Group Classes

Fun & interactive classes to suit your training needs.

Held at K9HQ Doggy Daycare #102-721 Station Ave

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

Puppies remain in a sensitive socialization period up until 18 weeks of age. Start your puppy off on the right paw during those impressionable early weeks in this class that includes socialization, solutions to common puppy problems and an introduction to basic life skills to help your puppy grow up to be a manageable, confident and happy dog. This fun and interactive class helps strengthen the bond between you and your new puppy!

4 weeks of class, 50-60 mins each. Maximum 4 puppies per class.

$180 + GST

Upcoming Start Dates:

TBD

REQUIREMENTS:

– Between 8-14 weeks of age at the first session

– Up-to-date on DAPP vaccination schedule with a minimum 1st set

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM:
  • Puppy Play & Social Skills

  • Intro to Basic Life Skills

  • Food & Object Guarding Prevention

  • Sound Sensitivity Prevention

  • Body Handling Acceptance

  • Grooming & Vet Cooperative Care

  • Exploration of Novel Sights, Objects & Surfaces

  • Solutions for Biting, Chewing and House Training

BASIC LIFE SKILLS

Whether you have a puppy who is through their socialization window and ready to learn some manners, a newly adopted rescue needing to learn the ropes, or an adult dog who could simply use a refresher on basic manners, this beginners class is for you! We focus on foundation life skills to help dogs learn to be polite and enjoyable pets while providing a fun and positive bonding experience for you and your dog!

8 weeks of class, 50-60 mins each

$360 + GST

REQUIREMENTS:

Ages 4 months & up

No minimum skill level required!

Friendly on leash with people and dogs

BASIC LIFE SKILLS CURRICULUM:
  • Sit

  • Down

  • Stay

  • Wait

  • Heel

  • Leave-it

  • Focus skills

  • Crate Training

  • Anti-Jumping

  • Emergency Recall

  • Loose-Leash Walking

  • Passing & Greeting dogs

  • Polite stranger greetings

Upcoming Start Dates:


Wednesday, April 24 at 6:15pm

ADVANCED INDOOR SKILLS

Puppy adolescence getting to you? Are you crossing your fingers that the elusive “maturity” will hit your adult dog sometime soon? In our Advanced Indoor Skills class you’ll learn skills and tools to help your dog develop and maintain home manners as well as some essential skills for indoor and outdoor environments. This class also has a food enrichment component to help provide your dog with more mental stimulation! You will be provided with homework to continue to build skills between classes. We will be expanding on the skills your dog already knows, making this a next-level-up class for those who have completed the Basic Life Skills class (or equivalent).

6 weeks of class, 50-60 mins each

$275 + GST

REQUIREMENTS:

For Basic Life Skills Grads (or equivalent)

Friendly on leash with people and dogs

ADVANCED INDOOR SKILLS CURRICULUM:
  • Capturing Focus
  • Leave-It & Drop-It – dropped items, stolen items, counter surfing
  • Sit/Down-Stay on a mat with duration
  • Door Manners
  • Stay/Be calm while putting on/taking off walking gear
  • Anti-Jump with houseguests
  • Recall & Leash Skills practice 
  • Food enrichment 

Upcoming Start Dates:

Fall 2024

ADVANCED OUTDOOR SKILLS

Does your dog listen great at home in a calm environment but seem to forget or ignore everything as soon as they get outside in the real world or when something more interesting comes along? This class takes your dog’s skills out in the real world where things can come up on the fly. Our interactive outdoor advanced class meets in a different location each week within the Westshore area and focuses on maintaining polite manners in any situation.

6 weeks of class, 50-60 mins each

$275 + GST

REQUIREMENTS:

Basic Life Skills Grads (or equivalent)

Friendly on leash with people and dogs

Comfortable encountering off-leash dogs

ADVANCED OUTDOOR SKILLS CURRICULUM:
  • Recall on Long Lines

  • Leave it from Novel Items

  • Loose Leash Trail Walking

  • Polite Greetings Anywhere

  • Focus in New Environments

  • Heel past Strangers and Dogs

  • Stay with Outdoor Distractions

Upcoming Start Dates:

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:15pm

GAMIFY YOUR WALKS

Gamify Your Walks is a fun and engaging four-week class! You and your dog will learn a variety of tricks and skills that can spice up your regular walks. Enhance your relationship with your dog while learning ways to make walks more engaging for both ends of the leash and adding more mental enrichment to your dog’s life. This class is a great option for dogs young and old that have completed some basic training.

 

4 weeks of class, 50 mins each

$180 + GST

REQUIREMENTS:

Ages 6 months & up

Recommended for dogs who have been in a class setting before

Friendly on leash with people and dogs

Upcoming Start Dates:

Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30pm

LEASH LUNGERS

(Reactive Dog Class)

Reactive dog classes have become widely available and can be very helpful! However, you must make sure the class is right for your dog.

A dog who is displaying aggressive or fearful behaviour towards other dogs needs positive, safe & happy experiences with other dogs, so a class should be relaxed & enjoyable for both of you.

Our ‘Leash Lungers’ class teaches you how to stop your dog from lunging and barking, walk nicely on a leash, and pay attention to you, even around distractions. As a handler, you will also learn to read your dog’s body language, understand stress and how it impacts your dog and become a more confident handler.

8 weeks of class, 1 hour each

$400 + GST

REQUIREMENTS:

An approved application through Ethical Canine

REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY

All training sessions are non-refundable. Class bookings may be cancelled or rescheduled up to 1 week prior to the start of your session. If less than 1 week prior, cancelling or rescheduling will be possible only if we are able to fill your spot (exceptions will be made for emergencies). For cancellations within the allotted time frame, a credit will be issued for the full amount.

CLASS WAITLISTS

If you click on a ‘Register Now’ button and do not see an option to register for a certain date, the class is full.

Join our waitlist if your desired class is fully booked or has no upcoming sessions.