- Canine Essentials Series -
The Group Basic Obedience Series – CANINE ESSENTIALS, consists of SIX (6) classes, ONCE a WEEK for SIX (6) weeks, 1 hour classes each. Maximum of EIGHT (8) dogs in each class.
The CANINE ESSENTIALS series is suitable for dogs as young as 4 months old, adult dogs, newly adopted dog and dogs who are working towards becoming a therapy dog (St. John Ambulance), or a service dog, (Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs). In the CANINE ESSENTIALS series of classes, 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. This program is all about teaching your dog how to behave in real life everyday situations.
WHAT YOUR DOG WILL LEARN IN CANINE ESSENTIALS SERIES:
- Greet other dogs with with grace and avoid tension.
- Greet people with 4 on the floor and stop jumping on you and guests.
- Sit, down and stay.
- Loose leash manners around distractions.
- Come when called.
- Suitable for shy dogs who are building confidence around people and dogs.
- Suitable for easily distracted or excitable dogs.
- Leave It, impulse control and focus on you.
You receive a weekly email which includes a summary of the class, and additional training solutions to common dog training questions that you can share with your whole family.
Individuals who attend our group classes are given priority booking for private lessons so we can help you with every aspect of building a great relationship with your dog!
Classes held at the Little Red Church
Puppies – 8 weeks of age – DAPP (parvo and distemper)
Puppies 12 weeks of age – DAPP booster
Puppies 16 weeks of age – DAPP booster and bordetella.
Puppies 20 weeks of age (6 months and older) DAPP, bordetella and rabies.
Nosodes and Titre testing is accepted.
“Great Dogs Don’t Just Happen”
~ Ian Dunbar, Positive Reinforcement Trainer
Please note COVID-19 Protocols implemented at K9 Kind: Masks are mandatory and a maximum of TWO people may attend classes with your dog at this time for your safety and ours!
Classes held on consecutive days on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We alternate start dates so all of our classes run on all four days.
New classes start every ONE to FOUR weeks.
SO WE CAN NOTIFY YOU WHEN NEW CLASSES OPEN FOR REGSITRATION.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
$250.00 + (INCLUDES GST)
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Why Would You Attend A Canine Essentials Class?
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.
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
Adopting a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences for dog lovers. Many rescued dogs just need a loving home and to learn how to adapt to their new life. This class is a great way to get to know your new canine companion and introduce them to their new life while teaching them the skills they need to succeed.