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Online Training Classes

In light of the current recommendations from Alberta Health Services, we’re taking our training classes online! Through our Virtual Classroom, we’ll focus on developing a strong bond between you and your dog based on trust and positive interactions. Each week, our trainers will guide you through a variety of exercises for you to do with your dog, give you feedback in the moment and provide you with coaching for common behaviour concerns.

Our training team is committed to providing you with valuable virtual training and connection through these difficult times we’re facing. In addition to coaching you’ll receive through online classes, all participants are encouraged to send in videos and questions to their trainer between classes.

Puppy Socialization and Exploration Class

$160 plus tax for 4 training classes

This class is for puppies 8-16 weeks of age. Maximum age for registration is 13 weeks. This is a sensitive period of learning for all puppies. The more positive experiences they have with dogs, people, and different environments, the more confident they will be in the future. Through this online training class, we’ll discuss how you can work with the stimuli in your home as well as outside to help build your puppy’s confidence. We’ll also work on conditioning your puppy to the clicker, start on basic manners, and provide coaching for common behaviour concerns.

In addition to 4 virtual classroom sessions, we’ll also provide you with an online orientation to watch before class, as well as access to an online resource library that covers everything from crate training and housebreaking, to equipment recommendations and enrichment ideas.

Location: Online Webinar

 

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Puppy Foundations Class

$160 plus tax for 4 training classes

For puppies aged 14-24 weeks. Maximum age for registration is 21 weeks. This class will build on how to develop your puppy’s social skills and advance the basic manners taught in Puppy Socialization and Exploration. Manners include but are not limited to; sit, down, recall, place, and leash manners while incorporating distraction, duration and distance. We will also work on a few tricks throughout the class!

If your puppy did not take Puppy Socialization and Exploration, there will be an orientation webinar that you’ll need to review prior to the first virtual class.

In addition to 4 virtual classes, we’ll also provide you with access to our online resource library where you can access information about puppy biting, reading your dog’s body language, how to provide them with environmental enrichment and much more!

Location: Online Webinar

 

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Mind Your Manners

$160 plus tax for 4 classes

This class is for dogs 6 months and older that missed out on puppy class, or older dogs that need to brush up on their manners. This class is great preparation for our Puppy/Adult Distraction classes. Your dog will learn foundation behaviours such as sit, down, touch, place, and loose leash walking while incorporating distraction, duration and distance. We’ll also incorporate trick training and discussions about common behaviour concerns.

In addition to 4 virtual classes, we’ll also provide you with access to our online resource library where you can access information about reading your dog’s body language, how to provide them with environmental enrichment and much more!

Location: Online Webinar

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Advanced Foundations

$160 plus tax for 4 training classes
For dogs 6 months of age and older that have graduated from our Puppy Foundations, Mind Your Manners or Training Your Teenager class. This class focuses on adding duration, distance and distraction to foundation behaviours such as; sit, down, place and loose leash walking. This class will be delivered online over 4 Virtual Classes. Prerequisites: Dogs that join class must have their foundation behaviours on cue. Location: Online Webinar

 

 

Trick Training

$85 plus tax

This class explores the foundations of Trick Training. Learn some fun and exciting tricks to add to your dog’s training routine and provide them with some excellent mental stimulation. Learn 16 tricks in total over 4 virtual classes.

Each week we’ll show you how to teach your dog 4 new tricks as well as provide you with personal guidance and feedback throughout the session. We’ll also send you videos of each trick that you can refer to throughout the week. In addition to that, you’re always welcome and encouraged to record your training sessions and send them to your trainer for additional guidance.

Prerequisites: Dogs should have basic manners and be familiar with clicker training.

 

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Fear Free Session

$125 for 5 half hour sessions

Jessica is Fear Free certified and has the skills and knowledge to help you and your pet enjoy their veterinary visits. These sessions are set up to teach your pet to be comfortable in a clinic setting and give you the skills to work on veterinary husbandry from home. Sessions include but are not limited to:

• Teaching you to recognize fear, anxiety, and stress in your pet, and how you can help prevent and alleviate these emotions. • Desensitizing and counter-conditioning your pet to nail trims, administering medication and restraint. • Teaching alternative behaviours such a chin rest and targeting. These behaviours give your pet’s confidence and help give them have control over their care. • Conditioning to a basket muzzle if needed.

Please contact Jessica at jessica@companionvet.ca to book a session.

Private Training Sessions

Contact us for training packages

Our Canine private training packages include but are not limited to:

  • Basic manners such as: Sit, Down, Place, Touch, and Focus work on leash
  • The prevention and management of commons behaviour concerns including: Puppy behaviours, barking, jumping and pulling on-leash
  • Behaviour modification for common behaviour concerns such as fear and anxiety

Our Feline private training packages include but are not limited to:

  • The prevention and management of kitten behaviours, multi-cat households, litter box habits, destructive scratching, and much more.

Veterinary-Directed Behaviour Modification

Please note that Jessica Benoit is not taking new clients at this time. Please contact us at training@companionvet.ca if you are in need of an alternate referral.

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