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Welcome to Obedience Unleashed

Maple Ridge | Mission

Check out our upcoming classes in Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Mission under the leadership of trainer Andy Krzus

 

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Our Training Services in Maple Ridge | Mission

Upcoming classes

Initial consultation

This is a private in-person consultation with a trainer, for dogs over the age of 7 months with serious behavioural challenges. 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

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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.

PLEASE READ: The private in-person behavioural consultation with Head Trainer Andy Krzus, 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. 1 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 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: one of our Obedience Bootcamp Level 1 class, which covers a comprehensive curriculum with a solid foundation of obedience.

NOTE: The consultation is not a prerequisite for booking into our Puppy or Obedience Bootcamp Level 1 group classes.

Puppy obedience Class

This is our Foundation Obedience class designed to help puppies and their owners get off to the right start in training. Comprehensive class notes given for each class plus 1 detailed class video if you need to miss a class. Please BOOK ONLINE!

Starting age: Between 10 weeks – 6 months

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

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Upcoming classes:

 

  •  Tues. Apr. 13 @ 6pm. Class dates: Apr. 13, 20, May 4, 11, 18 (No class Apr. 27). Location: Albion Fairgrounds, Maple Ridge (FULL)
  • Wed. May 5 @ 7:15pm. Class dates: May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2. Location: Albion Fairgrounds, Maple Ridge (Full)
  • Sat. May 8 @ 11am. Class dates: May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5. Location: Albion Fairgrounds, Maple Ridge (Full)
  • Tues. June 1 @ 6pm. Class dates June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Location: Albion Fairgrounds Maple Ridge (FULL)
  • Tues. July 6 @ 4pm. Class dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3. Location: Stave Falls, Mission/Maple Ridge border
  • Sat. July 10 @ 11am. Class dates July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7. Location: Stave Falls, Mission/Maple Ridge border (FULL)
  • Sat. July 10 @ 1pm. Class dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7. Location: Stave Falls, Mission/Maple Ridge border (FULL)
  • Sat. July 10 @ 2:15pm. Class dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7. Location: Stave Falls, Mission/Maple Ridge border

 

 You will learn to communicate effectively with your puppy to ensure a healthy and long lasting relationship. Join us for 5 one-hour classes that will cover everything you need. to know to help your puppy’s development of important life skills.

 

  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:  

 

  • Engagement: How to gain your puppy’s attention and focus
  • Clicker training (see description below)
  • Sit, down, come and other basic obedience commands
  • Basic concepts of luring, heeling and introduction to loose leash walking
  • Touchpad work to teach your puppy spatial awareness and self control
  • “Place” command. This enables you to keep your dog nearby and involved in activities without being underfoot, such as when you are eating or answering the door.
  • How to teach your dog recall (to come when called!)

 

Each class has periods of Q&A, during these periods we try to cover some of the following topics, and we encourage owners to bring their own questions:

 

  • Feeding, nutrition
  • Chewing, play biting and teething
  • Grooming and nail clipping (handling of the feet)
  • Jumping – how to properly greet people
  • Housebreaking, potty training and crate training
  • Dog and child safety
  • Dog greeting etiquette and socialization

 

Puppies must have their 2nd vaccinations to attend the class. We do not require the Rabies vaccine to attend class. This is a very popular class with a limit of 8 dogs and fills up quickly. Please book online to reserve 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 8 dogs. Please book online now to reserve your spot. 

 

Obedience Unleashed Dog Training proudly serves the Lower Mainland, with primary emphasis on the cities of Maple Ridge, Mission and Pitt Meadows. We are also pleased to have clients coming from Vancouver, Langley, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Abbotsford, New Westminster, Surrey and White Rock.

 

 

 

Obedience Bootcamp Level 1

This is our Foundation Obedience class designed to help owners communicate with their dogs, using marker training. Comprehensive class notes given for each class, plus 1 detailed class video if you need to miss a class. Please BOOK ONLINE!

Starting age: 7 months – 10 years old

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

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Upcoming classes:  

 

-Tues. Apr. 13 @ 4:30pm. Class dates: Apr. 13, 20, May 4, 11, 18 (No class Apr. 27). Location: Albion Fairgrounds (Full)

-Wed. May 5 @ 6pm. Class dates: May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2. Location: Albion Fairgrounds, Maple Ridge (Full)

-Sat. May 8 @ 9:30am. Class dates: May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5. Location: Albion Fairgrounds, Maple Ridge (Full)

-Tues. June 1 @ 7:15pm. Class dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Location: Albion Fairgrounds Maple Ridge (Full)

-Wed. July 7 @ 4pm. Class dates: July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4. Location: Stave Falls, Mission/Maple Ridge border

-Thurs. July 8 @ 4pm. Class dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5. Location: Stave Falls, Mission/Maple Ridge border

-Sat. July 10 @ 9:30am. Class dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7. Location: Stave Falls, Mission/Maple Ridge border. (Full)

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:  

  • Engagement: How to gain your dog’s focus and attention
  • Loose leash walking
  • Clicker training
  • Sit/down/come commands
  • Working through distractions
  • Place command
  • Recall (teaching your dog to come when called)
  •  … and much more  

During each class we have periods of Q&A, during these periods we try to cover some of the following topics and we encourage owners to bring their own questions:

  • Dog reactivity
  • Feeding, nutrition
  • Grooming and handling of the feet
  • Jumping up- how to properly greet people
  • Dog and child safety
  • Dog socialization

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 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 also a proofing class that allows the dog to work with distractions through different real life scenarios. Comprehensive class notes given for each class.

