PUPPY CLASSES: Where the ADDICTION starts.

Tuesday Mar 19 at 7:30pm FULL

Sunday April 14 at 6:30pm FULL

Monday April 22 at 7:30pm

Tuesday May 21 at 6:30pm

Wednesday April 10 at 6:30pm FULL & 7:30pm FULL

Sunday April 21 at 10:30am

Tuesday May 21 at 7:30pm

Monday June at 7:30pm

Monday Mar 11 at 7:30pm FULL

Tuesday April 9 at 6:30pm

Sunday April 21 at 11:30am

Wednesday May 22 at 6:30pm

The goal of this class is to teach our baby puppies basic socialization and the essential skills a puppy should learn so they are easy to live with.  Socialization will encompass exploring new sights, smells, and sounds to build their confidence in a safe environment. Off leash play with other puppies is available providing suitable play styles are in the class. Play time with other puppies is not mandatory and pet parents have the option to opt out of puppy play at any time.

Puppy care: we guide you through feeding, house training, grooming, and (those dreaded nail trims!) as well as debunk some common puppy myths.

This class will focus on those essential cues we want our puppies to know in the early stages of life; sit, focus on us, and recall are a few of our favorites.

This class is for puppies 2 months up to 4 months old. Must have their first set of vaccinations (DH2PP). If you register early, ensure your puppy is not over the age limit by the class start date.

Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).

This class will focus on core cues and manners such as stay, leave it, and place. These cues are geared towards teaching your puppy patience and are important for your puppies safety.

Socialization with other puppies, people, and objects will be covered in each class. Socialization with other puppies is not mandatory and pet parents have the option to opt out of puppy play at any time.

This class is for puppies 5 months up to 7 months old. Must have their second set of vaccinations (DH2PP and rabies). If you register early, ensure your puppy is not over the age limit by the class start date.

There is no prerequisite for this class, however, we recommend your puppy knows recall, sit, and down.
Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).

This class will focus on proofing the core cues learned in previous classes with more focus on leash walking and manners such as how to politely meet a stranger.

Less class time is dedicated to puppy socialization as we ask for more focus from our adolescent puppies. Puppy play is not mandatory and pet parents have the option to opt out of puppy play at any time.

This class is for puppies 8 months old up to 11 months old. Must have their second set of vaccinations (DH2PP and rabies). If you register early, ensure your puppy is not over the age limit by the class start date.

Prerequisite: Puppy Steps Level 2 or equivalent.
Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).

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All puppy classes run for 6 consecutive weeks and cost $230+GST ($241.50).

Common Puppy Myths:

There is a misconception in parts of the veterinary, breeder, and pet professional industries that it is not safe to let puppies outside or even play with other puppies until they are fully vaccinated for risk of disease transmission. Unless a puppy will be exposed to wilderness areas, attend dog parks, or interact in areas where the health status of dogs is unknown, the health risk of a puppy contacting a disease in an urban environment after they have received their first set of age appropriate vaccines is very low.
The position statement from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior states,”it should be standard care for puppies to receive socialization before they are fully vaccinated. Incomplete or improper socialization during this important time can increase the risk of behavioral problems later in life including fear, avoidance, and/or aggression. They need to be exposed to the world. Albeit, slowly, controlled and positive, but it cannot wait” (AVSAB, 2021).
Safely socialize a puppy in a low volume puppy class where all puppies have a known health status.

Okay, mostly false.

As they mature, some puppies outgrow certain issues however, this is not something to rely on! Puppies are creatures of habit and “puppy issues” that are allowed to persist through adolescence often become even worse behaviours as adults, because of course they’re bigger now. So that puppy who is allowed to mouth, can grow up into a mouthy adult dog. And the cute puppy that is allowed to jump up on people, learns it’s still ok to jump on guests as a larger, heavier adult dog. It’s important to work with your puppy from a young age to ensure puppy issues do not become adult habits.

Puppies start learning the moment they are born and training should start as soon as they come home. Puppies can start learning basic cues, house training, and tricks at 8 weeks old. Waiting to train your puppy can lead to many unwanted adult behaviours such as fear and anxiety from the lack of exposure and understanding of what we humans want from them.

