K9 Kind Training

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Canine Essentials

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GROUP OBEDIENCE
- CANINE ESSENTIALS SERIES -
(4 MONTHS OLD - ADULT)

GROUP OBEDIENCE CANINE ESSENTIALS SERIES

The CANINE ESSENTIALS  CANINE ESSENTIALS group class consists of SIX (6) 1-hour classes, ONCE a week.

The CANINE ESSENTIALS group class is suitable for dogs as young as 4 months old, adolescent and adult dogs, and dogs who are working towards becoming a therapy dog (St. John Ambulance), or a service dog, (Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs).

Dog training isn’t about trying to correct, inhibit or STOP a behaviour. Dog training is about TEACHING and growing the skills needed to behave effectively and go through the world feeling great! This class is all about teaching your dog how to behave in real life everyday situations.

WHAT YOUR DOG WILL LEARN IN CANINE ESSENTIALS SERIES:

• Focus on yourself instead of distractions.

• Greet other dogs with grace and avoid tension.

• Greet people with 4 on the floor and stop jumping on you and guests.

• Sit, down, and stay, even when there are distractions.

• Loose leash skills among distractions.

• Come when called.

• Leave It and impulse control.

• Fluency and reliability.

• Canine enrichment and building a bond with play.

• Proper use of food and how to avoid treat dependency.

Prerequisite skills for Canine Essentials group class

Does your dog bark at people or other dogs?

If your dog is too distracted in the proximity of people and other dogs to want to engage with you, or your dog barks at people or dogs, then the classroom can be a frustrating environment and can cause behaviours such as barking, pulling on leash and ignoring you to worsen as frustration accumulates. In order to learn a new skill, your dog needs to be able to focus on you to understand the lesson.

If your dog barks at people or dogs, a prerequisite lesson is required before registering for Canine Essentials class. The one-hour prerequisite lesson is an inclusive lesson plan to resolve barking that includes a written training plan delivered to you when you register that you can start at home right away.

Price of Prerequisite lesson for Canine Essentials $120 (taxes included)

This lesson is not for dogs who bark excessively, lunge or are reactive in the proximity of other dogs or people. Please visit our Behaviour Consulting page.

To contact a trainer and request a prerequisite lesson or if you are unsure if the group class is suitable for your dog.

Online Education

Our online education is where we teach you about how dogs learn, and the theory behind the lessons, in the comfort of your home instead of the classroom where you are already multi-tasking. The Canine Essentials is much more than a 6-hour obedience class and it begins with a training plan that you can start with your dog today!

Each week we send you step-by-step training guides of the class topics that you can start teaching your dog at home as well as weekly training goals so you get the most out of the class. You can download, save, and share these handouts with your whole family so everyone is consistent and training becomes a lifestyle in which every moment is a teaching moment.

In the CANINE ESSENTIALS class there are dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages, who are learning basic obedience skills, working towards making those skills reliable among distractions such as other dogs and people. Maximum of 8 dogs in each class.

PRICE OF CANINE ESSENTIAL 6-WEEK CLASS: $295

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND VIEW UPCOMING CLASS SCHEDULES

Classes held at the Little Red Church - 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

If these dates don’t work for you, join our NOTIFICATION LIST and we will notify you as soon as the next class opens for registration.
CANINE ESSENTIALS class open based on demand. New classes open every one to three weeks to ensure that we have enough space for every dog.

Classes held at the Little Red Church - 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

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VACCINATION
REQUIREMENTS:

12 to 20 weeks – DAAP Booster (parvo and distemper combo) 20 weeks and older – DAAP, bordetella (kennel cough), and rabies. Nosodes and titer testing accepted.

Meet our Group Class Instructors

Our team of knowledgeable trainers are committed to positive reinforcement training based on compassion and respect. Group classes are instructed by two trainers. Our head Instructor Kaoru, brings her teaching expertise to the K9 Kind classroom. Kaorus’ ease of delivery of the class exercises ensures every dog and person have the tools they need to achieve their training goals. Assisting her are Katie, (bio coming soon) who is there to assist each and every human and dog team on a personalized level. They observe each individual dog’s behaviour and provide guidance to overcome challenges.

Why are K9 Kind classes amazing?

Our peer reviewed class curriculums are developed by Applied Animal Behaviorists, Professional Trainers, as well as professors and teachers of human education. Our values are grounded in evidence-based principles that prioritize animal welfare. We promote non-confrontational and humane solutions to living successfully with our canine companions.

WHERE:

The Little Red Church - 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox

WHEN:

Classes held once a week on consecutive days on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We alternate start dates so all of our classes are available on all three days.

If the current class schedule is not suitable for you, CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR NOTIFICATION LIST and get notified as soon as new classes open for registration. New classes start every ONE to THREE weeks.

HOW MUCH IS IT?
$295.00 + (INCLUDES GST)

GET NOTIFIED WHEN
NEW CLASSES OPEN

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