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 – 4 ON THE FLOOR

Eventbrite - Total Recall

Pre-requisites: None

Course length: 5 weeks

Cost: $170+ tax

Love hurts… sometimes a bit too much. Like when your otherwise amazing dog decides that the best way to greet you, your visitors, and random grandmothers passing by on the street, is by launching a two footed tactical assault.

Fear not! We have solutions.

This is a 5 week intensive course on teaching your dog how to greet with all four feet on the floor, which will take your amazing dog to the next level of incredible.

 

*New* TRAINING CLASS – CAREER CANINES

Eventbrite - Total Recall

Pre-requisites: None

5 weeks @ 1 hr/week

Dock Diver? Flyball Dog? Frisbee player? Rally O Super Star?

This is a fast paced 5 week course that allows you to sample various dog sports and dog jobs! From scent detection to flyball, and agility, tricks, and rally obedience this class is designed to give your dog a chance to see what he or she enjoys and will excel in!

Each class is set up to teach the foundational skills of various canine pursuits in such a way that your pup will be set up to continue their chosen career with joy and enthusiasm.

Find out what your pup has an aptitude for in Career Canines.

 

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 trainer Kristen McKenna 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.