Schedules: Advanced Skills

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


Practical Living Life Skills


Practical Living is a Life Skills class for dogs covering topics needed for everyday life. This course will concentrate on training related to regular day to day experiences in all types of environments.

In this class, we build on the foundations learned in Family Dog Beginners and challenge our dogs to become even more well mannered so that they are welcome anywhere. It will also help prepare your dog for the Canine Good Neighbour test or for going into Therapy work if this is your goal.

Included in this course are: impulse control, boundary work, door bell and door knocking disengagement, coming away from distractions, engagement with you, bringing excitement levels down, emergency stays and more. You will also receive, free of charge, our Practical Living 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: 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 Nov 29, 2022 Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Lesly & AngelaThere is space to join lesson #2
Select Dec 22, 2022 Thursdays at 8:00 pm. ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jason 
Select Dec 23, 2022 Fridays at 8:00pm the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Anette & Lizzy 
Select Dec 28, 2022 Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Jeanne 
Select Jan 7, 2023 Saturdays at 11:00 am. the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana & Anette 
Select Jan 25, 2023 Wednesdays at 7:00 pm the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Susan & Lizzy 
Select Jan 28, 2023 Saturdays at 11:00 am.
(No class Feb 18)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Mindy & Debbie 
Select Feb 14, 2023 Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Elycia 


Rally Obedience Novice Level 1


Rally will take your dog’s obedience skills to the next level, in a fun way. Rally is about teaching your dog to do various commands while remaining in heel position. Novice Level 1 works on the foundation skills needed to complete in Rally Obedience. But many people take this course just to improve their dog’s loose leash walking skills.

One of the best things about Rally is that it keeps your dog constantly engaged with you. Some of the obedience skills they learn are pivots, moving into front, weaving through pylons, slow pace, fast pace, spiral right, spiral left, walk around, 270 turns and more.

This class is great for all breeds of all ages. It's especially good for seniors as it exercises their brain and body.

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.

This class is only offered at our Ajax location.

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

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 Dec 22, 2022 Thursdays at 6:00 pm. ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & JasonThis class is almost full
Select Jan 7, 2023 Saturdays at 12:00 noon the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana & Anette 
Select Feb 25, 2023 Saturdays at 12:00 noon the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana & Anette 


Rally Obedience Novice Level 2


COMIING SOON!

If you have completed Rally Obedience Novice Level 1, then you are now ready for Level 2!

In level 2, we start to build courses, starting with sequencing a small number of stations and gradually building to a full course.

Whether or not you plan to trial, this program will further improve your dog's loose leash walking, focus, flexibility and listening skills.

Please do not register for this program if you have not take Novice Level 1 as we do not teach the station signs in this program. You are expected to already be proficient at them.

Prerequisite: Rally Obedience Novice Level 1

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

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


Walk This Way


This intermediate level course will work on exercises geared to improve your dog's focus, attention and proximity to you while out on a walk.

Having your dog walk nicely on leash is another one of the most difficult things for your dog to learn. Unlike us, a dog sees the world through their nose. This is why they want to sniff everything in the environment while out on a walk.

In order to help them see why walking on a loose leash makes us happy, we need to show them the value in doing so. To achieve this we work on a number of different exercises so that they want to remain with us when they see dogs, people or other distractions. Also included in this course is our Walk this Way 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: Family Dog Basics (previously Beginners) class or equivalent group obedience class.

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

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


CGN Therapy Dog Prep


Would you like your dog to visit schools or nursing homes and help those requiring emotional support?

The Canine Good Neighbour test is a 12-part evaluation used by CKC and other organizations, prior to dogs going into therapy work or to provide emotional support. This program will prepare you and your dog for each of the tests conducted by both CGN and Therapeutic Paws.

This course consists of putting obedience skills into highly distracting exercises, including greeting "strangers" and other dogs politely, accepting grooming and examination, door etiquette and making sure your dog feels comfortable being out of your sight, and more.

This is an Advanced class. Be sure your dog is ready before registering for this course. Your dog must be able to walk nicely on a loose leash, have a solid stay, not jump up, and not get excited when they see a stranger by rushing forward to greet them. We do not work on these skills in this class. They must also be able to do all of these behaviours without the use of food. If your dog is still doing any of these things, email the office and we’ll let you know what program you need before taking this one.

If you have taken an Intermediate class elsewhere, we will require proof of completion.

Prerequisite: Practical Living Intermediate or an Intermediate group class taken elsewhere.

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

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select Feb 8, 2023 Wednesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Jeanne 

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