Obedience Classes and Private Training Packages

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Beginners K9 Etiquette

 

This class is the best place to start for dog owners who are looking to have a well balanced, behaved and happy dog. 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. 

  • Introduction to sits and downs

  • Loose leash walking

  • Recall

  • Leave it

  • On your bed

  • Basic dog husbandry 

It is our goal to help you train your dog to become a model K9 citizen. Recommended for Dogs / Puppies 5 months and older

6 Classes 

$180

Classes available in the West Shore and Saanich

Advanced K9 Etiquette

After completing our beginners' class we are eager to help you improve upon the basic skills you have already learned. We will be challenging you to raise the bar for the rest of the class. This class will challenge your current skills 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 Beginners K9 Etiquette Class

6 Classes 

$180

Classes available in the West Shore and Saanich

Beginner Rally Obedience

What is Rally Obedience?

Rally Obedience can be described as obedience exercises performed in an obstacle type sequence format, with the emphasis on an upbeat relationship between handler and dog. It is made up of many of the traditional obedience exercises, including heeling, sit, down, stand, and stay. It is less formal than regular obedience though. Rally is a terrific sport to use to build a working relationship between dog and handler that will serve as a foundation for everyday life skills, other human-dog team sports such as agility, competition obedience and scent work.

Recommended for dogs 6 months and up.

Dogs must have a solid understanding of Sit and Down commands. As well as a basic understanding of heel position.

 

8 Classes

$225

Wednesday's in Saanich

Private Training Packages

New Puppy? Newly adopted Dog? Or a specific issue you would like help with. Our private training packages are a great way to start out. 

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 30 min consult

$50

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

    • AIOC competitive titles; 

      • 1st Place Team Challenge Novice Obedience 2019

    • 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:

      • Puppy Class

      • 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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