All group classes are small (4-6 dogs) with emphasis on the individual dog/handler teams. Attention is paid to each individual starting from the time of registration where each dog is assessed prior to entry into class. Bronze, Silver and Gold training courses have been expertly designed to provide successful and logical progressions in a solid training foundation of learning and fun. Emphasis is on the canine/human bond and relationship building through motivational exercises and training games. Clicker training is a highly successful method of reward –based training that not only trains dogs, but teaches them to think and problem solve, developing wonderful confidence and a love of learning. Bronze Silver and Gold courses develop canine manners; build great thinking skills and incredible dog sport foundation building to bring out the best in your canine companion! Help and advice available throughout the week via email and phone support!
Assessment and Consultation
$75 (plus HST)
Bronze (8 weeks)
One hour per week (first week is orientation for handler only – no dog first class)
$245.00 plus HST.
Start your relationship building and bonding with the Bronze level course. Focus, attention and fun is the mainstay of this training foundation! Learn how to build great behaviors and skills without correction or punishment. Exercises and skill include: Recalls, walking on leash, sits with focus and reliability, waiting at doors, self control (no food stealing!), proper greeting behaviors (no jumping up), calm and settle (developing the ‘off-switch’), remains (stay in place). Lots of Q&A time/problem solving for issues like nipping/biting, housebreaking, jumping up etc…
*Track and record your goals, training exercises and fun with the ‘Paw Tracks Training Journal’ available for $25.00.
Set terrific your terrific training goals now and save! Purchase Bronze and Silver courses together at a discounted price: $425.00 (plus HST)
*Please note that new students to Cassandra’s Canines and to the Bronze level must be first evaluated by Cassandra. Call or email to book your ASSESSMENT after registering.
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm (puppies)
July 11, 18,25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Thursdays 6:30-7:30 N/A
Silver (6 weeks)
One hour per week
$210.00 Plus HST.
Building on the obedience basics with the addition of hand signals and distance work, this course looks at really developing the handler/dog team. Focus is intensified with more distraction work and focus. Dogs work on ‘holding’ items for an intro to retrieving. Silver challenges the dogs physically and mentally while building and polishing skills like formal recalls, finishes and hand signals. Games include relationship building tug games, targeting (nose and paw) and entertaining tricks and skills like spins and leg weaves.
July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9
Gold – 6 weeks, one hour per week
Gold level training makes for a fabulous canine partner and family member. The Gold level is your step into the fun world of dog sports! Canine Musical Freestyle, RallyFrEe, Rally-O, Treibball and Agility… can’t decide which hobby sport is for your dog? Each sport builds confidence, skills and channels your dog’s energy in there own special way. Dogs are happy to have a ‘job’ and it is thrilling to see them realize their potential. Discover how much each sport has to offer and in which one your dog can be a ‘star’ – for fun, in your own backyard/living room or in the competition ring! Try these fun dog sports and activities:
Summer Fun Level 1 Tricks
Thursdays 7:45-8:45pm 4 weeks – July 12, 19, 26 Aug 2/18
Tricks to be determined.
Canine Good Neighbor Prep
4 week prep course for CKC Canine Good Neighbor evaluation. https://www.ckc.ca/en/Raising-My-Dog/Responsible-Ownership/Canine-Good-Neighbour-Program
July 11, 18, 25 Aug 1
Treibball 6 Weeks
Fun sport for all ages and breeds to help keep body fit and mind sharp! Learn to work as a team 'herding' and 'gathering' exercise balls. Great for developing distance skills and control. Many different exercises and games to challenge.
Fridays May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
5:00-6:00 pm Level 1
6:15-7:15 pm Level 2
*Students currently enrolled in another course received a 10% discount.
‘Tricks and Treats’ (6 weeks)
Special class devoted to developing and training tricks for Novice AKC trick dog titles and Do More With Your Dog! trick titles. Evaluation for titling available at end of course.
Friday 10:00am -11:am
Feb 23, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6
March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
*Discount code applies for those currently enrolled in other courses.
Rally-FrEe (6 weeks)
Special combination dog sport. Mix of Rally skills with creativity of freestyle. Great way to get your dancing feet wet in freestyle and put some zing in your Rally!
6 weeks – $160.00 plus HST
Mondays 4:00pm – 5:00pm -Ongoing.
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Ongoing
Mondays 7:15 – 8:15 – Ongoing
Novice 1 and 2 Mixed:
Nov 22, 29, Dec 6, 13,Jan 3, 10
Canine Musical Freestyle (6 weeks)
One hour per week
$160.00 plus HST
Music, movement, obedience skills and tricks are all part of what makes Canine Musical Freestyle special, as is the unique bond and performance that each dancing team hold. Dancing with your dog is about learning in a special way with your dog. The fabulous skills displayed in this sport are not only sure to entertain but are a very big plus in other dog sports. Dancing dogs are fit and have superb response to both verbal and physical cues. Attention, body and spatial awareness and beautiful heelwork are large components in the foundation of this sport. For sheer fun or serious leg-kicking, this is an activity that is addictive for both dog and handler!
Novice Mixed Class (+ Rally FrEe)
Tuesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am
July 24, 31,Aug 7, 14, 21, 28
Intermediate Mixed (+RallyFrEe)
Mondays 7:15– 8:15 pm
*Drop-in classes – Please email Cassandra
Mind & BoDy!
2 half hour classes of FitPAWS conditioning for the body and Brain Games for the Brain! 1 x 15 minute break between classes.
Exercise your dog’s mind with puzzles and tricks! Entertain family and friends and impress with amazing tricks like ’Get the mail’, ‘Say your prayers’ ’Tidy your toys’, ‘Play dead’ and ’Turn on/off light switches’. Teach your dog concepts and actions like ‘In’, ‘Shut’ and ’Pull’ and how to play basketball!
AND Core/Strength Conditioning – Using FitPAWS Canine Conditioning Equipment
Core strength, flexiblity,spatial awareness, work hind and fore limbs. Conditioning that is super for the companion or sports dog, young or old!
DROP-IN BASIS * Please contact Cassandra for appropriate class placement for your dog.
Level 1 10:00 am -11:15 am
Level 2 11:45 am -1:00pm
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