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First Paw Forward

Our First Paw Forward program is designed to take advantage of the young dog’s early learning and socialization period and is open to pups from 8 weeks - 14 weeks for medium/large breeds and to pups from 8 weeks - 18 weeks for small breeds. We introduce the basic commands, such as sit, down, off, come when called, settle on a mat and preliminary leash walking.

First Paw Forward is 6 weeks and is limited to 6 pups.

Class Fee: $250 plus HST / 6 Week Class Session

Price: C$282.50

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Never Too Late - START

Never Too Late is a beginner level obedience class for dogs five months or older. It is designed to help you instil the basic commands you will need to communicate with your dog and help him understand the rules of your home.

Topics covered include: name response, sit, down, stay, off , focus and teaching your dog to wait for a release. We also cover loose lead walking, impulse control and settle on a mat. All exercises are progressive and skills are built from the first class to the last.

Never Too Late is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 pups.

Class Fee: $250 plus HST ($282.50) /Session of 6 weekly one hour classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Monday, August 21, 2017

Coming Back For More: Puppies - START

This intermediate level class is open to “First Paw Forward” or “Never Too Late” grads. It is designed to help you build on the basic level skills you learned and make them useful in your everyday life.

During this six-week graded program we gradually improve your dogs focus and reliability under increasingly difficult distractions.

We will improve the dog’s sit stays, down stays, heeling around other dogs, toys and food. Retrieving skills, tricks and training games will be introduced to help improve your training skills and keep things interactive and fun.

Coming Back For More is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 plus HST/Session

Price: C$282.50

Date: Monday, August 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

Coming Back For More - START

This intermediate level class is open to “First Paw Forward” or “Never Too Late” grads. It is designed to help you build on the basic level skills you learned and make them useful in your everyday life.

During this six-week graded program we gradually improve your dogs focus and reliability under increasingly difficult distractions.

We will improve the dog’s sit stays, down stays, heeling around other dogs, toys and food. Retrieving skills, tricks and training games will be introduced to help improve your training skills and keep things interactive and fun.

Coming Back For More is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 plus HST/Session

Price: C$282.50

Date: Monday, August 21, 2017

Advanced Rally-O - START

Rally Obedience is a hybrid of classic obedience and agility where you and your dog heel between stations and perform obedience skills. The skills vary from simple sits and downs to more advanced skills like moving stand-stays (where you ask your dog to stay from a walk as you continue to walk away) and even include skills like jumping an agility hurdle or running through weave poles.

Rally-O Advanced is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 plus HST / Session (A session is 6 weeks)

Price: C$282.50

Date: Thursday, August 24, 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, August 24, 2017

First Paw Forward

Our First Paw Forward program is designed to take advantage of the young dog’s early learning and socialization period and is open to pups from 8 weeks - 14 weeks for medium/large breeds and to pups from 8 weeks - 18 weeks for small breeds. We introduce the basic commands, such as sit, down, off, come when called, settle on a mat and preliminary leash walking.

First Paw Forward is 6 weeks and is limited to 6 pups.

Class Fee: $250 plus HST / 6 Week Class Session

Price: C$282.50

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Summer House League - August

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Many of you have experienced the differences in yourself and your dog that can occur during a higher power event such as house league, even though you are still on “home turf”. It can be difficult for some dogs to make a smooth transition to trialing because not only are there so many different things to get used to, but their is no reinforcement permitted in the agility competition ring. On top of that, your dog might find that you are nervous or distracted and potentially not as mentally available as in a normal class situation.The combination of these factors can actually make it very difficult to make the transition from training to trialing. The Summer League program is an opportunity for me to assist you with this experience and give you guidance and feedback on how to help you and your dog acclimatize to this shift.

Our Summer League events will be taking place near the town of Moffatt, Ontario. We will be renting both the indoor arena and the outdoor fenced field.

There will be three runs set up like our Winter House League usuals, and I will arrange for both indoor and outdoor options so that each of you can assess what you feel your team’s strengths and weaknesses are and get a feel for the new location and different equipment. I have been looking for a suitable location for our summer league for some time and am really pleased with this spot. Having both indoor and outdoor arenas at a reasonable rental rate is a bonus and allows us to head for shelter if the weather is bad but also gives us two very different surfaces to work with.

The dates booked are as follows:

Sunday May 28

Sunday June 11 here at AAD

Sunday July 23

Sunday Aug 27

Sunday Sept 17

TIMING: 11AM - 2PM

During each Summer League event there will be three separate runs set up for you to practice your skills and learn more about how your dog responds to the new environment, Our course options will start fairly simple and straightforward, as the goal will be to concentrate more on your dog’s ability to maintain skill level and focus in the new context and for you to be able to reward and reinforce appropriately.

