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group classes

Small group classes using science-based, humane training methods. 

Important information before registering for classes

  • To register: Select the start date of the class. Once we approve your registration, you will receive an invoice. Please pay the invoice ASAP to secure your spot. 

  • Lessons and classes are non-refundable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. 

  • If you miss a class, we are unable to offer make-up classes.

  • Read our Pre-Class Information for directions, rules, and what to bring to class.

  • Learn about our Ethics and Training Methods.

sOCIALIZATION & MANNERS CLASSES

Puppy-Meeting

$200 / 4 Classes or $50 / Class 

Continuous Enrollment Puppy Start Right Socialization Class

Instructor: Kieran Halliday, KPA-CTP, Certified Puppy Start Right Instructor

Every Wednesday at 6:00 pm (Summer Season)

Certified Puppy Start Right Preschool Instructors

Location: Indoors 95 Lewes Boulevard

*for puppies under 16 weeks of age

Proper socialization is extremely important for puppies under 16 weeks of age. Studies show that positive exposure to puppies, people, handling, novel items and sounds can prevent behavior concerns. Unfortunately, getting your puppy into a socialization class at the right time can be a challenge.

About Continuous Enrollment

With continuous enrollment puppies under 16 weeks of age start class right away (depending on availability), and continue attending for at least for weeks (or longer if you choose). This customized approach ensures that your puppy experiences positive socialization when they need it. Once puppies complete Puppy Start Right, they are eligible to move into Basic Manners Classes.

Sit-Cue-Husky

$250

Basic Manners

Instructors: Jenn Stellbrink BSc, KPA-CTP & Kieran Halliday KPA-CTP

Location: Indoors 95 Lewes Boulevard

Aug 8 - Sept 5, Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Basic Manners Class is for older puppies, teens and adult dogs who need to learn the basics. Learn foundation skills and behaviors that you and your dog need to achieve a life time of successful learning including focus, targeting, recalls, leave-it, polite walking and settle. You will learn how to observe and reinforce desirable behaviors, and build a bond based on fun and reinforcement.

For all dogs over 4 months of age. 5 weekly classes. Maximum of 6 dogs. Includes a clicker and emailed homework.​ 

Important Requirements

Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people in order to attend. Dogs who are fearful, reactive or aggressive towards people and dogs are best suited for private coaching. Please contact before registering if you're uncertain about your dog's suitability.

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$200

About Town

Instructors, Jenn Stellbrink, BSc, KPA-CTP, PST-CI, Fear Free Certified 

Location: Various Outdoor Locations

Aug 6 - 27, Tuesdays at 4:30 pm

Take your training on the road, and practice your skills in the real world, with real distractions. Learn to be aware of your surroundings and keep your dog focused around people, dogs, bikers, joggers and other common distractions. 

Dogs must have completed Basic Manners. 4 weekly classes. Maximum of 6 dogs. Includes emailed homework.​

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$175

Total Recall

Instructors, Jenn Stellbrink, BSc, KPA-CTP, PST-CI, Fear Free Certified 

Location: Transportation Museum Fenced Area

Aug 5, 12, 26 (No Class Discovery Day), Monday Evenings

We're waiting to confirm the location, we'll open registration soon

Develop enthusiastic recalls, working at a level that's appropriate for your dog. Learn the 'Five Rules of Recall' to build a solid recall. Build awareness of your surroundings so you can respond proactively. Determine your dog's unique motivators to build fast recall skills around common distractions.

Dogs must have completed Basic Manners. 3 weekly classes. Maximum of 6 dogs. Includes emailed homework.​

Important Requirements

This is an active class. Dogs and owners must be physically fit and able to run. Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people in order to attend. 

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$150

Polite Greetings Mini-Class

Instructors, Jenn Stellbrink, BSc, KPA-CTP, PST-CI, Fear Free Certified 

Location: Indoors 95 Lewes Boulevard

Aug 8 - 22, Thursdays at 4:30 pm

Does your dog greet guests with too much enthusiasm, leaving muddy paw prints on their clothes or even knocking people over? In this class, we'll teach your dog the art of polite greetings using positive reinforcement techniques. Say goodbye to jumping and hello to keeping all four paws firmly planted on the floor when meeting new people.

