Covid-19 & Classes

  • 1 handler/person per dog in each class
  • Working places in class will be clearly marked to give the 6' distance needed
  • Surfaces are disinfected before and between classes
  • If you may have been exposed or are not feeling well PLEASE stay home
  • Masks are still mandatory
  • We cannot offer refunds if you cancel or miss classes due to illness and have not cancelled 7 days prior to your start date
  • We do not offer make up classes, we cannot offer refunds if you or your dog becomes ill

Which class is right for you?

Puppy Kindergarten

Price: $249 + gst

Puppy socialization done right saves lives. Prevention of fear (which causes aggression) is our goal. Yes, we teach sit, down, stay, leave it, drop it, recall etc. but most importantly we give you the skills to raise a socially confident dog you enjoy sharing your life with.


Skills taught for puppy:


Marker training, sit, down, stay, into to recall, leave it, body handling, desensitization & more!

START DATES:

Coming Soon!

If these dates/times don't work for you, please find our waitlist HERE for future classes.


New classes are normally released a month in advance.

Classes are not held on holidays or long weekends. Please take this into consideration when booking the class that works for you.

We cannot offer make-up sessions, please see our cancellation policies

Manners Novice
  • 3 dogs per class,
  • 17 weeks and older
  • 4 weeks, 60 minute classes
  • For older puppies who have not yet had training

Price: $249 + gst

If you missed your chance to take Puppy class, Manners Novice is a great introduction to training your dog and building foundational behaviors. Limited to 3 dogs per class.

Skills taught for manners novice:


Marker training, wait, touch, look, let’s go, leave it, drop it, stay, recall, mat training, engagement & more!

START DATES:

Coming Soon!


If these dates/times don't work for you, please find our waitlist HERE for future classes.

New classes are normally released a month in advance.

Classes are not held on holidays or long weekends. Please take this into consideration when booking the class that works for you.

We cannot offer make-up sessions, please see our cancellation policies

Manners Advanced
  • 3 dogs per class,
  • 20 weeks and older
  • 4 weeks, 60 minute classes
  • For dogs who have taken a group class

Price: $249 + gst

Manners Advanced is suitable for those who have completed prior, formal group training with their dog and are ready for advanced behaviors. Explore new challenges and learn how to fine tune behaviors including recall, leash skills and cooperative care. Limited to 3 dogs per class.


**PLEASE NOTE**

You must have taken formal group training with your dog, prior to attending this class.

Skills taught for manners advanced:


Foundational behaviours with increased distractions, distance and duration, chin rest, lay down on side, stand, emergency stop, loose leash walking & more!

START DATES:

Coming Soon!!

If these dates/times don't work for you, please find our waitlist HERE for future classes.

New classes are normally released a month in advance.

Classes are not held on holidays or long weekends. Please take this into consideration when booking the class that works for you.

We cannot offer make-up sessions, please see our cancellation policies

Tricks!
  • 3 dogs per class, older than 20 weeks
  • 3 weeks, 60 minute classes
  • Taught by our Certified Trick Dog Instructor!

Price: $185 + gst

Looking for a fun activity for you and your dog? Dog tricks are great mental stimulation for your dog and help you build your training skills in a fun and interactive environment!

Tricks taught (not limited to): spin in circles, peekaboo, take a bow, wave, leg weaves, roll over, play dead, crawl to name a few!

Students that complete the tricks can get their Novice Dog Trick Title!

START DATES:

Coming Soon!

If these dates/times don't work for you, please find our waitlist HERE for future classes.

Classes are not held on holidays or long weekends. Please take this into consideration when booking the class that works for you.

We cannot offer make-up sessions, please see our cancellation policies

New Mini-Manners Classes!

Manners Novice 2-Week Class

This 2 week clinic is suitable for those who need some training before joining our Advance Manners. We will focus on building foundational behavior so that you are ready for Advanced Manners!

Skills taught: Marker training, wait, let’s go, leave it, drop it, stay, body handling, desensitization, and engagement

BOOK HERE: Check back soon!

Manners Advanced 2-Week Class

Have you completed some training, but you need a refresher or to strengthen some of your skills? In this 2 weeks clinic we will focus on recall, leash skills, and cooperative care.

Skills taught: Recall, loose leash walking, chin rest, lay down on side, emergency stop

BOOK HERE: Check back soon!

What You'll Need for Class

  1. Treat training pouch
  2. Harness for your dog. We like the 2-Hounds Freedom Harness Best and the Ruffwear Front Range Harness
  3. Treats. Soft, smelly treats work well and some of your dogs kibble IF they love it
  4. Solid leash, no retractables
  5. A mat/small bed for your dog

Equipment We Don't Allow

We are pretty picky, for good reason.

We don't allow:

  1. Martingale collars
  2. Prong or chain/choke collars
  3. Ecollars/Shock
  4. Retractable leashes

Our Team

Our trainers are dedicated to your dogs' success as well as yours! Our classes and services are designed to be FUN as we do not believe that learning should be anything but an enjoyable experience!

Sandy Wei, DipCBST, CPDT-KA, FDM

Sandy is a graduate with honors with a Diploma of Canine Behavior Science & Technology at CASI and has obtained her CPDT certification. She is a certified Family Dog Mediator through L.E.G.S. Applied Ethology FDM course. Sandy has been certified by DogBiz as a force and fear free dog walker since 2016. Her philosophy and advocacy in bridging our lives with our dogs in a trusting manner includes meeting where the dogs are and not where we want them to be. Additionally, by viewing our relationship with dogs from a place of “look what I can do for the dog” and not “look what I can make my dog do”.

Carolina Bergonzoni, DipCBST, LLA

Carolina (she/her) is passionate about science-based and force-free dog training and handling. She is completed a Diploma of Canine Behaviour Science & Technology from CASI. She just completed and passed the exam of the Living & Learning with Animals with Dr. Susan Friedman. Carolina strongly believes that listening to what dogs wants and needs, keeping training fun and rewarding, and allowing dogs to have choices is the key to a happy and healthy dog. When not spending time on her education, Carolina can be found hiking and/or training her dog Avon Barksdale in Rally-O, Agility, Tricks, and Dock Diving.