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Training Classes Available

Because training your dog shouldn’t be scary or painful. Whether you have a new puppy or simply want to teach your dog tricks, we have multiple classes available.

Puppy Socialization and Exploration Class

$160 for 5 training classes plus orientation

For puppies 8-12 weeks. This is a critical period of socialization and learning for dogs. The more positive experiences they have with dogs, people, and different environments the more confident they will be in the future. Classes include basic manners, socialization, and exploring novel stimuli.

  • Orientation is mandatory (humans only)
  • Classes on Wednesday’s from 6:30 – 7:30 pm OR Sunday’s from 1:45pm-2: 45 pm
  • Veterinary exam, first set of vaccines including Bordetella and deworming is required

Puppy Foundation Class

$160 for 5 training classes

For puppies 12-24 weeks. This class will build on the puppy social skills and advance the basic manners taught in Puppy Socialization and Exploration class. Manners include but are not limited to: sit, down, recall, place, leash manners, and a new trick every week!

  • Classes on Wednesday’s from 7:45 – 8:45 pm OR Sunday’s from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Veterinary exam, first two sets of vaccinations including Bordetella and deworming is required
  • Companion Veterinary Clinic’s Puppy Socialization and Exploration Classes or one Private Training session is required

Training Your Teenager

$160 for 5 training classes

This class is for dogs 20 weeks – 12 months that missed out on puppy class or older puppies that need to brush up on manners. This class is wonderful preparation for our Puppy/Adult Distraction classes. Your dog will learn foundation behaviours such as sit, down, touch, place, and loose leash walking. We incorporate trick training and discussions on common behaviour concerns.

  • Tuesday’s at Companion Veterinary Clinic, 7:30-8: 30 pm
  • Must be up to date on vaccinations including Bordetella

Puppy Distractions Class

$140 for 4 training classes

For puppies 5-9 months or graduates of Puppy Foundations class. This class is for dogs that know the basics yet struggle with focus, responding to cues when distracted, and working without visible rewards. We cover the basics of engaging with your dog, strategies for helping them succeed in distracting environments, increase focus, and reduce visible reinforcements. The goal of this class is to provide you and your dog with skills that continue to develop outside of the class environment.

  • Contact us for next available dates
  • Must be up to date on vaccinations including Bordetella

Adult Distractions Class

$140 for 4 training classes

For dogs 10 months and older with basic leash manners and that are able to sit and down on cue. This class is for dogs that know the basics yet struggle with focus, responding to cues when distracted, and working without visible rewards. We cover the basics of engaging with your dog, strategies for helping them succeed in distracting environments, increase focus, and reduce visible reinforcements. The goal of this class is to provide you and your dog with skills that continue to develop outside of the class environment.

  • Contact us for next available dates
  • Must be up to date on vaccinations including Bordetella

Advanced Distractions and Beyond

$140 for 4 training classes

This class is intended for graduates of Adult Distractions Class that are 6 months+. Advanced Distractions and Beyond is a 4-week advanced class that combines challenging obedience activities, such as precision heeling, with agility exercises and scent detection. No previous experience with these skills is required, but dogs must know basic cues including sit, down, touch, and place. Agility exercises will be modified to ensure safety for all dogs.

  • Contact us for next available dates
  • Must be up to date on vaccinations including Bordetella

Trick Training

$130 for 4 training classes

This class explores the foundations of trick training. Learn some fun and exciting tricks to add to your dog’s training routine and provide some excellent mental stimulation for your dog. Learn 15 tricks in total over 4 weeks.

  • Thursday’s at Companion Veterinary Clinic, 6:30pm-7: 30 pm
  • Dogs should have basic manners including sit, down, place, and leash work.
  • Your dog must be up to date on vaccinations including Bordetella
  • Maximum 4 spots per class

Nosey Canine Scent Detection

(NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)

$175 for 5 training classes plus orientation

For dogs 6 months and older. This class is for taking the “find it” game to the next level! Scent detection is a fun and practical activity for you and your dog that develops their natural capabilities, as well as exercises their mind as they search for hidden items.

  • Mondays at Companion Veterinary Clinic, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Your dog must have a marker word or be clicker conditioned
  • Must be up to date on vaccinations including Bordetella

Precision Heeling

(NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME)

$175 for 5 training classes

For dogs 6 months and older. This class is for those who have dreamed of moving in perfect harmony with their dog focused by their side. Precision heeling is a fundamental skill for all dog obedience sports (Rally-O, Schutzhund, CKC obedience) and a unique way to show off the bond between you and your dog. No previous experience in formal obedience is required.

  • Sundays at Prairie Grooming and Training, 9523 42 Ave. NW, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Your dog must have a marker word or be clicker conditioned
  • Must be comfortable around other dogs and people in a group class setting
  • Must be up to date on vaccinations including Bordetella

Private Training Sessions

$85 per hour
  • Basic manners including but not limited to: Sit, Down, Place, Touch, and Focus work on leash

Veterinary-Directed Behaviour Modification

  • Behaviour cases including but not limited to: Fear, Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Aggression, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Please contact us for pricing and further information.

For veterinary referrals, please have the referring veterinarian fill out the following form and submit to us prior to appointment: Behaviour Referral Form

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