Obedience Classes

Each session will cater to the unique needs of the participants and their dogs. Exercises are built to allow you to work at your own pace.

Please send us an email to register for one of our classes!

Class Requirements

Classes are 60 minutes long and sessions run once per week for six weeks.
Proof of parvo/distemper and rabies vaccines required.
Classes limited to six dogs per session.

Rates

Six-week session: $125.00 + gst
15% Discount for Animal Instincts & Manitoba Underdogs Rescue Alumni

Pavia-1Puppy Manners

This class focuses on helping to raise a well-mannered, balanced dog. You will learn fundamental obedience skills through games and interactive exercises, with a focus on techniques to help prevent puppy nipping, chewing and jumping.

Puppy Manners is about building a stronger bond with your pup, and practicing daily skills with other dogs and people in new environments.

cricket-6Basic Obedience

This class focuses on basic obedience skills for dogs eight months and up. We cover the basic fundamentals such as sit, stay, down, recall, and much more!

Our focus is helping you to connect with your dog by creating a lasting bond. By the end of this class, you’ll have a strong understanding of your dog’s body language as well as know how to exercise your dog both mentally and physically!

cricket-6Novice Obedience

To participate in this class, you must have completed a Basic Obedience. In this class, we expand upon the behaviors and tricks we learned in previous classes, while starting to really work on our off leash skills and impulse control. We also work on creating a strong heel around a lot of different distractions.

cricket-6Novice Obedience Level Two

To participate in this class you must have completed Novice Obedience Level One or an equivalent. Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and have a good focus on their owner. We will be working on and off leash, working on distance stays/stops/sits/downs, heeling on and off leash, leaving various distractions and incorporating some Rally Obedience.

cricket-6Agility Starter

To participate in this class, you must have completed a Novice Obedience class. In this class, we expand upon the behaviors and tricks we learned in Novice Obedience, while applying it to the basics of agility. Depending on the class, we may also go into some beginner Rally Obedience.

cricket-6Agility Level Two

To participate in this class you must have completed Agility Level One or an equivalent. In this class we will start to experiment with new equipment and expand upon the difficulties of our combinations that we learned in Level One. A solid sit, stay and recall are necessary.

cricket-6Tricks

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your dog then Tricks class is for you! We work on different tricks such as roll over, fancy feet, spin, twist, peak (walking on feet) and more. We also decide as a group what big trick you want to learn throughout the 6 weeks. Basic Obedience is necessary, your dog must have a solid sit, down and stay to participate in this class.

Winter Schedule

*Skips Easter weekend.
All classes will be held at the Wooftopia Dog Training & Recreation Centre, 25 Otter Street, Winnipeg, MB. Each class is one hour a week for 6 weeks. Payment can be made by debit, credit, or cash.

Puppy Manners
Sunday February 26 – April 2, 1130am-1230am (FULL) or 1pm-2pm (FULL)

Basic Obedience
Sunday February 26 – April 2, 230pm-330pm (FULL)
Monday February 27 – April 3, 630pm-730pm (FULL) or 730pm-830pm (FULL)

Novice Obedience Level One
Sunday February 26 – April 2, 4pm-5pm (FULL)

Novice Obedience Level Two
Tuesday February 28 – April 4, 7pm-8pm (1 spot left)

Agility Level One
Wednesday March 1 – April 5, 630pm-730pm (FULL)

Agility Level Two
Wednesday March 1 – April 5, 730pm-830pm (4 spots left)

Tricks
Thursday March 2 – April 6, 7pm-8pm (2 spots left)

Spring Schedule

*Skips May Long weekend.
All classes will be held at the Wooftopia Dog Training & Recreation Centre, 25 Otter Street, Winnipeg, MB. Each class is one hour a week for 6 weeks. Payment can be made by debit, credit, or cash.

Puppy Manners
Sunday April 23 – June 4, 1130am-1230pm (8 spots left)
Monday April 24 – June 5, 630pm-730pm (8 spots left)

Basic Obedience
Sunday April 23 – June 4, 1245pm-145pm (6 spots left) or 2pm-3pm (8 spots left)
Monday April 24 – June 5, 730pm-830pm (6 spots left)

Novice Obedience Level One
Sunday April 23 – June 4, 315pm-415pm (3 spots left)
Tuesday April 25 – May 30, 630pm-730pm (6 spots left)

Novice Obedience Level Two
Tuesday April 25 – May 30, 730pm-830pm (5 spots left)

Agility Level One
Wednesday April 26 – May 31, 630pm-730pm (6 spots left)

Agility Level Two
Wednesday April 26 – May 31, 730pm-830pm (6 spots left)

Tricks
Thursday April 27 – June 1, 7pm-8pm (6 spots left)

Reactive Rover
Sunday April 23 – May 28, 430pm-530pm (5 weeks) (FULL)

What to bring:

  • Very high value, soft treats – make sure to cut these into small pea-sized pieces as they will be getting a lot of them!
  • If your dog is less treat motivated and more toy motivated bring one or two of your dog’s favorite toys (nothing that squeaks please)
  • A front buckle collar, martingale collar, or harness
  • 6′ Leash – your dog will remain on leash for the entire class
  • Mat – A bath mat with rubber backing works best as it is easily transportable. I got mine at Dollarama.
  • Clicker – please click on my blog on clicker training here to learn more.
  • Training notebook (optional) – to note details about each training session you have with your dog and track your progress

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