First Paw Forward

At All About Dogs, we believe positive reinforcement training is the best way to create a happy and confident dog who understands what is expected of him. Training should begin as soon as your new your new puppy arrives in your home.

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 for pups 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. You will learn to avoid common puppy problem behaviours by developing your dog’s self control and ability to focus and respond to you around other dogs and people. The class routine also includes the opportunity for the puppies to socialize in a safe and controlled environment before being ready for interaction with other dogs out in the parks. Our classes are small to ensure plenty of individual attention.

Class Information & Pricing

All classes run for six weeks with a one-hour lesson per week. The group is limited to six dogs and the cost is $250 plus HST.

We also offer ongoing training classes to keep your young dog on the right track to becoming a well-behaved pet who is welcome in your family and the community.

Never Too Late

At All About Dogs, we believe that training is the best way to create a happy and confident dog who understands what is expected of him. Training should begin as soon as your new dog arrives in your home.

Perhaps you have not had a chance to attend a puppy class or you have adopted an older dog. This foundations level obedience class is 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.

If you and your dog have not participated in a group class before or if you are finding that your adolescent puppy is not as co-operative as you would like, this is the class for you. Remember it is your job to be your dog’s “guide to proper etiquette” when living in a human’s world and make sure you have given your dog the skills and guidance to help him become a fabulous companion animal.

Once you have mastered the basics, you can hone your skills through our intermediate level classes and be ready for some “extra curricular” activities such as: agility, rally obedience, tricks or therapy work.

Upcoming First Paw Forward Classes

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
First Paw Forward - START Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
First Paw Forward - START Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
Upcoming Never Too Late Classes

Class/Event Date Start Time End Time
Never Too Late - START Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:30 am 11:30 am View Details/Register
Never Too Late - START Monday, May 8, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register
Never Too Late - START Monday, June 26, 2017 6:30 pm 7:30 pm View Details/Register