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*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.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed. Mar. 17 @ 7:15pm. Class dates: Mar.  17, 24, 31, Apr. 7, 14. Location: Albion Fairgrounds, 23448 105 Ave, Maple Ridge
  • Sat. May 8 @ 1pm. Class dates: May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5
  • Thurs. May 27 @ 5pm. Class dates: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24 (Location: Albion Fairgrounds)
  • Sat. July 10 @ 3:30pm. Class dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7. (Location: Stave Falls)

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

 

Private classes

Please contact the office to book 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 March 2013 we began offering dog training group class/walks in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Mission. 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. 

** ALL WALKS NOV. 2020 – JAN. 2021 CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT COVID HEALTH ORDERS. We will post new dates/locations once we receive the green light to start up outdoor group gatherings by Dr. Bonnie Henry.

 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 Andy 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 on 10.5 acres in Stave Falls

Boarding | Daycare

Daycare

Our doggy daycare service is located on 10.5 acres in Stave Falls (Maple Ridge/Mission border).

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. We finished building our new boarding facility in the Fall of 2016. It is located on our 10.5 acre property in Stave Falls, surrounded by peaceful forest, about 200 feet from our house. It is a 40 foot x 16 foot building built to house code, fully insulated, heated, with water, electricity, plumbing, state of the art flooring for dogs, FRP wall covering for hygiene and cleaning, 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 8am 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
  • PLEASE NOTE: There is a holiday premium of $4/night for the following dates. Reservation days are within Oct 12 and Oct 15, 2018 OR Nov 9 and Nov 12, 2018 OR Dec 21, 2018 and Jan 2, 2019 OR Feb 15 and Feb 18, 2019 OR Mar 15 and Mar 31, 2019 OR Apr 18 and Apr 22, 2019 OR May 17 and May 20, 2019 OR Jun 28 and Sep 2, 2019 OR Oct 11 and Oct 14, 2019 OR Nov 8 and Nov 11, 2019 OR Dec 20, 2019 and Jan 2, 2020

*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. We finished building our new boarding facility in the Fall of 2016. It is located on our 10.5 acre property in Stave Falls, surrounded by peaceful forest, about 200 feet from our house. It is a 40 foot x 16 foot building built to house code, fully insulated, heated, with water, electricity, plumbing, state of the art flooring for dogs, FRP wall covering for hygiene and cleaning, 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 8am 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
    • PLEASE NOTE: There is a holiday premium of $4/night for the following dates. Reservation days are within Oct 12 and Oct 15, 2018 OR Nov 9 and Nov 12, 2018 OR Dec 21, 2018 and Jan 2, 2019 OR Feb 15 and Feb 18, 2019 OR Mar 15 and Mar 31, 2019 OR Apr 18 and Apr 22, 2019 OR May 17 and May 20, 2019 OR Jun 28 and Sep 2, 2019 OR Oct 11 and Oct 14, 2019 OR Nov 8 and Nov 11, 2019 OR Dec 20, 2019 and Jan 2, 2020

    *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: 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

    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. 

    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.

    Hannah

    Hannah

    Trainer

    Deb

    Deb

    Apprentice Trainer

    Melissa

    Melissa

    Trainer

    Jenny

    Jenny

    Apprentice Trainer

    Elyssa

    Elyssa

    Kennel Coordinator | Office | Grooming

    Emily

    Emily

    Kennel Assistant

    Thea

    Thea

    Kennel Assistant

    Ashley C.

    Ashley C.

    Kennel Assistant

    Max

    Max

    Kennel Assistant

    Ashlee G.

    Ashlee G.

    Kennel Assistant

    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.

    Roman & Priest

    I took my reactive German Shepherd to Obedience Unleashed for boot camp training when he was about 8 months old and it changed my dog. However with time he became more reactive towards people and other dogs. A few months ago I decided enough is enough and signed him up for 4 weeks of board and train.

    I now have my dog back and he is completely changed. He has not only calmed down, he is listening and even my son can walk him. He no longer lunges at dogs or people. His obedience training is coming along nicely, and I know that if I do my part and stay on top of his training and work with him like Andy and Melissa did I will have an amazing dog who will walk in heal next to me off leash no matter what dog or person is near me or him.

    The training was worth every penny, and the results I got for my German Shepherd from board and train is the exact reason why I came back for it and will never take Priest, my GSD, or any of my future dogs anywhere else.

    Obedience Unleashed IS the place to take your pup, reactive, or just simply in-obedient dog to.

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