​​Puppy Graduate

Instructor: Elizabeth Redfern

Start Date: January 9

Wednesday from 630pm-730pm

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

AWESOME RE-CALLS

Instructor: Julie Revell

Start Date: January 7

Monday from 7pm-8pm

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

Our Drop in handling classes are at 1pm on Sundays. Occasionally we will run 2 classes ( 1pm & 140pm) so check our page before you go to ensure you are in the right class! We will make note of times on this page prior to Sundays!

Dog Training Classes

Private Lessons & Consultations

The Art of Show Handling

Instructor: Trish McGonigal

Start Date: TBA

Sundays from 745pm-830pm

$75 for 6 weeks

Private Lessons (Behavior Modification) $75 - $100 per hour

You must contact us to book any and all private lessons. We need to know what is required ahead of time so we can work out a program for each individual dog.
Fear, Aggression, and Anxiety – Behavior Modification for Dog.
We’ll help you help your dog overcome fear, aggression, hyperactivity, and destructive behavior without the use of force, intimidation, or pain.

Common Behaviour Issues

Reactivity, fear and aggression towards other dogs
Reactivity, fear and aggression towards strangers, children, or inanimate objects
Separation Anxiety
Handling Sensitivity (grooming, touching, nail trimming, touching)
Resource Guarding (protectiveness towards toys, bones, or stolen objects)
Territorial Behaviour (barking at the doorbell)

What We Help You With
Understanding why your dog is behaving the way it does
Teaching you the underlying principles of how to humanely and effectively treat the issue
Training you to implement the exercises and protocols required to help your dog over the long-term

Key Principles
Focus on the dog’s emotional attitude, not its behaviour – Helping an animal overcome fear and aggression requires slowly teaching the dog to tolerate, and eventually like what it currently is afraid of or hates.  Punishing a dog using a choke or shock collar may stop barking and lunging but it does not change the dog’s emotional attitude towards whatever it doesn’t like. Therefore, punishment is not an option.
Set the dog up for success – Don’t put the dog in a situation where it rehearses bad behavior, and reward the dog for making good choices.
Manage the environment – Don’t put the dog in an environment where its triggers are too intense for it to handle.
Empower owners – Long-term behavioral modification requires consistency and patience.  Our goal is to train owners so they become as good at behavioral modification as we are.
Approaches used:  Classical Counter-Conditioning, Systematic Desensitization, Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior, Operant Conditioning with Functional Rewards

With respect to Private Lessons

Please know that aggressive behavior and dogs that are hard to handle are the most common issues, we do work on several other issues that you may be having a hard time with. Please list your concerns on the contact form so we can work out a program that suits your individual needs!

***If you require "private" sessions with one of our trainers with respect to behavioral concerns or more advanced one on one training, please feel free to contact us.



Rally Obedience Beginners

Instructor: Arletta Michaud

Start Date: February 5

Tuesdays from 530pm-630pm

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

Rally Obedience Advanced

Instructor: Arletta Michaud

Start Date: February 5

Tuesdays from 7pm-8pm

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

Please be sure to bring these things to class! (we have them available for purchase in our store)

* 6 foot leather lead

*  clicker

* High value training treats ( and I mean GREAT stuff)

*  buckle or training collar

YOUR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOU!!!! So...a positive outlook & a lot of patience 

BUILDING SUCCESS

Learn how to build a successful relationship through focus & drive. This course will give you the tools needed to achieve your goals from the bottom up.
Your future goals, no matter what they are, will benefit greatly from  this exciting and inspiring class.
It gives dogs and their owners a chance to experience some of the basic aspects of agility, and a chance to find out if they are interested in pursuing this exciting new dog sport with their canine partners. Our Building Bond class is a great class to get you going with Performance Foundations.
The sooner you start your training, the less chance problems will develop. Owners will learn how to mark and reward desirable behavior, gain effective leadership and build a relationship with their family members. Through several games and 'play', and positive reinforcement our team will help you to achieve your goals.
Prerequisite: Please contact us to see if you are ready for this class.


CROSS OVER TRAINING

This a great chance to dabble in a little agility, a little Rally and a little obedience without all the formality.  It will build confidence in your dog, help with self control, and build two way trust and communication.  Having the start of a stay, the ability to heel a bit or loose leash walk and maintain a bit of attention together with some success in recalls will be required. A playful attitude is a must!


MONSTERS ON A LEASH

This class is designed to help teach your dog to walk on a leash out in public without driving you crazy. We will work on loose leash walking, curbing stimulous overload & general misbehaviour.