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INTERMEDIATE CLASSES: Learn to speak CANINE.

First Timers

Basic Obedience

Not So Basic Obedience

Tuesday Jan 9 at 7:30pm

Monday Mar 11 at 6:30pm

Monday April 22 at 6:30pm

Monday June 10 at 6:30pm

Wednesday May 22 at 7:30pm

Whether you trained your dog at home, adopted an older rescue puppy, or life just got in the way, this class is for puppies that have never been to a group training class before at any facility. We cover all of the basic cues, work on leash skills, and introduce teaching our dog patience with duration cues.

Designed for puppies 7 months to 18 months old that have never been to a group puppy class, but is also open to dogs of any age that are new to the group class environment. This class is very flexible and instructors will aim to create fun challenges for each student at the current level they are at.

Off leash play is not guaranteed  but may be available providing suitable play styles are in the class. Play time with other puppies is not mandatory and pet parents have the option to opt out of puppy play at any time. Dog must be vaccinated (DH2PP and rabies) to attend class.

Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).

Does it seem like your dog has forgotten everything they’ve learned? Or maybe you as the handler need a little refresher on how to teach the cues you used to practice? You’re in luck! Whether it’s remembering old cues such as sit, stay, and down, or developing new skills, this class will cover all of the basic manners and cues your adult dog needs to be a well trained companion.

This is a great class to take for students that have completed Puppy Steps Level 3 or First Timers and are looking for more practice time to perfect the basics.

For any dog over a year old. There is no prerequisite for this class, however, we recommend your dog is not reactive to other dogs in group settings. Dogs must be vaccinated (DH2PP and rabies) to attend class.

Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).

This class is all about impulse control. We will focus on behaviours we want to see for students interested in more advanced level training, CGN, and therapy streams of dog training. The ability for our dog to remain focused in high level distraction, how to settle, duration stays with handlers out of sight, dropping toys and food, and leash skills.

This is a great class to take for students that have completed Puppy Steps Level 3, First Timers, or Basic Obedience and are looking for more of a challenge geared towards impulse control.

There is no prerequisite for this class, however, we recommend your dog is not reactive to other dogs in group settings. Dogs must be vaccinated (DH2PP and rabies) to attend class.

Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).
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All intermediate classes run for 6 consecutive weeks and cost $230+GST ($241.50).

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BEHAVIOUR CLASSES: Change takes time.

Leash Reactivity Level 1

Creating Calm

Sunday Jan 21 at 5:30pm

Sunday April 14 at 4:30pm & 5:30pm

4 Week classes starting: ($195+gst)

Thursday May 23 at 6:30pm

Thursday June 20 at 6:30pm

Sunday Jan 21 at 10:30am

Sunday Mar 10 at 10:30am

Monday April 22 at 8:30pm

Monday June 10 at 8:30pm

Does your dog bark and lunge at people, dogs, cars, or a specific trigger while on leash but never shows this behaviour off leash? Then you likely have a leash reactive dog.

Leash reactivity is one of the most common dog behavior problems we see and is typically a frustration or fear response. Although your dog’s reactivity can draw a lot of potentially unwanted attention on walks, it’s nothing to be embarrassed about.

This class is designed to address the underlying cause of your dogs reactivity and slowly with repetition, change your dog’s association to their trigger. We do this in two ways: first by managing their arousal they are able to stay focused on the handler and second, we play the engage/disengage game where they are rewarded for noticing a trigger and not reacting.

Important: The first class is a mandatory information session for the handlers only, please do not bring your dog to the first week. If a handler misses the first class, the dog and handler may be removed from class without a refund.

Notice: A dog that has previously punctured another human or dog must: complete a private assessment before registering and wear a basket muzzle unless instructed otherwise.

This class is for dogs 8 months and older at the time of registration.  Limited to 4 participants. Dogs must be vaccinated (DH2PP and rabies) to attend class.

Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).

This class introduces exercises designed to teach our dogs how to settle and calm down through interactive games.

