Schedules: Foundation Skills

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


Puppy Basics


Puppy Basics is for pups between 10 and 20 weeks of age as of the class start date and have had their first set of vaccinations. If your pup is older, please register them for Great Beginnings.

Puppy Basics class is a great way to build confidence, for you and your pup, while learning foundational skills. 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 Basics helps your puppy learn and understand words such as sit, down, and stand. We start the foundation work for walking nicely on leash, coming when called, impulse control, calmness, boundary work and disengagement from distractions. Information on surviving puppyhood, such as: nipping, whining, barking, and toileting is included. You will also receive our Puppy Training Videos which include the exercises that are taught each week in class.

After they have completed this program, your pup will be ready to move onto Great Beginnings.

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.

Prerequisite: Must be between 10 and 20 weeks of age as of start of class and have had their first set of vaccinations.

Course Fee: $160.00 (+ taxes)     Length: 4 weeks

Notes: You will need to bring your pup'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 May 25, 2024 Saturdays at 9:00 am ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Mindy & NicoleREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select Jun 11, 2024 Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Susan1 Spot Left
Select Jun 13, 2024 Thursdays at 7:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jason1 Spot Left
Select Jul 6, 2024 Saturdays at 9:00 am ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Susan & Nicole 
Select Jul 9, 2024 Tuesdays at 7:00 pm the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Susan 
Select Jul 11, 2024 Thursdays at 7:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jason 
Select Jul 22, 2024 Mondays at 6:00 pm
(no class Aug 5)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jeannette 
Select Aug 6, 2024 Tuesdays at 7:00 pm the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Susan 


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 May 29, 2024 Wednesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Angela L 
Select May 29, 2024 Wednesdays at 7:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Angela L1 Spot Left
Select Jun 3, 2024 Mondays at 7:00 pm
(no class July 1)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jeannette1 Spot Left
Select Jun 3, 2024 Mondays at 8:00 pm
(no class July 1)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jeannette 
Select Jun 11, 2024 Tuesdays at 8:00 pm. the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Susan 
Select Jun 18, 2024 Tuesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Debbie 
Select Jun 18, 2024 Thursdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Debbie 
Select Jun 27, 2024 Thursdays at 7:00 pm the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park) View Locations JanaThis class is almost full
Select Jun 27, 2024 Thursdays at 8:00 pm the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana 
Select Jul 6, 2024 Saturdays at 10:00 am
(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) View Locations Susan 
Select Aug 1, 2024 Thursdays at 7:00 pm the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana 
Select Aug 1, 2024 Thursdays at 8:00 pm the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana 


Level Up


Now that you have completed Great Beginnings, your dog is ready to handle the challenges of an obedience class. This class was previously known as Family Dog. We have changed the name to reflect the significant changes that we've made to this program. It truly is a level up in their ability to learn and perform specific commands.

Obedience training requires your dog to be able to listen and respond to your instructions in a very distracting environment. If your goal is for your dog to achieve their Canine Good Neighbour or Dog Therapy Certificate, or to participate in Rally Obedience, Level Up is your next step.

This course covers basic obedience skills, including stays from various positions, heelwork, recall, working around distractions, not jumping up, leave it and more. It will prepare both you and your dog for the more vigorous exercises and challenges covered in our Life Skills program.

After Level Up you can move into Life Skills, Off Leash Freedom, Stress Free Walks, or Canine Freestyle.

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 dog currently in Great Beginnings? 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: Great Beginnings

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 May 29, 2024 Wednesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Angela L 
Select Jun 27, 2024 Thursdays at 8:00 pm the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park) View Locations JanaThis class is almost full
Select Jul 6, 2024 Saturdays at 11:00 am
(no class Aug 3)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Susan & Nicole 
Select Jul 23, 2024 Tuesdays at 8:00 pm the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park) View Locations SusanThis class is almost full
Select Aug 1, 2024 Thursdays at 7:00 pm the beaches View Locations 2493 Queen St. E. (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana 


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! A 76-page workbook is included.

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.

This class is only offered at our Ajax location.

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

Are you currently class with us? 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: Participants must be 16 years of age or older.

Course Fee: $170.00 (+ taxes)     Length: 2 - five hour mornings

Notes: In Ajax, this course is held over 2 mornings from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS.
At Kingston Rd this program is run over one full day.
After successful completion, you will receive a Certificate, which is valid for 3 years.

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select Jun 29, 2024 Sat June 29 & Sun June 30 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda 
Select Aug 3, 2024 Sat Aug 3 & Sun Aug 4 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda 
Select Aug 31, 2024 Sat Aug 31 & Sun Sep 1 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda 
Select Oct 12, 2024 Sat Oct 12 & Sun Oct 13 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda 


Rescue Ready


As there are many unknowns and things to consider when adopting a rescue, more and more rescue organizations require those adopting a rescue to acquire 1 on 1 training within the first week of adopting their dog. This is where we can come to the rescue!

We offer a Rescue Ready 40 minute training session which can be done during the day at our Ajax location or virtually via Zoom. This training session covers Expectations, Safety, Potential Separation Anxiety, Socialization and includes Relationship Building Games. We also discuss specific concerns which may require additional training.

If you would like to set up a Rescue Ready training session, please email the office.

Prerequisite: A New Rescue

Course Fee: $90.00 (+ taxes)     Length: 40 minutes

Notes: Email the office at info@whoswalkingwho.ca

 
No dates at this time. If interested, please email us.

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