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BASIC MANNERS CLASS (ALSO AVAILABLE IN A 4 PRIVATE TRAINING PACKAGE)
For dogs 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. This class is for you to develop a deeper connection and reliable communication skills with your dog. It is not a dog to dog interactive class. Dogs shy of people or other dogs are welcome but if fearful will require an individual behaviour consultation to help Counter-condition your dog to this environment. 

 

Includes a downloadable Booklet with Pre Class Preparation information, training  and other helpful tips to work with at home. 

This on-leash class teaches:

- Managing the dog’s energy and enthusiasm - recognize what is a trainable zone and help your dog focus in around distractions.

- How to stop reinforcing undesired behaviours and reward behaviours you prefer from your dog. 

- Capturing the dog’s attention and develop a stronger connection together.

- Behaviour modification information for Barking and Jumping will be included in your Booklet and can be discussed in class. 

- Go Say Hi and Sit for greetings - instead of jumping. 

- How to increase the reliability of responses to cues for Sit, Down, and Stand around Distraction, adding in Duration then Distance (3 D's)

- Adding in Impulse control exercises - replacing a 'stay' with a release. 

- Effective Leash Handling skills and training 3 different types of walks - Heel, Let's Go, and a Walk Nice (your dog's sniffari break)

- Leave it - give it up and look at me and I will give you something else! 

- Take it/Drop it - spit it out when I ask for a drop. How to use play to address arousal and prey drive. 

- Emergency Recall - come to you and finish with a Sit in front. 

 

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 in class, may require an individual behaviour consultation. 

Class Guidelines 

Graduates of Basic Manners may register for the Intermediate Outdoor Class and may join the Leash Walking Group.

$25 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. 

Vaccinations:  If you are taking your dog to a day care or dog parks you should discuss kennel cough, flea and lice treatments with your veterinarian. Your vaccination protocol will vary depending on your dog's lifestyle and outdoor exposure. Please read: 

Dr Dodds Vaccination Protocol for Dogs

 

Classes are held at a Dog Day Care in West Kelowna, and requires all their dogs to be in good health, up to date vaccinations, kennel cough and flea and lice treatment to attend their day care. Dog potty accidents are cleaned with professional and safe cleaning products.  

BASIC MANNERS CLASSES 

4-6 dogs per class. 

Orientation is at Pet Planet - 1135 Stevens Road, West Kelowna, Thursday July 4th at 7pm and must be attended in person, without dogs, to be ready for your class on:

Tuesdays starting on Jul 9th - Aug 13th FULL

From 7pm - 8:00pm

Locations: K9 Connection at 1590 West Kelowna Rd., WK

Orientation is at Pet Planet - 1135 Stevens Road, West Kelowna, Thursday July 4th at 7pm and must be attended in person, without dogs to be ready for your class on:

Sundays starting on Jul 7th - Aug 18th *NO CLASS AUG 4th*

From 11 am - Noon

Location: Dogg About Boarding, 101 - 2689 Kyle Road, WK. 

Next set of classes:

Orientation is at Pet Planet - 1135 Stevens Road, West Kelowna, Monday Sept 9th at 7pm and must be attended in person, without dogs, to be ready for your class on:

6 Sundays starting Sept 15 - Oct 27 with NO CLASS on OCT 13th

From 9:30 - 10:30am

Locations: Dogg About Boarding, 101 - 2689 Kyle Road, WK.

Orientation is at Pet Planet - 1135 Stevens Road, West Kelowna, Monday Sept 9th at 7pm and must be attended in person, without dogs to be ready for your class on:

6 Sundays starting Sept 15 - Oct 27 with NO CLASS on OCT 13th

From 11 am - Noon

Location: Dogg About Boarding, 101 - 2689 Kyle Road, WK. 

Your spot is confirmed upon payment and required within 24 hours of booking. There is a $40 fee for cancellations and no refunds after Orientation night or 1 week prior to your class date. 

Go to BOOK NOW to register. Then e-transfer payment to:

k9petdogtraining@gmail.com (add this email to your contacts)

 

After payment, watch for an email with a code for the downloadable Basic Manners Booklet in the MORE section.

The Booklet includes preparation notes for this class and the training notes for each week that is important to follow to keep up to the pace of the training for this class. 

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