Classes

All classes are held on TUESDAY EVENING STARTING @ 6:30 p.m.

The cost for Beginners’ classes is $100 and all other classes cost $90.

We run three sessions a year. Classes are weekly and run consecutively for eight week sessions. The first session runs from September to early November. There is a winter break in December. The second session runs from January to March, and the third session runs from April to May.

Our calendar shows the start and end dates for each session. To register for a class, please see our calendar for the dates when registration opens for the following session.

Please note that registration in any class except Beginners requires club membership.

 


Beginner Classes  For dogs who are four months of age or older. Your dog is never too old to learn. Teaches you to teach your dog the basic obedience behaviors of sit, down, walk on a leash and come when called. (8 weeks)


Practice 1  Continues from the Beginner’s Class and concentrates on more precise obedience work such as attention exercises, loose leash walking, sit and down stays.
(8 weeks)

Practice 2  For those dogs that have successfully completed the pre-novice level exercises. Further training and practice is provided to prepare the dogs and handlers for competition in fun matches and/or trials at the Novice level.
(8 weeks)

Trials Practice  In Trial Novice class we prepare the student for trial by working on the specific exercises of the novice class plus important attention exercises. Precision, endurance and common distractions are stressed during this training while at the same time having fun with the dog.
(8 weeks)

Open  In this class we learn the skills to compete at the Open level. Skills include retrieving, drop on recall, and jumping over a broad jump and retrieving over a solid jump. Most work is done off leash. Long sits and downs work up to being “out of sight”.
(8 weeks)

Open Trial  Exercises include retrieving, jumping and stationary exercises performed with the handler out of sight.
(8 weeks)

Utility The ultimate level in obedience training, includes independent work by the dog in locating scented items, and obeying hand signals from its handler.
(8 weeks)

The Canine Good Neighbour Program  A preparation class for the CKC 12-step Canine Good Neighbour test. When completed successfully, this test will help ensure that one of our most favoured companions, the dog, is accepted as a valued member of our communities. Canine Good Neighbours can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs. The steps. (8 weeks)

Rally Obedience This dog sport is intended to promote positive relationships between dogs and owners based on trust and respect. You are able to encourage your dog as you work with them in a dog trial, and this can help the dog and handler to be more relaxed. Rally encourages participation of ALL dogs, purebred or mixed breed, pets or titled-champions as well as physically challenged dogs and/ or handlers. (8 weeks)

Tracking We are not offering tracking classes at this time. Most training can be done on your own or by finding a partner to work with. Want to learn more? Here is an overview on tracking.