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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

$175 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 10 am-11 am
  • Veterinary exam, first set of vaccines including Bordetella and deworming is required

Puppy Foundation Class

$175 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 11:15 am-12:15 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

$175 for 5 training classes plus orientation

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, 6:30-7: 30 pm
  • 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.

  • Tuesday’s at Companion Veterinary Clinic, 7:45 pm-8:45 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

Fear Free Session

$35 for 1/2 hr session

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

$95 per hour
  • 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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