Important Requirements
Dogs must have completed Basic Manners in order to attend. Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people. 3 classes. Maximum of 6 dogs. 

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$300

Therapy Dog Team Training

Instructor, Michelle Wieser, Certified Dog Trainer, Behavior Consultant, Therapy Dog Evaluator

Location: Indoors 95 Lewes Boulevard

First class is for humans only (no dogs). 6 Classes. Maximum of 6 dogs.

Aug 26 - Oct 7, Mondays at 7:30 pm (no class Sept 2 Labour Day)

Therapy dogs volunteer with their owners to sit with people who need comfort or affection. Therapy work can include visiting hospitals and senior centers, offering students comfort during exams, or helping children learn to read. 

Course Details: 

Designed to equip handlers and their dogs with the essential skills and knowledge needed to become a successful therapy dog team.  Teams will learn about the role and ideal traits of therapy dogs, handler expectations, understanding canine body language, and preparation for Therapy Dog Certification Testing. Training activities will include manners during therapy visits, greeting and handling by strangers, calmness around distractions, noises, novel objects, and other dogs. 

Important Requirements: 

Dogs must be over one year of age, and must have completed Level 2 Manners Classes with Wise Canine. Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people. Please contact before registering if you're uncertain about your dog's suitability.

Nosework Classes

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$210

Intro Nosework

Instructor, Michelle Wieser KPA-CTP, CDBC

Location: 95 Lewes Boulevard

July 8 - 29, Mondays at 7:30 pm

Put your dog's incredible nose to work while building confidence, and providing healthy mental exercise. Inspired by working drug and bomb detection dogs, Nosework is the fun search activity for all dogs. It burns mental energy, reduces stress and anxiety, increases focus, and builds confidence.

4 weekly classes. Maximum of 6 Dogs. Includes a Birch Scent Kit and emailed homework.

 

Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people in order to attend. Dogs who are fearful, reactive or aggressive towards people and dogs are best suited for private coaching. Please contact us before registering if you're uncertain about your dog's suitability.

Behavior Modification CLASSES

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$250

Calm & Focused for Teenage Dogs

Jenn Stellbrink, BSc, KPA-CTP, PST-CI, Fear Free Certified 

Location: 95 Lewes Boulevard

​Aug 8 - Sept 5, Thursdays at 7:30 pm

This class is for adolescent dogs under 2 years of age who over-excited, highly distracted, a little worried or lacking confidence. We will be using pattern games to help your dog acclimate, relax and focus on you in a class environment. Bring all the treats, we'll be using them! 

Dogs must have completed Private Lessons or Basic Manners in order to attend. Dogs who struggle with reactive behavior (barking and lunging at other dogs) are best suited for Private Lessons. Contact us if you're not sure. 5 weekly classes. Maximum of 6 Dogs. Includes emailed homework. 

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$290

Feisty Fido

Kieran Halliday, BASc, KPA CTP, Aggression in Dogs Master Course Completed

Location: 95 Lewes Boulevard

July 3 - 31, Wednesdays at 4:15 pm

​Is your dog's feisty behavior making walks miserable? Designed for dogs struggling with fear, reactivity, or aggression towards dogs and other triggers, this class uses compassionate, science-backed behavior modification techniques. Together, we'll replace undesirable behaviors like barking, lunging, or snapping with positive, calm, focused behavior. 

Discover how to identify and interpret your dog's body language and triggers. We'll equip you with the tools to manage challenging situations confidently, and calmly for both you and your dog. 

Teams must have completed classes or a private lesson prior to joining. Contact us to discuss suitability if you're unsure. 5 weekly classes. Maximum of 4 Dogs. Includes emailed homework. 

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Why Our Classes Are Great

Small Sizes

Most classes are limited to 6 dogs, ensuring that everyone has the space and attention they need to succeed.

Homework

You will receive detailed homework messages to help you train at home. 

Positive Training

Enjoy a welcoming, supportive environment using modern, positive training techniques for your dog and you. 

What Our Clients Think

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