For teams who have completed Level 2 Manners or have equivalent experience.


This course is all about precision foundations for obedience sports. It will cover Fronts, Backing Up, Heeling Pivots, Kick Back Stands, Sphynx Downs and Distance Work.


Class Details

Nov 26 - Jan 14 (no class Dec 24 or 31)

Thursdays at 7:15 pm

170 Titanium Way


  • 6 , 1 hour weekly group lessons.

  • Maximum 4 dogs 

  • Teams must have completed Manners Level 2 or have equivalent experience

  • Teams must have experience with clicker training and shaping

  • Dogs much be friendly with other dogs and comfortable in an off-leash setting

  • We will use targets and platforms to create solid obedience sport positions including Fronts, Heeling Pivots, Kick Back Stands, Sphynx Downs and Distance Work.

COVID-19 Rules

To create a safe environment and protect the health of all participants, the following rules apply starting Oct 1:​

  • Masks must be work during indoor training. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.

  • Hand sanitizer must be used upon entering.

  • Remain 6 feet from others as much as possible

  • Stay home if you are ill, or required to quarantine

You Will Learn

  • How to break foundation obedience position behaviors into achievable steps 

  • How to build reliable behaviors in a competition. environment.

  • How to keep obedience fun for you and your dog.

  • How to use targets and platforms to create precise obedience sport foundations.

  • Position changes and reward placement techniques to support your dog.

Your Dog will Learn

  • To perform competition sport behaviors based on fun and reinforcement.

  • Clean Fronts, Heeling Pivots, Backing Up, Kick Back Stands, Sphynx Downs and Distance Work.

Happy Basic Manners Students 

Amy and Sophie

We have taken Basic Manners, Level 2 Manners, and Intro to Nosework classes with Wise Canine. Our dog Sophie is a 2 year old rescue who had no obedience training and was reactive in some new situations. Since attending Michelle’s classes, Sophie is generally calmer and more confident. Most importantly, Michelle has taught us how to use positive reinforcement to teach our dog the behaviour we want to see. Her reactivity started while walking her on leash, but we learned how to use positive reinforcement in other situations, too. Lastly, all classes were so fun for us all. I looked forward to weekly training classes and Sophie was always excited when we arrived at the training space. Michelle is organized, attentive to each dog’s needs, and fun! A class didn’t go by where we didn’t laugh. We love Michelle and her evidence-based training methods. We only wish there was a Level 3 Manners!

Why Our Classes Are Great

Small Sizes

Classes are limited to 5 dogs, ensuring that everyone has the space and attention they need to succeed.


You will receive detailed homework emails with tutorial videos to help you train at home. 

Positive Training

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

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