Group Training Classes

Our Freedom Life Skills & Organized Chaos 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. It improves your pup’s manners so they can get along with other dogs and humans in a variety of situations. Our Freedom Life Skills class is a combination of both e-collar for those who have done it as well as obedience around other dogs and a variety of distractions.

While our Organized Chaos class  will help your problem dog understand that these commands still apply in the face of more enticing opportunities. The focus of these classes are on getting dogs to obey their owners in the presence of distractions. This is a great class for dogs with issues around other dogs. Dogs that struggle with problems around other dogs after training are welcome to purchase group class packages to attend these classes. This is ongoing class year around running Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings as a drop in format.

Our Obedience classes Level 1 & Foundation are open to dogs of all ages. Under 5 months are welcome to book however dogs over 5 months require an evaluation first.   However, if  your dog shows any aggression or reactivity towards dogs or people you are REQUIRED to see us for a private lesson before joining a group class. If you come to group class with an aggressive or reactive dog and didn’t disclose that information you will be removed from class with no refund or transfer of funds. Our class runs for six weeks.  (we do not run  classes on long weekends)

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. Our sport classes may require training prior to joining these classes, this will be determined in our evaluation. 

  • Pre registration per class required.

  • Our Packages include all of our group training. Our Level 1 & 2 Obedience, Foundation Obedience, Agility and Scent Detection classes require you to pick all classes. For instance agility class runs 6 weeks so this would be 6 passes. Our Organized Chaos and Freedom Life skills Class are drop in after one of our other training programs.

    Package Cost

    • Individual- $75 plus HST
    • 12 Passes-$540 plus HST
    • 18 Passes- $720 plus HST
    • 24 Passes – $840 plus HST
    • 30 Passes- $900 plus HST

    All class passes expire December 20, 2023

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Group Classes

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Obedience

Your dog has already has a good understanding through one of our programs of basic commands such as sit, down, stay, place, basic leash walking and come when called. Building upon your dog’s comprehension of basic obedience commands, we will show you how to increase your dog’s attentiveness in the face of everyday distractions.

2023-01-22T10:42:53-05:00

Freedom Life Skills

Our group 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. It improves your pup’s manners so they can get along with other dogs and humans in a variety of situations. Our Freedom Life Skills class is a combination of both e-collar for those who have done it as well as obedience around other dogs and a variety of distractions.

2023-01-16T09:51:36-05:00

Sport Classes coming 2023

We offer dog training agility, sport scent detection classes for the family pet.  Classes are geared towards the dog and hander team that is interested in learning about dog sport recreationally not competitively while spending time with their dog.

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Organized Chaos- Our Behaviour Class

Our group 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. But 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Puppy Socials are 30 minutes.
Adult Socials are 45 minutes.
Organized Chaos and Lifeskills Obedience are 60 minutes.
This depends on the weather. Inside we will have approx 10 dogs. In nicer weather we will be outside and there is no limit
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.

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

Nancy

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

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

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