CANINE ESSENTIALS

BASIC OBEDIENCE series

The Canine Essentials series is suitable for dogs of all ages 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.

NOTE: In addition to the SIX (6) group sessions, you can opt for a ONE (1) private session included at a reduced rate. During the private session you will have an ONE (1) hour of one-on-one training with you and your dog.

  • This series is suitable for puppies over 4 months of age, adolescent, adult and rescued dogs.
  • MAXIMUM OF 10 DOGS PER CLASS
  • Dogs over 4 months old must be currently vaccinated for DA2P, rabies and bordetella.

“Great Dogs Don’t Just Happen”

~ Ian Dunbar, Positive Reinforcement Trainer

WHERE:

The Church of St. John the Divine located at 579 5th Street in Courtenay and at Country Canine Care located at 5719 Green Avenue in Union Bay.

WHEN:

HOW MUCH IS IT?

$210.00 + (INCLUDES GST) = SIX (6) Classes ONLY

$290.00 (INCLUDES GST) = SIX (6) Classes + ONE (1) Private Training Session

WANT TO BE PART OF THE PROGRAM?

If you would like this service, please go to our BOOKING PAGE to register and submit payment. New classes open regularly.

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 5 MONTHS OF AGE

Do you have a puppy over FIVE (5) Months of Age? The time to train is NOW! Puppies as young as 5 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 around 5 months of age 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.

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