Does your dog bark, whine, chew, get into the trash, or dig holes in the yard? These problems are common signs of being under-stimulated. Dogs are very social animals, which need regular mental and physical stimulation. The Ruff Life offers solutions for today’s "urban dog" and their busy families, by providing clients with a unique approach to dog obedience and behaviour modification.
Adaptive, simple, and clear, is our personal style and professional approach to dog training. We strongly believe that having fun while training will motivate your dog to learn quicker and much more efficiently!
Your dog will learn both voice and hand signals, with our open-minded and versatile training methods. Our goal is to make training a positive and enjoyable experience, while enhancing the relationship between you and your dog.
Remember, the investment you make in the training of your dog today, will bring rewards for the rest of your life together.
Once you are done The Ruff Life Group Training, you will have access to our Drop-In Sessions where you can work on advanced training, fun get togethers, working with problem behaviour, and positive socialization for FREE.
Group Training- Beginner to Intermediate (Including puppies)
Our groups are puppy, beginner and intermediate all put into one set of group lessons. During these classes, if any problem behaviour is displayed we deal with it immediately. If anything happens at home/out and about (like the mouthing, jumping up and biting, barking, digging, aggression, sensitivities…etc.) we teach you how to set it up so you can correct for it/deal with it. Your dog will learn to walk nicely on leash- without pulling, and every time you stop- they will automatically sit.... on the first session.
The group consists of Five-1.5 hour sessions. When training is done we offer unlimited sessions for the rest of your dogs life for free. During these sessions we schedule: Advancing Training, Positive Socialization, Down-town Drop-In's, Horse Drop-In's, Hikes, Fun get togethers...etc. Tricks, Tracking and Seminars will also be available at a reasonable price.
**PLEASE NOTE** All of our classes are held outdoors and the first 3 classes of any group are mandatory.
Group session overview: Click Here
Dogs must be at least 12 weeks of age, and have minimum their 2nd set of shots
You must be able to hold back your dog on a leash
All aggression issues must be disclosed before hand
We do NOT take female dogs that are in heat (All swelling needs to be back to normal)
What is included:
Pre-Course Online Training
Five 1.5 hour Group Sessions
One on one help after each class if needed
Access to our Online Content for 6 months
Access to our Drop-in Sessions for the life of your dog
You will need to complete a personal & pet profile- Please click on the "Book Now" button to the right
Price: (Payment Plans Available)
One Dog Family $400+tax ($420)
Two Dog Family $700+tax ($735)
This calendar is continually updated!
Please check back soon.
Group Training- Advanced
Once you have completed our initial group training and are looking for more of a challenge, we are now offering Advanced Group Training.
This group is more intense and will require doing a good amount of homework!
You will follow an online guide to help keep you on track and apply more things at home and out and about.
We do require you to upload small videos for this course. So some cell phone/internet knowledge is required.
Here is some of the things we will work on in this group:
✭Learning about Opposition Reflex and how to re-train your dogs brain (and yours)
✭Long distance Sits/Downs
✭Sits/Downs from movement
✭Recalls out of distractions
✭Come command with automatic sit at arrival
✭Leave it/Drop it/ Take it
✭Confidence Boosting & Focus Drills
✭Place Command and Send Outs
✭Walking on Lead with focus (Past dogs/people)
✭Working on getting off a lead
✭Tricks (Yuk, Jumping over legs/through arms(beginning), back up, spin, bow, crawl, more may be added on the participants knowledge)
✭Learning how to read body language & working on manners with dogs and humans
✭More things will be added to this list depending on participants✭
**PLEASE NOTE** All of our classes are held outdoors.
PREREQUISITE: You need too have completed The Ruff Life initial group classes. (Beginner to Intermediate)
Dog must be at least 9 months of age (Some exceptions may apply)
You will need to complete a personal & pet profile- Please click on the "Book Now" button to the right and sign up online.
One Dog Family $300+tax ($315)
Two Dog Family $550+tax ($577.50)
Small Group Advanced Adventures
Once you have completed our Beginner to Intermediate group training and are looking for more of a challenge, we are now offering Small Group Advanced Adventures.
This small group structure will allow us to go into places like: Pet Stores, Historic O'Keefe Ranch, Davison Orchards, Rona, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Staples, Okanagan College, Coffee Shop Patio's and more. (All with Covid protocols)
You will learn and be able to practice advanced techniques, desensitize and socialize the dogs to exciting locations and stimulation, work on getting calm behaviours in public areas, work on specific behaviours, and have a great time.
THIS GROUP HAS A 4 DOG MAXIMUM~ NOT INCLUDING TRAINERS.
★ You need too have completed The Ruff Life initial group classes. (Beginner to Intermediate)
★ Dogs with reactivity need to be pre-approved. Some temperaments will not be a good fit for specific locations
★ You must have brought your dog to at least 5 drop in sessions in the last 12 months
★ One dog per person
You will need to complete a personal & pet profile- Please click on the "Book Now" button and sign up online.
Price Per Dog: $25
We will run more
of the Small Group Adventures in the Fall when it is a little cooler outside.
Private personalized lessons for your individual needs. Our mission is to assist owners in keeping their dogs happy, healthy and behaviourally sound. We teach YOU the skills and knowledge needed to make this relationship possible.
Private sessions are approx. 90 minutes long
All aggression issues must be disclosed before hand
This service is only available in the Vernon area
At this time, we are not able to do Private Classes. We hope we can re-visit Private Classes in the fall.
Safe, Reliable and Effective is the best way to explain E-collar training.
Whether training obedience or working on problem behaviour, we all want a happy and willing worker that responds quickly to commands at a distance and under distraction.
E-Collars are versatile training tools that can help you reach your goal. We do all of our e-collar work with low-stimulation.
**We ONLY use specific hunting dog brand collars. Such as Dogtra, Tritronic & Garmin**