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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: Tricks are for Dogs

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PREREQUISITE: Puppy Preschool or Family Dog Beginners (or equivalent group class). Minimum age 16 weeks as of the start of class.

Tricks are a great way to improve your relationship with your dog and a fun way to amaze your friends! By teaching your dog a few tricks, you will increase his vocabulary and make communication easier. We will cover Paw - Other Paw - Spin - Twist - Sit Up - Wave - Crawl - Sleep - Weave Walk - Chin down - Gimme 5 - Touch Post It - Back Up - Rollover - Take Bow - Leg Jump - Crazy 8
Great for pups and dogs over 4 months of age...and senior dogs that want to have fun!


COURSE FEE:  148.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  4 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  You must have taken Puppy Preschool or Family Dog Beginners (or equivalent group class). If you have attended an equivalent group class, please include details of the course in the Notes section of the registration form. Minimum age is 16 weeks as of class start date.

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 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Feb 8, 2020 Saturdays at 12:00 pm (no class Feb 15)889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)Hilda Note: No class Feb 15. Class resumes the following week.
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)Jana Note: No class Mar 21 or Apr 11. Class will resume the following week.
Select Apr 22, 2020 Wednesdays at 7:00 pm889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)Amanda  
Select May 19, 2020 Tuesdays at 8:00 pm975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park)Kingston Road United Church (2nd floor)Susan  


COURSE NAME: Scent Detection - Level 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PREREQUISITE: Although this class is suited to all temperaments of dogs, dogs that are overly fixated on other dogs or are a distraction in class, will not be allowed.

Scent Detection is one of the fastest growing dog sports. It is well suited for dogs of all ages, breeds and temperaments. Although it is a group class, the work you do with your dog will be done individually. It is a great focus and confidence builder as well as an amazing way to enhance the dog/handler bond. We don't often give our dogs a chance to use their sense of smell when we are working with them. Dogs love to use their nose, and this course will give them an opportunity to really show us what they are capable of! You will work with your dog to show them how to recognize the Wintergreen scent.
There will be 5 weeks of lessons where your dog will work up to searching 12 boxes to find the source. As this action takes a lot of mental concentration for both dogs and their people, we will include a few minutes of lecture time mid way in the class. This will include topics such as how scent travels, handling and storing equipment and trialing in sport of Scent Detection.
Week 6 will be your Designated Odor Test. The completion of the test is for your certificate, but...like all our classes..we encourage you to join us for fun on that evening even if a certificate is not "your thing".


COURSE FEE:  222.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  6 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  Your course fee includes your DOT (Designated Odor Test) test. Dogs will be tested one at a time.

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 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Jan 19, 2020 Sundays at 9:00 am (no class Feb 16)889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)Lesly-Note: No class Feb 16. Class resumes the following week.
Select Jan 22, 2020 Wednesdays at 8:00 pm975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park)Kingston Road United Church (2nd floor)LeslyThis class is almost full 
Select Mar 22, 2020 Sundays at 9:00 am (no class Apr 12)889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)Lesly Note: No class Apr 12. Class resumes the following week.
Select Apr 22, 2020 Wednesdays at 8:00 pm975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park)Kingston Road United Church (2nd floor)Lesly  


COURSE NAME: Scent Detection - Level 2

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PREREQUISITE: Scent Detection Level 1 (or equivalent group class taken elsewhere).

During Scent Detection level 2, we will work on developing and refining leash handling, effective searching, and understanding and further developing your dog's indication. We will continue to work on container searches and we will move on to interior searches. You will also learn the principles of vehicle and exterior searches (without going outside!) - skills that you can take home and practice as you prepare to trial in the sport or just have fun with your dog. This course is good for most dogs, and search sites in the building can be adjusted towards dogs in class.


COURSE FEE:  222.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  6 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  You must have taken Scent Detection Level 1 (or equivalent group class elsewhere). However you are not required to pass the DOT test in Level 1, in order to attend Level 2.

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 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Jan 19, 2020 Sundays at 10:00 am (no class Feb 16)889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)LeslyThis class is almost fullNote: No class Feb 16. Class resumes the following week.
Select Mar 4, 2020 Wednesdays at 8:00 pm (no class Mar 18)975 Kingston Road (west of Victoria Park)Kingston Road United Church (2nd floor)Lesly Note: No class Mar 18. Class resumes the following week.
Select Mar 22, 2020 Sundays at 10:00 am (no class Apr 12)889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)Lesly Note: No class Apr 12. Class resumes the following week.


