Schedules: Foundation Skills

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


Puppy Pre-school


Puppy Preschool is for pups between 10 and 15 weeks of age as of the class start date, and has had their first set of vaccinations. If your pup is 4 months or older, please register them for Family Dog Beginners.

Puppy Preschool class is a great way to build confidence (for you and your pup) while learning the basics. This is the time, while your pup is very young, to do a lot of foundation work so that they develop good habits. We’ll show you some fun exercises to do with your pup to build a positive and trusting relationship.

Puppy Preschool helps your puppy to learn the meaning of the words sit, down, and stand. We start the foundation work for walking nicely on leash, coming when called, impulse control, and disengagement from distractions. Information on surviving puppyhood, such as: nipping, whining, barking, and toileting is included. You will also receive, free of charge, our Puppy Preschool Videos.

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.

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

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR A CLASS THAT IS MARKED "CLASS FULL".

Prerequisite: Must be between 10 and 15 weeks of age as of start of class with first set of vaccinations.

Course Fee: $154.00 (+ taxes)     Length: 4 weeks

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select May 11, 2022 Wednesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & JeanneREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select May 28, 2022 Saturdays at 9:00 am ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Mindy & DebbieCLASS FULL
Select Jun 8, 2022 Wednesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Jeanne 
Select Jun 12, 2022 Sundays at 9:00 am
(No class July 3)
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Select Jun 25, 2022 Saturdays at 9:00 am
(No class July 2)
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Select Jul 6, 2022 Wednesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Jeanne 
Select Jul 12, 2022 Tuesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Lynda 
Select Jul 25, 2022 Mondays at 6:00 pm
(No class Aug 1)
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Select Aug 3, 2022 Wednesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Jeanne 
Select Aug 6, 2022 Saturdays at 9:00 am ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Mindy & Debbie 
Select Aug 7, 2022 Sundays at 10:00 am ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Susan & Nicole 
Select Aug 15, 2022 Mondays at 6:00 pm
(No class Sept 5)
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Family Dog Basics


This very popular course covers the basics of dog obedience using a combination of positive marker reward based and concept games based training.

If you have taken our Puppy Preschool Program, this course will build on what your dog has learned, while taking their training to the next level. If this is your first class with your dog, this course will form the foundation for all your dog's training.

This course includes teaching your dog to walk nicely on leash, learning to stay while in a sit and a down, coming when called, impulse control, not jumping up, and learning to ignore various types of distractions. You will also receive a free copy of our Family Dog Beginner Training Videos.

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.

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

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR A CLASS THAT IS MARKED "CLASS FULL".

Prerequisite: For dogs 4 months and older as of the class start date. If you have a toy breed under 20 weeks, Puppy Preschool is an option.

Course Fee: $231.00 (+ taxes)     Length: 6 weeks

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select May 19, 2022 Thursdays at 7:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & JasonREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select May 19, 2022 Thursdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & JasonREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select May 25, 2022 Wednesdays at 7:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & JeanneREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select May 25, 2022 Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & JeanneREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select Jun 11, 2022 Saturday at 10:00am
(No class July 2)
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Select Jun 12, 2022 Sundays at 10:00 am
(No class July 3)
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Select Jun 12, 2022 Sundays at 11:00 am
(No class July 3)
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Select Jun 27, 2022 Mondays at 7:00 pm
(No class Aug 1)
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Select Jul 6, 2022 Wednesdays at 7:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Jeanne 
Select Jul 12, 2022 Tuesdays at 7:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Lynda 
Select Jul 12, 2022 Tuesdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Lynda 
Select Aug 6, 2022 Saturdays at 10:00 am
(No class Sept 3)
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Select Aug 6, 2022 Saturdays at 11:00 am
(No class Sept 3)
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Select Aug 17, 2022 Wednesdays at 7:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Jeanne 
Select Aug 17, 2022 Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Jeanne 
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Sports Prep Level 1


Are you thinking about taking Agility or doing other sports with your dog? Maybe you’re looking for a conditioning program for your companion dog? If so, this program is for you! It is specifically designed to help your dog develop the foundation work and core conditioning needed to participate in sports, while improving their fitness, and helping to prevent injury.

In Sports Prep Level 1, we will work on warm-up exercises, core conditioning, balance work, intro to weaves, targeting, cone wrapping, low level jumps, and more, all with your dog’s safety in mind.

Sports Prep is also a great alternative to outdoor exercise for your dog while helping them maintain a healthy lifestyle.

This program is suitable for dogs of any age and is the prerequisite for our Agility Level 1 program.

Prerequisite: Family Dog Basics (previously Beginners) or equivalent group obedience class taken elsewhere. If you took an equivalent class elsewhere, we will assess skill level at lesson 1.

Course Fee: $231.00 (+ taxes)     Length: 6 weeks

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select Jun 11, 2022 Saturday at 11:00am
(No class July 2)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Mindy & DebbieREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select Jun 11, 2022 Saturdays at 12:00 noon
(no class July 2)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Mindy & Debbie 
Select Aug 6, 2022 Saturdays at 12 noon
(No class Sept 3)
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Pet First Aid Course


We love our dogs and spend a lot of money on training, accessories, food, toys, beds and other things. Why not give them the ultimate gift by making sure you’re prepared for the unexpected?

The Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid course includes recognizing illness, restraint, transportation, various wounds, bone and joint injuries, poisoning, allergies, infections, bloat, seizures, choking, artificial respiration, CPR and more!

It is held over 2 mornings from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Our room is designed for social distancing with a maximum of 6 students. Masks must be worn.

You may bring your dog if it is friendly with other dogs and people, and will remain quiet in their crate or lie on its bed by your side for long periods of time. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. If your dog shows signs of stress, causes distractions, or is uncomfortable in the class, please have someone on standby to come and pick them up as they will not be allowed to remain in the class.

If you do not plan to bring a dog, please mark NA next the the questions on the registration form regarding your dog.

A list of the items you will need for the course will be sent to you upon registration. A 76-page workbook is included.

You MUST attend both days. After successful completion, you will receive a Certificate, which is valid for 3 years.

This class is only offered at our Ajax location.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR A CLASS THAT IS MARKED "CLASS FULL".

Prerequisite: Participants must be 16 years of age or older.

Course Fee: $165.00 (+ taxes)     Length: 2 - five hour mornings

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select May 21, 2022 Sat May 21 & Sun May 22 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations LyndaREGISTRATION CLOSED
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