About Group Obedience Classes

GROUP CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY LIMITED

New Puppy Owners:  Please check out our Puppy Program or Puppy Bootcamp as an alternative option.

Puppy Preschool

Class Description

Congratulations! You have a new puppy, how exciting!

Puppy classes are an indispensable foundation to the rest of your puppy’s life; let’s start them off on the right paw!

In our puppy class we start building the foundations for “come” “leave it” and “stay” right away, which once your puppy is grown can be potentially life saving cues. Yet, at the same time your puppy thinks its the greatest thing in the world, interacting with other puppies, people and objects which will help to prevent potential fearful reactions to new noises (thunderstorms), strangers, children and different dogs.

We create a fun and exciting environment so that your puppy can interact without fear to new situations.

We recommend starting Puppy Classes between 10-12 weeks. This is the ideal socialization period for puppies. In general, puppies can start puppy classes as early as 7-8 weeks of age. Puppies should receive a minimum of one set of vaccines at least 7 days prior to the first class and a first deworming. They should be kept up-to-date on vaccines throughout the class. We follow the recommendations of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.

Benefits

  • Properly socializing your puppy from a young age, will help you develop your puppy into the perfect family dog!
  • Learn how to properly teach your dog obedience skills so they want to listen to you
  • Off leash play time
  • Small class sizes for more 1-on-1 attention
  • Fun & Exciting environment with positive reinforcement training

Keep reading for class requirements!

Class Requirements

  • Any puppy from 7 weeks to 5 months
    (Ideal age is 10-12 weeks)
  • Up to Date on Vaccines
  • Kennel Cough Vaccine Recommended

Pricing

Class tuition is $240 + HST for 6 week program

Puppy Kindergarten (Teenagers 5 months – 1 year)
This class is currently Fully Booked for 2022

**Unfortunately this class is fully booked for remaining dates in 2022.  Please contact us to go on our list for upcoming 2023 dates**

Class Description

Is your adolescent dog driving you nuts?

Does your puppy still pull on their leash when they see another dog or person on walks? Or would you like your dog to come when you call them when there’s a squirrel around? Or what about being able to sit on the patio at The Wismer House and you dog stay with you?

These are not impossible tasks!

We focus on the 3 “Ds” of training: Distraction, Duration and Distance. Each of these will take place in the tasks we teach your dog, to help them grow into a perfect adult!

We’ve now added Go to Mat Training into our curriculum which will teach your dog to go lay on their mat during meal times or when someone comes to the door!

We have classes starting all the time, so please check our schedule for upcoming classes!

Benefits

  • Continuation from Puppy Preschool
  • Small class size
  • Off leash play with other dogs
  • Taught with “Real Life” distractions
  • PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT work on aggression in class!  If you have an aggressive dog towards people or pets please contact us.

Class Requirements

  • Any dog over the age of 5 months to 1 year
  • Puppy Preschool NOT required
  • Up to Date on Vaccines
  • Kennel Cough Vaccine Recommended
  • PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT work on aggression in class!  If you have an aggressive dog towards people or pets please contact us.

Pricing

Class tuition is $260 + HST for 6 week program

Registration

Register online through our calendar below!

Basic Manners (For Adults 1 year +)

This class is fully booked for 2022

**Unfortunately this class is fully booked for remaining dates in 2022.  Please contact us to go on our list for upcoming 2023 dates**

Class Description

Think you can’t teach old dogs new tricks? Think again.

Our Basic Manners class is for any dog that needs a refresher class, or has never taken a class before. We want to rekindle that fun and exciting time back when they were puppies.

Imagine your dog got out the front door and was running towards the road – wouldn’t it be nice if you had a solid recall that would get them to turn on a dime? Our emergency recall “here” will teach them this! Most dogs hear “come” and they think, “What’s in it for me? Good or bad?” We will teach them again that “come” is great and they should pick you over the squirrel, cat or car.

We also will focus on loose leash walking techniques and tools so that you walk them, not the other way around. And wouldn’t it be great if you dropped a bunch of chocolate on the floor and your dog knew the “leave – it” cue meant don’t touch it? It can save your dog’s life when potentially poisonous items may be in their reach. And there’s much more.

We’ve now added “Go to Mat” training into our curriculum. This will teach your dog to go lay on their mat during meal times to prevent begging, or when someone comes to the door so they are not charging at your guests!

Benefits

  • Emergency Recall “Here”
  • Small class size
  • Off leash play with other dogs
  • Taught with “Real Life” distractions
  • Can be separated into Small and Large Dog Classes
  • PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT work on aggression in class!  If you have an aggressive dog towards people or pets please contact us.

Class Requirements

  • Any dog over the age of 1 year
  • Up to Date on Vaccines
  • Kennel Cough Vaccine Recommended
  • No Previous Class Necessary
  • PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT work on aggression in class!  If you have an aggressive dog towards people or pets please contact us.

 

Pricing

Class tuition is $260 + HST for 6 week program

Registration

Register online through our calendar below!

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