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Canine Essentials

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

GROUP class CANINE ESSENTIALS SERIES

The 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.

Dog training isn’t about trying to correct, inhibit or STOP behaviours. Dog training is about TEACHING and growing the skills that allow our dogs to accompany us wherever we go and enjoy life TOGETHER! 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 leash tension.

• Polite greetings – 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.

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.

Prerequisite skills for Canine Essentials group class

Can you get your dog’s attention when other dogs are near? Will you dog respond to you and take a treat in the proximity of other dogs in a social environment? 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.

 

We offer private training options to prepare you and your dog for learning in a group environment and we offer the Canine Essentials class in a private training package for dogs who are highly distracted in the presence of other dogs and social settings. 

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Single Private Lesson Group Class Preparation for Basic Skills and Focus or Canine Essentials Private Training Package

Single Private Lesson Group Class
Preparation for Basic Skills and Focus

In a one-on-one lesson with a trainer, you and your dog will start the foundations of training and communication leading to your dog being able to focus on you in the proximity of other dogs. Once you can get your dog’s attention in a social setting then you and your dog are prepared for a group class.

One (1) 60-minute lesson  

$130 (tax included)

Location: the Church of St John the Divine in Courtenay – 579 5th street in Courtenay.

Canine Essentials Private Training Package

This 4 private lesson package is an alternative option to the Canine Essentials group class. This package is for dogs who are highly distracted in the proximity of other dogs and would benefit from a less distracting environment. In this private training package, you and your dog will work one-on-one with a trainer and learn, sit, down, and stay, polite greetings, leave it, focus on you in the proximity of distractions, loose leash skills, the foundations of recall, and the proper use of treats and how to avoid treat dependency.

This is an essential skills training package and not for behaviour consulting intended to address reactivity – dogs who lunge and bark excessively in the presence of other dogs, or dog who exhibit fear or aggression towards other dogs or people.

One (1) 60-minute lesson and three (3) 45-minute lessons

$445 (tax included)

Location: the Church of St John the Divine in Courtenay – 579 5th street in Courtenay.

If you are unsure if the group class is suitable for your dog contact a trainer to find out if the group class or private class would be best for your dog.

PRICE OF CANINE ESSENTIAL 6-WEEK CLASS: $295

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

If the current class schedule does not work for you please 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.

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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. 

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 and Saturday. We alternate start dates so all of our classes are available on both 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)

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