Canine Training Services

Manners &

LIFE skills program

PRIVATE CANINE TRAINING

PUPPY
TRAIN & PLAY

Confident K9

TRICK TRAINING

 

Manners & Life Skills Program
$190 +HST • 8 weeks

Welcome to the Manners & Life Skills program! This program is designed to set you and your dog up for a lifetime of success. The program focuses on key life skills and manners such as focus, recall, stay, leave it, door manners, calm greetings, loose leash past other dogs, along with weekly mental enrichment exercises and challenges. The program is designed to prepare you and your canine companion to pass the Canine Good Neighbour certification. 

The Manners & Life Skills Program is uniquely tailored to allow your dog to learn at their own pace while progressing through the program with the guidance and support that will set you and your dog up for success. When you enroll in the Manners & Life Skills Program, you are purchasing an 8-week class pass. All dogs start at Level 1 and have 8 consecutive weeks in the program; when you and your dog successfully complete the skills in Level 1, you are able to proceed to the Level 2 class when there is a spot available. At the end of your 8-week class, you are invited to purchase another pass and continue your journey through the Levels! 

Dogs of all ages are invited to join the Manners & Life Skills Program. If you have a puppy aged 6 months and under, I recommend joining the Puppy Train & Play program first but it is not a requirement to enter the Manners & Life Skills program. 

Schedule 

Monday

6:00 - 6:50pm Level 1

7:00 - 7:50pm Level 2

8:00 - 8:50pm Level 3

Wednesday 

6:00 - 6:50pm Level 1

7:00 - 7:50pm Level 2

To sign up for the waiting list to join the Manners & Life Skills Program, please email packmentalitycontact@gmail.com

Please note that the current wait to join the program is around 12-16 weeks.

Manners & Life Skills Level 1 includes:

  • Focus with small distraction

  • Sit without a lure

  • Down without a lure

  • Recall games

  • Stay for 30 seconds at side

  • Stay with handler 10 feet away

  • It’s Yer Choice

  • Door manners

  • Nose to tail 

  • Loose leash

Manners & Life Skills Level 2 includes: 

  • Focus with moderate distraction 

  • Sit on hand signal

  • Down on hand signal

  • Stand 

  • Recall with small distraction 

  • Stay for 60 seconds while handler is 20 feet away

  • Leave it: food, toys, unknown objects

  • Loose leash at different paces 

  • Introduction to heel work, auto-sit 

  • Drop it

Manners & Life Skills Level 3 includes:

  • Focus with large distraction, in motion 

  • Sit, Down, Stand with distance

  • Front

  • Emergency Turn

  • Recall with large distraction 

  • Stay for 2 minutes with owner out of sight

  • Loose leash past other dogs

  • Calm greetings (no jumping)

  • Bring Me / Fetch

  • Heel work: turns, patterns, games 

Private Canine Training
$60* +HST • 1hr

You have my undivided attention during your 60 minute private session. Your dog will benefit from a calm and gradual training progression using positive reinforcement methods only. We will work together to create a training plan that will have you seeing the results, while working at your dogs natural pace. Because of this, I do not require you to book a set number of sessions. We will work together with your dog's temperament, personality, lifestyle, and environment to build skills naturally until your dog can confidently transfer these skills to real world situations.

Services include: obedience, puppy training, leash manners, problem behaviours, recall refresher
 

*First-time $15 consultation fee applies

To book your session online, click “Book Online” to access the booking calendar. 

 

Puppy Train & Play
$105 +HST • 4 weeks

This four-week course is designed to provide you and your puppy with a fun and positive socialization experience while learning key skills to set up for a lifetime of success. The Train & Play puppy socialization groups are for puppies aged 6 months and under.  Each class is 45-50 minutes. This class is suited for puppies who are between 12-24 weeks old.  Class is offered on Tuesday evenings at 6pm and 7pm; upon registration, puppies are assigned to one of the two timeslots based on age, sex, breed, etc., to ensure a safe and fun training and playing environment for everyone. 

Course includes: 

- The keys to setting your puppy up for a lifetime of success as a confident and happy canine: socialization, bite inhibition, recall, chew toy training, resource guarding prevention, navigating fear periods, dog and child safety

- Basic manners: sit, down, loose leash walking

- How to understand your dog’s body language and canine communication

- Safe play with puppies matched for age, size, breed, play style, etc., to ensure to a safe and fun learning environment for all 

- Introduction to new things: textures, surfaces, sounds, people, dogs, grooming, first aid 

To reserve your spot in Puppy Train & Play, please email packmentalitycontact@gmail.com

2022 Puppy Train & Play Class Schedule*

  1. Tuesday PM, January 4, 11, 18, 25

  2. Tuesday PM, February 15, 22, March 1, 8

  3. Tuesday PM, March 15, 22, 29 April 5

  4. Tuesday PM, April 12, 19, 26, May 3

  5. Tuesday PM, May 10, 17, 24, 31

  6. Tuesday PM, June 7, 14, 21, 28

  7. Tuesday PM, July 5, 12, 19, 26

  8. Tuesday PM, August 2, 9, 16, 23

  9. Tuesday PM, August 30, September 6, 13, 20

  10. Tuesday PM, September 27, October 4, 11, 18

  11. Tuesday PM, October 25, November 1, 8, 15

  12. Tuesday PM, November 22, 29, December 6, 13

*Tentative schedule. Dates are subject to change. 

 

Confident K9 
$20 +HST • 45min

Confident K9 is designed to boost your dog’s confidence through sharing new positive experiences as a dog and handler team. Confident K9 is a 45 minute session offered on Friday evenings. You will have access to the training room and equipment, along with my guidance, instruction, and support. 

Whether you want to build your dogs’ skills in a new environment, provide new mental enrichment opportunities, increase body awareness, introduce distance and distraction work, boost fitness and conditioning, or practice fun and engaging brain games and training exercises using fun and stimulating equipment, Confident K9 has something to offer every dog! 

 

Clients book each session separately. You may book one class at a time or multiple classes through the booking calendar. Please note that there is limited space in these classes (maximum of 3 per class). If you and your friends would like to reserve a slot together and train off-leash, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your request!  

 

Equipment includes: FitPAWS fitness and conditioning equipment (Mini FitBones, FitBone, Giant FitBone, Trax Donut, Trax Peanut, Balance Disc, Ramp), K9 Klimb, wobble board, agility jumps, agility tunnel, trick training props, cavalettis, platforms, dog puzzles and brain games, and more! 

 

To book your Confident K9 class, click "Book Online" to access the online booking calendar.

 

Trick Training

I am pleased to offer a variety of Trick Training services, including seminars, workshops, mini-classes, and free trick evaluations for your trick dog title! Follow my Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about upcoming trick classes!