Classes are open to all breeds, all sizes!
Please call (778-889-3723 or 604-253-3647)) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) ahead to register.
• PUPPY PRE-SCHOOL 6 CLASSES – $115.00 + GST
Open to dogs from 8 to 16 weeks. Pups will learn how to interact and play with other dogs and people in a supervised setting. Following Dr. Ian Dunbar’s well known puppy class structure, these classes are meant to be fun, interactive and educational. Puppies must have 1 set of vaccinations to attend. An introduction to some basic commands along with discussion of problem behaviours (mouthing/biting, potty training, jumping, etc.) happening at home and how to address them. The classes are perfect for the entire family to participate.
Saturdays, 10am – registration is ongoing
• BASIC OBEDIENCE PLUS – 6 CLASSES – $150.00 + GST
This class covers all the basic commands; sit, down, stay, come, loose leash walking, plus some practical techniques for urban environments. Each class ends with questions and troubleshooting, along with a different trick to keep things fun.
** Dogs adopted (from a shelter or accredited rescue organization) within 6 months of class registration receive 20% off the registration fee (offer available for Basic Obedience class only – proof of adoption may be required)
Monday, June 10th, 2013, 7pm – FULL
Saturday, June 8th, 11am – FULL
Saturday, June 15th, 1pm – accepting registration now
Monday, July 29th, 7pm – accepting registration now
Saturday, July 27th, 11am – accepting registration now
• INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE – 6 CLASSES – $130.00 + GST
This class is for those who want to work beyond the basics. Exercises will include long line (obedience and recall) training, working on voice and hand signals only, as well as off-leash heeling. Students will advance as they feel comfortable. Basic Obedience Plus (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite for this class.
Thursday, June 27th, 7pm – accepting registration now
• REACTIVE DOG – 7 CLASSES – $165.00 + GST
This is a class for those dogs that make an embarrassing display at the end of their leash at the sight of other dogs, or other stimulus. This class will teach focus, redirection and distraction techniques, and most importantly handler confidence. Class size is small to allow for one on one instruction, and each class is customized depending on the dogs attending.
*Note* First class is handlers only, no dogs. Last class is held outdoors
Monday, May 27th, 8pm – FULL
* Sunday, June 16th, 11am – FULL
Monday, July 22nd, 8pm – accepting registration now
** The instructor for the Sunday classes is Karin Peters, ABCDT, of Phoenix Transformations
• NOVICE RALLY OBEDIENCE (RALLY-O) – 6 CLASSES – $130.00 + GST
An introduction to the ever growing popularity of Rally Obedience. This class will cover all exercises of CARO (Canadian Association of Rally Obedience) Novice Rally-O. Each class ends with a mini course to practice transitioning through each exercise. Open to all levels. Understanding of basic obedience is required (sit, down, stay, heel).
Your instructor for this class is Erika Nassichuk. Having adopted her dog Tyler from Vancouver Animal Control in 2003, she spent countless hours working with trainers and behaviourists to help him overcome his acute separation anxiety. Erika ultimately turned to training in an effort to boost Tyler’s confidence. Having excelled in Rally Obedience and Agility, earning titles in both, Tyler is now a happy, well-adjusted dog, sharing his home with two other canine companions and siblings of the two-legged variety.
Erika is excited to get back to teaching, and hopes she can help other guardians learn the benefits of training through Rally Obedience.
For more information regarding these classes, or to register, please contact Erika directly at
Thursday, June 27th, 2013, 8pm – accepting registration now
• K9 NOSE WORK® Foundation – 6 CLASSES – $155.00 + GST
This is a newer dog sport that started in California in the late 2000s by professional detection dog handlers. It is an activity for all dogs of every age, breed and ability as well as for handlers of any age or experience.
It is a no-aversives, no-discipline, no-guilt fun activity that teams a dog and handler to search for odors. Students start by learning the foundation.
All classes are instructed by Donna Toews, CPDT-KA, CNWI.
Donna Toews (CNWI) is a certified instructor with National Association of Canine Scent Work LLB. She has participated in the activity since December 2009 and her team has titled at NW2 with NACSW.
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013, 6:30pm - accepting registration now