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

Upcoming Classes 2021

May 19th

Wednesday

May 25th

Tuesday

May 26th

Wednesday

May 27th

Thursday

May 31st

Monday

June 9th

Wednesday

June 5th

Saturday

June 11th

Friday

6pm K9 Etiquette

7pm Puppy Class

6pm Puppy Class

7pm K9 Etiquette

6pm Ready Set Recall

7pm Beginners

Rally Obedience

6pm Novice

Trick Class

6pm Advanced

Rally Obedience

7pm Rally Excellence

3pm Part 1

Intro to Nosework

6pm Part 1

Intro to Nosework

 

7:45 Part 2

Intro to Elements

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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

4 Group Classes $140

Classes are approx 50min

Next Session Spring 2021

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, Wipe your paws Wobble board, Backup, Wave and 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

Advanced Trick Dog Class

Our Advanced Trick class builds on the foundation tricks learned in Novice trick training and creates a whole new layer of fun for you and your dog!

6 Week Set of Group Classes $210

Classes are approx 50min

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

Nose Work

Intro to Odour

Dogs experience the world through scent. Sniffing is one of the most natural and rewarding behaviors for them. Professional and competitive scent detection utilize the dog’s incredible olfactory abilities and love of hunting while building a partnership based on trust, respect and communication.

 

In this set of classes, you and your dog will learn to search for the 3 essential oils used in competition. We will build your dog’s ‘odour obedience’, your understanding of ‘in odour behavior’, your ability to ‘read your dog’, your knowledge of how odour interacts with the environment, and how to handle odour and set simple hides.

​​6 Week Set of Group Classes $225 (includes starter odour kit)

Classes are approx. 75 to 90min

Class is taught by Pam Koiner

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Nose Work

Intro to Elements

Building on your dog's odour obedience and skills learned in Intro to NW, we will separate our 'odour cocktail' into individual swabs of Wintergreen, Pine and Thyme. The dogs will be introduced to the various 'elements' of competitive nosework: containers, interiors, exteriors and vehicles as we continue to reinforce their drive and commitment to odour. Handlers will will refine their ability to recognize their partner's 'in odour' behaviour and further develop a recognizable alert behaviour.

​​6 Week Set of Group Classes $225 (includes starter odour kit)

Classes are approx. 75 to 90min

Class is taught by Pam Koiner

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 Obedience

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

Rally Excellance

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

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

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

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.

Pam Koiner

Pam has had a lifelong love and respect for dogs, owning breeds ranging from Fox Terriers to wolf hybrids. Her current breed, Australian Cattle Dogs, got her involved in competitive dog sports 12 years. First, agility, where she was far outclassed and outrun by her fast and brilliant partner. She hobbled her way to their Advanced Agility Dog of Canada ranking. Bad knees led her to the fairly new sport of canine scent detection. She trained with a great instructor and began competing in 2018.

Just recently, Pam ‘semi-retired’ 12 year old Arkasha as the most titled ACD on the Sporting Detection Dog registry, having earned his CH, MACH, GA-CH and having competed at the inaugural National Challenge Cup in Milton, ON. She is currently focused on competing with her younger dog, Zzzeplin. For the past 2 years Pam has been training and coaching competitive teams of all levels, and continually pursues her passion for scent detection by attending seminars, taking webinars, competing, and hosting SDDA trials.

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