem behaviours or train foundation or more advanced skills.  We teach you how to train your dog and support you on your journey.

Our daytime lessons (Monday-Friday) are at your location or public park or location in the community. The  weekend or  early evening lessons are usually at our Northfield Road or Cedar Training centers.

Private sessions with you and your dog  are suitable for ANY behaviour you would like to work on.

Private lessons specific to 

behaviour challenges. 

These can include: Jumping, Lunging, Barking, Eating inappropriate items ( Pica)  Resource guarding, Counter surfing, Pulling on leash, Inappropriate play style, Boisterous or over the top arousal behaviour, Mild, Moderate or Severe Anxiety    (including Separation stress)r Fear responses, Reactivity or Aggression and are suitable for dogs with a bite history.

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Our small group Classes have a carefully structured linear  growth plan that will guide you and your best friend to a solid respect and reward based cooperative relationship.

 

This in turn allows you both to gain valuable basic life skills while learning something fun and new.

Available options: 

  • level 1,2 and 3

  • Rally

  • Agility

  • Scent work ( nose work) 

  • Recall rescue

  • Leash Walking Boot Camp

  • Real life ( outdoors at the park) 

Seminars are  short interval training and informative sessions in a concentrated  form. Such a  package provides valuable information and a jumping-off point for your continued education and your dog's  learning. 

Available options by request:

  • Loose Leash Walking

  • Stop Jumping up

  • How to learn about play and social cues

  • Intro to dog sports

Our expertise includes: 

  • Jumping Up

  • Mouthing

  • Puppy Training

  • Resource Guarding

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Barking

  • Reactivity

  • Overexcited/Overstimulated/Unruly

  • Anxiety

  • Alert Barking

  • Loose Leash Walking

  • Recall

  • Counter Surfing

  • Stealing Items

  • PICA (compulsive eating of non edibles)

  • Crate or Confinement  Stress/Anxiety

  • Cooperative Care for Vet or Grooming

  • Confidence Building

  • Digging/Chewing

  • Demanding/Begging

  • Potty Training

How to pick the training service that is right for you?

Private Lessons

  • Specifically targeted to you and your dog

  • Focus on behaviours that you need or want

  • Less expensive than day training

  • Only one hour every one or two weeks

  • Slightly more expensive than group classes

  • Limited exposure to other dogs/people

  • Takes more time and effort to get to the end goal versus day training

  • Training success relies on the handler doing the homework regularly and correctly without direct input from the trainer while working through the homework.

  • Meet your instructor less frequently for feedback and guidance

Group Classes

  • More training hours for your money

  • Exposure to other dogs and people as you train

  • Less expensive than private  sessions or day training

  • See your instructor weekly to correct mistakes/grow skills

  • Less 1 on 1 attention

  • Lessons may not target the specific behaviours you need or want that week

  • Training success relies on the handler doing the homework correctly and frequently.

YouTube etc.

  • Cheap or free

  • There are some great videos out there, but the right material may be hard to locate

  • Not every option online is suitable for you and your dog

  • Many unqualified, possibly harmful suggestions are offered to the public.

  • You may not get the nuance of training skills needed to be successful from a video

  • No professional feedback or help

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