Classes

We offer the following courses:

  • Kinderpuppy for dogs 10-18 weeks of age
  • Manners for Modern Dogs for dogs 5 months and older
  • Manners for the Modern Dog 2: Control Unleashed
  • Fun Agility for Dogs

For full calendar, please go to the Calendar section.

Kinderpuppy

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

  •   Sound desensitization
  •   Food Guarding
  •   Off Leash Socialization
  •   Sit, Lie Down, Stand
  •   Soft Mouth Training
  •   Settle
  •   Leave It
  •   Come when Called
  •   Go to Mat
  •   Leash Manners
  •   De-Jumping
  •   Playing Tug
  •   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

For dogs 5 months & older

Prerequisites: none

Objectives:

  • to teach the basic behaviors of sit, down, stay, walk on a leash and to come when called
  • to teach the dog how to perform these behaviors under a variety of distracting circumstances such as
  • food on the floor, dogs in close proximity, toys on the floor etc.
  • to teach the dog self control and attention under distraction
  • to create a mannerly dog that is a joy to have in the house and in your family

What should you bring to class?

  • Please wear attire appropriate for working with your dog. Flat shoes are recommended as there is a little bit of running involved in the class.
  • A nylon or leather leash (4 or 6 foot leash are fine to bring to class)
  • Your dog should wear a flat buckle collar (or a martingale collar)
  • Any Loose leash walking device your dog normally wears (ie Gentle Leader, Halti, harness etc.)
  • Please do NOT bring choke chains to class
  • Please do NOT bring flexi leashes to class
  • Approximately 2 cups of high value treats (rollover, freeze dried liver, cheese, dried chicken or beef)
  • A hungry dog (it is recommended that you do not feed your dog before coming to class)

Duration: 6 x 1 hour classes

Manners for the Modern Dog 2: Control unleashed!

Prerequisite: Your dog should have completed one of the following:

  • Montessaurus Kinderpuppy class
  • Manners for the Modern Dog 1
  • An equivalent class from another dog school
  • Before starting this class your dog should be able to sit, lie down, stay, come when called and walk on a leash.

Objectives:

  • to begin teaching dogs the ability to focus and work with you when they are not on leash.
  • to build on the lessons learned in manners for the modern dog 1 or puppy class
  • build on the basic behaviors of sit, down, stay, walk on a leash and to come when called while
  • the dogs work off leash
  • to teach the dog how to perform off leash under a variety of distracting circumstances such as food on the floor, dogs in close proximity, toys on the floor etc.

What should you bring to class?

  • Please wear attire appropriate for working with your dog. Flat shoes are recommended as there is a little bit of running involved in the class.
  • A nylon or leather leash (2, 4 or 6 foot leash are fine to bring to class)
  • Your dog should wear a flat buckle collar (or a martingale collar)
  • Any Loose leash walking device your dog normally wears (ie Gentle Leader, Halti, harness etc.)
  • Please do NOT bring choke chains to class
  • Please do NOT bring flexi leashes to class
  • Approximately 2 cups of high value treats (rollover, freeze dried liver, cheese, dried chicken or beef)
  • A hungry dog (it is recommended that you do not feed your dog before coming to class)

Duration: 6 x 1 hour classes

Fun Agility for Dogs

Prerequisite: Your dog should have completed one of the following:

  • Montessaurus Kinderpuppy class
  • Manners for the Modern Dog 1
  • Manners for the Modern Dog 2: Control Unleashed!
  • An equivalent class from another dog school
  • Before starting this class your dog should be able to sit, lie down, stay, come when called and walk on a leash.

Objectives:

  • to introduce dogs and their owners to the fun and exciting dog sport of agility
  • to introduce the dogs to agility equipment and teach them how to do the obstacles safely
  • to build on the lessons learned in manners for the modern dog 1, manners 2 or puppy class
  • to build on the basic obedience behaviors of sit, down and stay in the context of the sport of agility

What should you bring to class?

  • Please wear attire appropriate for working with your dog. Flat shoes and unrestrictive clothing are recommended as there is a little bit of running and bending involved in the class.
  • A nylon or leather leash (2, 4 or 6 foot leash are fine to bring to class)
  • Your dog should wear a flat buckle collar (or a martingale collar)
  • Any Loose leash walking device your dog normally wears (ie Gentle Leader, Halti, harness etc.)
  • Please do NOT bring choke chains to class
  • Please do NOT bring flexi leashes to class
  • Approximately 2 cups of high value treats (rollover, freeze dried liver, cheese, dried chicken or beef)
  • A hungry dog (it is recommended that you do not feed your dog before coming to class)

Duration: 4 x 1 hour classes