We offer group classes as well as individual coaching. Please email or call for a schedule.
Why is Puppy Start Right Preschool so important?
Socialization is one of the most important aspects of your puppy's early development. Much of an adult dog's preferences, fears, and attitudes are developed between the ages of 7 and 16 weeks. Maximizing training and socialization opportunities during his critical developmental period will help ensure a confident, well socialized adult dog.
The Socialization period is the most influential learning period of your dog's life, and forms the foundation for all future learning. Positive exposure to many new things can "VACCINATE" you puppy against future behavioural issues. Read more.....
*Classes can be added if there is interest. Please inquire.
A Rally Good Time-Fun Rally Obedience
The main objective of Rally-O is to provide a fast-moving and motivational activity that demonstrates a handler and dog's competency in basic obedience exercises without requiring exact precision for success. Dogs should demonstrate willingness and enjoyment and handlers can use praise and encouragement throughout (as explained by the Canadian Kennel Club).
Our intent is that both dog and handlers are having FUN! We will teach the rules so that if you want to go on to compete, you certainly can, or just come to build a relationship with your dog. Either way, the time will be spent helping you develop together.
WHEN: NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE-Mondays @ 7:30pm (FULL) - please inquire to see if openings
INTERMEDIATE to MASTERS-Thursdays @ 7:30pm (FULL) - please inquire to see if openings
Dog Manners 101-
Mastering Basic Manners
Can my dog really have manners?
Does a relaxing walk with your dog free of jumping, pulling and barking seem like only a dream?
Would you like to enjoy a quiet morning coffee at your favourite cafe while your dog lies peacefully at your feet?
Our Dog Manners 101 class will give you the foundation for a wonderful member of your family, or the beginnings to a solid dog sports career. For all dogs from 17 weeks and older.
Behaviours Included - come when called (even in the face of distractions), down (even at a distance), leave it/take it (leave the food I just dropped), name (pay attention), polite walking (loose leash), settle (on a mat), sit (inc. stay/don't jump up), wait (don't go rush out the door).
Thurs. Sept. 3rd @ 6pm (FULL)
Mon. Sept. 14th @ 6pm (FULL)
Thurs. Oct. 8th @ 6pm (FULL)
Mon. Oct. 26th @ 6pm (FULL)
Thurs. Nov 12th @ 6pm (FULL)
All privates and semi-privates full until January
**CLASSES MAX. 4 TEAMS SO WE CAN RESPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES**
*Classes are added in frequently so contact us for new dates.
COST: $150 for five one hour group sessions (classes are kept small)
Trick for a Treat-
Training that's FUN!
In Your Home
Do you want your dog to get trained but don't have the time, patience or know how to do it? Do you feel like you're dealing with an adolescent beast?
Consider having a professional train your dog for you, while you're at work a few times a week, then train you how to maintain the behaviour.
Imagine...your dog learns how to have manners and then you can continue from there with a bit of guidance from your trainer.
The benefit of having an experienced person do the training:
more likely to progress faster
less time up front for you, with less of a learning curve
wasted hours for training while you work are now benefiting you
you have a happier member of your family
Dog tricks are a great way to take your training to the next level. Teaching your dog tricks can be fun for both of you. Trick training is a great way to build your dog's confidence, and it allows you to continue training with your dog and keep it enjoyable.
Sometimes tricks can help deal with behavioural problems and in the end the dog is just happy to please you.
Watch for a Trick class starting soon.
Not sure exactly where or if your dog fits into a class? Your dog has fear issues and you're not sure how it will do in a class. You already have some training knowledge and just want some extra tips so you can practice on your own.
Whatever the reason, we can do a private consult and help you to see what type of training is the best for you and your dog. We can either point you in the direction of one of our classes, or help to design a training program with your goals in mind.