January 28, 2011

Group Classes

I run group classes in 2 central Ottawa locations:


Barkers & Lungers: for Reactive or “Leash Aggressive” Dogs  

Does your daily walk with Fido involve intense, over-reaction to outdoor stimulation? Do the neighbours think your sweet pooch is aggressive and terrifying? Are you at the end of your leash? This is a specialty class for dogs that are reactive to other dogs (or people or bikes or skateboards or squirrels…) while on the leash. Learn how to teach Fido to be calm so you can enjoy your walks again!

For more information and registration: Confidence and Composure program… next session starts soon!


Basic Training for Pooches and Pups (Level 1 Beginner)

Positive reinforcement training for dogs of all ages. Have fun teaching your dog the basic commands: sit, pay attention, leave it, come when called, and walk-nicely-on-a-leash.  The goal is to have a strong bond with your new dog as well as a safe, well-socialized pet and a happy home environment. Come one, come all…training your dog is good for you and Fido too! Open to dogs and puppies of all ages and skill levels.

Dovercourt CC    (NOTE: All classes are held at the McKellar Park Field House on Wavell Ave)

September 20 – November 8         7:30 pm  – 8:15 pm                  Class is full.

October 18 – December 6               6:30 pm  – 7:15 pm                   Class is full.

October 18 – December 6               8:30 pm  – 9:15 pm                   Registration closed.

January 17 – March  7                       6:30 pm  – 7:15 pm                    Registration opens December

January 17 – March  7                       7:30 pm  – 8:15 pm                    Registration opens December

April 11 – May 16                                7:30 pm  – 8:15 pm                     Registration opens Spring 2018

April 11 – May 16                                8:30 pm  – 9:15 pm                     Registration opens Spring 2018

 

GNAG CC:

September 18 – November 13       7:30 pm  – 8:15 pm                  Class is full.

October 16 – December 6                6:30 pm  – 7:15 pm                   Class is full.

October 16 – December 6                8:30 pm  – 9:15 pm                   Registration closed.

January 15 – March  5                        6:30 pm  – 7:15 pm                   Registration opens December

April 9 – May 14                                    6:30 pm  – 7:15 pm                    Registration opens Spring 2018

April 9 – May 14                                    7:30 pm  – 8:15 pm                    Registration opens Spring 2018

 


Intermediate/Advanced with Tricks (Level 2 & 3)

Improve your skills in key areas such as walking manners and re-call, perfect your “stay”, and learn some new things too (eye contact for attention, down&stay,  “take it”, “touch” ).  While we are at it, we will learn a bunch of fun tricks to impress your friends!  Our goal is to improve your dog’s focus and your relationship, keep the brain working while having fun.  Pre-requisite is Basic Level 1 Beginner (or equivalent) or with permission of the instructor. Some classes may be held outside.

Interested in a Saturday morning class? Please contact Carol directly for information  for Advanced Levels.

Dovercourt CC    (NOTE: All classes are held at the McKellar Park Field House on Wavell Ave)

January 17 – March  7                      8:30 pm  – 9:15 pm                    Registration opens December


Boredom Busters in the Winter

Improve your dog’s focus and skills…and keep their brain active while working indoors this winter. Review key behaviours such as walking manners, recall, and “sit/stay”. Learn something new such as “heel”, “down”, “focus” and “target touch”. And, let’s not forget to have some fun with some tricks that will impress your friends! Must have completed Level 1 Basics (or equivalent) or with permission of the instructor.

GNAG CC:

January 15 – March  5                      7:30 pm  – 8:15 pm                   Registration opens December


Combo Class: Re-Call and Leash-Walking Skill Improvement

Come out and work on the 2 most important skills that your dog needs…a reliable recall and a nice walking style.  Have your dog keep the leash loose while walking and not eat everything in sight! And, let’s be sure that when you say your dog’s name that he/she wants to come to you and does so with enthusiasm.  Doesn’t this sound wonderful? Come and join our class!

Some classes may be held outdoors (weather permitting).  Open to dogs of all ages and skill levels.

