We will be offering the dog training courses listed below and expanding out over the year to offer other courses so check back with us in person or on line to see if there is another class that you and your dog would like to attend!

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New Puppy Seminar - FREE

(for our human friends only – no dogs please)

This 1 hour seminar is essential for first time dog owners and will include everything you need to know to get your puppy started on the right track!

Seminar topics will include:

Puppy proofing your home
Do’s and don’ts for successful crate training
Housebreaking
Common behaviour issues and how to solve them (nipping, biting, jumping)
Nutrition and health advice

Puppy Foundations & Socialization

This 4- week puppy course is for puppies 8 weeks to 14 weeks (at start of course).

This course will build a solid foundation for learning in a fun and positive environment. All family members are encouraged to attend the course.

You and your puppy will learn:

  • Foundations for learning – reward systems
  • Establishing good manners
  • How to stop nipping, jumping and other unwanted behaviours
  • Learn practical methods for housebreaking and crate training
  • Sit
  • Leave it / Drop it / Off
  • Walking on leash (loose leash walking)
  • Recall (coming when called)
  • Socialization – proper play behaviour

This course includes 4-weeks of  puppy play time (see play session schedule for dates and times).
($40 value)

Please bring proof of vaccinations to the first class

Obedience Level 1

For dogs 4 months or older

This 6-week course is for dogs who have completed the puppy foundations course or who are just starting their obedience training. This course sets the foundation for a well behaved dog. All family members are encourage to attend the course.

  • You and your dog will learn:
  • Sit and release
  • Sit and stay adding distance
  • Stay with distractions
  • Come when called
  • Down and stay with distractions
  • Leave it – stationary and while walking
  • Walking on leash without pulling
  • Heel beside you while walking

Please bring proof of vaccinations to the first class

Obedience Level 1 - Fast Track

For dogs 6 months and older

This 4-week course will cover the same topics taught in our 6-week obedience level 1. The material and practical skills will be delivered and practiced at a faster pace. Perfect for previous dog owners, rescue dogs, older dogs with minimal obedience training and those owners with time constraints.

You and your dog will learn:

  • Sit and sit at a distance with higher distracations
  • Sit and stay with dropped leash from all angles
  • Come when called adding distance (work with long lines)
  • Down and stay with distractions and distance
  • On your bed
  • Down to sit (doggie push ups)
  • Back up
  • Walking on leash without pulling
  • Heel beside you while walking
  • Dog Trick

Please bring proof of vaccinations to the first class

Obedience Level 2

For dogs who have completed a level 1 course

This 4-week course will continue to build on your level 1 obedience commands while increasing your dog’s focus and listening skills by adding higher distractions and duration . New commands and skills will be introduced in this course.

You and your dog will learn:

  • Proofing sit and down stays with distance, duration and distractions
  • Continuing to develop a reliable come when called
  • Challenged while walking on leash
  • Begin to gain off leash control
  • Focus – New command
  • Place and stay – New command

Please bring proof of vaccinations to the first class

Obedience Level 3

For dogs that have completed a level 2 course.

Put your skills to the test in this work and play based class. Dogs must be non-aggressive or reactive due to the off leash work in this class.

You and your dog will learn:

  • Recall from group play time
  • Sit, down and stay during off leash play time
  • Improve on new commands taught in level 2 – focus and place and stay
  • Learn more challenging and complex obedience commands

Please bring proof of vaccinations to the first class

Outdoor Obedience Level 1 & Level 2

For dogs who have completed at minimum a level 1 course.

This 4-week course is held outdoors amongst all the real life distractions.

You and your dog will learn:

  • How to refine sit and down stays
  • Heeling while walking outside with other dogs
  • Come despite tempting smells and other outdoor distractions
  • Walking on leash without pulling with other dogs close by
  • Identify, manage and overcome distractions in the real world

Please bring proof of vaccinations to the first class

Obedience Games Course

For dogs that have completed at minimum a level 1 course.

This 4-week course is designed to challenge your dog’s obedience skills through fun and interactive games. A great course to keep your dog stimulated and a fun way to practice obedience skills. Dogs must be non-aggressive or reactive.

You and your dog will learn:

  • Reinforcement of basic obedience commands including; sit, stay, down, leave it, heel and recall
  • Increasing distance and duration of commands
  • Dog and handler communication using both verbal and visual cues
  • Increasing focus with various levels of distraction
  • 2 or more new games each week
  • Fun games to play at home

Please bring proof of vaccinations to the first class

Obedience Drop-In Club

For dogs that have completed at minimum a level 1 course.

This on-going club allows dogs and their owners to drop-in at their leisure to practice obedience skills. Dog must be non-aggressive or reactive.

Drop-in and 10 pass session rates are both available.

You and your dog will learn:

  • How to improve your dog’s obedience skills
  • Benefit from the presence of other dogs to provide distraction
  • Meet other dog owners with similar training goals
  • Have fun playing games that put your obedience skills to the test

Recall Course

For dogs that have completed at minimum a level 1 course.

This 4-week course will focus solely on the “come” command is a great supplement to any level of obedience course. Dogs must be non-aggressive or reactive.

You and your dog will learn:

  • Develop, refine and master the “come” command through exercises, games and practice
  • Layered learning, perfecting the timing of praise and redirection
  • Appropriate use of the “come” command in day to day activities

Please bring proof of vaccinations to the first class

Heeling Seminar

For dogs that have completed at minimum a level 1 course.

This 2-week course will focus solely on heeling and walking properly on leash. Through games, exercises and practice you will no longer have to struggle with your walks!

You and your dog will learn:

  • Walk properly on leash
  • Walk beside you on leash with distractions
  • Manage pulling behaviours
  • Not to pick up objects on walks – leave it
  • Manage pulling behaviours while passing dogs on walks while on leash

Please bring proof of vaccinations to the first class

General information for training courses

Course LengthCourses are 1 hour in length once a week for 6 or 4 weeks unless otherwise stated
BringYour dog (just a reminder!)
A copy of the most recent vaccination certificate (for the first class or upon registration)
Treats 
A 6 foot leash (extendable leashes are not permitted in any of the courses)
Toy - for Agility Courses
WearComfortable clothing and shoes
WhoAll are welcome. Young children are welcome to participate in the training courses but for safety must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
Course SizeAll courses are limited to 10 dogs. So book early!

All your training needs such as treats, leads, collars, clickers and toys are available in our Dog Shop.

* Full payment is required at time of booking. Refunds will not be issued once you have attended the first class.

** Cancellations will be subject to a $15 administration fee.

*** Make up classes are available for a fee of $10 and will be scheduled at the discretion of Doggie Central.

Payment for make up classes must be received prior to the start of the class.

Please note that online registration is not available at this time. Please call one of our locations to register for any of our obedience or dog sport classes.