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Welcome to Obedience Unleashed

Cochrane

Check out our upcoming classes in Cochrane under the leadership of trainer Tanja Schlingmann

 

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Our Training Services in cochrane

Upcoming classes

Initial consultation

This is a private consultation with a trainer, if you have questions about behavioural challenges with your dog. We will do a brief assessment and recommend a plan of action for you and your dog.

Cost: $50 (30-45 min) at our facility. Note: there is a $20 charge for no-shows

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During the consultation we will do a brief assessment with your dog, discuss training options and based on your needs, recommend a plan of action for you and your dog. Note: this one-time consultation, is not a training session. Attending a consultation is not a prerequisite to signing up for our Puppy Obedience or Level 1 Bootcamp classes.

 

 

PLEASE READ: The private telephone consultation or private behavioural consultation with Head Trainer Tanja Schlingmann, is geared for adult dogs or young adult dogs over the age of 7 months with serious behavioural challenges. IMPORTANT: If you have a young puppy (under the age of 6 months), and are interested in interviewing the trainer or asking puppy related questions, such as potty training, how to stop biting, nipping, digging and other puppy behaviours. OR, if you have an adult dog that doesn’t necessarily have behavioural problems, but you would like to do some training and don’t know which class to start with. We suggest, instead of booking a behavioural consultation, please do one of the following: 1. Call 1-844-900-3647 Ext. 4 and leave us a voicemail to request a call back. One of our experienced staff members will call you back to chat and answer your questions within 1 business day. This is free. 2. Send us an email to marie@obedienceunleashed.com with your questions, we will also respond within 1 business day. This is also free. 3. You are welcome to book directly into: FOR PUPPIES: one of our Puppy Obedience classes which will cover all puppy related behaviours plus a comprehensive obedience curriculum. FOR ADULT DOGS: Our Obedience Bootcamp Level 1 class, which covers a comprehensive curriculum with a solid foundation of obedience.

 

Puppy obedience Class

This is our Foundation Obedience class designed to help puppies and their owners get off to the right start in training. 

Starting age: Between 10 weeks – 6 months

Cost: $279.99 + tax for 5 one-hour classes

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Upcoming classes: 

  • Sat. Sept. 12 @ 9:30am. Class dates: Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10 (Full)
  • Sat. Oct. 17 @ 9:30am. Class dates: Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14 (Full)
  • Sat. Nov. 21 @ 9:30am. Class dates: Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19

Is your puppy demonstrating unwanted behaviours such as jumping on guests, nipping at ankles, chewing on household items, digging and running away from you? In this class you will learn the following:  

  • Housebreaking, potty training & crate training
  • Feeding, nutrition
  • Chewing, play biting and teething
  • Grooming and Nail clipping (handling of the feet)
  • Engagement – getting your puppy’s attention
  • Jumping – how to properly greet people
  • Sit, down & basic obedience exercises
  • Basic concepts of luring, heeling & loose leash walking
  • Dog and Child Safety
  • Recall games
  • Dog greeting etiquette  

Puppies must have their 2nd vaccinations to attend the class. This is a very popular class with a limit of 5-7 dogs and fills up quickly. Please call now to book your spot.  

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

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 10 dogs. Please book online now to reserve your spot.  

Obedience Unleashed Dog Training proudly serves Cochrane, AB and all the surroundings.  

Location: Obedience Unleashed Dog Training Centre in Cochrane 

Price: 5 one-hour classes for $279.99 +GST

 

Obedience Bootcamp Level 1

This is our Foundation Obedience class designed to help owners communicate with their dogs, using marker training.

Starting age: 7 months – 10 years old

Cost: $279.99 + tax for 5 one-hour classes

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Upcoming classes: 

  • Sat. Sept. 12 @ 10:45am. Class dates: Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10 (Full)
  • Sat. Sept. 12 @ 1pm. Class dates: Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10
  • Sat. Oct. 17 @ 10:45am. Class dates: Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14
  • Sat. Nov. 21 @ 10:45am. Class dates: Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19

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. 

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 6-8 dogs. Please reserve your spot online.

 

 

 

Obedience Bootcamp Level 2

In this class you will learn to effectively introduce toys as a reward and a motivational factor in training. This is a proofing class that allows the dog to work with distarctions through different real life scenarios. 

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Upcoming classes:

-Sat. Oct. 17 @ 1pm. Class dates: Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14

*PREREQUISITE for this class is successful completion of Obedience Unleashed Dog Training Obedience Bootcamp Level 1 or Puppy classes.

Build on the skills learned in the Basic Obedience Bootcamp class to achieve the next level of obedience. In this class you will learn to effectively introduce toys as a reward and a motivational factor in training. It allows the dog owners to expand their dog training tool box and master a new way of playing and training with their dogs. 

Location: Obedience Unleashed Dog Training Centre 

Price: 5 one-hour classes for $184.99 +GST

 

Private Classes

Contact the office to arrange private classes.

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Obedience group walks

The purpose of this socialization class is to introduce your dogs to other dogs and also meet their owners. 