​MUTTS & MISFITS

This class is a great class for rescue dogs or those of you that have acquired older dogs that need training or re-training. We will work on the things that will make your new addition a wonderful family pet. Everyone that signs up for this class has their own issues so no worries about fitting in....that is what it is all about...This class has been developed for those that have acquired a rescue or an older puppy/ dog that requires extra attention or for dogs that require some re-training. It is open to accommodate all ages. It is a good class for reinforcing previous training, or for the occasional “tune up” to keep you and your dog in good mental shape. Our team knows that every dog is unique and grows at their own rate so they will tailor the class to fit each dog. Your dog will be introduced to distractions and a more advanced level of training.​ We will be working on creating a bond between dog & owner to ensure a rewarding outcome and a future full of success.​


Trial Ready Novice

Instructor: Trish McGonigal

Start Date: January 6

Sundays: 415pm-515pm

$100 for 6 weeks

Rally Obedience Advanced

Instructor: Arletta Michaud

Start Date: February 5

Tuesdays from 8pm-9pm

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

​​Perfect Pet 1

Instructor: Elizabeth Redfern

Start Date: Wed January 9

Wednesday from 730pm-830pm

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

Agility Foundations

Instructor: Sarah Specht

Start Date: January 11

Fridays from 630pm-730pm

$100 for 6 weeks

​​Perfect Pet 2

Instructor: Julie Revell

Start Date: January 10

Thursday from 6pm-7pm

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

Drop In Show Handling Classes (1pm)

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December 16- Karen Morrill

December 23- NO CLASSES

December 30- NO CLASSES



​​Puppy Kindegarten

Instructor: Karen Morrill

Start Date: January 6

Sunday from 1045am-1145am

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

**You can either sign up for classes by coming into our store or by clicking on the BUY NOW button below the appropriate classes.

There will be a 10% fee (paypal) for cancelling after paying for your class so please be certain of your choice.


You can also e-transfer the money to kmorrill@tbaytel.net.** ​If you use the e-transfer, please add the appropriate HST.


If you choose the paypal feature or e-transfer methods of payment, you must download the registration form that is at the bottom of this page and fill it out. It can either be delivered to the store or brought on your first night/day of class and given to your instructor.

Perfect Pet 2

Instructor: Beth Redfern

Start Date: TBA


Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

RALLY OBEDIENCE Series

This class will introduce you to the world of Rally! We will be concentrating on learning novice signs in a unique and easy manner. This is the perfect class for anyone that is starting in Rally or anyone that wants to hone their skills. If you are looking for a great class to help you achieve that "X" in your Grand Champion title, then this is the class for you!
*** It is recommended that you have attended the Perfect Pet series before enrolling in this class.

UTILITY

Utility Class Instructor – help handlers to use proper foundation work learned from Trial Ready and Open classes to work as a team with their dogs in exercises such as scent discrimination, directed jumping, signal work, working away from handler while retaining focus, etc
These classes will assist with building the dog’s confidence, proper drive recognition, maintaining control while dealing with layered distractions.  Handler and dog will learn the tools for building mutual respect, while enhancing the dog’s desire to work in a distracting environment while maintaining and enthusiastic desire to work.
 The student will learn “to speak dog”!!!


TRIAL READY NOVICE

Open Class Instructor – help handlers to use play as foundation for exercises such as heel off leash, retrieving on flat and over jump, drop on recall, stays out of sight, etc.
 These classes will assist with building the dog’s confidence, proper drive recognition, maintaining control while dealing with layered distractions.  Handler and dog will learn the tools for building mutual respect, while enhancing the dog’s desire to work in a distracting environment while maintaining and enthusiastic desire to work.
 The student will learn “to speak dog”!

$25 ( 4 spots)

Crossover Training

Instructor: Julie Revell

Start Date: January 10

Thursdays from 7pm-8pm

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

​​​Puppy Graduate

Instructor: Karen Morrill

Start Date: January 6

Sunday from 1145am-1245pm

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

AGILITY

This class is designed for young dogs and their owners.  It provides a safe and controlled introduction to the fundamentals of agility. 
Prerequisites: Perfect Pet or Building Success

THERAPY DOG 101, 102, 103

You will be working on more advanced obedience training. Throughout the levels, you will be learning how to make FIDO be a great therapy dog or this is a stepping stone for him/ her becoming a service dog. Do you want a dog that loves to be with you, enjoys being taught new things and that is just a joy to be around, then this is the class for you.  We'll be working on continuing to build that bond through individual and group exercises. You'll be taught a couple of key elements that can be used as a stepping stone. The majority of the exercises will reinforce your recall but most importantly build that special bond with a dog that will be welcomed anywhere! By the time you are in Level 3, we will be working on the key areas needed in attaining your Canine Good Neighbor certification. We will also be covering all aspects of the test and helping you to achieve success by working on the key components of what is required for certification of the CGN and what makes your dog a valuable & trusted Therapy Dog.
​Prerequisite: Perfect Pet 2 or call the store to see if you are ready for these classes


​BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION (reactive dogs)

This class is designed to help your new dog fit into your family. Whether your dog is young or older, Owners will learn how to mark & reward desirable behaviors, gain effective leadership and build a long lasting relationship with their dog. We will work with you to help stop the unwanted behaviors.
This class is a great tool for rescues or older dogs that require further training & guidance. It is also a great class for re-training or rebuilding the bond between you and your dog!


