Schedules: Advanced Skills

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


Life Skills


This program was previously known as Practical Living but has been completely redesigned and now includes the exercises that your dog will need to master in order to achieve their Canine Good Neighbour or Dog Therapy Certificate. This program will also prepare your dog for Novice Level Obedience trialing and Rally Obedience.

This is a highly advanced class that works on emergency stays, door deliveries, door etiquette, walking past food at nose level, “L” shaped heelwork, distance downs, supervised isolation, long sits and downs, recall, crowds, noise, and more.

IMPORTANT: If you have taken Family Dog but have not taken Game On or Great Beginnings you may be required to take one of those classes before Life Skills. Dogs MUST be able to ignore distractions in the environment and have solid impulse control before taking Life Skills.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not a CGN or Dog Therapy testing site. This course is designed to help prepare dogs & owners for the CGN and Dog Therapy test. Information regarding testing sites can be found online through the CKC website, & Therapeutic Paws of Canada.

After Life Skills your dog will be ready to move onto Rally Obedience Level 1.

IMPORTANT: Not all courses are the same. If you have taken an “equivalent” course elsewhere, we will assess your dog on lesson 1 to determine if they are ready for this program.

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 a 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: Great Beginnings (formerly Game On) and Level Up (formerly Family Dog) or an equivalent course taken elsewhere.

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 Mar 20, 2024 Wednesdays at 7:00 pm the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Susan & Lizzy 
Select Mar 21, 2024 Thursdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jason 
Select Apr 17, 2024 Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Angela L 


Stress Free Walks


Why is it so hard for our dogs to walk nicely with us? Because it’s just not fun! Squirrels are fun, rabbits are fun, things that move are fun! Another dog coming towards them maybe fun or may be worrying. It’s all a question of what your dog is reacting to. Is it the environment or you? The goal is that they react to you instead of what’s happening around them.

In this 6 week program, we'll give you the tools and knowledge through games based concept training so that we create more stress free walks! This program works on disengagement from the environment, engagement with you, value in proximity, focus on you, flexibility, confidence (this is one many dogs lack and the reason why they react to other dogs while out on a walk), optimism and more. The games work on on reshaping your dog's brain so they want to hang out with you instead of the environment. We'll also share with you the science behind how and why the games work to produce real-life results.

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

Is your dog 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: Great Beginnings (formerly Game On)

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 Apr 5, 2024 Fridays at 8:00 pm the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Anette & Jeannette 
Select Apr 17, 2024 Wednesdays at 6:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Angela L 


Off Leash Freedom


Wouldn't it be great if your dog chose to constantly check-in with you rather than having to call them to come? Wouldn't it be great if your dog chose to hang out with you within a 50 ft radius rather than taking off and then not coming when you call them?

In this 6 week class we'll give you the tools and knowledge through games based concept training so that your dog learns to make great choices. We'll also share with you the science behind how and why the games work to produce real-life results.

This program works on work on disengagement (being able to be recalled off of something), engagement with you (checking in voluntarily), working in arousal (being able to disengage from something exciting or in the distance), value in proximity (not taking off into the abyss) and more. This course works on reshaping your dog's brain so they don't venture far from you and constantly check back in.

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

Is your dog 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: Great Beginnings (formerly Game On)

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 Feb 28, 2024 Wednesdays at 6:00 pm
(no class Mar 13)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Angela LThis class is almost full


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.

Once you have completed Rally Obedience Novice Level 1, you'll be ready for Level 2.

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

Is your dog 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: Level Up or an equivalent Advanced course taken elsewhere. Please enter full details of the Advanced course in the Notes section of the registration form.

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 Mar 16, 2024 Saturdays at 12:00 noon.
(No class Mar 30)
the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana & Angela S 


Rally Obedience Novice Level 2


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.

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

Is your dog 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: Rally Obedience Novice Level 1

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 Mar 16, 2024 Saturdays at 12:00 noon
(no class Mar 30)
the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana & Angela S 

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