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: January 5th, 2019 (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 Date: February 2nd, 2019 (Saturdays,  2:30pm to 4:30pm)

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Instant recall Part II

Instant Recall Part 2 will build on the games and skills you learned in the first Intensive. In this next intensive, we will incorporate more distractions of various kinds (people, other dogs, food, toys, etc). In addition to lots of classroom games and real life practice, we will continue to explore what the key elements are for a truly reliable recall. By the end of this intensive, we will have covered levels 3 through 6 in the Levels behaviour matrix for the Recall behaviour.

This intensive will be eight weeks at one hour each.

*Dogs will be practising in close proximity to each other, and often will be off-leash. If you are uncertain if your dog is ready for this next level of responsibility, please ask the instructor.

Pre-requisite:  Completion of Instant Recall Part 1 as well as Level 2 in the Levels Behaviour matrix.

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

Start Date: November 11th 2018, (Sundays, 9:00am to 10:00 am)


 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 Monday 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: November 13th, 2018 (Tuesdays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm)

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Down Stay

Does your dog struggle with his down stay? Does he have difficulty taking a deep breath, and just relaxing? Join Laura for 8 one-hour sessions to work on your dog’s down stay. Your dog will learn to relax in the presence of multiple distractions, including other dogs, moving balls, toys and more! On the eighth week we will be celebrating our success and having a potluck while your dog does a down stay. 

Pre-requisite:  Currently enrolled in Levels

Fee:  $150

Dates: October 22nd, to December 10th, 2018 (Mondays 7:00pm to 8:00pm)

FULL! Please come back soon to see when our next down stay intensive will run!

 

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Tunnels and Jumps

Do you want to learn a fun game that will challenge your dog and improve your relationship? Tunnels and jumps is a sport that strengthens your handling and communication with your dog. You will learn to navigate a course with tunnels, jumps, mats and cones and will improve your distance work and engagement, all while having fun with your dog! Join Lucy for 8 weeks of fun and learning! 

Pre-requisite:  Currently Enrolled in a Levels Program and passed Level 2

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

Start Date: January 6th, 2019 (Sundays, 9:00am to 10:00am)

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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.