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? Most 7 week programs cost 160.00 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 Resilient Puppy and Basic Good Manners Dog Training Classes are one hour per week for 7-weeks and cost 180.00 plus tax. The first night is a lecture without the pups.
For puppies 10-20 weeks old. People only at the first class. One Hour per week for 7 weeks cost 180.00 plus tax. Call, email, Facebook to register. Pay to reserve your spot! Next Class starts with a lecture without the pups on:
Full! Monday February 22 at 6:30
Wednesday March 24 at 6:30
For dogs over 20 weeks. People only at the first class. One Hour per week for 7 weeks cost 180.00 plus tax. Please call or email to register. Pay to reserve your spot! Next Class starts with a lecture without the pups.
Next classes will start Wednesday March 24 at 7:45. You must pay to pre-register!
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 skills and we will increase the level of difficulty by raising the distractions for behaviours they already know. Yes! Your dog comes on the first night! Next class will start Thursday March 25 at 6:30. You must pre-register!
This is where it gets really fun!! Dogs and owners both know how learning works and so we apply it here to new behaviours limited only by your imagination and your dogs physical abilities. This 7-week class at Good Dog Works! might build some precision, maybe a Trick Dog Title, maybe preparing for a little Rally Obedience. Yes! Your dog comes on the first night! Next class will start Tuesday March 23 at 6:30. You must pre-register!
A Control Unleashed Class!! for Nervous, Timid or Reactive dogs using Control Unleashed Pattern Behaviours developed by Leslie McDevitt taught by our Control Unleashed Certified trainer. In Person One Hour per week for 7 weeks cost 200.00 plus tax. First night is a lecture without the dogs.The subsequent 6 classes involve helping the dogs stay relaxed and below threshold while they learn new strategies. Call, email, Facebook to register. We run this class as soon as 4 dogs are registered! If you are interested Call to get on the list 🙂 Next class starts Thursday Match 25 7:45. You must pre-register!
This class is for for Nervous, Anxious or Reactive Dogs using Control Unleashed Pattern Behaviours developed by Leslie McDevitt and taught by our Control Unleashed Certified trainer. In this self study course you can post videos and comments for feedback with the instructor. Call, email, Facebook to register. Pay to reserve your spot! Go at your own pace! Start anytime! Maintain access for a year!
Where: Online (Facebook)
How Much: $180 plus tax
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! 1 hour per week for 4 weeks cost 120.00 with tax
One-on-One Training for Dogs
A personalized approach for you and your cat or dog with a trainer. Cost 85.00-100.00 per hour plus tax. An opportunity to work on the specific things that you want to.
Trouble in Paradise for Cats and Dogs
Working with you and your dog or cat 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 30 years of experience, to set up an appointment to talk about what is going on with your dog or cat and to create and implement a plan to address the issues. This can be done in person, on the phone, by email or via video. Cost 100.00 per hour plus tax.
Lectures and Presentations
- Workplace Bite Prevention.
- 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??
- 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..
- All About Dogs A 5-session program for grades 6-9
- Presentations on Operant Conditioning, Dog Training and Dog and Human Behaviour