GNAG CC:

January 15 – March  5                      8:30 pm  – 9:15 pm                   Registration opens December

April 9 – May 14                                 8:30 pm  – 9:15 pm                    Registration opens Spring 2018

 


Leash Manners (All levels)

Too much pulling? Jumping? Lunging? Is your daily walk becoming a bit too stressful? Learn some new skills and techniques that will make your walk with Fido more enjoyable for both of you.   Have your dog keep the leash loose while walking and not eat everything in sight! Walk by other dogs and other distractions without a commotion; walk by your side; and have a reliable “leave it” command.Open to all non-reactive dogs of all ages and skill levels.  Weather permitting, some classes will be held outdoors in the neighbourhood.

Dovercourt CC    (NOTE: All classes are held at the McKellar Park Field House on Wavell Ave)

May 30 – June 20                                7:30 pm  – 8:15 pm                   Registration opens Spring 2018

GNAG CC:

May 28 – June 18                                8:30 pm  – 9:15 pm                   Registration opens Spring 2018


Puppy Play & Learn

Play in a safe environment, meet a new friend and learn some basic training skills. Get started on the right foot (and paw)! For pups under 6 months of age. (1st set of immunization is required for all pups.)

Winter 2018: Please contact Carol directly if you are interested in a Puppy Class during the winter of 2018.  If there is enough demand, we will add one!

Dovercourt CC    (NOTE: All classes are held at the McKellar Park Field House on Wavell Ave)

April 11 – May 16                               6:30 pm  – 7:15 pm                     Registration opens Spring 2018

May 30 – June 20                               6:30 pm  – 7:15 pm                     Registration opens Spring 2018

GNAG CC:

May 28 – June 18                                7:30 pm  – 8:15 pm                   Registration opens Spring 2018

 


Refresh your Skills:  

For anyone who needs to brush up or review their skills before moving on to a more advanced level.  Or for anyone who just needs a refresher!  Focus is on key areas such as leash-walking, “coming when called”, and “sit & stay”.

Pre-requisite: Basic  Level 1 Beginner (or equivalent) or with permission from the instructor. Some classes may be held outside.

No classes currently scheduled but contact Carol for one-on-one training or to be contacted when a class is scheduled. (Outdoor Summer and Fall classes.)


Reliable ReCall: “Come!” (Advanced Outdoor Class)

Start on the right foot (and paw!) with having your dog come when you call.  Let’s make Fido want to come to you…right from the start!  This beginner workshop will address general training methodology, basic skills for name recognition and attention, as well as ensuring willing compliance. All classes are held in the classroom.  Open to dogs of all ages and skill levels.

Dovercourt CC    (NOTE: All classes are held at the McKellar Park Field House on Wavell Ave)

May 30 – June 20                                8:30 pm  – 9:15 pm                   Registration opens Spring 2018

GNAG CC:

May 28 – June 18                                6:30 pm  – 7:15 pm                   Registration opens Spring 2018


TRICKS! (Yes, you can teach them to old dogs too…)

What to do after you have mastered “shake a paw”…join this workshop to teach Fido something new.  Fun for all ages!  All dogs (and their human companions) are welcome.

Dovercourt CC    (NOTE: All classes are held at the McKellar Park Field House on Wavell Ave)

November 15 – December 6            7:30 pm  – 8:15 pm             Register now!

GNAG CC:

November 20 – December 4           7:30 pm  – 8:15 pm             Register now!

 


Registration for Westboro Classes:

Classes are held at the McKellar Park Field House (located on Wavell Avenue) which is part of Dovercourt Recreation Center. Visit their website at www.dovercourt.org.

Register online, by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0) or in person 411 Dovercourt Avenue.

 

Registration for Glebe Classes:

Classes are held at the Glebe Neighbourhood Activity Group (GNAG) center at 175 3rd Ave at Lyon (www.gnag.ca).   Register online, by phone (613-564-1058), or in person at the center.

http://www.gnag.ca/index.php?page=25#howitworks