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Group Training Classes

Whether you are continuing training after puppy classes, bringing home a new adult dog, starting training for the first time, or looking for something fun to do with your dog, there is a class for you!bringing home a new rescue, starting training for the first time with your dog, continuing your training after puppy classes, need some help with problem behaviours or are looking for something fun to do with your dog, we have a class for you. Click below to register!

Classes starting July 2020:

*All classes listed below will be held in Borland Valley, 150 Mile House*

Tuesday July 14 

Intro to Agility – 5:30-6:30pm

Intro to Scent Detection – 6:45-7:45pm

Wednesday, July 15  

Intro to Agility -10:00-11:00am

Tricks and Play for Relationship Building – 4:00-5:00 pm

Thursday, July 16

Kids and Dogs – 11:00-12:00pm

Scent Detection – searches and skill-building – 12:30-1:30pm

For more details on class descriptions please see below!

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Basic Manners Class

This 6-week class focuses on teaching behavior theory as well as hands-on training skills.  Currently offered through the Cariboo Kennel Club in Williams Lake.  Small class sizes and a secure indoor facility with non-slip flooring appropriate for dogs are great for all ages and obedience levels of dogs.  Please contact us for more information. – some sessions may be outdoors as weather and progress of training permits.

This class is suitable for puppies approximately 5 months old to adult dogs of any age. If you have gone through drop-in puppy class through the Cariboo Kennel Club and your pup is under 5 months please contact us to discuss whether your pup is the appropriate age to start basic obedience classes.

Next Classes: June 24 2020 6:30-7:30pm

                     

*No class July 1st due to Canada Day*

Location: Stampede Grounds ball diamond, Williams Lake

Cost: $130 ($125 for current Cariboo Kennel Club members)

 

  • Topics include:Leadership and management
  • Canine Periods of Critical Development
  • How to deal with unwanted behaviors: jumping up, nipping, chewing and barking.
  • Marker Training
  • How to use rewards effectively in training
  • Sit, Down, Stand
  • Name Recognition & Recall (come when called)
  • Focus
  • Stay
  • Leash Manners

 Scent Detection (Nosework)

SCENT DETECTION IS THE HOTTEST & FASTEST GROWING PET DOG SPORT AROUND!

Sporting/scent Detection is something fun for any handler or dog to participate in and is a great confidence builder for dogs that have issues such as shyness, aggression, reactive, or simply lack confidence. Sporting detection can also be a great way for dogs to burn off energy with mental stimulation or a fun winter activity for you and your dog! Sporting Detection includes your dog using his nose to find specific target odors in containers, room searches, exterior building, and vehicle searches. If you want to compete in this exciting new sport or just have some fun with your dog then this is for you! We hope to grow this sport in the Cariboo region!

Intro to Scent Detection

During this course, we will introduce you to Scent Detection and focus on teaching your dog a calm, clear and reliable indication to target odors, a natural essential oil. Your dog will gain commitment with duration while pinpointing the source of the odor. All dogs will learn to work independently and without handler input. We will focus on handling and reading your dog while having your dog search independently while proofing with distractions.

Next Class:  July 14 2020  6:45-7:45pm          

Location: Borland Valley, 150 Mile House

Cost: $125 for 5 weeks

Maximum of 4 dogs per class and includes a clicker, odor box, and cocktail odor tin. 

Beyond the Basics Scent Detection:  July 16 2020 12:30-1:30pm (Pre-requisite is Intro class)

 

 

Intro to Agility Class

This class will consist of foundation work for dogs who are new to the exciting sport of dog agility!

– Learn how to use several pieces of standard dog agility equipment (safe, regulation and professional made).

– Improve on your relationship with your dog by learning more focus, teamwork and obedience.

– Learn the best basic obedience strategies and also work on bad habits such as jumping up and pulling on leash.

– Introduction to marker/clicker training, trick training and impulse control exercises

***this is an outdoor class so please dress appropriately***

– for dogs over 6 months – Not suitable for dogs with human or dog aggression issues and must not constantly bark in a group setting

Next Class:  July 14 2020 5:30-6:30pm

                 July 15 2020 10-11am

Location: Borland Valley, 150 Mile House

Cost: $125 for 5 weeks

*Maximum of 4 dogs per class*

    Kids and Dogs

     

    Is your child interested in learning with your dog or are they always trying to teach them tricks?  This class will include teaching your child how dogs learn using positive reinforcement training, how to read dog’s body language so they have a better idea of when they’re happy, scared, or when it’s not appropriate to approach the dog.

