Note: You will be required to indicate your agreement with our General Waiver in order to register. Please use the link to the left to read our Waiver before proceeding.

Advanced Agility - START

When a team has developed modest skills on all the equipment they are ready for an advanced class.

We have several classes of this level grouped according to experience and ability.

Advanced Agility is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 (+HST)/Session of 6 weekly classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Scent Detection - Novice - START

Develop your dog’s sense of smell while exploring this fun new urban sport!

Scent Work or Scent Detection, refers to the act of engaging a dog's scenting ability to locate and track a specific smell, and to indicate the location to their handler once found. This type of training is used in Search and Rescue, police hunts, drug, and bomb detection.  As scientists learn more about dogs incredible olfactory capabilities, new applications for harnessing these remarkable sensitivities are surfacing on an ongoing basis. Dogs are now trained to seek out early signs of cancer cells or bed bugs or other hazardous and difficult to detect insect infestations. In most cases dogs are trained specifically to seek and locate a targeted scent, track it down to the source and communicate this location to his handler. Scent work takes an incredible amount of concentration due to the fact that the dog is not only searching out the particular smell he is looking for, but also needs to filter through a myriad of other scents and stimulation on his way.

Enrolling in our Scent Detection program will give you an opportunity to learn more about how this fascinating process takes place. Unlike other activities such as obedience training, this activity requires the dog to work more independently of the handler. Students will learn how inspire their dogs to search for the scent, and to identify it once found. Through the exercises in class, the handlers will learn to release their dog to the task, and to trust in their dog’s ability. The dogs will learn how to work independently of the handler while staying connected. This can lead to a deeper strength of relationship and trust between the handler and dog.

During the first level of training, your dog will be introduced to scent work using “wintergreen”. This particular scent is used in the Starter level of the Sporting Detection Dog Association trials and  will help your dog to be ready for the “Sporting Detection Dogs Association” DOT test.

Course curriculum will include:

  • Developing the dog’s ability to search for a particular scent
  • Introducing the dog to searching a variety of containers
  • Teaching the dog an “alert” (a visual cue to the handler) that their dog has found the correct location of the scent

Each class builds upon the skills practiced in the previous classes and by the end of the 6 weeks dogs should be able to locate a contained scent in an enclosed area with a number of distractions.

Scent Detection is a fabulous way to offer your dog intense mental stimulation which can even be more tiring than a physical workout. It is great for dogs or owners who cannot physically commit to cardio intensive dog sports (such as agility, disc dog or flyball), and boosts the confidence of shy or nervous dogs. Scent training can be easily done in and around your home and it can be paired with other aspects of daily life, such as training your dog to find your keys, your tv remote, your glasses or lost toys! Minimal prerequisite training is required and older or physically challenged dogs can also participate. It is a great way to help dogs that might be on a limited activity recommendation due to injury or illness.

Scent Detection Novice Level is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 (+HST)/Session of 6 weekly classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Show Handling - START

Our conformation show handling classes are designed to help prepare you and your dog to be successful in the show ring! To show confidence and ease of motion takes skill and practice.

During these classes, we will be breaking apart the basic elements you need to learn. As the handler, you need to understand the show ring etiquette: how to enter, where to stand, when to move forward and how to execute the judge's requests.

We will also identify the training and abilities that will be expected of your dog and help ensure that your dog is comfortable level with all the required elements: movement, stacking, holding position, as well as the touching and restraint that will occur. In order for your dog to be shown in the ring with flair, he or she also needs to be happy and confident with the required tasks.

We offer a very individualized approach to these training sessions so that you and your dog can benefit in the areas you need to see the most improvement.

This Show Handling session is 6 weeks in duration and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 (+GST)/Session of 6 weekly classes

Our instructor for this program is Shianna Fairley.

Shianna first entered the show ring with her beautiful young Rhodesian in 2008. Her background in equestrian hunter jumper has given her a wealth of experience in how to prepare for ring nerves and show well under pressure.

Shianna is currently our very popular Rally Obedience instructor and competes with her two beautiful Australian Shepherds in Rally, Conformation, Agility, and Scent. We hope to have Shianna bring her Scent work skills to a training program soon. Shianna is a dedicated positive trainer.  Anyone who can train a cat to do Rally Obedience must have some serious patience and a genuinely positive nature.

Shianna loves teaching both people and dogs (and other animals!) and takes joy in her student's achievements.

