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Schedules: Obedience Classes

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

 
Courses and Schedules

COURSE NAME: Family Dog - Beginners

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PREREQUISITE: Dogs must be 16 weeks of age and older.

This very popular course covers the basics of dog obedience. We use positive, marker-based reward training.

If you have taken our Puppy Preschool Program, this course will solidify what your dog has learned, while taking their training to the next level. If this is your first foray into obedience with your dog, this is the course that will form the basis of all your dog's education.

We will cover walking on leash (heel) - sit - stay - down - come - sit/stay - down/stay - attention - leave it - jumping up - distraction work. Family Dog is taught in a fun and informative manner, and includes a games night.

This course is one of the prerequisites for our Agility Program.


COURSE FEE:  222.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  6 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  Age requirement for this class is 16 weeks and older. If you have a toy breed, our Puppy Preschool class may also be an option.

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 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Mar 9, 2020 Mondays at 7:00 pm (no class Mar 16 or Apr 13)889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)KristiTHIS CLASS IS NOW FULLNote: No class Mar 16 or Apr 13. Class resumes following week.
Select Mar 14, 2020 Saturdays at 10:00 am (no class Mar 21 or Apr 11)975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park)Kingston Road United Church (2nd floor)JanaTHIS CLASS IS NOW FULLNote: No class Mar 21 or Apr 11. Class will resume the following week.
Select Mar 23, 2020 Mondays at 10:00 am889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)AmandaREGISTRATION CLOSEDNO REGISTRATIONS BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME DUE TO COVID-19


COURSE NAME: Practical Living - Intermediate

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PREREQUISITE: Family Dog Beginners (or equivalent group obedience class) taken within the past year.

Practical Living is a Life Skills course for dogs covering topics needed for everyday living. This course will concentrate on training that enhances our every day life with our dogs.

In this class, we build on the foundations learned in Family Dog class and challenge our dogs to become that fabulous pooch that will be welcome anywhere.

Topics included in this course: Stand for Exam, Leave It, Back Up, Down at Distance, Some work on Recall, Automatic Sit, Go to your Mat, Doorway Etiquette, Meet & Greet (people and dogs), Find It Game, and a ton of work on proofing the "stay", one of the most underestimated words and one that is extremely practical when it is solid.

This class can be taken as a prerequisite for Agility.


COURSE FEE:  222.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  6 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  You must have completed our Family Dog Beginners class (or equivalent group class) within the last year. If you have attended a group beginners class at another school, please include details of the course in the Notes section of the registration form. An assessment may be required to ensure you are in the right class.

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 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Mar 9, 2020 Mondays at 8:00 pm (no class Mar 16 or Apr 13)889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)KristiTHIS CLASS IS NOW FULLNote: No class Mar 16 or Apr 13. Class resumes following week.


COURSE NAME: Canine Good Neighbor Prep Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PREREQUISITE: Practical Living Intermediate (or equivalent group class) taken within the past year. An assessment may be required if you took classes elsewhere.

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 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 basic obedience into highly distracting exercises,
plus, 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.
The test is done by evaluators at random times around the GTA. Dates and locations can be found by searching on line.


COURSE FEE:  222.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  6 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  You must have completed our Practical Living Intermediate class within the past year. If you took and equivalent group class elsewhere, please include details of the course in the Notes section of the registration form. As assessment may be required before being accepted into this class.
 
No dates at this time. If interested, please email us.


COURSE NAME: Walk This Way

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PREREQUISITE: Family Dog Beginners class (or equivalent group obedience class) and be friendly and social with dogs and people.

Now, walking your dog will be something you look forward to! This intermediate level course will delve into exercises geared to improve your dog's walk on lead. This is a course with all the focus toward walking nicely on lead....loose lead walking and heeling. Attention while moving, focus, and watching you and working as a team will all be addressed. There will be lots of work on getting your dog to work on, and stay on, your left side. Great for all dogs whether they are family pets or sprucing up for obedience trials. This course is great for Rally Obedience students at any level, to improve and practice their heeling skills.

Heeling Circles - One Step Heel - Clock Heel - Touch - Reverse Clock Heel - Back Up into Postion - Improvement of Finish -Training Walks - Pace changes - Turns - Heeling with distractions - hand signal


COURSE FEE:  148.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  4 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  You must have completed our Family Dog Beginners class (or equivalent group obedience class) within the past year and your dog must be friendly and social with dogs and people.

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 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Mar 14, 2020 Saturdays at 12:00 pm (no class Mar 21 or Apr 11)889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)HildaTHIS CLASS IS NOW FULLNote: No class Mar 21 or Apr 11. Class resumes the following week.


COURSE NAME: Total Recall

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PREREQUISITE: Family Dog Beginners class (or equivalent group obedience class).

Does your dog have "selective" hearing? Do you want your dog to come when you call them the first time? 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.

Exercises include: Recalls from major distractions such as movement, toys, food and dog playgroups.


COURSE FEE:  148.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  4 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  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.

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 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Mar 14, 2020 Saturdays at 9:00 am (no class Mar 21 or Apr 11)975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park)Kingston Road United Church (2nd floor)JanaTHIS CLASS IS NOW FULLNote: No class Mar 21 or Apr 11. Class will resume the following week.

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