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Please note we will be doing things a little different to keep all our clients and staff safe during this time:

  1. We ask that all clients use the training centre around the back doors only.
  2. We are allowing 2 humans per dog/puppy.
  3. Our staff and volunteers will continue to wear masks, and masks are preferred for clients.
  4. We will have hand sanitizer on site for your use, and continue social distance.

Check back often for new courses and offerings.

PUPPY AND DOG CLASSES

Note: The WHS follows puppy socialization protocol from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. Read its position statement on puppy socialization here.


PUPPY MANNERS

The first step in raising a well-mannered, educated dog is puppy socialization. This class gives young dogs a chance to socialize and learn good behaviour at a critical time in their lives.

Pups will spend off-leash time playing with other puppies while learning how to behave with other dogs. You’ll help your puppy develop important skills such as listening during distractions, inhibiting play-bites, and feeling comfortable when humans handle their food, teeth and bodies. This class is for puppies up to 4 months old at the start of classes.

Classes are approximately 60 minutes in length, run for 6 continual weeks, and are held in the Joyce Gauthier Training Centre.

Want to get the most out of your puppy socialization class? Read this important information.

Note: Puppies are required to have had their first round of vaccinations and can attend class 8 days after that. In addition they will need Bordetella, which is not a core vaccination.

Fee: $135

$25 cancellation fee. Sorry, no refunds if cancellation occurs two weeks or less before classes start.

Schedule:

Sundays: August 28th – October 2nd, 10:00am – 11:00am

 


PUPPY PLAY GROUP

Puppy Play Group is the perfect opportunity for extra socialization for your puppy in a safe, supervised, and clean environment. Giving lots of opportunities for your puppy to socialize with other dogs and people is critical at this age and it is the most important thing you can do to ensure your puppy grows up friendly and well-adjusted.

Off-leash play with other puppies is one of the best ways to help your puppy learn and practice effective dog-to-dog communication, which serves them well later in life! Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will monitor the playgroups and Behaviour staff will be available to answer questions you may have about your new puppy.

Puppy Playgroups are for puppies for 20 weeks and under.

Classes are held in the Joyce Gauthier Centre and run for 30 minutes.

Note: Puppies are required to have had their first round of vaccinations a minimum of 8 days before attending puppy socials. In addition, they will need Bordetella, which is not a core vaccination. **Proof of vaccination must be provided at the start of the Puppy Play Group.**

Fee: $10/session

Schedule:

Thursdays: 6:15-6:45 pm

July 12th, 19th, and 26th : 6:00-6:30 pm

 

August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th: 6pm – 6:30pm

 


FAMILY DOG I

Does your Canine companion need some basic manners training? Do you feel like you and your dog are speaking different languages? This is the class for you. Training dogs is all about communication and communication is a two way street. Dogs will act like dogs until we teach them what we expect to be a good family member. We work on the basics in this class: sit, down, stay, come, polite greetings, leash manners, go to mat, and leave it. The first class is for humans only — no dogs!

Fee: $135
Class length: 6 weeks
Note:
We do require that dogs attending classes are up to date on their Rabies, Parvo-Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations is required.

$25 cancellation fee. Sorry, no refunds if cancellation occurs two weeks or less before classes start.

Schedule:

Sundays: July 3rd – August 7th, 2-3 pm (full)
Wednesday: July 13th – August 17th, 615-715 pm (full)
Monday: July 18th -August 29th, 615-715 pm (No Class Aug 8/22)
Sundays: August 28th – October 2nd, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Sessions are updated on the website periodically. Please call 204-988-8808 if you have difficulty booking a class.

 


FAMILY DOG II

Are you looking to spend some quality time with your dog? Are you looking for more enriching activities to help you enhance the skills you already learnt through basic manners or obedience class? This class introduces you to a variety of fun games and enrichment activities that you can do with your dog! To get the most from this class, we recommend that you and your dog have completed a basic manner or behaviour class such as our Family Dog. Please call us at 204-988-8808 to discuss whether this is the right class for you and your dog!

Fee: $135
Class length: 6 weeks
Note: We do require that dogs attending classes are up to date on their Rabies, Parvo-Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations is required.

$25 cancellation fee. Sorry, no refunds if cancellation occurs two weeks or less before classes start.

Schedule:
TBD


REACTIVE ROVER I

Do you walk your dog at odd hours because your dog barks and lunges when he sees another dog? A dog’s overreaction while on a leash is a common problem and traditional approaches using corrections and punishment only make it worse. Let us help you and your dog enjoy your walks together using proven dog and human friendly methods. Special equipment may be required, for example head harness and/or body harness. The first class is for humans only — no dogs!

Fee: $200
Class length: 6 weeks
Note:
We do require that dogs attending classes are up to date on their Rabies, Parvo-Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations is required.

$25 cancellation fee. Sorry, no refunds if cancellation occurs two weeks or less before classes start.

Schedule:

Thursdays: June 30th – August 4th, 745-845 pm (full)
Sundays: July 3rd – August 7th, 10-11 am (full)
Wednesday: July 13th – August 17th, 745-845 pm (full)
July 18th to August 29th
: 7:45pm – 8:45 pm (no class August 8th)
Thursdays: August 18th – September 22nd, 6:00pm – 7:00pm / 7:30 – 8:30pm
Sundays: August 28th – October 2nd, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

 


CANINE GOOD NEIGHBOUR

New class coming soon.