Price: C$282.50

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Trick Is In The Training - START

The Trick is in the Training!

Joining a tricks class is a great way to learn more about your dog and more about training. If you are a better trainer you will be able to help your dog through any problem behaviours that might come up:

Through this program you will learn more about the different ways to teach dogs things like shaping, luring, or capturing a behaviour. You will also learn how to reinforce behaviours in an instructive way through use of a marking word, placement of reward, and rate of reinforcement or absence of reinforcement. Learning these components during the training of tricks allows you and your dog to relax and enjoy the fun of learning something new together!

You will learn how to develop a simple paw trick into a number of fun and useful behaviours. Once you’ve taught your puppy to “shake a paw”, you could also teach them “high 5”, wave or even hold their paws to be wiped or for nail trims.

In each session you will concentrate on several tricks from different categories. There are targeting tricks such as go to your mat, ring a bell, or body tricks like rolling over, hiding your eyes or taking a bow. There are tricks that include interacting with you like weaving through your legs or the environment, such as shutting a door. There are also many tricks that can be taught around toys and objects such as bringing you the leash or putting toys away as well as functional tricks for grooming and handling.

This class will help you learn some “tricks” of the trade. Most dogs enjoy learning new things, so let’s get started.

The trainer for this class is Andrea Ferguson Jones, (Certified Trick Dog Instructor)

The Trick Is In The Training is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 (+HST)/Session of 6 weekly classes

Disclaimer:

Saturday classes are always tentative and their times and/or dates can change to have an earlier OR later start time or date depending on student availability. A minimum of 4 students are required to confirm a date for the class. If this class' time or date changes, already registered students will be notified directly via email or phone. 

 

 

Price: C$282.50

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Canine Fitness - START

Canine Fitness!

As you know all of us here at All About Dogs are dedicated to the health and wellness of our canine companions. Many dogs have already benefited from the gentle chiropractic care of Dr Mishka Thomson and we are thrilled to add an additional program to further guide and assist you in assuring your dog enjoys the best quality of life.

We are thrilled to have Andrea Ferguson Jones on board to facilitate this new program for us. Andrea is a Certified Canine Massage practitioner and brings to this program 8 years of hands on experience offering massage for canine athletes at agility trials throughout Ontario.

Here is a list of some of the components in this 6 week program:

Learning how to warm up and cool down your dog before and after exercise or activity and practice injury prevention in both young and older dogs.

Foundational skills for body awareness:

  • Basic foot targeting for both front and rear feet
  • Backing up & side stepping
  • Foot lifts

Exploring the use of perch pivots, and cavalettis to increase dexterity, body awareness and balanced use of limbs.

Improving your observational skills to assess your dog’s strength and overall fitness.

Safe introduction of FitPaws equipment and specifically design fitness tools for dogs to improve your dog’s core strength in a safe and progressive manner through balance training exercises.

This program is an excellent way to start cross training for a younger dog that you would like to consider for any type of dog sport. If you have a dog that is already mature that you would like to prepare for sport training this program offers assistance in creating functional fitness and accident or injury prevention for your canine companion.

The trainer for this class is Andrea Ferguson Jones, (Certified Trick Dog Instructor)

Canine Fitness is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 (+HST)/Session of 6 weekly classes

Disclaimer:

Saturday classes are always tentative and their times and/or dates can change to have an earlier OR later start time or date depending on student availability. A minimum of 4 students are required to confirm a date for the class. If this class' time or date changes, already registered students will be notified directly via email or phone. 

 

Price: C$282.50

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Advanced Agility - START

When a team has developed modest skills on all the equipment they are ready for an advanced class.

We have several classes of this level grouped according to experience and ability.

Advanced Agility is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 (+HST)/Session of 6 weekly classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Beginner Agility - START

This six week program is designed to be a foundation skills class to prepare the dog and handler for the sport of agility. Your dog should have some prior experience with basic obedience and be fairly comfortable and focused in a group class setting. We will be fine-tuning the obedience skills by working on focused stays with distraction, go to your mat, and heel work as well as tailoring these skills to what you will need for agility.

Beginner Agility is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 (+HST)/Session of 6 weekly classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Beginner Agility Level 2 - START

This six week program is designed to be a foundation skills class to prepare the dog and handler for the sport of agility. Your dog should have some prior experience with basic obedience and be fairly comfortable and focused in a group class setting. We will be fine-tuning the obedience skills by working on focused stays with distraction, go to your mat, and heel work as well as tailoring these skills to what you will need for agility.

