January 28, 2011

Group Classes

All group classes are listed below in alphabetical order.  Classes are offered in 3 central Ottawa locations


Barkers & Lungers: for Reactive, Nervous and “Leash Aggressive” Dogs  

Does your daily walk with your dog 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. Whether your dog is nervous, scared, submissive or simply excitable, learn how to teach Fido to be calm so you can enjoy your walks again.

For more information click here:  Confidence and Composure program.

Intake appointment and assessments are on-going.  Please email Carol to book an appointment or to  assess your suitability for these classes. Group classes resume in Fall of 2018.

This program is a joint offering with Shake-a-Paw dog training.

 


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)

April 11 – May 16                                7:30 pm  – 8:15 pm                     Class completed. More classes in the fall.

GNAG CC:

April 9 – May 14                                   6:30 pm  – 7:15 pm                   Class completed. More classes in the Fall.


Basic Training for Pooches and Pups Intermediate  (Level 2)

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.

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

June 6 – July 25            full class   (6 weeks)          7:30 pm  – 8:15 pm                  Details and registration click here.


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.

No classes currently scheduled …we are waiting for the snow to fly….


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.

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

April 11 – May 16                                  8:30 pm  – 9:15 pm                    Class Complete.

 


DOWNTOWN DOGS (Beginner)

What skills does your dog need to be successful in a city environment? Come and find out!  Teach your dog how to walk nicely on a leash, accomplish a polite greeting, stay focused among distractions, deal with crowds and come when called. Open to dogs of all ages and skill levels.

GNAG CC:

June 11 – June 25             workshop   (3 weeks)       7:30 pm  – 8:15 pm                  Details and registration click here.

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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.

GNAG CC:

June 11 – June 25           workshop   (3 weeks)        8:30 pm  – 9:15 pm                  Details and registration click here.

 


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.)

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

June 6 – July 25            full class   (6 weeks)          6:30 pm  – 7:15 pm                  Details and registration click here.

GNAG CC:

June 11 – June 25         workshop   (3 weeks)        6:30 pm  – 7:15 pm                  Details and registration click here.

 

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Puppy Socialization Class for Nervous Pups (6 weeks to 11 months)   ****NEW****

Does your puppy shy away from people or experiences?  Startle easily? Would you describe your pup as nervous, scared or submissive? Then this class is for both of you!

This unique class for the young worried pup, we will walk you through the steps of building a confident dog. You will learn how to support your pup to build their courage and overcome their fear. We will also be working on basic skills that your pup will need (come when called, sit & stay, how to walk nicely on a leash, etc.) to grow up to be a wonderful family member and to have the confidence to face the challenges of city living in a human world. (Note: all dogs are on leash for this class.)

Champlain Park Field House:

April 7 – May 12                                11:00 am – 11:45 am                 Class Complete.  More classes in the fall of 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 Private 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.

Classes coming in the Fall 0f 2018.  Stay tuned!

 


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.

No classes currently scheduled but we do some tricks in all our classes!

 


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