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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, March 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 6

Chiro Day - Mar 2018

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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:

$105 (+hst) for initial consultation & treatment (30 mins approximately)
$52 (+hst)  for follow-up treatment (15 mins approximately)

Price: C$58.76

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Puppy Agility - START

This class is open to puppies four to seven months old, who can join as a follow up to, or in conjunction with, the puppy socialization and training program.

Puppies will be introduced to restrained recalls, target and trick training as well as to low level agility equipment, such as: tunnels, planks, tippy boards, and ladders.

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

Class Fee: $250 (+hst) for 6 weekly one hour classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

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: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

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 plus HST/Session of 6 weekly classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

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: Saturday, March 3, 2018

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: Saturday, March 3, 2018

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: Saturday, March 3, 2018

VIP Agility - START

This class is reserved for preapproved "reactive" dogs only.

VIP 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: Saturday, March 3, 2018

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, March 7, 2018

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, March 7, 2018

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, March 7, 2018

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 Level 2 is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 plus HST/Session of 6 weekly classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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, March 7, 2018

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 - Mar 2018 Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:00 am 5:00 pm View Details/Register or Add to Cart

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
First Paw Forward - START Thursday, March 15, 2018 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
First Paw Forward - START Tuesday, April 3, 2018 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register

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Never Too Late - START Monday, March 12, 2018 5:30 pm 6:30 pm View Details/Register
Never Too Late - START Monday, March 12, 2018 6:30 pm 7:30 pm Join Waiting List
Coming Back For More: Puppies - START Monday, March 12, 2018 7:30 pm 8:30 pm Full
Coming Back For More - START Monday, March 12, 2018 8:30 pm 9:30 pm View Details/Register

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
Puppy Agility - START Saturday, March 3, 2018 10:00 am 11:00 am View Details/Register
Beginner Agility - START Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:00 am 12:00 pm Full
Beginner Agility Level 2 - START Saturday, March 3, 2018 12:00 pm 1:00 pm View Details/Register
Intermediate Agility - START Saturday, March 3, 2018 1:00 pm 2:00 pm View Details/Register
Intermediate Agility - START Saturday, March 3, 2018 2:00 pm 3:00 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Agility - START Saturday, March 3, 2018 3:00 pm 4:00 pm View Details/Register
VIP Agility - START Saturday, March 3, 2018 4:15 pm 5:15 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Agility - START Wednesday, March 7, 2018 1:30 pm 2:30 pm View Details/Register
Intermediate Agility - START Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 pm 3:30 pm View Details/Register
Beginner Agility - START Wednesday, March 7, 2018 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
Beginner Agility Level 2 - START Wednesday, March 7, 2018 7:30 pm 8:30 pm View Details/Register
Intermediate Agility - START Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 pm 9:30 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Agility - START Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:30 pm 8:30 pm View Details/Register
Advanced Agility - START Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:30 pm 9:30 pm View Details/Register
Beginner Agility - START Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:00 am 12:00 pm View Details/Register

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
The Trick Is In The Training - START Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:00 pm 3:00 pm View Details/Register
Canine Fitness - START Saturday, March 10, 2018 3:15 pm 4:15 pm View Details/Register
Rally-O Novice - START Tuesday, April 3, 2018 7:00 pm 8:00 pm View Details/Register
Rally-O Advanced - START Tuesday, April 3, 2018 8:00 pm 9:00 pm View Details/Register

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