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 Aug 23, 2022 Tuesdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & DebbieREGISTRATION CLOSED
Select Sep 10, 2022 Saturdays at 11:00 am
(No class Oct 8)
the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana & Anette 
Select Sep 16, 2022 Fridays at 8:00 pm
(No class Oct 7)
the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Anette & Lizzy 
Select Sep 24, 2022 Saturdays at 11:00 am
(No class Oct 8)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Mindy & DebbieThis class is almost full
Select Sep 28, 2022 Wednesdays at 8:00 pm
(No class Nov 2)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jeanne 
Select Oct 17, 2022 Mondays at 8:00 pm
(No class Oct 31)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Nicole T 
Select Oct 19, 2022 Wednesdays at 8:00 pm
(no class Nov 2)
the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Susan & Laura 
Select Nov 5, 2022 Saturdays at 12:00 noon the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana & Anette 


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 Aug 11, 2022 Thursdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jason 
Select Sep 10, 2022 Saturdays at 12:00 noon
(No class Oct 8)
the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Jana & Anette 
Select Sep 22, 2022 Thursdays at 8:00 pm ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Tabi & Jason 


CGN/Dog Therapy Prep


The CANINE GOOD NEIGHBOR test is a 12 part evaluation used by CKC and other organizations, prior to dogs going into therapy work, or as an indicator of a solid temperament. It will prepare you and your dog for each of the exercises. Even if you don't plan on doing the test or therapy work, this class is the next level after our Intermediate class.

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 the dogs feel comfortable being out of your sight and more.

Dogs must be non-reactive to other dogs and people and not engage in barking. They must have good loose leash walking skills and a solid stay. If your dog pulls continually on leash, you will need take either Walk This Way or Stress Free Walks first.

The test is done by evaluators at random times around the GTA. Dates and locations can be found by searching on line.

Prerequisite: Dogs must be non-reactive and have Practical Living Intermediate or an Intermediate group class taken elsewhere.

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

 
 DateTimeLocationTrainerStatus
Select Aug 15, 2022 Mondays at 7:00 pm
(no class Sept 5)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Nicole T 
Select Oct 25, 2022 Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
(No class Nov 1)
the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Lesly & Angela 


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 Aug 15, 2022 Mondays at 8:00 pm
(no class Sept 5)
ajax View Locations 889 Westney Road South, Ajax View Locations Lynda & Nicole T 
Select Oct 25, 2022 Tuesdays at 8:00 pm
(No class Nov 1)
the beach View Locations 975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park) View Locations Lesly & Angela 

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