K9 Kind Training

CANINE
ESSENTIALS

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- CANINE ESSENTIALS GROUP CLASSES -
3 LEVELS FROM BASICS TO ADVANCED SKILLS

Want a well-behaved, calm companion who’s a pleasure to live with? We can help! 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! Сanine Essentials Group classes are all about teaching your dog skills for everyday real-life situations starting in our classroom leading to park settings.

CANINE ESSENTIALS LEVEL 1

You want a dog who’s a central part of your life. One who’s calm at home when guests arrive and joy to take on walks and outings. The Canine Essentials series are a complete doggy education beginning with the bare-bone essentials in level 1.

WHAT YOUR DOG WILL LEARN IN CANINE ESSENTIALS LEVEL 1:

• Sit, down, stay and watch me.

• Polite greetings – 4 on the floor and stop jumping on you and guests. 

• Composure and leash etiquette among other dogs on walks.

• Place training.

• Loose leash foundations and walks among distractions.

• Recall foundations.

• Leave it and impulse control.

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

• Canine enrichment and building a bond with play.

Four 1 hour classes weekly on Thursdays or Saturdays
For pups 14 weeks and older, adolescent and adult dogs
4 dogs per class / 2 Instructors
Location: ST PETER’S CHURCH in Comox

Cost $200 + GST

WHAT YOUR DOG WILL LEARN IN CANINE ESSENTIALS LEVEL 1:

CANINE ESSENTIALS LEVEL 2

In Level 2 we focus on real-life scenarios building skills for greeting guests with grace, walking past other dogs without bursting into excitement, and building motivation for a reliable recall. It’s not just about more practice, it’s about strategic practice. Generalizing skills in various situations resulting in a well-mannered dog who is mastering self-control in a variety of contexts.

WHAT YOUR DOG WILL LEARN IN CANINE ESSENTIALS LEVEL 2:

• Loose leash skills past dogs, people and distractions

• Reliable recall

• Learn to earn real-life rewards

• Focus, fluency and reliability

• Self-control and manners

• Behaviour based on choice teaching your dog how to respond in different con-texts instead of having to tell your dog what to do

Four 1 hour classes weekly on Thursdays or Saturdays
Prerequisite Canine Essentials Level 1
4 dogs per class / 2 Instructors
Location: ST PETER’S CHURCH in Comox

Cost $200 + GST

CANINE ESSENTIALS LEVEL 3

Taking life skills into park settings building focus and reliability. Whatever distracts your dog is also a reward. In level 3 we learn how to use a variety of life rewards that include praise, toys, play time, movement, off leash time, and every day things that dogs value.

WHAT YOUR DOG WILL LEARN IN CANINE ESENTIALS LEVEL 3

• Loose leash skills on walks

• Reliable recall

• Focus, fluency and reliability in park settings

• Behaviour based on choice teaching your dog how to respond in different environments

Three 1 hour classes weekly on Thursdays or Saturdays
Prerequisite Canine Essentials Level 2
4 dogs per class / 2 Instructors
Location: ST PETER’S CHURCH in Comox and parks in the Comox Valley

Cost $150 + GST

WHAT YOUR DOG WILL LEARN IN CANINE ESENTIALS LEVEL 3

Prerequisite skills for group classes

Group classes are not suitable for dogs who are fearful, anxious or reactive in a group setting. If your dog is too distracted in the proximity of people and other dogs to want to engage with you, or if 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.

We offer private training options to prepare you and your dog for learning in a group environment and for dogs who are highly distracted in the presence of other dogs and social settings. Go to our PRIVATE TRAINING page for more information.

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.

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 guide you through a comprehensive education with personalized support and guidance. We observe each individual dog’s behaviour and provide humane and effective solutions.

Why are K9 Kind classes the best choice of education for your dog in the Comox Valley?

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.

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Classes held once a week on consecutive days on Thursdays or Saturdays.

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.

Puppy Socialization Safety Guideline

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