Classes are held at Wesbrook Community Centre near UBC.  Fall registration will open on August 19 (internet registration) and August 20 (standard registration).

 

Group classes are a great way for your dog to learn how to focus under distraction, and for puppies to socialize! Check out our selection of group classes below.

Group classes.

Polite paws

Rocket Recall

Loose leash walking

Self-Control

Kinder pups class.

From the time that puppies open their eyes at 13 days until 16 weeks, there is a critical period of socialization. This period is extremely important because it is when the puppy is growing its brain and creating permanent connections. The experiences that a puppy has in the first 16 weeks of its life will shape the kind of dog he or she will become. Allowing your puppy to experience the world during this critical time, and learn about different people, objects, environments, sounds, sights, and animals will allow them to grow into well-rounded dogs who are comfortable around many different things. Everything that you do with your puppy during the socialization period is shaping your dog's future behaviour.

 

Pre-kinder Pups and Kinder Pups are heavily focused on setting your puppy up for success for the rest of its life. Your puppy will learn basic foundation behaviours such as sit, down, come, stay, loose-leash walking, and leave it. Puppies will also experience new sights, sounds and experiences through puppy play time, interactive activities with people, and a changing classroom environment.

Length of class: 

One 90 minute non-puppy orientation and four 60 minute classes with your puppy (total of 5 classes). 

Price: 

$210.00 + GST. Price includes the 6 weeks of class, a clicker, and a student handbook. 

Pre-requisites: 

Your puppy must be between 10 and 20 weeks of age and have had his or her second set of vaccinations to attend. 

Upcoming Sessions (classes are held at Wesbrook Community Centre):

Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 pm. September 18 - October 23, 2019.

First class is is 90 minutes long and following classes are 60 minutes each.

Puppy socialization (drop-in).

Are you the proud owner of a puppy? Drop-in for our weekly puppy socialization sessions on Tuesday evenings! Owners must attend with their puppy.

 

These puppy socialization sessions are for puppies who are between the ages of 10-20 weeks and have had their second set of vaccinations. Vaccination records will be checked before you enter the room to ensure a safe environment for all puppies attending.

Upcoming Sessions (classes are held at Wesbrook Community Centre):

Tuesdays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm. July 9 - August 20, 2019.

Tuesdays, 7:15 - 8:15 pm. September 10 - November 19, 2019.

Polite paws.

This class aims to equip owners with the skills and knowledge needed to function successfully with their dogs in the world. Dogs will learn the fundamental behaviours needed to be successful, while owners will learn how to apply class learning to problem solve positive approaches to real-life situations.  This class covers the following behaviours: giving attention, sit, recall, stay, not jumping, loose leash walking, leave it and going to a mat. The class also covers how dogs think and learn, stimulation needs, and how dogs communicate. 

Length of class:

6 sessions (1  90-minute non-dog orientation and 5 60-minute classes with your dog). 

Price: 

$210.00 + GST

Pre-requisites:

Your dog must 5 months of age or older and up to date on vaccinations.​

Upcoming Sessions (classes are held at Wesbrook Community Centre):

Wednesdays, 7:20 - 8:20 pm. September 18 - October 23.

Class 1 on September 18 will begin at 7:50 pm. Following classes will begin at 7:20 pm.

Wednesdays, 7:20 - 8:20 pm. October 30 - December 4. 

Class 1 on October 30 will begin at 7:50 pm. Following classes will begin at 7:20 pm. 

 

Reactive rover.

Does your dog lunge, bark or growl at other dogs or people when on leash? If so, this class is for you! You will learn how to change your dog's emotional state from fearful to calm in the presence of other dogs and people. This class will be held primarily outdoors so we have space to work through desensitization and counter conditioning techniques. All dogs must be 5 months of age or older and up to date on vaccinations. 

 

Please note, the first class is a 90 minute non-dog orientation in which we will be going over a lot of information, practicing the training mechanics, and learning how the training process works. The following classes (2 - 5) will be 60 minute sessions with your dog.

Length of class: 

One 90 minute human only orientation and four 60 minute classes with your dog (total of 5 classes). 

Price: 

$200.00 + GST. Price includes the 5 weeks of class and a clicker.

Upcoming Sessions (classes are held at Wesbrook Community Centre):

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