Puppy Classes

Puppy Class Options (Level 1)

For pup­pies 9–17 weeks of age. If your pup­py is over 17 weeks, please check out our Ado­les­cent Fam­i­ly Dog Class­es.

Puppy Fundamentals Package ($415.28 — taxes in)

Super Social­iza­tion, Essen­tial Man­ners and Basic Train­ing

Includes:

  • Social­iza­tion with a vari­ety of pup­pies in dif­fer­ent play groups
  • Basic train­ing, includ­ing Sit, Lie Down, Come, Stay, and Leash Walk­ing
  • Strate­gies for pre­vent­ing prob­lem behav­iours such as bark­ing and dig­ging
  • Teach­ing your pup­py how to behave around peo­ple (no jump­ing, no grab­bing pant legs), doors (no burst­ing through), food (no grab­bing)
  • Teach­ing your pup­py how to set­tle and hang out calm­ly

Get your pup­py start­ed with­out delay! Once you have signed up, start social­iza­tion class­es that week. Pup­py Fun­da­men­tals includes three drop-in train­ing ses­sions, a reg­u­lar 7 week course and three addi­tion­al social­iza­tion ses­sions.

Class start dates are list­ed below for the 7 week course!

Sign up for class package

 

Puppy Premium Package ($643.65 — taxes in)

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

Includes every­thing offered in the Fun­da­men­tals pack­age above, PLUS:

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

This pack­age gives you a total 13 weeks of sched­uled train­ing (one 7-week course and one 6-week 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

 

Puppy Basic ($295.05 — taxes in)

Social­iza­tion and Basic Train­ing

Includes:

  • Social­iza­tion with pup­pies in your class
  • 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 (scroll for mul­ti­ple options) in the white box. If the class you are inter­est­ed in appears full on sign-up or you are look­ing for a future date, please con­tact our office direct­ly as there may be a space.

Upcoming Start Dates

Want to see some of what your puppy will learn?

Pup­py Fun­da­men­tals grad­u­ate Tan­go shows off some of his skills. Our class­es also cov­er leash walk­ing, greet­ing peo­ple polite­ly, social­iza­tion, and deal­ing with com­mon behav­iour­al issues such as bark­ing and bit­ing.

Thank you to Tango’s peo­ple for allow­ing us to share his video!


Additional Training

This addi­tion­al train­ing com­ple­ments your first lev­el pup­py class and is tak­en along­side at the same time. Once enrolled in our pro­gram you can pur­chase these as one-offs, 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.

Please pay in advance for the ses­sion to secure your spot.

It’s eas­i­est to estab­lish clear bound­aries and cre­ate a moti­vat­ed pup­py dur­ing the first 20 weeks of their life, and that peri­od goes by fast!   Essen­tial Man­ners is devot­ed to impulse con­trol and teach­ing your dog what is polite behav­iour for liv­ing with peo­ple. You choose the three weeks at your con­ve­nience, but don’t wait too long.

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

 

Puppy Socialization (Play Time)

For pup­pies 9 to 17 weeks of age

Cost: $14 (tax­es in) 

Please pay in advance for the ses­sion to secure your spot.

Click here to learn the dif­fer­ence between good and
bad dog-to-dog social­iza­tion.

Most dog own­ers know that social­iza­tion is a crit­i­cal part of ear­ly pup­py train­ing. But few peo­ple real­ize that it takes a lot of skill and exper­tise to run a safe and effec­tive pup­py social­iza­tion ses­sion.

We offer safe and crit­i­cal social­iza­tion/­play-time for pup­pies 9–17 weeks of age. Please bring proof of at least one set of vac­ci­na­tions for your first vis­it!

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: Enrol­ment in class­es is lim­it­ed.  If you choose to can­cel your spot in the class we require 48 hours notice before the first class begins for a full refund, 24 hours for 50% refund. There will be no refunds giv­en once the class starts.