Drop-in Session's

Drop-in Session's are for past clients who have completed our group training program or clients looking to complete their 4th or 5th class.

 

Drop-in session's are weather dependent. If it is high winds, pouring or thunder & lightening, It WILL be posted on this calendar if it is cancelled. (and our Facebook page). **We will typically still run classes if it is raining.**

 

**Due to our ever changing weather conditions, it is important that you come prepared to the classes- for your selves and your dogs. Please make sure you wear clothes that can get dirty, bring water for your selves if necessary, and also bring bug spray/sunscreen if needed**

 

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Drop-in Calander

Please have a look at our Drop-in descriptions & temperament recommendations below the calendar.

This calendar is continually updated!

Please check back soon.

Drop-in Description & Temperament Recommendations
Happy Go-lucky Dog
Sensitive/Scared Dog
Aggressive/Reactive Dog
Recommended
Not Recommended

Canine Connection is a fun and social class where you will work on fine tuning your dogs obedience, advancing obedience and working with sensitivities & problem behaviour. 

This class is full of fun games, confidence boosting drills, tricks, working with obstacles, distractions, informal & formal commands, or to just come out and have a good time!

 

Please have a look at the event on the calendar for what to bring, when & where to meet.

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Urban Adventure is a FAVOURITE class for confidence boosting. We explore the sights and sounds of Downtown Vernon, while socializing and desensitizing dogs to other dogs, people, vehicles, elevators, stairs, grates and much more! 

During this class we work on confidence boosting drills, working with obstacles, teaching the owners to importance of body language, formal & informal commands, working on sensitivities & problem behaviour.... and last but not least.... getting everyone to have FUN with their dog while out in public.

Please have a look at the event on the calendar for what to bring, when & where to meet.

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BX Forest Adventure is a healthy fun mix of obedience and fun confidence boosting drills. We use the forest as our very own play ground.

During this class we work on tons of recalls, manners, confidence boosting drills, working with obstacles, formal & informal commands, working on sensitivities & problem behaviour.... and last but not least.... getting everyone to have FUN with their dog while out in public.

Please have a look at the event on the calendar for what to bring, when & where to meet.

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Pack Walk Social is one of our newer classes. It is a great class for dogs of all temperaments and can really help those dogs needing to work on manners when there are distractions, walking nicely on a lead, and rehabilitating dog aggression or sensitivities. 

 

This class starts with a brief overview or basic techniques for anyone who needs support. During this time, we ask that all dogs are kept a minimum of 6ft from each other, until bandanas are on and we understand each others needs. We accept that everyones dog has different temperaments, needs and things to work on.  

Please have a look at the event on the calendar for what to bring, price, when & where to meet.

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Dawg Party is one of our newer classes. These classes are designed and structured for you and your puppy or dog to receive the most beneficial interactions between dog-to-dog play. Each class will help your puppy/dog develop into a social, appropriate and friendly dog.

 

Our class structure is designed to teach healthy, appropriate play. We help teach puppies and dogs how to play with dogs of every size, not to be bullies, and how to respect when another puppy is uncomfortable or shutting down, and so much more! 

Please have a look at the event on the calendar for what to bring, price, when & where to meet.

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Outward Hound classes are everything from a leisurely stroll down the Rail Trail to a hike up on crown land. We are hoping to do more of these casual classes, so dogs and their human's can get out and exercise, socialize and have a good time.

These classes are very casual and family friendly, please just keep the terrain in mind for little ones when the hike is up the side of a mountain.

Please have a look at the event on the calendar for what to bring, price, when & where to meet.

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Dogtra Class  is a low level e-collar class that will work on loose leash walking and focus and how to integrate it into the real world. This class uses e-collars for communication instead of for correction purposes. 

You will need to own a e-collar to do this course. Brands also must be pre-approved. 

Please have a look at the event on the calendar for what to bring, price, when & where to meet.

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Growl Class is our newest class. These classes are designed for dogs with aggression/reactivity to other dogs. The Growl Class will actually be a series of classes that you will need to be enrolled in and committed too.

We realize that there are very few social opportunities in real life to help resolve dog reactivity. Our goal is to set up and classically condition the dogs, and to rehabilitate and re-socailize them so they can once again enjoy the company of other dogs.

Please have a look at the event on the calendar for what to bring, price, when & where to meet.

COMING SOON!

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Special Event Classes  are when we take advantage of a fun community event with our pooches. 

In Vernon we have a few wonderful events that are held yearly. Some examples are the Winter Carnival Parade, Sunshine Festival & Christmas Light-up. There are all great events to socialize and desensitize our dogs to a variety of sights and sounds.

Please have a look at the event on the calendar for what to bring, price, when & where to meet.

Fun Tracking  is a class that All dogs can do! It is great fun! The dog will either learn how to ground or air scent to find their owners. Please be prepared to have a amazing time. You can eventually teach your dog to find your keys, toys, food, other people...etc. 

(This is a fun tracking class, it is not Schutzhund Style Tracking)

Please have a look at the event on the calendar for what to bring, price, when & where to meet.

Find us: 
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6459 L&A Road, 

Vernon, BC

V1B-3T8

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