Adult Classes

*NEW* TRAINING CLASS – COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS

Eventbrite - Training Class - Community Ambassadors

Pre-requisities: Basic Obedience or equivalent skills

5 weeks, 1 hr/week

$170 + tx

Did you know that Edmonton has over 20 dog friendly patios? A dozen dog friendly retail stores? This new class will give your dog the manners and skills that they need to be shining examples of good behaviour and to skillfully access dog-friendly public spaces. The first three sessions will be in-classroom learning some new skills, and the final two classes will be out in the community, polishing and generalizing those skills with our partner retailers.

Skills include: Tucking into small spaces, food refusal, auto relaxation, loose leash walking with distraction, startle recovery, approaches by friendly strangers, and supervised separation.

This is a fabulous preparatory course for Canine Good Neighbour testing, Therapy Dogs, and Service Dog Candidates. It’s also marvellous for the family pet who enjoys an active lifestyle with their families and would like the skills to be ‘that cool dog’ hanging out on the patio while their people enjoy a beautiful summer evening in Edmonton.

 

*New* TRAINING CLASS – TOTAL RECALL

Eventbrite - Total Recall

Pre-requisites: None

5 weeks, 1 hr/week

$170 + tx

A solid recall is one of the greatest gifts you can give your dog. It offers them freedom, safety, and security. This 5 week course puts intensive focus on this skill and gives you the tools to have confidence that your pup will come back to you.

 

TRAINING CLASS – BASIC OBEDIENCE

Eventbrite - Training Class - Basic Training

No pre-requisites. Dogs must be 6 months and older.

5 weeks, 1 hr/week

$170 + tx

Basic Training focuses on the cues and general manners that all dogs should know to become model canine citizens. Focus, sit, down, stay, come, and leash skills are taught in a controlled, fun environment with gradually escalating distance, duration and distraction, to give your dog the best opportunities for success, and a solid foundation of skills to build on in the real world.

 

 

TRAINING CLASS – LEASH SKILLS & REACTIVITY

Eventbrite - Training Class - Leash Skills and Reactivity

No pre-requisites.

5 weeks, 1 hr/week

$170 + tx

Good leash manners and reactivity are the some of the most common issue that dog owners face. It can be embarrassing, scary, and downright obnoxious. Building from the ground up, this course works to change the on-leash conversation to develop appropriate, calm, loose leash skills and better social interactions.

 

 

TRAINING CLASS – HOLLYWOOF!

Eventbrite - Training Class - Hollywoof!

No prerequisites, no minimum age.

5 weeks @ 1 hr/week

$170 + tx

Experienced performers, Doghouse trainers Kristen McKenna and Dana Bjornerud often receive requests for trained dogs to participate in commercials, theatre, public performances, and television. Hollywoof is part tricks class and part recruiting tool! Learn essential performance skills, get some new tricks under your belt, show off a bit, and build a portfolio that will be kept on file so that we can recommend you and your dog for work when requests come in.

Dana is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI) that can witness for your Do More With Your Dog trick titles!

 

 

TRAINING CLASS – DISC DOG FREESTYLE

Eventbrite - Training Class - Disc Dog Freestyle Fun

No pre-requisites, minimum age 1 year.

5 weeks @ 1 hr/week

$170 + tx

Disc dog is one of the fastest growing dog sports in Alberta. Fast, fun, and mentally challenging for you and your dog, this course gets you playing disc like a freestyle pro. Groundwork, flips, vaults, and fancy throwing are the hallmark of this summer classic class. High-impact activities will be modified for puppies so we don’t push their growing bodies.

 

 

TRAINING CLASS – SCENT DETECTION

Eventbrite - Training Class - Sporting Detection

No prerequisites, no minimum age.

5 weeks @ 1 hr/week

$170 + tx

Sporting Detection is a canine sport created to mimic professional detection dog tasks. One dog and one handler form a team. The dogs must find a hidden target, often ignoring distractors (such as food or toys), and alert the handler. Sporting is a fast growing sport in part because it accommodates canines with disabilities or behaviour problems.

 

 

TRAINING CLASS – SIT STAY SQUAT

Eventbrite - Training Class - Sit, Stay, Squat

$165 + tx

Sit. Stay. Squat is a bootcamp style workout class that challenges you and your dogs strength, core stability, flexibility and endurance. Class runs for 6 weeks, one hour per week.

An event package will be sent out to participants prior to the class. Please fill out and return that package.