K9 Citizen Dog Training

Create a stronger bond with your dog while training them to become a model K9 Citizen

Upcoming Classes 2021

January 10th

January 31st

February 28th

FULL Puppy Prep

FULL K9 Etiquette

FULL Beginners Rally

Advanced Rally

FULL Novice Trick Dog

FULL K9 Etiquette

Puppy Prep

K9 Etiquette

Beginners Rally

Advanced Rally

Novice Trick Dog

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Puppy Prep Class

The most fun and essential class you and your new dog will take. In order to set you on the right path and build upon your puppy’s confidence, we will be working through a lot of puppy enrichment and socializing exercises.  We will introduce you to basic obedience and show you the ropes when it comes to grooming, basic handling and physical care of your new puppy

Introduction to sits and downs

Loose leash walking

Recall

Leave it

Basic dog grooming and handling

​Recommended for Puppies 12-18 weeks. (Puppies must have 2nd sheet of shots to be able to join.)

6 Group Classes with 6 Weeks Online Content

                          $210

Classes are approx. 50min

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K9 Etiquette

This class is the best place to start for dog owners who are looking to have a well balanced, behaved and happy dog. Through basic obedience we strive to teach you how to strengthen your relationship having fun teaching your furry companion important life skills. These skills will improve your dogs focus, impulse control and basic bad behaviour

Downs

Loose leash walking

Recall

Leave it

On your bed

Relationship Building

 

​Recommended Dogs 5 months and older

6 Group Classes Including 6 Weeks Online Content

                       $210

Classes are approx 50min

Online Class Option Available

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Ready Set Recall

In this class we work on several ways to improve your dogs recall; giving you the tools to continue working on creating a rock solid recall. We will also be spending time working on your dogs leash manners.

 

Class size is limited to 4 students.

All classes are taught outdoors in Saanich.

4 Group Classes $140

Classes are approx 50min

Next Session Spring 2021

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Private Lessons

Newly adopted Dog? New Puppy? Our private training packages are a great way to start and to focus on a specific issue you would like help with. We cover everything from recalls to nail trims

 

Basic K9 Citizen Package $360

We offer a 30min consult $50

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Novice Trick Dog Class

Looking for something to do with your dog during those long wet winter days we are famous for? Are they finding creative ways to let you know that they are BORED?

Join our Novice Trick Dog Class! In this class you will learn through luring, timing and motivation how to teach your dog Novice Level Tricks. By the end you will be able to get your dog their Novice Trick Dog Title! Learn tricks like Hoop jump, Crawl, Spin/Twist, Peekaboo, Bow and many others.

Suitable for all dogs from puppies to seniors of any size and ability.

 

6 Week Set of Group Classes $210

Classes are approx 50min

Includes your title application/evaluation for Do More With Your Dog Trick Titles

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Advanced Trick Dog Class

Looking to up your dog's trick skills? This class will build upon the skills and tricks learned in our novice class. We will each learn tricks like riding a skateboard, ring a bell, wipe your paws, get the mail, tidy up toys and more.

Suitable for dogs 6months and up. Must have their DMWYD Novice title.

 

6 Week Set of Group Classes  $210

Classes are approx 50min

 

Includes your title application/evaluation for Do More With Your Dog Trick Titles

Online Class Option Available

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Beginners Rally Obedience

Are you interested in learning obedience training for competition? This course will introduce you to the foundations for both competition obedience and Rally Obedience. Rally is obedience exercises performed in an obstacle sequence format. 

This course will introduce fancy formal heelwork as well as the Novice Rally stations. By the end of this course your relationship with your dog will be well on its way to becoming a true partnership!

 

Dogs must have a solid Sit and Down command as well as a basic understanding of heel position.

 

Suitable for dogs 10months and up

6 Week Set of Group Classes Including 6 Weeks Online Content

                       $210

Classes are approx 50min

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Advanced Rally

This course continues where we left off with our intro class. We will finesse our heelwork, fronts, finishes, footwork and learn the Rally Intermediate and Advanced signs. This course is designed to be an ongoing course. Students can expect to remain in this course until they are proficient in all the Rally signs up to the Advanced/Excllent level or Novice Obedience level. 

 

Dogs must have completed our Intro to Rally course or Similar with a local Obedience club

Classes are approx 50min 

 

6 Week Set of Group Classes Including 6 Weeks Online Content

                       $210

Classes are approx 50min

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Online Classes

For students who are unable to attend classes in person we have distance learning available. Instructional videos are posted weekly. Students will post their own videos of working their dogs through the exercises and instructors will provide guidance and feedback to help improve the learning process. 1 in person private lesson is also included.

Course is 6 weeks long

6 weeks online content

3 30 minute video chats

1 in person 30min private lesson

                               $210

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Shannon Hellyer Gibson

With over 25 years dog handling experience, Shannon believes in building a strong relationship with your dog to have a true partnership. Dog training isn't just about obedience or rules. Although you do definitely need to have those! It's about respecting each other as individuals and bringing the best out in your dog. A solid relationship with your dog will help you excel in having a well mannered, eager and willing partner in your life! 

 

Shannon is constantly partaking in a variety of dog sports and courses in order to further her knowledge and her quest to become a true dog nerd! She has titles in Competition Obedience, Rally Obedience, Trick Dog and Scentwork.

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Tracy Ditomasso

Tracy provides dog owners with professional, reliable and well informed pet services. Always eager to build upon her knowledge she takes part in training seminars and volunteers her training services at a non profit obedience club in Saanich. She believes that every dog is unique and therefore the training itself must be tailored to their specific learning needs. She strives to build a community with current and graduated students where dog owners support each other through their struggles and are there to celebrate each other’s success.

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(250) 880-6977

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K9 Citizen Dog Training

info@k9citizendogtraining.ca

(250) 880-6977

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