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During this time class sizes are limited to 6 students

K9 Citizen Dog Training

Training designed to make your dog the best version of themselves

by building a better bond with you.

Upcoming Classes

November 29th

K9 Etiquette Level 1

November 8th

Full K9 Etiquette Level 1

Beginners Rally Obedience

Advanced Rally Obedience 

Intro to Rally & Competition Obedience

Intro to Rally & Cometition Obedience

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The most fun and essential class you and your new dog will take. We focus on building upon your puppy’s confidence, through puppy enrichment and socializing exercises. We will introduce you to basic obedience and show you the ropes when it comes to grooming, basic handling and physical care of your new puppy

Recommended for Puppies 10-20 weeks old

6 Group Classes With Online Content

$195

 

Through basic obedience we strive to teach you how to strengthen your relationship while having fun teaching your furry companion important life skills. These skills will improve your dogs focus, impulse control and basic behaviour.

It is our goal to help you train your dog to become a model K9 citizen.

Recommended for Dogs 5 months and older

6 Group Classes With Online Content

$195

Online Distance Learning Available

After completing our beginners' class we are eager to help you improve upon the core skills you have learned. This class will challenge your dog by increasing distraction, duration and distance for each exercise.  

Upon completing this class it is our hope that you are able to call upon your dog to obey a command under the most challenging everyday circumstance.

 

Recommended for Dogs who have completed our K9 Etiquette Level I Class

6 Group Classes With Online Content

$195

 

Online Distance Learning Available

Rally is a terrific dog sport that will help to build a fun working relationship between you and your dog. With emphasis on an upbeat relationship between you and your dog, this class will serve as a foundation for other dog sports such as agility, competition obedience and scent work. Rally is obedience exercises performed in an obstacle sequence format. Dogs must have a solid Sit and Down command as well as a basic understanding of heel position.

Recommended for dogs 12 months and up.

6 Group Classes With Online Content

$195

 

Online Distance Learning Available

Newly adopted Dog? 

New Puppy? Our private training packages are a great way to start and to focus on a specific issue you would like help with.

Basic K9 Citizen Package

4 hours of  private lessons. We cover everything from recalls to nail trims

$299

Not Sure where to start?

We offer a 30min consult $50

October 25th

Full Puppy Prep

The most fun and essential class you and your new dog will take. We focus on building upon your puppy’s confidence, through puppy enrichment and socializing exercises. We will introduce you to basic obedience and show you the ropes when it comes to grooming, basic handling and physical care of your new puppy

Recommended for Puppies 10-20 weeks old

6 Group Classes

$195

 

Through basic obedience we strive to teach you how to strengthen your relationship while having fun teaching your furry companion important life skills. These skills will improve your dogs focus, impulse control and basic behaviour.

It is our goal to help you train your dog to become a model K9 citizen.

Recommended for Dogs 5 months and older

6 Group Classes With Online Content

$195

Online Distance Learning Available

Rally is a terrific dog sport with emphasis on an upbeat relationship between you and your dog. This class will serve as a foundation for other dog sports such as agility, competition obedience and scent work. Rally is obedience exercises performed in an obstacle sequence format. Dogs must have a solid Sit and Down command as well as a basic understanding of heel position.

Recommended for dogs 12 months and up.

6 Group Classes With Online Content

$195

 

Online Distance Learning Available

Newly adopted Dog? 

New Puppy? Our private training packages are a great way to start and to focus on a specific issue you would like help with.

Basic K9 Citizen Package

4 hours of  private lessons. We cover everything from recalls to nail trims

$299

Not Sure where to start?

We offer a 30min consult $50

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Ready, Set, Recall

4 weeks to a rock solid recall.

Class size is limited to 4 students.

All classes are taught outdoors in Saanich.

4 Group Classes

$120

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Loose Leash Walking

Are you ready to enjoy walking with your dog? In this 4 week class we will help you and your dog learn proper leash manners.

4 Group Classes

$120

In person & Online learning $195

Our in person classes include online content. Instructional videos are posted weekly. Students may post their own videos of working their dogs through the exercises and instructors will provide guidance and feedback to help improve the learning process.

  • Course is 6 weeks long

  • 6 in person group classes

  • 6 weeks access to online content

 

Distance learning $195

Is Not Available For All Classes

For students who are unable to attend classes in person we have distance learning available. Instructional videos are posted weekly. Students will post their own videos of working their dogs through the exercises and instructors will provide guidance and feedback to help improve the learning process. 1 in person private lesson is also included.
 

  • Course is 6 weeks long

  • 6 weeks online content

  • 3 30 minute video chats

  • 1 in person 30min private lesson

Meet The Trainers

Shannon Hellyer Gibson

    Training Biography

    • 25 years of dog handling experience

    • Member of Greater Victoria Dog Obedience Training Club since 2013

    • Member of Training Committee/Trainer for GVDOTC since 2017

    • Founding board member Capital Region Association of Dog Professionals 2017

    • CKC Canine Good Neighbor Evaluator

    • #2 Border Terrier in Canada for Rally Obedience 2017

    • #3 Border Terrier in Canada for Rally Obedience 2018 & 2019

    • AIOC competitive titles; 

      • Companion Dog

      • Rally Novice (2 dogs)

      • Rally Intermediate (2 dogs)

      • Rally Advance

      • 1st Place Team Challenge Novice Obedience 2019

    • CKC competitive titles;

      • Companion Dog

      • Rally Novice (2 dogs)

      • Rally Intermediate (2 dogs)

      • Rally Advance

      • Rally Excellent

    • SDDA Titles

      • Starter SP

    • Trick dog Titles; 

      • Novice Trick Dog

    • Training seminars;

      • Sylvia Bishop

      • Mathew Twitty (2)

      • Janice Gunn

      • Ward Falkner 

      • Christine Kisser

    • Training Classes; 

      • Competition Obedience 4 yrs,

      • Control/Competition Obedience

      • Building Bravery

      • Boot camp

      • GSD specialty/bravery class

      • Off leash social class

      • Scent work Training

      • Open Level Obedience class

      • Various courses Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, Leerburg Online University

    Tracy Di Tomasso

    Training Biography

    Tracy prides herself on providing dog owners with professional, reliable and well informed pet services. Her experience ranges from dog boarding and dog walking to teaching obedience classes and providing private lessons for dogs and their owners. Always eager to build upon her knowledge she takes part in training seminars and volunteers her training services at a non profit obedience club in Saanich. Her belief is that because every dog is unique the training itself must be tailored to their specific learning needs. In her spare time she enjoys training and competing with her dogs in competition obedience.

    Training Accomplishments

    • 15 years of dog handling experience

    • Member of Greater Victoria Dog Obedience Training Club since 2016

    • Member of Training Committee/Trainer for GVDOTC since 2018

    • Training seminars;

      • Mathew Twitty

      • Keltie Lang (2)

      • Ward Falkner 

    • Training Classes; 

      • Competition Obedience

      • Puppy Class

      • Basic Obedience

      • Growl Class

      • Bravery Class

      • Dog Recall / Off Leash Training 

    • Teaching/Assisting Experience;

    • Naughty Dogge 6 month apprenticeship

      • Assistant Trainer to Monique Anstee:

      • Bravery Class

      • Off Leash Dog Social 

      • Dog Boot camp​​

    • Assistant Trainer to Haley Hais, The Chewed Slipper:

      • Basic Obedience

      • Growl Class

    • GVDOTC Assistant Trainer

      • Novice Competition Obedience

    • Instructor 

      • Basic Obedience

      • Puppy Class

      • Private Lessons

    (778) 977-0267

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