Beginner Agility is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 (+HST)/Session of 6 weekly classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Advanced Agility - START

When a team has developed modest skills on all the equipment they are ready for an advanced class.

We have several classes of this level grouped according to experience and ability.

Advanced Agility is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 (+HST)/Session of 6 weekly classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Intermediate Agility - START

These classes are designed for dogs that have an elementary understanding of all of the agility obstacles. At this level we employ the use of stations to allow dog and handler to maximize their class time and to develop their obstacle performance skills.

Each dog and handler team is given exercises in each station according to their strengths and weaknesses so that each team develops at their own pace.

Intermediate Agility is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 (+HST)/Session of 6 weekly classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Advanced Agility

When a team has developed modest skills on all the equipment they are ready for an advanced class.

We have several classes of this level grouped according to experience and ability.

Advanced Agility is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 (+HST)/Session of 6 weekly classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Scent Detection - Novice

Develop your dog’s sense of smell while exploring this fun new urban sport!

Scent Work or Scent Detection, refers to the act of engaging a dog's scenting ability to locate and track a specific smell, and to indicate the location to their handler once found. This type of training is used in Search and Rescue, police hunts, drug, and bomb detection.  As scientists learn more about dogs incredible olfactory capabilities, new applications for harnessing these remarkable sensitivities are surfacing on an ongoing basis. Dogs are now trained to seek out early signs of cancer cells or bed bugs or other hazardous and difficult to detect insect infestations. In most cases dogs are trained specifically to seek and locate a targeted scent, track it down to the source and communicate this location to his handler. Scent work takes an incredible amount of concentration due to the fact that the dog is not only searching out the particular smell he is looking for, but also needs to filter through a myriad of other scents and stimulation on his way.

Enrolling in our Scent Detection program will give you an opportunity to learn more about how this fascinating process takes place. Unlike other activities such as obedience training, this activity requires the dog to work more independently of the handler. Students will learn how inspire their dogs to search for the scent, and to identify it once found. Through the exercises in class, the handlers will learn to release their dog to the task, and to trust in their dog’s ability. The dogs will learn how to work independently of the handler while staying connected. This can lead to a deeper strength of relationship and trust between the handler and dog.

During the first level of training, your dog will be introduced to scent work using “wintergreen”. This particular scent is used in the Starter level of the Sporting Detection Dog Association trials and  will help your dog to be ready for the “Sporting Detection Dogs Association” DOT test.

Course curriculum will include:

  • Developing the dog’s ability to search for a particular scent
  • Introducing the dog to searching a variety of containers
  • Teaching the dog an “alert” (a visual cue to the handler) that their dog has found the correct location of the scent

Each class builds upon the skills practiced in the previous classes and by the end of the 6 weeks dogs should be able to locate a contained scent in an enclosed area with a number of distractions.

Scent Detection is a fabulous way to offer your dog intense mental stimulation which can even be more tiring than a physical workout. It is great for dogs or owners who cannot physically commit to cardio intensive dog sports (such as agility, disc dog or flyball), and boosts the confidence of shy or nervous dogs. Scent training can be easily done in and around your home and it can be paired with other aspects of daily life, such as training your dog to find your keys, your tv remote, your glasses or lost toys! Minimal prerequisite training is required and older or physically challenged dogs can also participate. It is a great way to help dogs that might be on a limited activity recommendation due to injury or illness.

Scent Detection Novice Level is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 (+HST)/Session of 6 weekly classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Show Handling

Our conformation show handling classes are designed to help prepare you and your dog to be successful in the show ring! To show confidence and ease of motion takes skill and practice.

During these classes, we will be breaking apart the basic elements you need to learn. As the handler, you need to understand the show ring etiquette: how to enter, where to stand, when to move forward and how to execute the judge's requests.

We will also identify the training and abilities that will be expected of your dog and help ensure that your dog is comfortable level with all the required elements: movement, stacking, holding position, as well as the touching and restraint that will occur. In order for your dog to be shown in the ring with flair, he or she also needs to be happy and confident with the required tasks.

We offer a very individualized approach to these training sessions so that you and your dog can benefit in the areas you need to see the most improvement.

This Show Handling session is 6 weeks in duration and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 (+GST)/Session of 6 weekly classes

Our instructor for this program is Shianna Fairley.

Shianna first entered the show ring with her beautiful young Rhodesian in 2008. Her background in equestrian hunter jumper has given her a wealth of experience in how to prepare for ring nerves and show well under pressure.

