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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 220.00 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.

Resilient Puppy

For puppies 10-20 weeks old. One Hour per week for 7 weeks cost 220.00 plus tax. Call, email, Facebook to register. Rolling Enrolment means you can start this course when you and your puppy are ready! Just call to confirm that the class is on and register with your name and contact info. Show up with your puppy and some tasty, small, training treats. Currently running on Wednesday evenings at 7:30. Come play and learn!!

Level #1 Basic Good Manners

For dogs over 20 weeks. People only at the first class. One Hour per week for 7 weeks cost 220.00 plus tax. Please call or email to register. Next class likely starts the end of Oct. Let us know if you are interested!

Level #2 Basic Good Manners

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!! Let us know if you are interested!!

Level #3 Above and Beyond Good Manners

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!  You must pre-register!Let us know if you are interested!!

Control Unleashed ,Time for Tea – in Person

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 255.00 plus tax. Includes First night without the dogs,  Six classes involve helping the dogs stay relaxed and below threshold while they learn new strategies and access to a private facebook group and homework handouts. Call, email, Facebook to register. You must connect with Alex before registering! Next group starts when we have 4 dogs registered.

Control Unleashed, Time for Tea – On line

Starting anytime you want to jump in! 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 Alex Keir. In this self study course you can post videos and comments for direct feedback from the instructor. Call, email, Facebook to register. Pay to reserve your spot! Go at your own pace! Start anytime! Let us know if you are interested!!

Where: Online (Facebook)
How Much: $200 plus tax


Training Taster

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 105.00 with tax likely in September.

One-on-One Training for Dogs

A personalized approach for you and dog  with a trainer. Cost 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. We appreciate how difficult it can be to live with a dog who,for any number of reasons, causes you concern. This is why we offer 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??
    • 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..
  • All About Dogs A 5-session program for grades 6-9
  • Presentations on Operant Conditioning, Dog Training and Dog and Human Behaviour
  • Workplace Bite Prevention Presentation