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Training

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 quickly 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.

Group Training- Beginner to Intermediate  (Including puppies)

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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 a 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 dog's 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 a minimum of their 2nd set of shots

  • You must be able to hold back your dog on a leash

  • All aggression issues must be disclosed beforehand

  • 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

  • Long Leash

  • Access to our Drop-in Sessions for the life of your dog

To Book: 

  • 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

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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. This group is now FOUR classes, but is a 5 week course.

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)

✭Right paw touch, Left paw touch, Both paw touch

✭Nose touch
Long distance Sits/Downs 

Sits/Downs from movement
Stand command

✭Around Objects
Recalls out of distractions
Come command with automatic sit at arrival

✭Middle
Leave it/Drop it/ Take it
Confidence Boosting & Focus Drills
Heeling 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 participant's knowledge)
Learning how to read body language & working on manners with dogs and humans

More things will be added to this list depending on the participants 

**PLEASE NOTE** All of our classes are held outdoors.

To Book: 

  • PREREQUISITE: You need too have completed The Ruff Life initial group classes. (Beginner to Intermediate) 

  • You will need to have been to 6 drop-in sessions in the last 4 months (Some exceptions may apply)

  • Dogs must be at least 6 months of age.  (Some exceptions may apply)

  • All aggression issues must be disclosed beforehand

  • We do NOT take female dogs that are in heat (All swelling needs to be back to normal)

  • Put EFFORT into your training, at home and at classes. (This does not mean perfection)

Price: 

One Dog Family  $325+tax ($341.25)

Two Dog Family  $600+tax ($630)

Private Training

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.

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  • 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.

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