Class Registration

Unit 2 - Instructional Techniques

3 x 4hr classroom sessions, plus 14 hrs assisting, and teaching under supervision.    Class dates are :     Sunday Dec 17th , 1-5pm;  Saturday Jan 13th 6 - 10pm, and Sunday, Jan 14th, 6 - 10pm.

Price: C$565.00

Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

Puppy K

Start Time:   6:30pm

Price: C$141.25

Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Puppy K

Start Time: 9:30am

Price: C$141.25

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Intermediate

Time: 4:15PM

Price: C$141.25

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Agility Fundamentals

Time: 3:00PM

Price: C$141.25

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

Agility Fundamentals

Time: 2:30PM

Price: C$141.25

Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Agility Fundamentals

Time: 3:45PM

Price: C$141.25

Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Puppy K

Start Time: 9:30am

Price: C$141.25

Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Novice

Start:   1:00pm

Price: C$141.25

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Therapy

Start Time: 8:30PM

Price: C$141.25

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 4

Beginner Obedience

Start:   7:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Beginner Obedience

Start:   7:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Beginner Obedience

Start:   12:00pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Adv 1

Start:  8:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

SDD 1

Time: 6:30pm

 

Price: C$141.25

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

SDD 2

Time: 7:30pm

* For graduates of SDD 1

Price: C$141.25

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

Rally O Fun Match

Two courses, one Novice and one Advanced (CKC) level.  The courses will be set for you, there will be a judge, and a timer.   Each competitor has a maximum of 5 minutes to tackle the course, enjoy their ring time.

Fee:  $10.00/run

 

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 23

Beginner Obedience

Start:   10:30am

Price: C$169.50

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Adv 1

Start:  11:45am

Price: C$169.50

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Impulse Control

Naughty dog behaviours such as bolting out doors, leash pulling, chasing animals, jumping up on furniture, counter surfing, attention barking, nipping, jumping up, herding children or other pets, taking food roughly, grabbing or stealing toys, broken start lines or stays, off course obstacles, sniffing, and marking in the ring….are some of the most common pet dog, and sport dog problems, reported to dog trainers. These behaviours are incredibly frustrating, and have the potential for serious consequences to their owner, or the dog themselves.

Naughty dog behaviours are most often genetically programmed – herding dogs herd and nip – or simply a product of being a dog that needs to fulfill basic needs – eat, chew, play. This workshop will help you understand what drives your dog, and how to use what drives him to bring him under control.

Through the power of PERMISSION we will help you teach your dog how to be a model citizen in your home, or a rock solid superstar in the sports ring. You will be presented with the foundation game of “It’s Yer Choice” (a training method developed by Susan Garrett of Say Yes Dog Training) and be shown how to grow that game and take it into real life scenarios and the training ring.

This workshop will provide an excellent head start on the next two workshops in this series: “Crate Games” & “Winter Agility Handling Indoors”.

** IMPORTANT: This group workshop is not appropriate for dog who resource guard (freeze, growl, snap or bite). This training can be discussed during a private behavioural consultation with a qualified Best Friends trainer.

Course Requirements:

Pens and notepad (handouts will not be provided)
Appropriately secure dog crate - no exceptions!
Comfortable chair
Variety of dog treats (low value, high value, and super high value)
6’ Dog Leash and Flat Buckle Collar
**Please wear comfortable clothes and running type shoes

Class Size: 8 working spots, 8 audit spots

Prerequisites for working spot: 2 x DHPP, 12+ weeks of age, people/dog friendly dog

Prerequisites for auditors: None

Format: 1 evening, 2 - 2.5 hours in length

Price:   Working spot, $30 FULL;  Auditor, $15

Price: C$15.00

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Beginner Obedience

Start:   10:30am

Price: C$169.50

Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Beginner Obedience

Start:   11:30am

Price: C$169.50

Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

Reliable Recalls

Does your dog come to you when you call him? What if another playful dog, or a fluffy squirrel, was running nearby? Does he dance just out of reach when it is time to head home from the dog park? Does he sheepishly walk towards you, or does he come running at a full sprint when called? If your dog’s recall is anything other than fast and reliable – 100% of the time - than this workshop is for you! You will be taken through exercises that will help you learn how to best motivate your dog during training, and how to help your dog overcome difficult distractions. During the workshop you will work with your dog as you learn the foundation and recall training exercises that will be the key to building a fast reliable recall.

