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Training Classes Available

Training your dog shouldn’t be scary or painful. We focus on developing a strong bond between you and your dog based on trust and positive interactions. Whether you have a new puppy, an adult dog that needs to improve their focus with distraction or want to learn some fun tricks with your dog, we have multiple classes available.

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. This course is open registration and runs continuously. Join us for a fun, positive and Fear Free Class.

There will be an orientation webinar that you’ll need to complete online prior to the first class.

Veterinary exam, deworming and first set of vaccines including Bordetella is required.

 

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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 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! Join us for a fun, positive and Fear Free class!

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

Veterinary exam, deworming and two sets of vaccines including Bordetella is required.

 

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Mind Your Manners (Formerly “Training Your Teenager”)

$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. We’ll also incorporate trick training and discussions on common behaviour concerns. Join us for a fun, positive and Fear Free class!

Dogs must be comfortable around other people and dogs. Owners with fearful or anxious dogs require private training and are not suitable for class. Please email Jessica at jessica@companionvet.ca if you feel your dog requires private training.

Must be fully vaccinated, including Bordetella and deworming.

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Advanced Puppy Foundations Class

$160 plus tax for 4 training classes

For dogs 6-9 months of age. This class focuses on adding duration, distance and distraction to foundation behaviours such as; sit, down, place and loose leash walking. There’s a short puppy play session every class and training games to keep learning exciting and engaging. Join us for a fun, positive and Fear Free class.

Prerequisites: Graduates of Puppy Foundations, Mind Your Manners or Training Your Teenager. Dogs that join this class must have their foundation behaviours on cue and be comfortable around other dogs and people. Owners with fearful or anxious dogs require private training and are not suitable for classes. Please email Jessica at jessica@companionvet.ca if you feel your dog requires private training.

Location: Paws at Play Dog Daycare, 3808 – 97 St NW

Must be fully vaccinated including Bordetella and deworming.

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Trick Training

$160 plus tax 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. Join us for a fun, positive and Fear Free class!

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

Dogs must be comfortable around other people and dogs. Owners with fearful or anxious dogs require private training and are not suitable for classes. Please email Jessica at jessica@companionvet.ca if you feel your dog requires private training.

Must be fully vaccinated including Bordetella and deworming.

 

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Foundation and Focus for Adult Dogs

$160 plus tax for 4 training classes

For dogs 10 months of age or older or dogs that have graduated from our 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. Join us for a fun, positive and Fear Free class.

Prerequisites: Dogs that join class must have their foundation behaviours on cue and be comfortable around other dogs and people. Owners with fearful or anxious dogs require private training and are not suitable for class. Please email Jessica at jessica@companionvet.ca if you feel your dog requires private training.

Location: Paws at Play Dog Daycare, 3808 – 97 St NW

Must be fully vaccinated including Bordetella and deworming.

 

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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 for training packages
  • Basic manners including but not limited to: Sit, Down, Place, Touch, and Focus work on leash
  • Behaviour modification for common behaviour concerns such as fear and anxiety.

Veterinary-Directed Behaviour Modification

  • Behaviour concerns in canine and feline pets 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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