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Training Classes

These classes are in Partnership with the Panorama Recreation Centre,

and are held in Brentwood  Bay beginning January 2022 through Feb 2022

Each block of classes lasts for six weeks. Next available dates are below.

Please click on the button below to register for the start date of your choice:

Provisional dates for the start of Spring/Summer classes are:

Six weeks: Thurs April 7th   and  Six weeks: Sunday April 10th

Six weeks: Thurs May 26th and  Six weeks: Sunday May 29

As at 23 December 2021, the current government rules regarding Covid which are in effect  do NOT affect dog training classes and therefore our classes will be going ahead as planned. Masks will be worn of course and social distancing practised.

Woofers offers Puppy 101  for new puppy owners (details below) which is a one-off private one to one session. I usually do this via zoom or another video application if that's easier for you.  I can come to you if you live close to Brentwood Bay.

 

I also offer Pup Essentials training classes (details below).  Some clients prefer group classes because of the socialisation aspect for their dog.  These are small classes with only 6 students in a class and they run for 6 weeks.  We have a nice large classroom which ensures everyone can practice social distancing.

 

However, for an extra fee Woofers’ Pup Essentials training class  can be taken as private lessons if you wish!  The advantage  of taking them privately is they can be taken with me at times which fit in with YOUR schedule.  This also means you  and your puppy/dog are my sole focus during our lessons.

PUP ESSENTIALS

PUPPY 101
 

Getting a new puppy and it’s the first time? You’re excited!

 Getting a puppy, but the last puppy you had was some years ago now?  You’re worrying!

 Be excited and don’t worry! I'm here to help!

 Clients usually have a lot of questions when they are about to bring a new pup home.

"what's the first thing we should do once we are home?"

"should we use a crate or xpen?"

"what if puppy cries in the night?"

"how do I start housetraining?"

"What about socialising puppy?"

"how soon do we start training?"

"how do we manage a puppy with the children"

 

I can help you with all of those and more besides!

 

I’m offering you a one off session with me  which will cover all those things you are going to need to think about before you get puppy home, and what you are going to have to deal with as soon as puppy arrives. 

 

PLUS you get email and phone support for 4 weeks after our  session.

COST:  $100

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Pup Essentials classes are for dogs starting from age 12 - 14 weeks and aimed at teaching your pup or older dog basic obedience cues which will help your dog to become a well behaved member of the family.

 

How we deal with our puppy in those first few months with us can be crucial to our pup’s future development.  Teaching your pup how to focus on you when asked, impulse control (wait,or stay) how to walk nicely on leash and various other basic behaviours will help your pup listen to you better and help to strengthen your relationship.  All of the classes in this course are aimed at creating a closer bond between you and your dog. 

 

If you adopt a dog from a rescue organisation, then it’s possible your new family member may not have had any previous training experience. These classes are suitable for older dogs with no previous training and can certainly help you and your rehomed or rescue dog with relationship building while they are settling into their  new home. 

If you have a young dog who is going through the "terrible teens" where they suddenly stop listening and forget any training they have previously had, then going back to basics can help you and your dog get back on track.  This class can help you do just that. 

 

At your first class you will receive a ring binder and at the end of each class you will receive a handout to place in it, detailing the exercise that week, along with a video link showing how to teach it. By the end of six weeks you will have your own training manual to refer to when you need it!

 

PLUS you get email and phone support for 4 weeks after the classes finish.

COST:  $190.00

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