Class Size: 8 working spots, 12 audit spots

Prerequisites for working spot: 2 x DHPP, 12+ weeks of age, people/dog friendly dog

Prerequisites for auditors: None

Format: 1 evening, 2 - 2.5 hours in length

Price:   Working spot, $30 ;  Auditor, $15

You will be required to bring a crate, and to crate your dog when it is not involved in an exercise.   If you are unable or unwilling to do so, please sign up as an auditor instead!

Price: C$30.00

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

Crate Games for Dog Sports (Pet Dogs too!)

Teaching your dog “Crate Games” – a training tool developed by Canadian and International Agility Champion, Susan Garrett - is not about teaching your dog to like being in their crate (that is great side effect though). It is a great training game that can be used to train many behaviours across many dog sports – the list is as endless as your imagination.

Crate Games is all about teaching your dog specific performance expectations away from the training and competition ring. Training away from the ring allows the dog the opportunity to not only learn in a very controlled environment - when we control the environment, we can increase or decrease distraction level, which will also allow us to control when our dog can be successful and earn a reward; or fail, but learn from that failure in a manner that will increase understanding and actually build drive.

While Crate Games was originally developed for dogs in agility, it doesn’t end there. The foundations of Crate Games are universal and apply to all dogs in all dog sports, or even pet dogs in home environments. How we grow the games – and even create our own new games – helps our dogs not only understand performance criteria in their favourite sports, but also build joy and excitement for the game – and their handler!

This workshop is for dogs that are not familiar, or somewhat familiar with Crate Games. Please note, dogs will advance through the stages of Crate Games at different rates. While all dogs may not be ready to participate in all exercises presented, all dogs will receive equal working time.

It is recommended – but not required - that owners attend the first workshop in this series “Impulse Control”. It will also provide an excellent head start on the next workshop in the series “Winter Agility Handling Indoors.

IMPORTANT: If your dog is afraid of their crate, then please bring a bath mat or dog bed that will fit easily inside the dog crate you wish to use for crate games.

Course Requirements:

Pens and notepad (handouts will not be provided)

Dog crate – appropriately sized hard plastic or wire crate (no soft crates)!
If required – bath mat of dog bed
Comfortable chair
Variety of dog treats (low value, high value, and super high value)
High value and low value tug toys
6’ Dog leash and flat buckle collar
**Please wear comfortable clothes and running type shoes

Size: 8 working spots, 8 audit spots

Prerequisites for working spot: 2 x DHPP, 12+ weeks of age, people/dog friendly dog

Prerequisites for auditors: None

Format: 1 evening, 2 - 2.5 hours in length

Price:   Working spot, $30 ;  Auditor, $15

Price: C$30.00

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

Beginner Obedience

Start:   6:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Obedience Fun Match

Routine:  $8.00  ($10 at the door)

Stays:        $2.00

Classes:  Pre-Novice, Novice, Novice Intermediate, Open H, Open 18 (new class), Utility

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, February 2, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 23

Winter Agility Handling

Winter is here, and the agility equipment is away until Spring. That is no excuse to put your dogs agility training on hold! This workshop will be all about advancing you and your dogs handling skills from the comfort of your home, and only using “equipment” you already have, or that can be made with items from the dollar store!

This workshop will focus heavily on handling skills for agility (beginner through masters level skills) but also skills for mastering tricky tunnel entrances and exits, proofing verbal cues, improving listening skills for obstacle discrimination, start line performance, table and stopped contact performance, and proofing all those agility skills through high level distractions. All this will be done with absolutely no official agility equipment.

This workshop is most appropriate for dogs over the age of 12 months, however, some exercises can be modified to accommodate the physical limitations of younger dogs and puppies. Owners should be aware that younger dogs and puppies may not be able to participate in every exercise presented during the workshop.

It is very highly recommended – but not required – that owners attend the first two workshops in this series “Impulse Control” and “Crate Games”. The skills presented in these two workshops will be used and referenced during this workshop.

Course Requirements:

Pens and notepad (handouts will not be provided)
Appropriately secure dog crate - no exceptions!
Variety of dog treats (low value, high value, and super high value)
High value and low value tug toys
6’ Dog leash and flat buckle collar
**Please wear comfortable clothes and running type shoeWinter Agility Handling

Size: 8 working spots, 8 audit spots

Prerequisites for working spot: 3 x DHPP + rabies, 6+ months of age, people/dog friendly dog

Prerequisites for auditors: None

Format: 1 evening, 2 - 2.5 hours in length

Price:   Working spot, $30 ;  Auditor, $15

Price: C$15.00

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Beginner Obedience

Start:   7:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

Puppy K

Start Time:   6:30pm

Price: C$141.25

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Puppy K

Start Time: 9:30am

Price: C$141.25

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Beginner Obedience

Start:   6:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Reliable Recalls

Does your dog come to you when you call him? What if another playful dog, or a fluffy squirrel, was running nearby? Does he dance just out of reach when it is time to head home from the dog park? Does he sheepishly walk towards you, or does he come running at a full sprint when called? If your dog’s recall is anything other than fast and reliable – 100% of the time - than this workshop is for you! You will be taken through exercises that will help you learn how to best motivate your dog during training, and how to help your dog overcome difficult distractions. During the workshop you will work with your dog as you learn the foundation and recall training exercises that will be the key to building a fast reliable recall.