Our event that takes place on June 11, will actually take place at AAD. This will be our chance to analyze your first experience on May 28th and make a plan going forward. I want to hold Event #2 at our building so that I can go over the principles of proofing your training for performance as each dog and handler team is unique.

The following events will take place at Corrine’s farm. Emphasis for each event will be on selecting and maintaining criteria and rewarding your dog for accordingly under more difficult circumstances.

Location Information:

Summer Agility Venue

NOTE:
Some GPS systems have difficulty with the address. It's @ 5 mins from 401. Most direct route:
 
401 W to Guelph Line exit
North on Guelph Line to 15th Sideroad (traffic lights and PetroCan on SE corner)
Turn Left onto 15th Sideroad and travel to stop sign which is First Line (Dar's Bakery is on NW corner)
Turn Right onto First Line and travel to just past 17th Sideroad (RR tracks) - you will see the arena
Turn Right into first driveway past RR tracks

11405 First Line Nassagaweya
Moffat
Ontario
L0P 1J0
Canada
Map and Directions

Price: C$60.00

Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Never Too Late

Never Too Late is a beginner level obedience class for dogs five months or older. It is designed to help you instil the basic commands you will need to communicate with your dog and help him understand the rules of your home.

Topics covered include: name response, sit, down, stay, off , focus and teaching your dog to wait for a release. We also cover loose lead walking, impulse control and settle on a mat. All exercises are progressive and skills are built from the first class to the last.

Never Too Late is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 pups.

Class Fee: $250 plus HST ($282.50) /Session of 6 weekly one hour classes

Price: C$282.50

Date: Monday, August 28, 2017

Coming Back Fore More: Puppies

This intermediate level class is open to “First Paw Forward” or “Never Too Late” grads. It is designed to help you build on the basic level skills you learned and make them useful in your everyday life.

During this six-week graded program we gradually improve your dogs focus and reliability under increasingly difficult distractions.

We will improve the dog’s sit stays, down stays, heeling around other dogs, toys and food. Retrieving skills, tricks and training games will be introduced to help improve your training skills and keep things interactive and fun.

Coming Back For More is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 plus HST/Session

Price: C$282.50

Date: Monday, August 28, 2017

Coming Back For More

This intermediate level class is open to “First Paw Forward” or “Never Too Late” grads. It is designed to help you build on the basic level skills you learned and make them useful in your everyday life.

During this six-week graded program we gradually improve your dogs focus and reliability under increasingly difficult distractions.

We will improve the dog’s sit stays, down stays, heeling around other dogs, toys and food. Retrieving skills, tricks and training games will be introduced to help improve your training skills and keep things interactive and fun.

Coming Back For More is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 plus HST/Session

Price: C$282.50

Date: Monday, August 28, 2017

First Paw Forward - START

Our First Paw Forward program is designed to take advantage of the young dog’s early learning and socialization period and is open to pups from 8 weeks - 14 weeks for medium/large breeds and to pups from 8 weeks - 18 weeks for small breeds. We introduce the basic commands, such as sit, down, off, come when called, settle on a mat and preliminary leash walking.

First Paw Forward is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 pups.

Class Fee: $250 plus HST / 6 Week Class Session

Price: C$282.50

Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Rally-O Novice - START

Rally Obedience is a hybrid of classic obedience and agility where you and your dog heel between stations and perform obedience skills. The skills vary from simple sits and downs to more advanced skills like moving stand-stays (where you ask your dog to stay from a walk as you continue to walk away) and even include skills like jumping an agility hurdle or running through weave poles.

Rally-O Novice is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 plus HST / Session (A session is 6 weeks)

Price: C$282.50

Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Rally-O Advanced - START

Rally Obedience is a hybrid of classic obedience and agility where you and your dog heel between stations and perform obedience skills. The skills vary from simple sits and downs to more advanced skills like moving stand-stays (where you ask your dog to stay from a walk as you continue to walk away) and even include skills like jumping an agility hurdle or running through weave poles.

Rally-O Advanced is 6 weeks, and is limited to 6 dogs.

Class Fee: $250 plus HST / Session (A session is 6 weeks)

Price: C$282.50

Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
First Paw Forward - START Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
First Paw Forward - START Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
Never Too Late - START Monday, August 21, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
Coming Back For More: Puppies - START Monday, August 21, 2017 7:30 pm 8:30 pm Full
Coming Back For More - START Monday, August 21, 2017 8:30 pm 9:30 pm View Details/Register

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
Advanced Rally-O - START Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
Scent Detection - Novice - START Thursday, August 24, 2017 7:30 pm 8:30 pm View Details/Register
Rally-O Novice - START Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
Rally-O Advanced - START Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:30 pm 8:30 pm View Details/Register

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time