Learn the essentials of dog training for your puppy, in a relaxed playful environment. Includes crate training, reliable recall, training for sit and down, introduction to impulse control and manners. We’ll also discuss common behavioural problems and help to prepare your puppy for vet check-ups and basic grooming.

Duration: 6 Weeks (For Puppies 8 weeks – 6 months)

Time: Thursdays 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Next Course: TBD

Cost: $180 plus tax

Limited to 6 spaces per course. Register early by calling 778.433.2267

Dog Trainer: Rebecca

Course Outline:

Week 1:

  • Crate entries
  • Crate exits
  • Crate Waits
  • Encouraging calm behaviour when leashing up
  • Impulse control game no.1: Mugging
  • Reward for eye contact
  • No jumping games
  • Name recognition
  • Handling exercise no 1: Body & feet

 

Week 2:

  • Building distance on crate waits
  • Building distance on crate entries
  • Eye contact review & building
  • Leash walking game no 1: Follow me
  • Sit with power feed
  • Recall game no 1: Back & forth
  • Handling exercise no 2: Mouth & tail
  • Impulse control game no 2: Spider game

 

Week 3:

  • Introducing noise and movement to crate waits
  • Bring wait outside of crate
  • No jumping on strangers
  • Recall review & increasing distance
  • Down with power feed
  • Collar grab game
  • Leash walking review
  • Drop it

 

Week 4:

  • Waits outside the crate, building distance and distraction
  • Polite leash walking – passing other people & dogs
  • Restraint recall
  • Sits at the side
  • Down review
  • Down waits
  • Toy play

 

Week 5:

  • Crate waits with more distractions (movement, noise & toys)
  • Waits outside the crate – movement & noise
  • Back turns
  • Long waits
  • Downs at the side
  • Restraint recall review
  • Handling exercise no 3: upside down
  • Polite leash walking – sit to greet other people

 

Week 6:

  • Down waits
  • Sit waits
  • Simon says
  • Walking with side commands
  • Restraint recall review 2 dogs at a time
  • Fading treats
  • Graduation