Puppy Primer

6 weeks, running Thursdays starting June 17, 2021 at 5:45 pm.

Come have fun with your puppy! You and your puppy will have fun learning focus games, a good recall, and some every day life skills. Learn how to train new skills, in short, game-based, and reward-based training sessions. Puppies will also learn how to interact with some training equipment, such as a small tunnel, a contact trainer, and wobble boards to promote confidence for both family pets and future dogsport athletes. This class is a great all types of puppies as it will help build a solid foundation for a well-round pet.

PREREQUISITES: none

COST: $100

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Conformation Show Handling

Running time and start date to be determined, contact conformation@kaosdogsports.ca for more information.

Drop-in as needed for students.  Registration is required to secure a spot.

This working group style class provides an opportunity for experienced handlers to practice their teamwork with their dog/puppy to present/show them at their best and work on the following:

  • Develop handler confidence in their ability to show their dog competently;
  • Increase handler awareness of how their handling helps and/or hinders their dog;
  • Build a personal repertoire of techniques for different situations;
  • Help handlers extend their dog’s attention span; and,
  • Introduce techniques designed to help dogs enjoy the conformation ring.

PREREQUISITES: none

COST: $15 per class

 

Canine Fun 101

6 weeks, running Thursdays starting June 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

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: Recommended “Level 1 Obedience”

COST: $120

 

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Level 1.5 Obedience

6 weeks, running Mondays starting June 21, 2021 at 8:00pm.

This class is a continuation of Level 1 Obedience, increasing distance, duration, and distractions while expanding and strengthening the skills learned in Level 1. We will also work on refining the heeling exercise, team bonding through games and tricks, and simulating real world scenarios for a well mannered pet.

PREREQUISITES: “Level 1 Obedience”

COST: $120

 

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Level 1 Obedience

6 weeks, running:

  • Saturdays starting June 19, 2021 at 10:30am
  • Mondays starting June 21, 2021 at 6:30pm
  • Wednesdays starting June 23, 2021 at 6:30pm

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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