K9 Essentials Level One

 This six week class is for dogs 6 months or older who are still learning the basics of obedience or maybe need a refresher. There is no prerequisite class for K9 Essentials Level One.

Hours: 1 hour per week for six weeks. 
Maximum: 6 students
Prerequisite: None
Registration fee: $175 (plus GST)

Wednesday's 6pm-7pm, Thursdays 7pm-8pm, Saturdays 10:30-11:30 and Sundays 1:30-2:30pm

Contact Us about our flexible start and attend schedule, to help with your busy schedule.

"Gail’s approach to training has provided me with insight into Cheeto’s motivations. He still does things on Cheeto time but is more attentive and responsive to commands. The information that Gail provides on behaviours allows for individual training needs while still in a group setting. Adding a “play time” into each session makes it more fun than just working on commands for both of us." - Rose D. Mission, BC



In K9 Essentials Level One, you will learn how to:

• Develop effective communication with your dog
• Use positive reinforcement to shape behavior
• Sit, Stay, Down
• Leave it and Drop it
• Loose Leash Walking techniques
• Impulse Control
• Recall/Come
• Introduction to canine body language
• CKC Pre-Novice and Novice style obedience for students preparing to compete.


Vaccination Requirements 

All dogs must have vaccinations for canine distemper, canine parvovirus and rabies within the last three years. We also accept serum antibody titer tests.