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Starting in April 2019 we began offering dog training group class/walks in Cochrane. The ‘Obedience and Socialization Class’ will be held at various location. There is a drop-in fee of $15.00. However, we are also offering a ‘punch card’ with 5 classes for $50 or 10 classes for $80 for those who are interested. Here is a list of our meeting dates and locations. All are welcome to join us, rain or shine.  

UPCOMING DATES/LOCATIONS: 

-Aug. 30 – NO WALK

-Sept 6 @ NO WALK (Labour Day)

-Sept. 13 @ 10am Sunset Pond (Top one)

-Sept. 20 @ 10am: 2 ave and 2 St (Green space)

-Sept. 27 @ 10am: Cochrane Highschool parking lot

-Oct. 4 @ 10am: Bow Valley Highschool parking lot

-Oct. 11 – NO WALK (Thanksgiving)

-Oct. 18 @ 10am: Green space by Rangers Soccer Field (2nd parking lot west of Hwy 22)

-Oct. 25 @ 10am: Riverfront Park

-Nov. 1 @ 10am: Sunset Pond (Top one)

-Nov. 8 @ 10am: 2 ave and 2 St (Green space)

-Nov. 15: NO WALK (Remembrance Day)

-Nov. 22 @ 10am: Cochrane Highschool parking lot

-Dec. 6 @ 10am: Bow Valley Highschool parking lot

-Dec. 13 @ 10am: Green space by Rangers Soccer field (2nd parking lot west of Hwy 22)

-Dec. 20 – NO WALK (Christmas)

-Dec. 27 – NO WALK (Christmas)

-Jan. 3 – NO WALK (New Years)

-Jan. 10 @ 10am Riverfront Park

We will all meet at the location above and if the temperature hits -15 or below, we will head back to the training centre and do some exercises indoors with a short walk around the area. 

The purpose of this on-the-go dog training class is to introduce your dogs to other dogs and also meet their owners. We will do some formal obedience meet-and-greet sessions prior to our walks in order to introduce our dogs. Guests are welcome to participate in this class as it is a perfect opportunity for them to find out more about us directly from our clients and see how great our dogs really are. Aggressive dogs may need to be muzzled at all times (please speak to Tanja prior to attending). All dogs need to be leashed and fully supervised at all times.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Please share this page and invite your friends.

 

 

 

Located conveniently in the centre of town

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Daycare

Our doggy daycare service is conveniently located in the centre of town.

Cost: $28/day (book online)

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Are you going away for a few days or do you need a doggy daycare service?

Would you like to have peace of mind knowing your dog is being cared for in a family setting?

We offer a special dog boarding and/or doggy daycare program that is tailored to your needs. Our facility was completed in May 2019. It is a 64 foot x 25 foot building built to a commercial standard code, fully insulated, heated and AC, with water, electricity, plumbing, plus a full ventilation system. We have the entire facility professionally cleaned once a day.

The dogs receive 3 outings per day, a walk, supervised social time with other dogs, one-on-one time with our kennel assistants every day for training maintenance, bathroom breaks every few hours. Their day begins at 7am and ends with the last bathroom break/outdoor time between 8-10pm. They sleep indoors at night in their own 4 ft x 4 ft suites. We have a nice/spacious yard with fragrant birch chips where they use the bathroom and have off leash playtime, it is cleaned after every dog uses the bathroom.

 RATES

  • Our daily over-night rate is $41.00 (24 hours)
  • Full day doggy daycare (maximum 10 hours) is $28.00
  • Additional private 30 minute walk can be added to your package for $15.00

*We ask that you provide your dog’s food, treats and favorite toys.

Our goal is to ensure the highest standard of client satisfaction and provide your dog with a true home away from home! Contact us to make a reservation today!

    Boarding

    Are you going away for a few days? Would you like to have peace of mind knowing that your dog is cared for and having fun?

    Cost: $41/night (book online)

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    Are you going away for a few days or do you need a doggy daycare service?

    Would you like to have peace of mind knowing your dog is being cared for in a family setting?

    We offer a special dog boarding and/or doggy daycare program that is tailored to your needs. Our facility was completed in May 2019. It is a 64 foot x 25 foot building built to a commercial standard code, fully insulated, heated and AC, with water, electricity, plumbing, plus a full ventilation system. We have the entire facility professionally cleaned once a day.

    The dogs receive 3 outings per day, a walk, supervised social time with other dogs, one-on-one time with our kennel assistants every day for training maintenance, bathroom breaks every few hours. Their day begins at 7am and ends with the last bathroom break/outdoor time between 8-10pm. They sleep indoors at night in their own 4 ft x 4 ft suites. We have a nice/spacious yard with fragrant birch chips where they use the bathroom and have off leash playtime, it is cleaned after every dog uses the bathroom.

     RATES

    • Our daily over-night rate is $41.00 (24 hours)
    • Full day doggy daycare (maximum 10 hours) is $28.00
    • Additional private 30 minute walk can be added to your package for $15.00

    *We ask that you provide your dog’s food, treats and favorite toys.

    Our goal is to ensure the highest standard of client satisfaction and provide your dog with a true home away from home! Contact us to make a reservation today!