Class Size: 8 working spots, 12 audit spots

Prerequisites for working spot: 2 x DHPP, 12+ weeks of age, people/dog friendly dog

Prerequisites for auditors: None

Format: 1 evening, 2 - 2.5 hours in length

Price:   Working spot, $30 ;  Auditor, $15

You will be required to bring a crate, and to crate your dog when it is not involved in an exercise.   If you are unable or unwilling to do so, please sign up as an auditor instead!

Price: C$30.00

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Obedience Fun Match

Routine:  $8.00  ($10 at the door)

Stays:        $2.00

Classes:  Pre-Novice, Novice, Novice Intermediate, Open H, Open 18 (new class), Utility

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 34

Beginner Obedience

Start:   7:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Beginner Obedience

Start:   7:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Rally O Fun Match

Two courses, one Novice and one Advanced (CARO) level.  The courses will be set for you, there will be a judge, and a timer.   Each competitor has a maximum of 5 minutes to tackle the course, enjoy their ring time.

Fee:  $10.00/run

 

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 29

Beginner Obedience

Start:   10:30am

Price: C$169.50

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Reliable Recalls

Does your dog come to you when you call him? What if another playful dog, or a fluffy squirrel, was running nearby? Does he dance just out of reach when it is time to head home from the dog park? Does he sheepishly walk towards you, or does he come running at a full sprint when called? If your dog’s recall is anything other than fast and reliable – 100% of the time - than this workshop is for you! You will be taken through exercises that will help you learn how to best motivate your dog during training, and how to help your dog overcome difficult distractions. During the workshop you will work with your dog as you learn the foundation and recall training exercises that will be the key to building a fast reliable recall.

Class Size: 8 working spots, 12 audit spots

Prerequisites for working spot: 2 x DHPP, 12+ weeks of age, people/dog friendly dog

Prerequisites for auditors: None

Format: 1 evening, 2 - 2.5 hours in length

Price:   Working spot, $30 ;  Auditor, $15

You will be required to bring a crate, and to crate your dog when it is not involved in an exercise.   If you are unable or unwilling to do so, please sign up as an auditor instead!

Price: C$30.00

Date: Friday, March 23, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Obedience Fun Match

Routine:  $8.00  ($10 at the door)

Stays:        $2.00

Classes:  Pre-Novice, Novice, Novice Intermediate, Open H, Open 18 (new class), Utility

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, April 6, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 34

Reliable Recalls

Does your dog come to you when you call him? What if another playful dog, or a fluffy squirrel, was running nearby? Does he dance just out of reach when it is time to head home from the dog park? Does he sheepishly walk towards you, or does he come running at a full sprint when called? If your dog’s recall is anything other than fast and reliable – 100% of the time - than this workshop is for you! You will be taken through exercises that will help you learn how to best motivate your dog during training, and how to help your dog overcome difficult distractions. During the workshop you will work with your dog as you learn the foundation and recall training exercises that will be the key to building a fast reliable recall.

Class Size: 8 working spots, 12 audit spots

Prerequisites for working spot: 2 x DHPP, 12+ weeks of age, people/dog friendly dog

Prerequisites for auditors: None

Format: 1 evening, 2 - 2.5 hours in length

Price:   Working spot, $30 ;  Auditor, $15

Price: C$15.00

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Obedience Fun Match

Routine:  $8.00  ($10 at the door)

Stays:        $2.00

Classes:  Pre-Novice, Novice, Novice Intermediate, Open H, Open 18 (new class), Utility

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 36

Rally O Fun Match

Two courses, one Novice and one Advanced (CKC) level.  The courses will be set for you, there will be a judge, and a timer.   Each competitor has a maximum of 5 minutes to tackle the course, enjoy their ring time.

Fee:  $10.00/run

 

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 28

Rally O Fun Match

Two courses, one Novice and one Advanced (CARO) level.  The courses will be set for you, there will be a judge, and a timer.   Each competitor has a maximum of 5 minutes to tackle the course, enjoy their ring time.

Fee:  $10.00/run

 

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, June 8, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 29