Montessaurus uses science based, positive training techniques.   Dogs and humans learn best when they are having fun! Read on to learn more about the classes we offer. Please see our Calendar page for upcoming classes and events.

Classes

Kinderpuppy

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Kinderpuppy for dogs 10-18 weeks of age at start of class. Behaviour topics addressed throughout course include:


  •   Sit, Lie Down, Stand
  •   Soft Mouth Training
  • Housebreaking and Crate Training
  • Leash Manners
  • Leave It
  • Come when Called
  • Settle and Go to Mat 
  • Sound Desensitization
  • Food Guarding
  • Off Leash Socialization
  • De-Jumping
  • One Trick


All household members including children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please limit to 4 members per household for each class.

Manners for the Modern Dog

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For dogs 5 months & older


This course is designed for dogs that have never had any formal training, or need a refresher. Your dog will learn how to focus under distraction. Skills learned include: 

 

  •   Sit, Down and Stand
  • Leash Manners
  • Come when Called
  • Stopping Jumping Up
  • Leave It
  • Stay
  • One trick


Prerequisites: none


Duration: 6 x 1 hour classes



Grade One

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Building on the skills learned in Kinderpuppy and Manners. Improve your dog's focus and obedience in this fun six week class. Skills learned include:


  • Leash manners past distractions (people, other dogs, food)
  • Recall  ('Come!') Proofing
  • Starting a formal heel
  • Prolonged stays with distraction
  • Impulse Control (Leave It)
  • Trick Training


Prerequisites: Kinderpuppy, Manners or an equivalent class from another school


Duration: 6 x 1 hour classes


Fun Agility

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An introduction to the fun and exciting dog sport of agility! Learn to guide your dog through a course of agility obstacles including jumps, tunnels, weave poles and more. 


Focused on fun and safety, this class builds on your basic obedience skills and your dog's focus, all while learning a new sport.


Offered year round - enjoy our training hall during the cold months, and our large, completely fenced agility ring in the summer.


 Prerequisites: Kinderpuppy, Manners or an equivalent class from another school 


Duration: 4 x 1 hour classes

Intro to Rally Obedience

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Rally Obedience (Rally-O) combines obedience with fun! In this popular dog sport, you will learn to guide your dog through a course of obedience signs. 


Practice your every day skills (sit, down, stand, stay, leash manners) while improving your dog's focus. You will learn a formal heel, turns, cone signs, changes of pace and more.


 Prerequisites: Kinderpuppy, Manners or an equivalent class from another school 


Duration: 4 x 1 hour classes

And more!

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We also offer the following classes:

Grade Two

This six week course builds on the skills learned in Grade One. Learned skills include:

  • Heel work on and off leash
  • Sit, down, stand at a distance
  • Rear end awareness
  • Send outs
  • Moving downs
  • And more!


Recall Seminar

This course focuses entirely on perfecting your dog's recall ('come'). Teach your dog to come when called no matter the distractions. This class is run outside in our large, fenced in grass ring.


Duration: 2 x 1 hour classes


Loose Leash Walking Seminar

This class teaches your dog to walk nicely on leash using positive methods and fun games. This class is run outside in our large, fenced in grass ring to allow for practice with real world distractions.


Duration: 2 x 1 hour classes