Schedules: Foundation Skills

* Classes will be postponed on any stat holidays or the weekends of a stat holiday, and resume the following week.


Great Beginnings


If your dog is between the ages of 5 months and 2 years, they are in their adolescent stage. This is when new & often times undesirable behaviours develop, much like human adolescents! They may start to ignore you, not listen, pull when out on walks, or act like you don't exist- especially in the presence of exciting distractions like squirrels, blowing leaves or other dogs!

Great Beginnings works on behaviours such as impulse control, calmness, disengagement from the environment, engagement with you, proximity (hanging out with you), focus, working in arousal (when they're excited or scared), being able to bring their arousal level down, and much more.

This program is also perfect for rescues of any age or dogs that have never attended a group class or have not been well socialized.

This course utilizes games-based concept training, which reshapes your dog's brain, so they learn to make better decisions. The exercises are fun and adaptable to the individual dog. We also share with you the science behind how and why the exercises work to produce real-life results.

After Great Beginnings you can move onto Level Up, Scent Level 1, Tricks Level 1, or Sports Prep Level 1.

NOTE: This program replaces Game On. If you have already taken Game On, you are ready for Level Up, Scent Level 1, Tricks Level 1 or Sports Prep Level 1.

PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT THE CORRECT LOCATION. Click on the column titled LOCATION to sort the classes by location.

If you Select a class that is marked CLASS FULL, you will be put on a wait list.

Is your pup currently in Puppy Basics? Be sure to put in the Notes section of the Registration Form “Currently in class, Early Signup Reward please.” to get 10% off the price of this class.

Prerequisite: Dog must be minimum 4 months of age.

Course Fee: $240.00 (+ taxes)     Length: 6 weeks

Notes: You will need to bring your dog's bed, elevated bed, or mat to every class. Classes are held each week on the same day and time that you sign up for. Each class is 45 minutes in length. Classes are not held on weekends with statutory holidays but will resume the following week.

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select Jun 18, 2024 Tuesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & DebbieSpace to join lesson 2 - Will be pro-rated
Select Jun 27, 2024 Thursdays at 7:00 pm the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park), Beaches View Locations JanaREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select Jul 6, 2024 Saturdays at 12:00 noon
(no class Aug 3)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Susan & Nicole 
Select Jul 22, 2024 Mondays at 8:00 pm
(no class Aug 5 & Sep 2)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jeannette 
Select Jul 23, 2024 Tuesdays at 8:00 pm the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park), Beaches View Locations Susan 
Select Aug 1, 2024 Thursdays at 7:00 pm the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park), Beaches View Locations Jana 
Select Aug 1, 2024 Thursdays at 8:00 pm the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park), Beaches View Locations Jana 

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