Training and Behaviour
I have been working with and training dogs for almost 20 years in my career as well as my personal life. Training competitively in a number of different sports with my own dogs has given me a well rounded approach to positive reinforcement based training methods and I look forward to passing this knowledge onto you to assist you in creating a well rounded family pet!
I currently live with 5 dogs of my own, who I have trained and played with in Rally Obedience, Disc dog, Scent work, Earth dog, Dock diving, Herding and my personal favorite Agility. I have competed across Canada, the US as well as in Europe with several dogs and achieved many Podium placements at a Regional and National level as well as being selected as part of our National Team representing Canada at the World Agility Open in Europe in 2019 and 2020.
Do you have a new puppy or an adult dog that needs a refresher on basic obedience skills? In this 6 week program you and your dog will learn the principles of shaping attention, sit/down/stay, loose leash walking, go to mat/cot and voluntary stationary positions, leave it, reliable recalls and off leash behaviours.
Classes will be held at Raw4Dogs Canine Athletic Center in a heated area - 2830 Old Second Rd N, Elmvale
Wednesday evenings January 13th - February 17th
Puppy 10-12 weeks - 7 months (7-8pm)
Adult 8 months + (8-9pm)
$180 for 6 weeks - Covid procedures in place, masks must be worn
Wednesday evenings March 10th - April 14th
Private Training Lessons:
Obedience lessons are available at your home on a one on one basis. These lessons are perfect for working on what ever specific issues you would like to work on with your pet.
Behaviour Consults: are available in your home, we can help with many things from jumping up, over excitement, mild guarding issues, leash reactivity etc. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
In-home lessons are $60/hour (local travel of 15 mins in the Midland/Tiny area included). Lessons are available during Covid, outdoor spaces are preferred, indoor all participants must sanitize and wear a mask.
Winter Classes are being held at Raw4Dogs Athletic Center in Elmvale
Current classes are for dogs with some previous agility training, please join our FB Training page for upcoming opportunities:
Agility Foundations (4 weeks) $140 hst included
This class is for those teams new to agility and will be a pre-requisite for our summer Agility classes
We will focus on building drive and focus, body awareness and team work
4 weeks - March 14th - April 4th 11am-12pm
Recalls and Off Leash Skills (4 weeks) $140 hst included
What's the secret to a bomb proof recall and off leash skills? I want to share it with you!!
4 weeks - March 14th - April 4th 9:30am-10:30am
'I would sooner have my dog follow me because they choose to do so, then follow me because they fear what will happen if they do not.'