Adolescent and Adult Dog Classes

Adolescent and Adult Dog Options (Level 1)

We look for­ward to giv­ing you and your dog the best pos­si­ble learn­ing envi­ron­ment.  Group class­es are not for all dogs.  If your dog is react­ing to oth­er dogs in any way (over -exit­ed or fear­ful ) or has shown any aggres­sion to dogs or peo­ple please con­tact us to find the best suit­able class for your dog.  If  you are not sure which class, or if pri­vate train­ing might be best, we can help you find the right fit!

Family Dog Fundamentals Package ($326.55 — taxes in)

Essen­tial Man­ners and Basic Train­ing

Includes:

  • Basic train­ing, includ­ing Sit, Lie Down, Come, Stay, and Leash Walk­ing
  • Strate­gies for pre­vent­ing prob­lem behav­iours such as bark­ing and dig­ging
  • Teach­ing your dog how to behave around peo­ple (no jump­ing, no grab­bing), doors (no burst­ing through), food (no grab­bing)
  • Teach­ing your dog how to set­tle and hang out calm­ly

Get your train­ing start­ed off right! Fam­i­ly Dog Fun­da­men­tals includes three extra drop-in train­ing ses­sions over the peri­od of your six week class. With this pack­age you can start usu­al­ly start train­ing the week you sign-up! Or not,  you decide when to fit in your extra train­ing ses­sions.

Class start dates are list­ed below!

Sign up for class package

 

Family Dog Premium Package ($536.55 — taxes in)

Essen­tial Man­ners, Basic Train­ing, and Mas­ter­ing Dis­tance Work and Dis­trac­tions

Includes every­thing offered in the Fun­da­men­tals pack­age above, PLUS:

  • Teach­ing your dog to be suc­cess­ful with big­ger dis­trac­tions and dis­tances
  • Focused train­ing sce­nar­ios on get­ting your dog to come when called

This pack­age gives you a total of 12 weeks of sched­uled train­ing (1 Fam­i­ly Dog and 1 Urban Dog course), plus addi­tion­al drop-ins, to help you build a well-man­nered dog for life!

Class start dates are list­ed below!

Sign up for class package

 

Family Dog Basic ($241.50 — taxes in)

Basic Train­ing

Includes:

  • Basic train­ing, includ­ing Sit, Lie Down, Come, Stay, and Leash Walk­ing
  • Strate­gies for pre­vent­ing prob­lem behav­iours such as bark­ing and dig­ging

To sign up for Basic only, click on any class head­ing below in the white box. If the class you are inter­est­ed in appears full on sign-up… please con­tact our office direct­ly as there may be a space.

If you are sign­ing up for the Mixed Class at McTavish Road, please con­tact the office to reg­is­ter to obtain the cor­rect price.

Upcoming Start Dates


Additional Training

This addi­tion­al train­ing com­ple­ments your first lev­el class and is tak­en along­side at the same time. Once enrolled in our pro­gram you can pur­chase this as a one-off, or at a dis­count­ed rate as part of the Fun­da­men­tals or Pre­mi­um pack­ages. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is required to guar­an­tee a spot in the class on the date(s) of your choice.

 

Essential Manners

Cost: $36.75 (tax­es in) per ses­sion or as part of Fun­da­men­tals and Pre­mi­um pack­ages.

Essen­tial Man­ners is devot­ed to impulse con­trol and teach­ing your dog what is polite behav­iour for liv­ing with peo­ple. No jump­ing up, no grab­bing, no burst­ing through doors, no grab­bing food, etc. We also help  you teach your dog to hang out calm­ly on a mat. You choose the three weeks at your con­ve­nience, but don’t wait too long — the ear­li­er you start these skills the bet­ter!

Held at our main Vic­to­ria loca­tion in the base­ment of St. Nicholas Ukran­ian Church (1112 Cale­do­nia Ave).


Keep It Up! — Level 2 and 3 Classes


Urban Dog (Level 2)

Cost: $241.50 (tax­es in) | 6 weeks
For dogs who have suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed Pup­py or Fam­i­ly Dog Class­es, this class focus­es on grad­u­al­ly increas­ing the time your dog can per­form behav­iours, and on increas­ing dis­trac­tions that nat­u­ral­ly occur for dogs in urban set­tings. Go to your mat, sit stay for greet­ings, and dis­tance com­mands are also intro­duced.

To sign up online, select a class from the sched­ule below:


Advanced Outdoor Focus and Recall (Level 3)

Cost: $168.00 (tax­es in) | 4 weeks
For dogs who have suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed Urban Dog (Lev­el 2), this class takes you and your dog out­side to con­tin­ue build­ing on the foun­da­tion behav­iours. Recall with increas­ing dis­trac­tions such as away from mov­ing tar­gets, leash walk­ing, emer­gency “down” for safe­ty, and more! You must be pre-approved to take this class; please con­tact us if you have any ques­tions.

To sign up online, select a class from the sched­ule below. (Class­es avail­able from late-spring to ear­ly-fall only.) 


Refund Pol­i­cy: As our class num­bers are lim­it­ed, if you choose to can­cel your spot in the class we require 48 hours notice for a full refund, 24 hours for 50% refund. There will be no refunds giv­en if can­cel­la­tion hap­pens once the class starts, though we will do our best to get you into make-up class­es or switch your time if we can do so with no finan­cial loss.