COURSE NAME: Canine Musical Freestyle - "That Bass"

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

Lets have some fun with our dogs with this upbeat catchy song by Meghan Trainor. This class is a combination of obedience and tricks set to music and done to a choreographed routine.

In this course, we will learn all the tricks and motions needed to complete a 1 minute line dance routine such as - Figure 8 - Paw to Hand - Spin - Twist - Side Step - Back on a Heel - Circle to Front - Back Away. A focus on heeling and attention will be maintained throughout the course.

This is the perfect way to build a solid bond with your dog, while you have some laughter along the way!

We do have multiple Freestyle courses and they are level 1. However the dogs will learn different moves in each class, and you can take the classes in any order.


COURSE FEE:  148.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  4 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  This class is done off leash. Dogs must be able to stay with their owner while working off leash. A short tab leash may be used when not working on movements.
 
 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Feb 21, 2020 Fridays at 8:00 pm889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)Lynda  


COURSE NAME: Canine Musical Freestyle - "Good Time"

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

For those country music lovers, this song is by Alan Jackson and is sure to create some fun for you, and your 4 legged buddy. This class is a combination of obedience and tricks set to music and done to a choreographed routine.

In Good Time, we will learn all the tricks and motions needed to complete a 1 minute line dance routine including: Weave Walk – Paw to Foot – Side Step – Swing Your Partner – Dosey Doe – Spin - Bow. A focus on heeling and attention will be maintained throughout the course.

This is the perfect way to build a solid bond with your dog, while you have some laughter along the way!

We have multiple Freestyle courses and they are all level 1. However the dogs will learn different moves in each class, and you can take the classes in any order.


COURSE FEE:  148.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  4 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  This class is done off leash. Dogs must be able to stay with their owner while working off leash. A short tab leash may be used when not working on movements.
 
 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Jan 17, 2020 Fridays at 7:00 pm889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)Lynda- 


COURSE NAME: Canine Musical Freestyle - "Thriller"

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

Its time to celebrate Michael Jackson with this favorite classic. This class is a combination of obedience and tricks set to music and done to a choreographed routine.

In this course, we will learn all the tricks and motions needed to complete a 1 minute line dance routine such as - Pinwheel - Push-Ups - Figure 8 - Knee, Cap - Twizzle - Loop - Scooch - Pivot. A focus on heeling and attention will be maintained throughout the course.

This is the perfect way to build a solid bond with your dog, while you have some laughter along the way!

We do have multiple Freestyle courses but Thriller is only offered once a year in September, just in time for Trick or Treat!
All of our Musical Freestyle classes are level 1. However the dogs will learn different moves in each class, and you can take the classes in any order.


COURSE FEE:  148.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  4 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  This class is done off leash. Dogs must be able to stay with their owner while working off leash. A short tab leash may be used when not working on movements.
 
No dates at this time. If interested, please email us.


COURSE NAME: Rally Obedience - Novice

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PREREQUISITE: Our Practical Living Intermediate class (or equivalent group class). An assessment may be required before being accepted into this class if you took classes elsewhere.

Rally Obedience combines competitive obedience with agility. Dog and handler use directional signs to complete a numbered course in an allotted time. Handler may talk, give signals and use food and leash during a trial. Each trial is different, much like agility. This course will cover the basics exercises, rules and stations for Novice Competition.

This course is also great for keeping up your obedience skills and improving heeling. You do not need to be interested in going to a trial to come out and have fun with Rally. We will cover skilled heeling patterns such as - Pivots - Fronts - Weave Once - Slow Pace - Fast Pace - Spiral Right - Spiral Left - Walk Around.

This class is great for all breeds of all ages. It's especially good for seniors as it exercises their brain and body.


COURSE FEE:  222.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  6 weeks

COURSE NOTES:  You must have completed our Practical Living Intermediate class (or equivalent group class). If you have attended a group intermediate class elsewhere, an assessment may be required to ensure your dog is ready for this class. Please include details of the course in the Notes section of the registration form.
 
 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Apr 25, 2020 Saturdays at 12:00 pm (no class May 16)889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)Hilda Note: No class May 16. Class resumes the following week.

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