Classes

KAOS Dogsports teaches a variety of classes throughout the year, but not all classes listed are held in every session. Sessions run for 7 weeks, and some classes are offered in a 4 week format

Pre-registration is required for all classes.

Classes taught are determined by our waiting lists. If you are interested in any of the classes below, please email the appropriate contact.

Classes are filled from waiting lists from other classes first. For example, if a student starts in Puppy Kindergarten or Level 1 Foundation, their name is kept for the next level and the classes are filled from there to start. Instructors recommend where students should go to next, including when they are ready to go on to another dogsport such as agility or flyball.

Below are the classes that will be offered this winter.

Obedience Classes – Contact: Colette (obedience@kaosdogsports.ca)

Canine Fun 101

Running Saturdays @ 10:30am, Oct 28th – Dec 16th (7 Weeks) (No class Nov 11th)

This class is an introduction to all that we do with our own dogs. The class is divided into working stations with foundation obedience being one of the stations every week. Other stations include how to play, learning to jump, rear end awareness, tunnels, barrels, targeting and some introductory skills used for flyball and disc. Most dogs and handlers benefit from having Foundation Level 1 first, but some can go into this class with prior training elsewhere or with an experienced handler.

PREREQUISITES: Level 1 Foundation Training (recommended)

COST: $120

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Level 1 Foundation Training

Running Mondays @ 7:00pm, Nov 6th – Dec 18th (7 Weeks)
Running Wednesdays @ 7:00pm, Nov 8th – Dec 20th (7 Weeks)

Open to all ages, all breeds. Building a strong foundation with your dog is like building a house. Without a strong foundation, the house would soon crumble, thus foundation training is important for the family pet, as well as the dog that will go into other dog sports such as flyball, agility, Rally-O and conformation. Basics are sit, down, stay, come when called and learning the heel position. This class is a pre-requisite for every other class that KAOS offers. This is the class that will start to create a bond between dog and handler that is more than just a collar and leash.

PREREQUISITES: none

COST: $120

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Level 1.5 Refining Techniques

Running Wednesdays @ 8:15pm, Nov 8th – Dec 20th (7 Weeks)

This class is for those dogs that need more work on the fundamentals of obedience before moving on to level 2. Designed with returning students in mind, the instructors will direct you through many exercises that you learned in level 1, and give you the opportunity to train your dog in a high distraction environment.

PREREQUISITES: “Level 1 Foundation Training”

COST: $120

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K-9 Lifestyle Skills

Running Mondays @ 8:15pm, Nov 6th – Dec 18th (7 Weeks)

Learn how to integrate your dog into your home and lifestyle. Open to all breeds and dogs of all ages, this class will focus on crate training, food bowl exercises, how to keep your dog from jumping up on people, how to warm up your dog and get them focused, and how to teach your dog tricks.

PREREQUISITES: none, but dog should be accustom to wearing a collar and leash.

COST: $120

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Novice/Advanced Rally-O

Running Saturdays @ 2:00am, Oct 28th – Dec 16th (7 Weeks) (No class Nov 11th)

Dogs and handlers are introduced to the exercises and how to use those exercises to execute the signs for the sport of Rally-O. Rules of the game are taught and most can enter a Rally-O trial at the Novice level at the completion of the class. This class will also teach advanced level techniques and offer an opportunity to practice for those who have already completed their novice title.

PREREQUISITES: “level 2 obedience training”

COST: $120

Request a spot in this class

Agility Classes – Contact: Jimmy (agility@kaosdogsports.ca)

Intermediate Level 2

Running Tuesdays @ 6:45pm, Nov 7th – Dec 19th (7 Weeks)

The Level 2 class is a continuation from our Level 1 class. The rest of equipment (spread, double and long jumps) will be introduced. Handlers will learn various crosses and dogs will continue to sequence obstacles together. For maximum benefit in this class dogs should be able to work off leash and stay focused on the task at hand and their owner. A strong stay is also important.

PREREQUISITES: “Agility – Beginner Level 1” | Recommendation of the instructor to move on (Students who have taken Beginner Level 1 will have priority)
COST: $120
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Learn the Game

Running Tuesdays @ 8:00pm, Nov 7th – Dec 19th (7 Weeks)

KAOS is doing working sessions for people who are potentially interested in playing competitive agility. Each session will focus on skills required for different games played in AAC agility. In this session, class will focus on the game of Gambler and Snooker. Some instruction will be provided and then each person will have (hopefully 2) opportunities to run a course.

PREREQUISITES: “Agility – Intermediate Level 2” | or at least the ability to string together 3 or more obstacles
COST: $120
Request a spot in this class


Conformation Classes – Contact: TBD (conformation@kaosdogsports.ca)

Nothing planned at this time.

Flyball Classes – Contact: Donna (flyball@kaosdogsports.ca)

Nothing planned at this time.

Don’t see the type of class you are looking for? To see all the classes that KAOS Dogsports offers, please check out our full list of classes offered