Shianna is currently our very popular Rally Obedience instructor and competes with her two beautiful Australian Shepherds in Rally, Conformation, Agility, and Scent. We hope to have Shianna bring her Scent work skills to a training program soon. Shianna is a dedicated positive trainer.  Anyone who can train a cat to do Rally Obedience must have some serious patience and a genuinely positive nature.

Shianna loves teaching both people and dogs (and other animals!) and takes joy in her student's achievements.

Price: C$282.50

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Chiro Day - November

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Chiropractics at All About Dogs with Dr. Mishka Thompson of Alphadog Chiropractic. Reserve your spot for your dog's treatment.

Booking times fill up very fast. Book early to ensure you get the time slot you want.

Dr. Mishka's treatment fees are as follows:

$100 (+hst) for initial consultation & treatment (30 mins approximately)
$50 (+hst)  for follow-up treatment (15 mins approximately)

Price: C$56.51

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

UPCOMING CLASSES

If your class you wanted to register for is full, or already started, or you are interested in an additional class, you can locate upcoming classes by select the class type from the tabs on the top to see a complete table of upcoming classes in that category. From the list you can click view details/register link to see the class details and register online.

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
Chiro Day - November Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 am 5:00 pm View Details/Register or Add to Cart
Chiro Day - December Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:00 am 5:00 pm View Details/Register or Add to Cart

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
First Paw Forward - START Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
First Paw Forward - START Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
First Paw Forward - START Thursday, December 21, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
First Paw Forward - START Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
Never Too Late - START Monday, November 27, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
Coming Back Fore More: Puppies - START Monday, November 27, 2017 7:30 pm 8:30 pm View Details/Register
Coming Back For More - START Monday, November 27, 2017 8:30 pm 9:30 pm View Details/Register
Never Too Late - START Monday, January 22, 2018 6:30 am 7:30 am View Details/Register
Coming Back For More: Puppies - START Monday, January 22, 2018 7:30 pm 8:30 pm View Details/Register
Coming Back For More - START Monday, January 22, 2018 8:30 pm 9:30 pm View Details/Register

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
Advanced Agility - START Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:30 pm 9:30 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Agility - START Wednesday, November 1, 2017 1:30 pm 2:30 pm View Details/Register
Intermediate Agility - START Wednesday, November 1, 2017 2:30 pm 3:30 pm View Details/Register
Beginner Agility - START Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
Beginner Agility Level 2 - START Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:30 pm 8:30 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Agility - START Wednesday, November 1, 2017 8:30 pm 9:30 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Agility - START Tuesday, November 7, 2017 7:30 pm 8:30 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Agility - START Tuesday, November 7, 2017 8:30 pm 9:30 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Puppy Agility - START Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:30 pm 8:30 pm View Details/Register
Puppy Agility - START Saturday, December 2, 2017 10:00 am 11:00 am View Details/Register
Beginner Agility - START Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:00 am 12:00 pm View Details/Register
Beginner Agility Level 2 Saturday, December 2, 2017 12:00 pm 1:00 pm View Details/Register
Intermediate Agility - START Saturday, December 2, 2017 1:00 pm 2:00 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Agility - START Saturday, December 2, 2017 2:00 pm 3:00 pm View Details/Register
VIP Agility - START Saturday, December 2, 2017 3:15 pm 4:15 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Agility - START Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:30 pm 9:30 pm View Details/Register
Intermediate Agility - START Wednesday, December 13, 2017 1:30 pm 2:30 pm View Details/Register
Beginner Agility - START Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
Beginner Agility Level 2 - START Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:30 pm 8:30 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Agility - START Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:30 pm 9:30 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Agility - START Tuesday, December 19, 2017 7:30 pm 8:30 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Agility - START Tuesday, December 19, 2017 8:30 pm 9:30 pm View Details/Register

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
Show Handling - START Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
Scent Detection - Novice - START Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:30 pm 8:30 pm View Details/Register
The Trick Is In The Training - START Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:00 pm 3:00 pm View Details/Register
Canine Fitness - START Saturday, October 28, 2017 3:15 pm 4:15 pm View Details/Register
Rally-O Novice - START Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
Rally-O Advanced - START Tuesday, November 7, 2017 7:30 pm 8:30 pm View Details/Register

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
Pet First Aid Sunday, December 3, 2017 8:30 am 6:30 pm View Details/Register or Add to Cart