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 Jun 12, 2022 Sundays at 12:00 noon
(No class July 3)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Susan & NicoleCLASS FULL
Select Jun 27, 2022 Mondays at 8:00 pm
(No class Aug 1)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & NicoleCLASS FULL
Select Jul 6, 2022 Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Jeanne 
Select Aug 23, 2022 Tuesdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Lynda 


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

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select Jun 2, 2022 Thursdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & JasonCLASS FULL
Select Jul 28, 2022 Thursdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jason 
Select Aug 7, 2022 Sundays at 11:00 am ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Susan & Nicole 


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.

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: $158.00 (+ taxes)     Length: 4 weeks

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select May 31, 2022 Tuesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & LyndaREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select Jun 30, 2022 Thursdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jason 
Select Aug 7, 2022 Sundays at 12:00 noon ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Susan & Nicole 


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 May 17, 2022 Tuesdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & LyndaREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select Jun 11, 2022 Saturday at 12 noon
(No class July 2)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Mindy & Debbie 
Select Aug 11, 2022 Thursdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jason 

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