Please note COVID-19 Protocols implemented at K9 Kind: Masks are mandatory and a maximum of ONE person (adult) may attend classes with your dog at this time for your safety and ours!
The Canine Essentials series is suitable for dogs as young as 4 months old and up who are learning basic obedience and working towards making those behaviors reliable among distractions, such as other dogs and people. Puppies, adolescent dogs and rescued dogs often all need the same training, but may be learning these skills at different ages. In the CANINE ESSENTIALS SERIES, there are dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages, that are at a similar level of obedience, working towards the same goals. This series is also suitable for dogs working towards becoming therapy or service dogs.
The Canine Essentials class is about teaching your dog how to behave in real life everyday situations:
- Meet and greet people and other dogs with grace
- Recall (come when called)
- 4 on the floor (not jumping on people including you)
- Leash manners in and around distractions
- Stay (down stay when guests are visiting and among distractions)
- Focus and impulse control around distractions – LEAVE IT
This series is suitable for puppies 4 months of age, adolescent, adult and rescued dogs.
MAXIMUM OF SIX (6) DOGS PER CLASS (to allow for social distancing)
Puppies 16 weeks of age – Parvo and distemper (DA2P) booster and kennel cough (bordetella).
Puppies 20 weeks of age (6 months and older) parvo and distemper (DA2P), kennel cough (bordetella) and rabies.
Titer testing accepted.
“Great Dogs Don’t Just Happen”
~ Ian Dunbar, Positive Reinforcement Trainer
Why Would You Attend A Canine Essentials Class?
The Canine Essentials series is suitable for dogs of all ages who are learning basic behaviors and working towards making those behaviors reliable among distractions, such as other dogs and people. Puppies, adolescent dogs and rescued dogs often all need the same training, but may be learning these skills at different ages. In the CANINE ESSENTIALS SERIES, there are dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages, that are at a similar level of obedience, working towards the same goals. This series is also suitable for dogs working towards becoming therapy dogs.
1. AVOID REWARDING BAD BEHAVIOUR and…
2. REWARD GOOD BEHAVIOUR.
Canine Essentials is perfect for the following:
PUPPIES OVER 4 MONTHS OF AGE
Do you have a puppy over FOUR (4) Months of Age? The time to train is NOW! Puppies as young as 4 months of age attend the Canine Essentials series and often perform BETTER than the adult dogs because they are at the peak of their learning. Preventative training is the best! If you are proactive about teaching good habits, you will have a much happier relationship with your dog.
ADOLESCENT AND ADULT DOGS
Just because your dog isn’t a pup doesn’t mean it’s too late!! Teaching an older dog new tricks is easy! Your dog doesn’t understand English unless you teach him, and it is as if we have rules and regulations and then keep them a secret from our dog. Predictably our dog will break the rules that they didn’t even know existed and then get punished for doing so. We can teach our dogs how to express their natural behaviors in a manner that is both acceptable and appropriate in our homes.
Your dog will learn to respond quickly and reliably to the cues like sit, down, stay and come, how to walk with a loose leash, and respond off leash. Who wants a doggy superstar at the next picnic!
RESCUED and REHOMED DOGS
Training is one of the most important aspects of raising or rescuing a dog. A well-trained dog is a happy dog because they require fewer restrictions. The more reliable your dog is, the more freedom you can give because you have immediate control over your dog’s behaviour, even among distractions.
This low stress, force free style of training focuses on teaching, shaping and rewarding desirable behaviors and reducing the likelihood of unwanted behaviors leaving you feeling good about how you communicate with your dog.