These training courses are the first step in developing a lifelong friendship with your furry friend. Learn positive, gentle, scientifically proven methods to help communicate how you want your dog to behave. These classes are kept small to ensure every dog/handler team has the individual attention needed. All students enrolled in any group classes receive access to online training materials.
Requirements: Dogs must have up-to-date vaccinations. To attend Teen & Basic Manners classes your dog must be calm and sociable around other dogs and humans. Examples of fearful and reactive behaviors: raised hackles, barking, lunging, growling, cowering, etc. If you are experiencing these behaviours look at Fear and Reactive classes.
This class is open to non-reactive dogs and puppies over the age of 20 weeks. Basic manners will help resolve many behaviour issues such as jumping up, rough play, barking, pulling, running away. You want to build solid foundation behaviours for your “go everywhere” dog. With a solid foundation of behaviours your dog can be a wonderful member of your family and community.
Did your adorable puppy grow into an unruly adolescent?
This can be the most frustrating stage of a dog’s life for owners and the time when most dogs are surrendered to shelters for behaviour problems.
My special “Teen Edition” class combines common puppy problem solving skills with manners and socialization to keep you and your troublesome teenager on the right track. If your dog is 5 to 18 months old, take advantage of our teen class to help you cope with
this challenging time in your dog’s life.
This 6 week class is built around the science of the teenage brain and learning theory, using only the most humane and effective teaching methods.
For puppies 24 weeks and under
Our course is offered in one and two day formats to meet busy scheduling needs. The one day format is 10 hours and the two day format is broken into two 5 hour days. Both courses offer the same content and learning opportunities. Registration is required as space is limited. If you have a group of 6 or more and are interested in a private course we offer those too.
Cindy is certified through Walks ‘N’ Wags an internationally recognized Pet First Aid educator. It is important to remember that while this course is extremely informative it is not meant to replace regular vet care. Pet First Aid is defined as the emergency measures required to save pets’ lives, prevent further injury, and ease pain and discomfort until qualified Veterinarian assistance is obtained.
If so, the Shy Dog class is for you! It is designed for dogs over 4 months of age who are experiencing anxiety or fear. Students learn how to understand their dogs better and work to set them up for success at their pace. We work on building confidence in a variety of situations as well as desensitizing existing responses. A set of foundation skills will be taught as well as discussions on management and prevention.
** prerequisite Canine Communication seminar **