Philosophy: the bond you build is stronger if based on reward rather than fear of punishment. Knowing how dogs learn you can teach your companion all the manners, boundaries, and skills to live happily in thesociety that we have created for them.

NEW CLASSES

Puppy Class - FULL Starts Wednesday Nov 14th Time 6:15 – 7:15 for 5 weeks in Lacombe cost $150.00

 

Basics Class  - FULL Starts Wednesday Nov 14th Time 7:30 –8:30 for 5 weeks in Lacombe cost $150.00

 

Intro to Treibball  - Starts Thursday Nov 15th Time 6:15 – 7:15 for 5 weeks in Lacombe cost $150.00

 

Basics Calls – FULLStarts Thursday Nov 15th FULL

 

COMING SOON

Search Games Class - Coming Soon   

Private Sessions available - one on one in your home call 403 357-6647


Crate Games w/Fun Games

Teach your dog to love his crate/pen as well as Hot Zone training, this is Susan Garrett crate games it is the most rewarding way to teach your pup to love his/her crate/pen. 

As always some fun games to play and bond with your dog. 


Puppy Class 

For Pups 8 -  24 weeks of age, learn how to meet and play with other pups and people

  • collar grab game/name game
  • bite inhibition
  • handling
  • Will learn how to introduce your pup to strangers, new environments, and things (bikes/skate boards/strollers) and make that a positive experience
  • Will discuss how dogs learn, ways to get and keep attention, house training, crate training, chewing and other puppy concerns 

  • learn proper play and interruption
  • focus
  • target
  • settle
  • follow
  • proper greeting
  • loose leash skills
  • choice (how to teach it)
  • play (tug and fetch with the rules)

As always class is positive reinforcment ( at this stage food is used ) No aversive methods or tools allowed.

Pups must have vaccinations started, vet records are required

BASICS

For all Pups 7 months to Senior, all pups 7 months to senior, or any pup that has attended puppy class, newly adopted dog, or any dog that needs a bit of a refresher

  • Focus                          
  • Target                                      
  • Stay/Release
  • Choice
  • Recall                                          
  • Loose leash walking
  • AND as always fun games to play and keep your pup (of any age) engaged with you 
  • problem solving - door dashing, jumping, over excitement                              

Only dog/people friendly dogs are allowed if you have a reactive dog please call about assessment before registering for classes

TREIBBALL (Try Ball) 

Treibball is a fun and positive - reinforcement dog sport.  Teaching herding using exercise balls and a goal, teaching the handler how to shape and capture. Teaching your pup basic skills focus – sit - stay – wait – target – turn – out –around – push.  This fun game is for all age, size, breed of dog.  Your pup must be able to focus on you and will learn to be reliable off leash. 

Eight balls of approximately 45–75 cm are set in a triangle formation, similar to billiards, with the point ball farthest from the goal. The object of the game is to get all eight balls into a confined space the size of a soccer goal within a set time period, usually about 15 minutes. The handler may not move outside of an area that contains the left half of and several feet beyond the goal area. The dog works in close cooperation with the handler, who is only allowed to use whistles, verbal or hand signals to direct his dog. No verbal or physical corrections are used in Treibball. The dog and handler must communicate effectively to herd one ball at a time into the goal, in fifteen minutes time. The dog and handler team are scored on cooperation and direction, within that fifteen-minute time limit, and can earn extra points or accrue demerits accordingly.

BECAUSE WE LOVE TO PLAY 

BEYOND BASICS

For all Pups that have attended Puppy 1, Puppy 2, or Basics.

  • Choice 
  • Focus 
  • Sit/down stay
  • greeting
  • Settle
  • Wait
  • adding heel, turns, wait and sniff to your Loose Leash Walk
  • Recall building on it 
  • Proofing what you have and making it more reliable 
  • More fun and games

ADDING  - Distance 



 

Fun and Games Classes

Ever wonder how to teach those fun tricks - high five, wave, spin, bow, pick up,back and side step. This is the class using shaping to build those behaviors as well as any others you would like to work on.

Indoor Games that will keep your pup busy and engaged.  Build confidence, build your bond, use games to build value, and just to have some fun fun fun with your dog. 

EACH Class is 3 weeks -  for all dogs 4 months and older, as always for dog/people friendly dogs if you have a reactive dog please call about assessment before registering for class

SHAPE THIS - teaching you how to use shaping to teach your dog. Shaping is one of the very best ways to teach skills, engage, and bond with your dog. Learn how animals discover their own creativity, power, and desire to work with you. Shaping is fun for both teacher and learner.                                                                                                                    (THIS IS A PREREQUISITE CLASS FOR TREIBBALL

PLAY AND TUG - dogs love to play, teach proper play with you, with food, with tug all with the proper rules. Teaches fun, impulse control, reward. Learn how to play in different ways with your pup. Reinforcement for your dog is the basis of learning and bonding.

Taking it to the Streets

All your lessons and practice put to work

ADDING - DISTRACTIONS