    We’ll review basic skills and learn new tricks and even learn some agility and fun games!  Children should be 8 and older to participate (siblings welcome) and your dog should have some basic manners skills.  Dogs with aggression or very poor leash manners (pulling a lot) may not be the most appropriate for this class.  An adult must be present to assist if needed.

     

    *If you’re unsure if this is an appropriate class for your child and your dog please contact me and we can discuss.  The idea of this class is not for the dog to learn manners and a lot of skills – it is for children to be introduced to training and getting cooperation with the dog and have fun doing it!*

     Next Class: Thursday, July 16 – 11:00-12:00pm

     Location: Borland Valley, 150 Mile House

     Cost: $100 for 4 classes

     *Minimum of 2 dogs needed to run this class – Maximum 4*

     

      Beyond the Backyard

      Does your dog listen to your cues in your house or backyard but get easily distracted when someone comes to the door, when guests are over or when there is a squirrel in the backyard?  This class will give you the skills to handle “the real world” without the crutch of having a cookie in your hand.

      Your dog need not be perfect but should be able to: sit, down, stay, come, walk nicely on leash (if you have food or a toy in your hand or on your body).  Dogs participating in this class should be non-reactive to other dogs and people (which means they should not excessively bark, lunge, or pull towards other dogs or people).  This class adds generalization to the skills your dog has learned in basic obedience class so that they can be performed more reliability amidst distractions, even when they know you don’t have a reward in your hands!

      We add tricks and games to making the learning process enjoyable for all!

      Next Class:  Currently taking a waitlist for those interested in this class!

      Location: Borland Valley, 150 Mile House

      Cost: 

      ​*Minimum of 3 dogs needed to run this class – Maximum 4*

       

        NEW CLASS!

        Introduction to TEAM 

        This class is based on a virtual titling program created by the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy that focuses on excellent training progression for any dog sport but is just as fun and valuable for any pet dog! 

        TEAM stands for Training Excellence Assessment Modules.  Each TEAM Level consists of a series of exercises that challenge all aspects of your training and your dog, from nose to feet to tail.  Stays, position changes, working at distances, targeting, rear end awareness, even nose work!

        • Improved focus and attention
        • Awesome Stays and distance work
        • Foundation skills for sports and real life!
        This is an ideal class for:
         
        • On-the-go pups who need a “job” to let off steam
        • Small space exercise & stimulation on cold nights
        • Getting ready for Agility or other performance sports
        • Anyone who wants to have fun with their dog!

        Next Class:  TBA

        Location: 965 N. MacKenzie Avenue, Williams Lake

        Cost: $130 ($125 for current Cariboo Kennel Club members)

        Class requirements:   For puppies and dogs over 6 months who have completed a basic manners class (or permission of instructor) This is an intermediate class for dogs with some training; if your dog has fear, reactivity or aggression issues, or would be severely stressed by a group setting, consult with the trainer before registering!

        *Maximum of 4 dogs per class*

          NEW CLASS!

          Steps to Success: Games and Foundations for Future Stars

          This action-packed and skills filled class covers a lot of foundation skills required for various sports and activities.  I will be introducing concepts for agility, treibball (https://www.nationaltreibball.com/), retrieve work, rally obedience and tricks.  This is a great class for anyone wishing to carry onto participate in spring 2020 classes in shed hunting, treibball, agility, or rally obedience or for someone who likes to learn new things with their dog and needs to burn off some energy through the winter.  

          Next Class:  Spring 2020

          Location: Borland Valley – 150 Mile House

          Cost:

          Class requirements:   For puppies and dogs over 6 months who have completed a basic manners class (or permission of instructor) This is an intermediate class for dogs with some training; if your dog has fear, reactivity or aggression issues, or would be severely stressed by a group setting, consult with the trainer before registering!

           

          ​*Minimum of 3 dogs needed to run this class – Maximum 5*

           

            Freelife Canine

            Helping dog owners build a solid foundation for a mutually joyful relationship.  Freelife Canine specializes in modern and effective reward-based and real-life training solutions. 

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            778-267-2592

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            freelifecanine@gmail.com

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