Group Training Classes

An in-person evaluation determines eligibility for any of our programs. We do not accept dogs over the age of 5 months without an evaluation first. We will determine if your dog is a good candidate for one of our program and will suggest some options depending on your dog. 

Group Classes

Group Classes

Maintenance Drop In Class

Our class begins with us working with your dog in one of our Private, Day Training or Board & Train programs to build a basic foundation with your dog and focus on the things that you feel like you need the most help with and prepare you and your dog to be around other dogs. Most dogs can focus in environments where distractions are limited or controlled, like the house or training facility.

Dogs currently enrolled in a training program or those already completed a full program are eligible ONLY. 

This class is designed to help keep you and your dogs skills sharp and enhance them even further.  The opportunity to work around multiple dogs and people.  This class is held indoors at our facility or outside when the weather is nicer.

You can’t control distractions in the real world. Instead, you must teach your dog to focus on you no matter where you are or what is going on around you. So how do you teach your dog to listen no matter what? It’s simple but requires some planning and management. This is the class that will help your dog understand that these commands still apply in the face of more enticing opportunities. The focus of this class is on getting dogs to obey their owners in the presence of distractions. This class is great for dogs that need help working through behavioural issues.

We accept 6 dogs at a time inside during the winter months and up to 20 dogs outside. This class nothing will be taught but you can practice whatever you want to work on and we are here to help you with any issues you are dealing with, with your own personal dog.

What we will help with

  • Recall
  • Stays
  • Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Impulse Control
  • Control around other dogs
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • E-collar training (for those who have already done training)

There is a small fee for reserving a spot in this class each time it is held.  All must enroll online.  No refunds for those that reserve and no show. 

Drop-In” means you can show up whenever you want…every week, once a month…whatever you want. Obviously you will advance faster by coming regularly but people love the flexibility!

What to Bring

  • treat pouch
  • 6 ft leash
  • 15 ft long line
  • prong collar or martingale, halti( depending on the dog) (dog must be under control)
  • E-Collar (over 6 months) if you have already done training with us with it

Date-

  • Thursdays at 5:45pm ongoing until Christmas 2024. 

Structured Socialization Class

Walking with a pack of dogs is an entirely different experience for your dog versus walking alone. There is a shift in energy that you can feel and see in the dog’s behavior and attitude. We truly believe that walking together meets the innate need that dogs have to belong to and to roam together as a pack.
Pack-walking allows a dog to experience that sense of belonging with other dogs. The walks are also a great opportunity for a dog to practice their socialization skills such as meeting and greeting other dogs and people, behaving well on leash, and experiencing a variety of locations, environments, and situations.
Pack-walks are an especially good place to start for dogs who are on the shy, timid, or anxious side as it gives them a chance to meet other dogs whom they may be able to play with off-leash someday.
For people, a pack walk is not only a good chance to get some fresh air and exercise, spend some time with your dog, and work on your dog’s socialization, but it is also a good for socializing yourself. It is so nice to be able to connect with other dog-lovers who love nothing more than talking about all things dog.
We will be offering our structured Pack Walk Class once a month for dogs who have previously did training with us once a month.
Walks are typically an hour long
All dogs that have previously done training with us are welcome, those with lunging or reactive issues please bring a muzzle.

We have a few guidelines:

  1. All dogs must be under control at all times. Training equipment is up to you but if you are struggling we suggest a prong.
  2. Leashes may not be long longer than 6 feet. Flexi-leads will not be permitted or Bungee Leashes.
  3. We request that dogs be walked at a heel. If you struggle with proper walking, we will be there to help you accomplish this goal.
  4. We also request that when out walking in please stick to the group and try not to follow behind. We try to provide ample room for other pedestrians to pass by.
  5. You are responsible for your dog an your dogs actions.
  6. No On Leash Greetings
  7. No On Leash Playing
  8. Give Space to other owners and dogs
This walk will be instructional for those needing some guidance in honing their leadership skills. If you are really struggling, please let us know that you will need a little extra attention.

Reactive Dog Approved

This group was designed especially with reactive dogs in mind. However, ALL dogs are welcome and there is a spot for everybody to work on their own training goals. This group is a great space to work on:

  • Becoming neutral around other dogs
  • Dog reactive dogs learning to be accepting of other dogs around them in a calm environment
  • Learning to be calm around others
  • Respecting other dogs spaces
  • Learning handler focus with distractions
  • Over-excitement and teaching your dog patience
  • Learning how to advocate for your dog
Walks are canceled due to severe weather, so make sure to check before you head out.

Class will be held at 7:00pm-8:00pm.

  • Monday April 29th,
  • Monday May 27th
  • Monday June 24th

Cost- $30/class plus HST

Frequently Asked Questions

Classes range from 45 minutes to 60 minutes.
We usually have 6 dogs in class inside.
We allow children in class, however we prefer them to be no younger than 10 years old. As this is a dog training class we do not have things to keep kids attention and find that most don’t want to sit still during sessions.
Currently do to COVID we allow 2 people per dog.

If you are currently training with us and have completed your Private, Day Training or Board & Train package and are ok’d to attend classes/socials, NO you don’t have to pay for them as long as you are within the 4-6 months of your package.

If you have already attended training before and just purchased the group class package as a refresher, the social class is included.

If you have not purchased our group class package and are approved to attend by being either a previous training client or in our small dog or puppy social,  YES you will have to pay $15/ class plus HST.

If at any time you feel you or your dog could benefit from “brushing up” on a skill or lesson from any previous training with us, you are welcome to purchase classes again. Our 2023 classes will be different than we have offered before.

Regardless of prior knowledge or previous training, we start all dogs in one of our training programs. Either Private training, Day Training or Board & Train. Once your dog has completed their program they will be invited to attend our classes.

We recommend people being
  • 6 ft leash
  • lots of food
  • treat pouch
  • 15 ft long line
  • Herm Sprenger prong collar
  • For younger dogs we recommend a martingale collar
  • Adult dog programs will be e-collar trained.

Don’t worry if you don’t have any of these, we have a retail store with all the recommended brands that you can purchase here. Our Private packages usually include the equipment you will require.

Our adult programs include e-collar training. Once the dog has completed training and attends classes we will be using them in class.

Testimonials

We are currently doing private lessons here and can’t say enough great things! Our puppy Roxy can be a handful but the training techniques keep her focused and are making a huge impact on her.

Shanna has been such a pleasure to work with – never once have we felt rushed out after our scheduled time with her – she answers all the questions I have with such a great attitude. You can tell she truly cares about the people and dog client.

The pricing for the private lessons are very reasonable for the 1:1 attention we get with Shanna.

Thank you again and I look forward to a long working relationship with you and our dog.

Michelle

Shanna did an excellent job with my girl Pepper!! Very professional and up to date training methods!! I would highly recommend this excellent training program!!!

Jackie

Shanna’s training goes back to the basics with engagement. With our challenging pup that is exactly what we needed.

Nancy

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