Dogs in the Park
Where Dogs and their People Build Better Relationships!

Upcoming Intensives

Upcoming intensives

Interested in exploring a special aspect of dog training?  Improve your leash skills?  Finish Level Two?  How about trying a sport such as Tunnels and Jumps or Rally or Tracking?  Take an intensive!  These are classes composed of 8 hours of instruction.  Intensives are offered as a full 8 hour day, 4 two hour classes or 8 one hour classes, depending upon the intensive.  At the end of the intensive, you may be eligible to participate in an ongoing activity for a set period of time!

To register for an intensive, please use the form at the bottom of the page!

 Fergus is in a huge hurry to come when called because he has an Instant Recall!

Fergus is in a huge hurry to come when called because he has an Instant Recall!

Instant Recall

Join us for 4 two hour classes devoted to helping you to teach your dog to come when called, instantly and enthusiastically!  In dog training, coming when called is referred to as a recall.  Your success will depend on practicing what you learn in the classroom in a variety of places such as parks, on the trail or at home.  The exercises you learn are fun, practical and address a variety of different tactics for teaching your dog to come when called!

Pre-requisite:  Currently enrolled in a Levels Program

Fee:  $150 or one intensive as part of your Levels Extended or Ultimate Enrolment

Start Date April 14, 2018(Saturdays, 2:30pm to 4:30pm)

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Loose Leashes

Walking with your dog should not be an exercise in frustration!  Join us for 4 two hour classes where you and your dog will begin to work together to walk on leash.  Leash walking skills are essential for getting to the car from the house, to the vet clinic and into the classroom and reflect the true connection that a dog and handler have with one another.  

Pre-requisite:  Currently enrolled in a Levels Program

Fee:  $150 or one intensive as part of your Levels Extended or Ultimate Enrolment

Start dat e May 26, 2018, (Saturdays,  2:30pm to 4:30pm)

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 Tunnels and Jumps

Learn off leash directional control in this 8 week intensive that teaches you the foundations to our agility based game!  Participants will teach their dogs to go to mat, jump over jumps, go through the tunnel and go around cones.  In the final week of the intensive, participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their dog's skills and qualify to participate in a weekly league as long as they continue to be enrolled in a Levels Program!

Pre-requisite:  Currently enrolled in a Levels Program AND have passed Level 2.

Fee:  $150 or one intensive as part of your Levels Extended or Ultimate Enrolment.

Start Date:  May 24, 2018, (Thursdays 6:00pm to 7pm)


 Lexi loves Rally!  

Lexi loves Rally!  

Novice Rally Obedience

Would you like to tighten up your dog's leash manners?  Novice Rally is a fun introduction to the sport of Rally Obedience.  You and your dog will learn to work together to navigate a course accurately on leash.  Signs are posted to tell you where to go next, and to give you challenges to keep the activity interesting and challenging for both you and your dog.  At the end of this intensive, you will have the opportunity to test into the Tuesday evening Rally league!

Pre-requisite:  Currently enrolled in a Levels Program AND Level Two!

Fee:  $150 or one intensive as part of your Levels Extended or Ultimate Enrolment

Start Date:  March 12, 2018 (Mondays, 5 to 6pm)

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Bane does a down stay on his mat at home1

One Hour down stay

How long does it take you to make dinner?  About an hour?  How about how long does it take to change the oil on the car?  About an hour?  Will your dog lie down and stay while you do these practical activities?  The one hour down stay is one of our most valuable skills for dogs!  We often refer to the one hour down stay as yoga for dogs so if you have a dog who appears to have ants in his pants, consider this intensive and learn how to teach your dog to lie down and stay, anywhere, anytime and when anything is going on!

Pre-requisite:  Currently enrolled in Levels, or in Good Dog with permission

Fee:  $150

Start Date:  March 5, 2017 (Mondays 7pam to 8pm)

 

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Tracking

Does your dog approach the world with their nose to the ground or up in the air sniffing the breeze? Learn how to harness your dog’s amazing scenting ability into fun and cooperative activities. This intensive will cover the basics of following a scent on the ground, search and rescue tracking as well as article searches.

Just as much learning happens watching other people track and for some activities only one dog can run at time. Participants should understand that, while their dog may only have a chance to practice 2-3 times each day, participants will still be learning. This means that dogs will be expected to spend a fair amount of time alone in their car. This is a 3 day intensive consisting of 3 hrs each day. The first day is a theory day without dogs, on Saturday May 19 from 1pm till 4pm.  Choose your intensive based on which program you are enrolled in.  Good Dogs will have access to the morning tracking session and Levels dogs will have access to the afternoon session.

Pre-requisite:  Currently Enrolled in a Levels Program or Good Dog Program

Fee:  $150 or one intensive as part of your Levels Extended or Ultimate Enrolment

Start Date:  May 19, 20 and 21 2018 (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, half days)

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Please Choose The Intensive You Wish to Sign Up for. *
You may only choose one intensive per submission. Please resubmit the form if you wish to enrol in more than one intensive.
How do you want to account for this Intensive? *
Choose the method of payment you wish to use for this intensive. You may only enrol in this intensive if you are currently enrolled in a Dogs in the Park program! Once we receive your request, we will send you an email to let you know we got it! All intensives are confirmed upon receipt of payment.