This course is a starting point for pups on their way to becoming well-mannered and well-adjusted members of your family and the world we live in.
You and your dog will learn the beginnings of fundamental obedience and manners. Skills like sit, down, come when called, and leash manners.
Great attention is paid to nutrition, mental stimulation, house training,
nipping, mouthing, jumping up, socialisation, gentling and handling.
Puppy Primary School
This course is available to those that have graduated from Puppy Kindergarten or pups that have benefited from our private lessons. It focuses on more advanced skills including stay, “real life” exercises for come when called, mastering self-control, leash manners, improving reliability of responsiveness to requests around distractions and cue discrimination.
This course is designed to help puppy parents make great use of the foundation set in Puppy Classes or private lessons and to help their pup through their critical adolescent period of development.
Every dog should have a few tricks up their sleeve! Teaching tricks is the perfect way to stimulate your dog mentally and physically without a lot of space or a big-time commitment.
The list of benefits is endless: confidence building, strengthening the Canine-Human bond, better health (most tricks help build muscle tone and stamina), increased flexibility, balance and concentration, and many more.
We will cover a range of tricks and take some requests for additional tricks best suited to your dog (e.g. Spin & Twist, Sit Pretty, Rollover, Paw, Peekaboo aka Middle, Weaving, Go around an object, Go to a spot, let's get creative!)
Basic Life Skills
This course is available to adult dogs that have never done any formal training or are looking to refresh their skills.
It focuses on basic skills and commands, communication between owner and dog, positive reinforcement, as well as more advanced skills including stay, “real life” exercises for come when called, mastering self-control, leash manners, improving reliability of responsiveness to requests around distractions and cue discrimination.
EXTRA: Free Shaping Workshop
Have you seen animals doing things that amaze you? Do you wonder how it's possible to teach an animal complex behaviours? Do you want to learn how to teach YOUR dog complex skills?
If you answered YES to any of the above, then this workshop is for you!
Free shaping is a type of animal training where you teach the behaviours in gradual steps using a marker, like a clicker or a word, and rewards. Free shaping can teach difficult behaviours, expand your animal’s capabilities, exercise your animal’s brain and is an excellent way to enhance your skills as a trainer. We will cover the important aspects of Free Shaping like Timing, Planning, Establishing Criteria, Reinforcement Rates, Reward Placement and more.