Dog Obedience Classes Toronto

Foundation Skills Classes for First Timers

Number of Classes to Attend: 7

Start Date: This program is Start Anytime, meaning students can join at any time.

Who is this for:  Dogs that are new to positive-reinforcement training and are older than 16 weeks, including middle-aged and senior dogs (perfect for your new rescue!) and their owners. Basically this is for dogs ranging from 16 weeks to 16 years (and up!) Please note, dogs that display aggressive or dangerous behaviour towards other dogs or people are not permitted (please see Behaviour Problems page for help with aggression issues)

Program Description:  The emphasis on this class is to cover all our Foundation Skills exercises for dogs who have never been to a positive reinforcement obedience class. Obedience exercises taught help address common “nuisance” behaviours like pulling on leash or jumping up on house guests, and also condition calmness, stillness, and impulse control.

Program Syllabus:

  • Focus and Attention and Name Response
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Lay Down
  • Targeting (for Recall!)
  • Go to Bed
  • Playing Tug (and Drop)
  • Sit-Stay and Down-Stay
  • Doggie Zen (aka Leave It)
  • Paw Object
  • Recall Exercises
  • Engage-Disengage
  • Behaviour Generalization

 

Cost: $260 per dog plus HST

Check out this video of Crosby, a 5 month old Chocolate Lab, demonstrating some of the behaviours taught from this class:

Locations Offered:

  • At Dundas West, Foundation Skills for First Timers is Start Any Time, starting with a New Student Orientation.

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  • At Pape Village, Foundation Skills for First Timers is Start Any Time, starting with a New Student Orientation.

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Foundation Skills Classes for Puppy Socialization Graduates

Number of Classes to Attend: 5

Timeframe for Completion: 5 Weeks

Start Date: This program is Start Anytime, meaning students can join at any time.

Who is this for:  Graduates of our Puppy Socialization class, at 16 weeks or older.

Program Description:  Guess what! You’ve already completed a portion of Foundation Skills in the training portion of Puppy Socialization. This abbreviated program rounds out your dog’s training.

Program Syllabus:

  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Go to Bed
  • Sit-Stay and Down-Stay
  • Doggie Zen (aka Leave It)
  • Paw Object
  • Recall Exercises
  • Engage-Disengage
  • Behaviour Generalization

Cost: $185 per dog plus HST

Locations Offered: