BASIC MANNERS CLASS
For any dog 6 months and older.
This is a 6 week on-leash class intended for quiet, people-friendly and dog-friendly dogs to learn basic manners. Includes an Orientation, without dogs, one week prior to class, and informative resource material and weekly Homework instructions.
This on-leash class teaches:
- Controlling the dog’s energy and enthusiasm
- How to address undesired behaviours
- Capturing the dog’s attention,
- How to increase the reliability of responses to commands (Sit, Down, Stand)
- Reliable Stays and commands around Distraction, adding in Duration then Distance (3 D's)
- Walking with a loose leash
- Leave it, Take it, Drop it
- Emergency Recall
Off-leash and handling exercises may be incorporated if your dog’s behavior and demeanor is friendly towards people and dogs.
Barking dogs that are too disruptive and cannot learn “Woof” and “Shush” in class, may require and individual behavior consultation. Refer to this article for some further insight into why your dog may be barking: Barkaholics Not Very Anonymous .
Proof of a vaccination protocol or tither testing is required. If you are taking your dog to a day care or dog park you should discuss flea and lice treatments with your veterinarian.
BASIC MANNERS CLASSES are at Canine Campus, 2109A Louie Dr, West Kelowna, BC., starting:
Next class dates: Registration open Aug 24th - please do not email to be put on a waitlist.
Tuesday Sept 28
Wednesday Sept 29
Time: 7pm - 8:15pm
Cost for 6 WEEK CLASS is $240
5 dogs per class.
Orientation will be held through Zoom 1 week prior to start of class.
A Booklet with preparation instruction for class and weekly homework notes will be sent to you by email so please this email - - is in your contacts so it does not go to your junk mail. If you are not reading through the required material and ready for class or following your weekly homework it will be difficult for you and your dog to keep up to the rest of the class.
Graduates of Basic Manners may register for the Intermediate Outdoor Class and may join the Leash Walking Group.
$30 off the Intermediate Class if it's your third class within 2 years from taking Puppy (or private Puppy Package) and Basic Manners Class.
Discount rate of $80/hour for people that are in a class and want to catch up with a missed class. Required if missed more than 1 class.