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All classes are currently being offered at:

When you purchase a package of classes, you may choose to attend classes once a week, like a traditional class, or use it on a drop-in basis, like a gym pass! This flexibility means you never have to worry about missing a class, and allows you come more often and progress more quickly. There is no specific start date, so you can start right away

4 class package - $95.00
8 class package - $180
Packages expire 6 months after purchase


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All dogs and puppies begin in Level One, and graduate to higher levels as the dog and handler demonstrate the skills below.

By the end of Level Three, the team should be well on their way to successfully completing the Canine Good Neighbour test.

These levels have been inspired by a wonderful Canadian clicker trainer, Sue Ailsby.

Level One
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Skills to be demonstrated include:

  • Performing a sit or a down with a single cue
  • Performing a sit-stay or a down-stay for 30 seconds with the handler beside the dog with a single cue
  • Responding with attention the first time the handler says the dog's name with a single distraction 10 ft away
  • Performing a recall ("come") with no distractions a distance of 30 ft
  • Leaving a treat in the handler's open hand for 5 seconds with a single cue
  • Walking with a loose leash a distance of 30 ft with encouragement and proper use of rewards
  • Listing 4 things that the handler wishes to achieve by taking training classes

    Level Two
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    Skills to be demonstrated include:

  • Performing a sit-stay or a down-stay so that the handler may walk through a closed door or gate
    (this is Part 12 of the Canine Good Neighbour test )
  • Performing a sit-stay or a down-stay while the handler walks 15 ft away and returns
  • Performing a sit-stay or a down-stay with the handler beside the dog with 1 distraction 10 ft away
  • Performing a recall ("come") a distance of 30 ft while person holding dog praises and treats
  • Leaving a treat ithat is dropped on the floor for 10 seconds with single cue
  • Walking with a loose leash a distance of 50 ft with encouragement and proper use of rewards
  • Teaching the dog a trick of the handlers choice and demonstrating it with one cue
  • Listing 3 ways of getting behaviours and 2 behaviours that might be suited for each method

    Level Three
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    Skills to be demonstrated include:
  • Performing a sit-stay or a down-stay with the handler beside the dog as the handler has a 30 second greeting with a person (Part 1 of the CGN test )
  • Performing a sit-stay or a down-stay with the handler beside the dog while a new person says hello to the dog (Part 2 of the CGN test )
  • Performing a sit-stay while the handler walks a distance of 30 ft (Part 6 of the CGN test)
  • Performing a recall ("come") a distance of 30 ft through distractions such as food or toys on the floor
  • Walking with a loose leash past a distraction on the floor with single cue
  • Walking with a loose leash a distance of 50 ft with turns and distractions such as other people and dogss
  • Performing a sit or down with two cues after the handler gets the dog excited with play (Part 8 of the CGN test)
  • Teaching the dog a trick of the handlers choice and demonstrating it with one cue
  • Listing 10 reasons why a dog may not respond to a cue
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