Each week we build on the games from previous weeks to get our dogs more comfortable relaxing. We also cover how to set up our dogs work/rest schedule, activity level, answer. popular questions about calming products available on the market.
Dogs must be vaccinated (DH2PP and rabies) to attend class.
Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).
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All classes run for 6 consecutive weeks.   

Creating Calm $230+GST ($241.50)   

Leash Reactivity  $292.50+GST ($307.12)

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SPORT CLASSES: Where the ADDICTION grows.

RALLY OBEDIENCE

AGILITY

Intro to Rally Level 1

Novice Rally Level 2

Try Five Dog Sports

Agility Classes

Sunday Mar 3 at 9:30am

Sunday April 21 at 9:30am

Tuesday May 21 at 8:30pm

Tuesday April 9 at 8:30pm

Sunday Mar 10 at 11:30am

Wednesday April 10 at 8:30pm

Wednesday May 22 at 8:30pm

Friday Evenings 6:30pm & 7:30pm

Rally Obedience or Rally-O is a rapidly growing sport where dog and handler teams learn novice rally signs, practice small obedience drills, and put them both together around a small course.

In addition to rally, heel work and leash manners is a primary focus of this class is and a great way to take your training to the next level while having fun at the same time.

This class is for dogs 5 months old or older. Dogs must be vaccinated (DH2PP and rabies) to attend class.

There is no prerequisite for this class, however, we recommend your dog knows their basic cues and is not reactive to other dogs in group settings.
Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).

Continue learning novice rally signs as we slowly introduce some intermediate signs to keep you progressing in your skills.

Prerequisite: Intro to Rally Level 1 or equivalent at another facility. Dogs must be vaccinated (DH2PP and rabies) to attend class.

Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).

Are you looking to get into dog sports but are not sure which one to choose? Edmonton and area is a major dog sports hub and we will introduce you and your dog to agility, scent, disc, rally, and tricks. We also send out a sports recap at the end of the class with links to all of the clubs in the area for you to try your new favorite sport.

No previous experience is necessary and great enrichment for both young puppies and older dogs. You can teach an old dog new tricks!
There is no prerequisite for this class, however, we recommend your dog knows their basic cues and is not reactive to other dogs in group settings. Dogs must be vaccinated (DH2PP and rabies) to attend class.
Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).

We offer agility for any level! Whether it’s just for fun or you want to trial one day, we work at your pace towards your goals.

Group classes and private training are available with a two time world agility instructor that knows how to make you laugh!

For more information on agility, visit our agility page HERE.

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All rally and Try 5 classes run for 6 consecutive weeks and cost $230+GST ($241.50).

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SPORT SAMPLERS

Intro to Bird Hunting

Intro to Scent Work

Scent Detection Level 2

Fall 2024.

Thursday May 23 at 7:30pm

Saturday Feb 24 at 11:30am

In September, we are hosting a seminar on the basics of bird dog hunting using positive training methods and if there enough interest we will be adding a class! In the class you will learn the different types of hunting available, different retrieves for waterfowl, as well as get introduced to basic hunting gear.

You do not have to be a hunter, there is no prerequisite for this class, and is open to ALL breeds. Come learn some fancy retrieves!

Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).

This introductory class will teach the basics of nose work by going over the types of scents available, the beginning of searching through items, and  how to get your dog to indicate on a scent.

Nose work is one of the best types of mental enrichment for your dog and still tires them out at the same time.

Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).

Learn how to teach your dog to retrieve scented objects. Great for rally, obedience, and scent hurdle training. Don’t know what we’re talking about? That’s okay we’ll teach you!

We are also going to teach dogs scent avoidance. That’s right, teach your dog to avoid certain smells that you want them to avoid.

Did you know our instructor Carolyn, is working with regional veterinarians on snake avoidance training in San Carlos, Mexico in an effort to reduce the number of snake bites in the area!

Reminder: To guarantee your spot in class, payment must be received within 48 hours of booking or the reservation is removed from the system. Payment can be made in person, by phone with credit card only, or by e-transfer to hello@canineaddiction.ca (must include GST).

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Sampler classes may run for 4 weeks for $153.32 + GST ($161.00)

OR

6 consecutive weeks and cost $230+GST ($241.50).