GROUP TRAINING CLASSES

Canine Group Classes


A variety of group training classes are available. Most classes are 4 weeks in duration, with a maximum of 6 dogs per class.  Group classes are divided based on age for health reasons and to ensure proper socialization.  

Our puppy classes focus on teaching basic obedience, helping caregivers with puppy issues,such as biting and house soiling, and allowing puppies to socialize with each other and other people during class.

Our adult classes focus on teaching basic obedience, strengthening commands your dog already knows, basic leash walking, and social skills when possible.  Our Level 2 and Level 3 classes focus on strengthening commands learned in puppy or adult class and adding challenges and distractions. 

We recommend the whole family participate in classes, including children.  

To register for classes, please come into our facility with your vaccine records anytime Monday to Saturday between 8 am and 6 pm. We require a non-refundable $50 deposit to hold your space in class, payable at the time of registration.  The balance is due the first day of class.

COSTS: 4 week classes are $110+tax

5 week classes are $137.50+tax

6 week classes are $165+tax

Pay as you go (Reactive class only)- $28+tax per session.

REQUIRED VACCINES: All dogs MUST have the Bordetella vaccine to participate in group classes.  

Puppies must have at least 2 boosters of DHPP (distemper/parvo) and Bordetella.

Dogs over 16 weeks of age must have completed their series of DHPP vaccines (2-3 boosters), Rabies and Bordetella.  The Lepto vaccine is highly recommended but not required.


ADULT BASIC OBEDIENCE CLASS- 5 weeks

All sizes, unless class has more than 6 dogs, then will be divided based on size

               THURSDAYS at  6 PM-   February 15, 22, March 1, 8, & 15   

                                 Next Session:  April 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3

Designed for dogs over 6 months of age who have limited knowledge of basic obedience commands or for dogs who need to strengthen basic commands in a controlled environment.  Appropriate socializing will be encouraged depending on the group.


REACTIVE DOG CLASS

Future classes will resume in the spring, as we work outdoors

Pay-As-You-Go Class- Please call to pre-book your space each week- maximum of 6 dogs per session.  Come as often as you'd like. 

Private Training session required prior to beginning this class.  Contact Kelly for more information.  The focus of the Reactive Dog Class is on appropriate leash walking and teaching dogs to manage interactions with other dogs safely and effectively.  

Beginning Tuesday, March 20th at 6 pm (March 20, 27, & April 3)


PUPPY SOCIALIZING AND INTRODUCTION TO BASIC OBEDIENCE

NEXT START DATES (4 weeks)-

                   Saturday, March 3, 10, 17, & 24  (Large pups FULL)

                   Saturday, April 7, 14, 21, & 28

                           ~   11 am (small pups), 12:30 pm (larger pups)

  **Additional large puppy class added!  

               Mondays at 6 pm- March 5, 12, 19, & 26

For puppies under 6 months of age.  Strong focus on socializing and appropriate play, learning basic obedience commands and discussing common puppy issues, such as biting and house training.

Please Note: For our puppy classes- the first week of class is for people only- please leave your pups at home.  Thank you!


BASIC OBEDIENCE- LEVEL 2- 4 weeks

NEXT START DATES- 

       2 PM- Saturday, February 17, 24, March 3, 10

       2 PM- Saturday, March 17, 24, (no class March 31), April 7 & 14

For puppies and dogs who have completed a basic beginners course using positive reinforcement training (contact us for more information and exceptions).  All ages welcome.  Social dogs preferred.  This course focuses on strengthening basic obedience commands and adding distractions.  There is also an emphasis on appropriate manners (jumping, barking, etc) and how to avoid problem behaviours from starting.


Introducing**  BASIC OBEDIENCE- LEVEL 3- 5 weeks

NEXT START DATE-

             2 PM- Saturday, April 21, 28, May 5, 12, & 19

For dogs who have completed Basic Obedience Level 2. This course will require specific behaviours to be achieved on first asking, with timed holds and other challenges.  


Introducing **    DOG GAMES- 4 weeks

NEXT START DATE-

                  6 PM- Monday, April 2, 9, 16, & 23

For puppies and dogs who have taken a basic training course at Animal Antics, Dog Games is just as it sounds- lots of fun! This class teaches a variety of fun activities and games that you can play with your dog, to improve their obedience and entertain them. Pay-As-You-Go Class- Please call to pre-book your space each week- maximum of 6 dogs per session. Come as often as you'd like. 


Introducing**      INTRODUCTION TO AGILITY- 4 weeks

NEXT START DATE-

                  6 PM- Wednesday, March 21, 28, April 4, 11

For puppies and dogs who have taken a basic training course at Animal Antics (or other approved training facility), The introduction to Agility will go over the basics techniques for teaching your dog jumps, weave poles, tunnel and more. 


LOOSE-LEASH WALKING 101- 4 weeks

NEXT START DATE-

                    6 PM- Wednesday, February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

For puppies and dogs who have taken a basic training course, this course focuses exclusively on getting your dog to walk nicely on a loose leash. Dogs must be on either a flat collar, martingale collar, body harness or head collar to participate.  We will not train leash walking on a choke chain or prong/pinch collar. 

 

 

Contact us to reserve your spot!
Proof of age appropriate vaccinations required for admission to class, including Bordetella (Kennel Cough).

 

 

Canine Private On-Site Basic Obedience Lessons
If groups are not for you, we also offer private on-site obedience lessons for dogs of all ages, starting as early as 8 weeks of age. Private classes allow your puppy to have the complete attention of our behaviourist as you work on the same skills provided in group classes. Private lessons are scheduled weekly, biweekly, or monthly, depending on the owner's schedule and ability to stick to daily at home training.

Private On-Site Obedience Lessons are $55+tax per session

Contact us to reserve your spot and for pricing!

Proof of age appropriate vaccinations required for admission to class, including Bordetella (Kennel Cough).


Canine Private In-Home Basic Obedience Lessons
We offer private in-home obedience lessons, for dogs of all ages, starting as early as 8 weeks of age.  Private lessons are scheduled weekly, biweekly, or monthly, depending on the owner's schedule and ability to stick to daily at home training. 

Private In-Home Obedience Lessons are $90+tax per session, plus travel depending on your location.


Contact us for more information, or to sign up for lessons!