Please note due to COVID-19 Protocols implemented at K9 Kind, only ONE family member/owner (18 years or older) may attend in-person classes with your dog at this time. No spouses, children, or friends permitted to accompany you during in-person classes, for your safety and ours!
COVID-19 PROTOCOL for CLASSES1. Arrive 5-10 minutes early, and remain in or around your vehicle.2. A staff member will come to your vehicle to greet a few minutes before the class begins.3. A staff member will then escort you into the facility.4. Please sanitize your hands with the provided solution.5. We will escort you to your seat and individual area inside the building.6. At the end of class, you will be guided in a similar manner and encouraged to maintain social distancing.
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
- How to settle on the bed while you are preoccupied
- A walk in the park with all the distractions
- Company for coffee
- A trip to the park
- Dinner time
When you register for Canine Essentials, you get immediate access to the first class ONLINE!
- 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)
- 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
EXCLUSIVE OFFERING OF 1:1 CANINE ESSENTIAL BASIC OBEDIENCE SERIES - NO GROUPS
Appointment location at The Royston Hall
Do you not want to be in a group during your training?
Private 1:1 SIX (6) CLASSES Hosted at Royston Hall – $380 Total (Includes GST)
Royston Hall – located at 3902 South Island Hwy.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
$250.00 + (INCLUDES GST) = ONE (1) ONLINE CLASS ORIENTATION – SIX (6) GROUP CLASSES – VIDEO OF THE COMPLETE CLASS
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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.