Obedience Bootcamp

 

Obedience bootcampAre you having difficulties communicating with your dog? Did you just adopt a dog and need some help getting started? Our Obedience Bootcamp for dogs class is for beginners or experienced dog owners looking to build a strong relationship with their dog and practice obedience in a group setting. In this session the following skills and topics will be covered:

 

  • Recall (come when called)
  • Loose leash walking
  • Sit, Down, Stay,
  • Working through distractions
  • How to greet people and dogs
  • Learn how to wait going thru doors
  • Hand signals … and much more

 

The training method that will be used in this class is called Marker Training.

Artur and Sasha

Artur and Sash

What is marker (or clicker) training? In a nutshell, it’s an animal training method based on behavioural psychology that relies on marking desirable behaviour and rewarding it. This black and white method of communication is based on positive reinforcement and will revolutionize the way that you train your dog.  This class will teach you about the power of training your dog with food and will focus on building the dog/handler relationship through engagement and motivation. During the class you will learn the basic concepts of luring, leash pressure and shaping of behaviours. We will also cover classical/operant conditioning and discuss how to build motivation in your dog through productive play. Marker training can be used to train any behaviour, from basic obedience and tricks to behavioural modification. There are no prerequisites for this class. It is recommended that you bring treats, a food pouch, leash and a clicker for your dog. The class has a limit of 5 dogs. Please call now to reserve your spot.

 

 

Upcoming classes:

Bootcamp Basic:

  • Sat. Sept. 9 @ 10:00am – Class dates: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7 – FULL
  • Sat. Sept. 9 @ 1:15pm – Class dates: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7 – FULL
  • Wed. Sept. 13 @ 7:45pm – Class dates: Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11 – FULL
  • Fri. Sept. 15 @ 6:30pm – Class Dates: Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13
  • Sat. Oct 14 @ 10:00am – Class dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11
  • Sat. Oct 14 @ 1:15pm – Class dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11
  • Wed. Oct 18 @ 7:45pm – Class dates: Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15
  • Sat. Nov 18 @ 10:00am – Class dates: Nov. 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16
  • Sat. Nov 18 @ 1:15pm – Class dates: Nov. 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16
  • Wed. Nov 22 @ 7:45pm – Class dates: Nov. 22, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20

Bootcamp Intermediate:

  • Sat. Sept. 9 @ 2:30pm – Class dates: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7
  • Tue. Oct. 17 @ 6:30pm – Class dates: Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14
  • Tue. Nov. 21 @ 6:30pm – Class dates: Nov. 21, 28, Dec, 5, 12, 19

Bootcamp Advanced:

  • Tue. Sept. 12 @ 7:45pm – Class dates: Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10
  • Tue. Oct. 17 @ 7:45pm – Class dates: Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14
  • Tue. Nov. 21 @ 7:45pm – Class dates: Nov. 21, 28, Dec, 5, 12, 19

Location: Obedience Unleashed Training Centre

 

Price: 5 one-hour classes for $179.99 +GST

 

Upcoming classes:

Puppy Classes:
-Sat. Oct 14 @ 11:15am
-Oct 18 @ 6:30pm FULL
-Sat. Nov 18 @ 11:15am
-Wed. Nov 22 @ 6:30pm

Bootcamp Basic:
-Oct 14 @ 10:00am FULL
-Sat. Oct 14 @ 1:15pm
-Oct 18 @ 7:45pm FULL
-Sat. Nov 18 @ 10:00am
-Sat. Nov 18 @ 1:15pm
-Wed. Nov 22 @ 7:45pm

Bootcamp Intermediate:
-Tue. Oct. 17 @ 6:30pm
-Tue. Nov. 21 @ 6:30pm

Bootcamp Advanced:
-Tue. Oct. 17 @ 7:45pm
-Tue. Nov. 21 @ 7:45pm

Off-leash Freedom:
-Oct. 14 @ 2:30pm FULL
-Sat. Nov. 18 @ 2:30pm

Nosework:
-Fri. Oct. 20 @ 6:30pm

Basic Agility:
-Fri. Sept. 15 @ 7:45pm

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