        Board and train

        Our board-and-train program successfully covers  obedience or canine behaviour problems.

        Pricing available upon Initial consultation

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        Is your dog driving you nuts? Would you like to go away on vacation and come home to an excellently trained dog?

        Our board-and-train program specializes in rehabilitation, and successfully deals with canine behaviour problems. By focusing primarily on problem behaviour and difficult dogs, we’ve been able to develop a unique approach that not only transforms dogs, but also transfers seamlessly to the owners.

        We pride ourselves on our personalized approach with one-on-one attention paid to each individual dog and situation. 

        In the board and train, we address all forms of unwanted behavior, including, but not limited to:

        • Dog-to-Dog Aggression
        • Human Aggression
        • Food and/or Resource Guarding
        • Separation Anxiety
        • Severe Fear Issues
        • Reactivity On-Leash

        This program also covers all of the basic commands – Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Place, Heel, Come/Recall – as well as Crate Training, Potty training, Waiting for Food, and Waiting at Thresholds.

        Duration of the program: 3-4 weeks

        *If your dog has major behavioural issues, the board and train program may be longer.

        At Obedience Unleashed Dog Training Inc., each day your dog receives:

        • two walks/hikes,
        • four personalized training sessions,
        • supervised social time with other dogs,
        • participation in our group obedience classes.

        Our Board and Train requires an Initial consultation prior to starting the program. After your dog completes the program, you receive 10 hours of follow-up handler training which is included, consisting of: 1 hour private go-home lesson upon pick up, 4 hours of group Off Leash Freedom class and 5 hours of Obedience & Socialization group walks held out and about in town.  During these sessions we will transfer all of the information, techniques, and strategies to you to ensure continued success. We also offer email and phone support during and after the program is completed.

        * Please contact us so we can help you assess your dog’s needs.

        What Drives Us

        Our Mission

        To build and enhance the relationship between owners and their dogs.

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        Meet our team

        Tanja Schlingmann

        Tanja Schlingmann

        Head Trainer

        Tanja has been in the public service sector for 20 years, 10 years in Ontario and 10 years in Alberta. She completed her dog training apprenticeship under Andy Krzus at Obedience Unleashed, Mission, BC. Tanja is passionate about helping people in all circumstances and after she survived a stroke in 2016, she combined her passion for dog training and passion for people together. Experiencing how her own dogs helped her with recovery she wanted to share with others that a balanced obedient dog can do wonders for each individual and their families.

        Marie Therese Krzus

        Marie Therese Krzus

        Office Manager

        Marie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and she handles everything from telephone calls and bookkeeping to scheduling and kennel management, on top of being a full-time mom.  She particularly enjoys speaking with clients on the phone and assisting with any questions they may have in her cheerful and professional manner.

        Andy Krzus

        Andy Krzus

        Founder | CEO

        Andy is a dog-training educator known for his relationship-centered training approach and his personalized teaching style. His background in psychology and public service coupled with years of experience training police, search & rescue and assistance dogs gives him an innovative perspective on dog obedience, behaviour & motivation in theory and practice. 

        Annika

        Annika

        Kennel Attendant

        Shayna

        Shayna

        Kennel Attendant

        Ingrid

        Ingrid

        Trainer

        Learn what people say about us

        Testimonials

        Olivia & Kai

        I absolutely love Obedience Unleashed. I was first introduced to them when I started bringing my rescue dog for group walks. She was reactive to other dogs and the group walks really helped her overcome some anxiety meeting other dogs. When I switched jobs and my dog could no longer come to work with me, I was super happy they were able to walk my dog while I’m at work. Their staff is amazing with my dog. I recently adopted a puppy as well so I needed daycare and they are the only ones I trust with my little pup. My puppy loves all their staff and loves going to daycare. Their trainers are really great and their puppy class has helped me learn how to teach both my dogs new skills. You can tell they take a lot of pride in their work and I truly appreciate the care and concern they show for both my dogs. They work with the dogs but they’re amazing with training the owners too.

        Ashleigh & Noodle

        I rescured Noodle, a 1-year-old Shepherd/Collie/Husky, who had primarily lived with other dogs rather than people and quickly realized I was in over my head on how to train her. She was hyperactive, restless in the house, mouthed during playtime or being pet, highly reactive to other dogs (and animals), pulled on a leash when out on walks, zero recall – the list goes on.  There was no amount of exercise that seemed to wear Noodle down!         

        After training with Tanja, she’s a completely different dog! She is calm in the house, will accept a belly rub from the kids without mouthing at their arms, and is responding more frequently to her name. Her basic obedience including leash walks is coming along nicely and I understand better how to manage her prey drive when a bunny crosses our path.  Tanja is an incredible dog trainer, not to mention people trainer too! She spent time to understand what motivated my dog to achieve her best and also supported/coached me to continue with Noodle’s progress.  While my dog still requires reinforcement, I feel more confident in managing her behaviour due to the great work Tanja has done with her.

        Thank you Tanja and Obedience Unleashed for helping Noodle become her best!

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