​THE ART OF SHOW HANDLING

Whether you are looking to have mat time in a "class" setting or you want someone going over your dog ...this class is for you.
Becoming a winning team has to start somewhere and being a part of this class is just the place.

Mutts n Misfits

Instructor: Karen Morrill

Start Date: TBA

Sundays from 945am-1045am

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

$50 ( 8 spots)

PERFECT PET Series (1, 2 & 3)

Perfect Pet 1 is designed for those that wish to have that 'well behaved pet.' We teach the dog owner how to better communicate and create a life long bond with their canine friend. Through positive training methods, we try to find the best way to create a happy and confident dog who understands what is expected of him in real life situations. Our program builds on a week by week basis to teach the necessary skills to accomplish these important goals.
There will also be discussions of general problem solving. If you took a puppy class from us this will be a continuation and reinforcement of those skills.
Prerequisite for PP1: We suggest your dog has already completed Puppy K

Prerequisite for PP2: Perfect Pet 1 etc...  

AWESOME RE-CALLS

This is a high energy class that's focus is just that..."FOCUS!" Teaching your dog to come when called and to do so in a swift and efficient manner. We will be working to have your dogs WANTING to listen to you by building a great bond with them!
Although we will be working on focus & obedience, this class is all about building a relationship between you and your dog and we will be doing several different re-call exercises!
Prerequisite: Perfect Pet 1 or a similar beginner class.




PUPPY KINDEGARTEN/ SUPER PUPPY
This class is designed to help your new puppy fit in with its new family. The sooner you start your training, the less chance problems will develop. Owners will learn how to mark and reward desirable behavior, gain effective leadership and build a relationship with their new family members. Through several games and 'play', and positive reinforcement our team will help you to achieve your goals. The class will cover play time, obedience, puppy health and diet, socialization, focus/ attention, name response, loose lead walking, lay down, targeting (for re-call), behavior generalization, sit stay & down stay, doggie zen (aka leave it), re-call exercises, basic grooming, toys, chews, housebreaking, sleeping places, equipment, playing tug & drop it and much more. 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. Super Puppy will have light agility equipment added to the class to prepare them for performance classes.
*** Your dog must be 10 weeks of age to attend these classes and have their required vaccinations. There are some exceptions with regards to age so please call us at 622-5228


PUPPY GRADUATE

This builds on the skills learned in Puppy Kindergarten and develops new skills including loose leash walking, handler focus, recalls, object targeting, and self control games. Dogs will be exposed to scaled-down agility equipment, a variety of surfaces, and lowered full-sized agility contacts. 
The focus is on continuing to develop the relationship between the handler and the puppy using positive reinforcement and fun challenging play.
This class helps puppies with socialization skills, obedience skills, flexibility and body awareness. Puppies will get a chance to learn teamwork and build confidence through positive reinforcement.  Included in the curriculum are sit and stay exercises and leadership tips for handlers all in a fun-filled practice environment.
**Prerequisite: Puppy Kindegarten**

​This class is a level up from Puppy Kindegarten

​More advanced puppy training that will get you ready for Perfect Pet 1 along with other adult classes

​*** It would be beneficial if your dog has already been through Puppy Kindegarten or Super Puppy. There are exceptions however.

Our Current Classes

The Dog House & More Training team is focussed on providing high quality service and customer satisfaction.

Our instructors have several years of training under their belts and are sure to meet your training needs. Our goal is to build a life long partnership between you & your dog. We also encourage the whole family to become involved with the training program as children are an integral part of your dog's life.

Utility

Instructor: Trish McGonigal

Start Date: January 6

Sundays from 530pm-630pm

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

Puppy Kindegarten

Instructor: Julie Revell

Start Date: January 7

Monday from 6pm-7pm

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks


Building Success

Instructor: Julie Revell

Start Date: TBA

Thursdays from 6pm-7pm

Cost: $100 for 6 weeks

Agility Level Up

Instructor: Sarah Specht

Start Date: January 11

Fridays from 745-845pm

$100 for 6 weeks