Come, Sit, Stay, Learn 

Training Philosophy

Providing education for people to effectively communicate with and to understand their dogs, through the integration of science and humanity.

At Teamwork K-9 Training we believe in Positive reinforcement, operant conditioning and force free type training. We use science to teach and train our furry and feathered loved ones. These are a hands-off approach to training which encourages dogs to think for themselves and to earn rewards through offering desired behaviour. Training with these methods result in a more confident and happy dog and also helps them to become more intelligent through problem solving.

 

These methods help people and their dogs or other types of pets, to work and learn together and creates a strong and trusting bond between them, leading to happy ‘forever’ homes. Our training program encourages the whole family to get involved and creates a valuable learning experience for the dog and their owners. ‘Real life rewards’ help to keep things fun for everyone.

 

Class Information for all sessions

 

- Our class sizes are small to make sure all participants get optimum instruction. Maximum 6 dogs

 

- Each class is one hour  in length.  45 mins of hands on, 15 mins for discussion and questions.

 

- First class in all sessions, please leave you dog in its crate in the car or training area for the first half of the class.

 

- Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the beginning of each class

 

 - Leash your dog from your vehicle into the pasture or training room, and keep your dog on a leash.

 

 - Leashes: 6 foot cotton or 6 foot leather (No retractable leashes or chain leashes allowed.)

 

 - Collars: Flat collars, martingale collars, head halters, or body harnesses are suggested.   (No prong collars are allowed.)

 

- Instructors will help you decide if different leashes and collars might work best for you and your dog.

 

 - Running shoes or light hiking boots with traction are advised for the classes as you will be moving most of the time.

 

- Training tools such as clickers, targets, bait pouches etc. are always recommended and available for purchase.

 

Written outlines are given at the beginning of each obedience class and an individual profile of your dog will be provided at the end of the obedience class.

 

 - Additional classes can be scheduled as needed

 

Vaccinations: All dogs must have  up-to-date vaccinations, a titre test or note.

Payment:• Payment must be made before the start of each class or class session.

• Payment options: Cash, Visa, MC, Cheque. 

 

Our Classes and programs

                     For all our second chance dogs.  All Humane Society  adopted, other rescue or breeder rehome dogs                      get 15% off! your first set of classes  Bring your adoption papers from the organization and pay 15 % less. 

 

 

Watch for our upcoming mini workshops on canine topics including: housetraining, crate training, separation anxiety, loose leash walking, and many more.

 

For information on session dates and to sign up for any of our classes,                                                                          please email us at carole@dogtrainingkingston.ca  or call     613 532-7335.

 

 

Puppies 1st steps:  9 to 16 weeks of age, $130.00  — 6 week  session,  1 hour.   Max 6 dogs

 You & puppy will learn the importance of socialization. begin basic positive handling & leadership skills.  Our Puppy class is full of learning and fun! We will show you how to build a healthy relationship with your puppy and how to prevent common behaviour problems, promoting a well-adjusted K9 in the community & the family home. In this class we will cover: basic puppy education, ( sit, down, wait, focus & come) puppy husbandry practices, appropriate socialization, leash manners, and ways to prevent common puppy-hood behaviours such as chewing, jumping, barking & digging. Classes are structured to keep your puppies focused and having fun. During class the puppies will get a chance to play with one another, but they will also learn about self-control and recall around other dogs. Each week you will receive homework so the learning can continue at home.

 

 

Life Skills for Puppies 1:   4 to 8 months  of age, $130.00  — 6 week  session

The purpose of Puppy Level One class is to give owners the tools to create a foundation that will begin to mold your puppy into a fine outstanding citizen that you will love for life. This includes sit for greeting,  down, stand, walking on loose leash, stay, dog/dog socialization, jumping, chewing, barking, crating, house training, voice cues, hand signals, leave it, watch me, recall, and more.

 

 

 

Mind your manners, teen puppy:  8 to 12 months of age,  $130.00  - 6 week session                                           

A continuation of learning, This is one of the most difficult ages with dogs. They are teenagers!  With teenage dog brains and it may seem like they've forgotten everything you taught them. They haven’t.  but now is the time to continue on and be consistent.  Keep going over what has been learned and throw in some new fun exciting games. 

 

 

 

Life skills for Dogs: over 1 year of age.  $130.00   —   6 week session    

For those who missed out on Puppy  class OR didn't but want to keep working and training with their dog. This class will teach and guide owners to control their adult dogs through basic positive training. You will learn how to teach your dog to sit for greeting, down, stand, stay, recall, loose leash walking, jumping, voice cues, hand signals, watch me, Leave It and more.

 

 

 

CLICKERS OR MARKERS CAN AND MAY BE ADDED TO ANY AND ALL CLASSES

 

Click tricks 

  - Open to all dogs over 4 months of age. $135.00, 6 weeks session,  Clicker is included.

Want loads of fun, this class is for you! Its designed to challenge your dog’s brain, while learning great new tricks, playing games and having fun. We will teach you how to shape behaviour using a clicker, and show you the endless possibilities that open up for you and your dog! This course is fantastic option for any dog. 

 

Behaviour Consultations: 

  In your home session.  $450.00 Includes HST. 5 hours of consulting time.  Includes a  personalized training plan.

 

Private lessons:  Private training session at our locations is  $70. Includes HST.  per hour

 

Let’s  add titles and have fun:

Show Handling:  open to all dogs, $15.00 per class, Drop in.  Thinking of showing your dog?  It’s fun.  In this class we all join in and we all help each other to better handle our dogs. 

 

 

Do you have a reactive dog or puppy? 

 

 

Reactive Puppy:  Semi private program for puppys under the age of 6 months 

 

 

Reactive Dog semi private Programs:  $300.00  Includes HST  - 5 week session, 2 dog max per class.  Dogs must be older than 6 months for these classes

The program is designed to start the foundation work needed to begin rehabilitating your dog’s behaviours while giving you and your dog the skills needed to keep calm and controlled in the presence of other dogs, people, animals or whatever and to stop avoiding these things 
Many people with reactive dogs make great progress in an initial reactive class but then lack the environment and opportunities to continue that good work.  Our tiered approach allows people to progress to the next levels where the focus is gaining confidence and comfort in the presence of other dogs through various skills and exercises.   The program allows people to participate in activities that involve other dogs and more day to day routines in the real world.

 

 

Leash Lungers Anonymous...for dog reactive dogs $300.00  Includes HST  - 5 week session, 2 dog max per class.  Dogs must be older than 6 months for these classes
Is walking your dog a stressful event filled with avoiding other dogs? Does your dog bark, lunge, growl and snarl when walking on leash around other dogs? In Leash Lungers Anonymous class, we help you understand your dog's behaviour, and teach you and your dog the tools needed to reduce the outbursts or eliminate them entirely. Leash Lungers Anonymous class environment is designed to set you and your dog up for success.