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.

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: $225.00 (+ taxes)     Length: 6 weeks

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select Oct 26, 2021 Tuesdays at 8:00 pm the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Susan & AngelaREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select Oct 30, 2021 Saturdays at 12:00 noon the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana & Kate1 Spot Left
Select Nov 6, 2021 Saturdays at 12:00 noon ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Mindy & SandraREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select Nov 14, 2021 Sundays at 12:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lesly & ElizabethREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select Dec 13, 2021 Mondays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & NicoleREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select Dec 15, 2021 Wednesdays at 7:00 pm the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Lesly & PeterThis class is almost full
Select Jan 6, 2022 Thursdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jason 
Select Jan 8, 2022 Saturdays at 12:00 noon. the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana & Kate 
Select Jan 18, 2022 Tuesdays at 8:00 pm. the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Susan & Angela 
Select Jan 19, 2022 Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Jeanne 
Select Feb 26, 2022 Saturdays at 12:00 pm. ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Mindy & Sandra 
Select Mar 4, 2022 Fridays at 8:00 pm the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Anette & Susan 
Select Mar 14, 2022 Mondays at 8:00 pm
(No class Apr 18)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Kristi & Nicole 
Select Mar 31, 2022 Thursdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jason 


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.

Prerequisite: Dog must not be leash reactive and should be friendly with other dogs and people.

Course Fee: $150.00 (+ taxes)     Length: 4 weeks

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select Nov 2, 2021 Tuesdays at 7:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & LyndaREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select Feb 11, 2022 Fridays at 6:00pm
(No class Feb 18)
the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Anette & Susan 
Select Mar 16, 2022 Wednesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Jeanne 


Total Recall


This class is filled with "movement" so it is very important that dogs are friendly and social on and off the leash, and don't lunge out or become reactive.

Teaching your dog to come back to you when called is one of the most challenging things for a dog to learn. There are so many interesting things that they can check out. Having a rock solid recall ensures that your dog can have more freedom while still being safe. Practice makes perfect but it is also tons of fun.

To achieve this, we work on a number of different exercises so that your dog wants to come running back to you, even from major distractions such as toys, food, other dogs and things that move. Also included is our Total Recall 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.

Prerequisite: Family Dog Basics (previously Beginners) class or equivalent group obedience class.

Course Fee: $150.00 (+ taxes)     Length: 4 weeks

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select Nov 2, 2021 Tuesdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Lynda1 Spot Left
Select Nov 3, 2021 Wednesdays at 6:00 pm the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Lesly & PeterREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select Nov 25, 2021 Thursdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jason 
Select Feb 16, 2022 Wednesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Jeanne 
Select Mar 23, 2022 Wednesdays at 6:00 pm the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Lesly & Peter 


Rally Novice Level


Rally is a fun twist on traditional obedience. Dog and handler move through a series of numbered stations. Each station has a different sign with a set of instructions for the dog and handler team to complete. One of the best things about Rally is that your dog never knows what's coming next. This keeps them constantly engaged with you.

This course is great for keeping up your obedience skills and improving heeling. Some of the exercises that are covered include: Pivots, Fronts, Weave Once, Slow Pace, Fast Pace, Spiral Right, Spiral Left, Walk Around 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.

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: $225.00 (+ taxes)     Length: 6 weeks

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select Jan 8, 2022 Saturdays at 12:00 pm.
(No class Feb 19)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Mindy & SandraThis class is almost full

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