Loose Leash Walking with Distractions!

Setting You and Your Dog Up For Success!

Our dog training program aims to be both fun and effective for people and their dogs and at the same time gentle and mutually respectful. This approach is based on an understanding of how dogs and humans learn and the fundamental thread is that reinforcement builds and maintains behaviour. Classes may be held indoors and outdoors as weather permits.

Positive but not permissive our dog training classes help you get the behaviour you want from your dog while you develop a willing training partner and become a team. We use a sound followed by a reward to let your dog know they got it right! This engages both you and your dog in the learning process. Doesn’t that sound like fun already?  All 7 week programs cost 150.00 plus tax.

Who Should Train your Dog?

All family members are invited to come to class. Children under 8 must be accompanied by another adult.  If younger children are part of the family an adult can train the dog and then the children can ask for behaviours once the dog has learned them.

Group Class Schedule

Our Dog Training Classes are generally one hour per week for 7-weeks and cost 150.00 plus tax.

Resilient Puppy

Wednesday April 17 at 6:30. For puppies 10-24 weeks old. People only at the first class.  One Hour per week for 7 weeks cost 150.00 plus tax. Call or email to register.

Level #1 Basic Good Manners

Thursday April 18 at 6:30.  People only at the first class.  One Hour per week for 7 weeks cost 150.00 plus tax. Please call or email to register.

Level #2 Basic Good Manners

Thursday April 18 at 7:30. Reaching For A Higher Level! This 7-week class at Good Dog Works! builds on the relationship and training that you started in Resilient Puppy and Basic Good Manners.  We are demanding more from our dogs.  We will teach them new behaviours that they haven’t learned yet.  We will practice recently acquired behaviour and we will increase the level of difficulty by raising the distractions for behaviours they already know.

Training Taster Tuesday April 16 at 6:30. Got some Basics but want to do something fun with your dog? A little Agility, a little Scent Discrimination, a little Tracking, a little Rally-Obedience, a few tricks and maybe even some Freestyle. First night come with your dog. Pre-registration required. Lots of fun to be had by all!

Rocket Recalls or Come When You Are Called is a Party! -November Short Course

Tues April 16 at 7:30. Yes, your dog comes on the first night. A great recall is a wonderful thing!!  This is a 4 week short course!! Please call or email to register. Cost is 100.00 with tax. Semi private class, Preregistration required

 

One-on-One Training

A personalized approach for you and your dog  with a trainer. Cost 60.00 per hour plus tax. An opportunity to work on the specific things that you want to.

Trouble in Paradise

Working with you and your dog to resolve behaviour problems. A one-on-one approach to Behaviour Modification and Counter Conditioning.  Talk to Alex Keir, our Certified Behaviour Consultant (CBCC-KA) with 20 years of experience, to set up an appointment to talk about what is going on with your dog and to create and implement a plan to address the issues. This can be done in person or via video.

Lectures and Presentations

    • Dog Body Language-What are they trying to tell us?
    • Dog Play-What’s okay, what’s not. How and when to intervene.
    • Choosing a Puppy-which one is the right one for me??
    • Aggression
    • Reactivity
  • Prepare your home and family for a new puppy or rescued dog.
  • Puppy Training from the arrival of the puppy in your home!
  • A No Bite program for elementary students.
  • Bite Avoidance for Delivery Service workers.
  • All About Dogs A 5-session program for grades 6-9
  • Presentations on Operant Conditioning, Dog Training and Dog and Human Behaviour