About Our Group Classes

We offer group lessons as an opportunity to teach your dog how to work around other dogs, people and distractions. Our classes are kept small for optimum individual attention and success - limited spaces available. We are the only facility in the area that offers video homework, along with comprehensive written instruction for our Basic Group Class.
Our group lessons run at different times throughout the year, so please contact us to see when our next session starts.  Many of our classes take place at
136 Robert Street, Milton Fairgrounds, in Hall #1 (fall/winter) or the Green Barn in the South part of the grounds (spring/summer). We have other classes that take place around town, immersing your dog into the "real world" - Bootcamp and Advanced/DEMO Class. See below for training schedule and class details.
Note: Classes will be cancelled if there are not enough participants.
Deposits will be returned if this is the case.


Upcoming Class Start Dates 2016/17

Puppy Class:
Saturdays January, 1-2pm 

TBA, 7-8pm

Basic (Beginner) Obedience:

Thursdays TBA 7-8pm January (3 Spots Available)

Basic (Beginner) Obedience:
Saturdays December 17th  10-11am October (2 Spots Available)

Bootcamp (Intermediate):
 March, 7-8pm TBA (7 Spots Available)

Sunday Mornings 2016/17: 10-11am ongoing

Fun Agility:
Saturdays January TBA  11:30-12:30pm

Agility Refresher 4 Weeks (All Levels):

Smart Puppy ClassSmart Puppy Group Class will introduce you and your puppy to basic obedience training in a fun, positive manner - sit, down, place, come, leash work. We also go over important items such as crate training, house training, nipping, jumping, socializing and all typical puppy issues. This is a great starting point for all puppies and sets them up to succeed.

10 weeks - 20 weeks - puppies MUST have 2nd set of shots.
Equipment Required: 6 foot leash, flat buckle collar, martingale or harness, lots of treats.
Prerequisite: None
$135.00 + HST - 4 x 1 hour sessions.
Suggestion next step: Smart Dogs Basics

Smart Dogs Basics

Smart Dog Basics group class will help teach you how to gain control of your canine companion under distraction with all of the basics of obedience - come, stay, sit, down, stand, heel, leave it, off. We work on engagement with your dog, focus and attention, and we offer the only video homework options in our area! We also save time for question and answer including topics like house training, crate training and other "typical doggy issues". We want our students to succeed.
This is A MUST for all dogs, the most important class that you need to take! If you want a dog who listens to you, responds under distraction, and is a joy to be around, this is the class you want. This is a one size fits all class, all ages, all breeds and all sizes welcome!

18 weeks and up - puppies must have their vaccinations completed.
 Homework is required to be completed.

Equipment required: 6 foot leash, training collar and treats.
Prerequisite: None
$230.00 + HST -  7 x one hour sessions. The test is optional but MUST be passed in order to receive a certificate and move on to Bootcamp Class.

Smart Dogs Bootcamp
This class runs rain or shine, snow or humidity, outdoors, in a real life environment. Its the perfect class for those who want to gain more control and perfect your dogs obedience under real life distractions! As a follow up to our Smart Dogs Basic Class, this course will prepare you and your dog for situations that may come up in your day to day routine.
Learn to maintain control, leadership and obedience in real life situations. We will be emphasizing control on leash, in stays and distance recall. under heavy distraction of the real world. You will visit different places in town each week, every class involves different types of distraction. This class can be taken multiple times, and greatly benefits all dogs, no matter age or breed. The natural next step to getting the dog you've always dreamed of having! If you take your dog everywhere with you and want them to behave in public places, under heavy distraction and listen to your direction, then you need this class!

Equipment required: 15-20 foot long line, 6 foot leash, training collar and treats.
Prerequisite: Smart Dogs Basic Class
$195.00 + HST - 6 x one hour sessions.Smart Dogs Bootcamp Assessment
For those whom have taken equivelant training at a different facility and would like to join our classes. You will be assessed on your dogs obedience, and taught our methods of training/follow through. This is a single session that will take place at a local park.
$15.00 + HST per person
45 min - 1 hour

Prerequisite: Equivelant training at a different facility to our Basic Class
Smart Dogs Focus/Play: Build Your Relationship
This is an exciting new class in the works for all levels that is geared towards teaching different ways to build the relationship with your dog through games, focus exercises and motivational obedience.
You will learn how to work with your dog on the following: Look - focus/engagement skills, how to tug properly with rules, motivational recall, fetch, handling your dog, hand targets, flip finish, hide and seek and place. We also incorporate sits, downs and stays.

This is a great class for those interested in playing or competing in agility or rally obedience, but it is also an excellent class for the average pet owner, offering skills that can be utilized daily to mentally stimulate your dog.

Puppies & Dogs 16 weeks and up
Equipment required: 15-20 foot long line, 6 foot leash, tug toy (no squeakies please), fetch toy, dog matt or rug, training collar and treats.
Prerequisite: NONE (we can not accept dogs who are outwardly aggressive or leash reactive in this class - please speak to us if you are unsure)
$175 + HST - 5 x one hour sessions.

Smart Dogs Advanced (DEMO)
This class is an awesome opportunity to continue your dogs education, prepare you for competition and still get your dog out in the real world! You will learn competition style obedience (front, finish, around, focused heeling, drop in motion, extended stays, down from a distance, stand, focused heeling between your legs, group recall, stand), tricks and basic agility jumps, weaves and tunnels. If you have taken Basic and Bootcamp Class and would like to be challenged with your dog and show off your dogs new skills, then this is the class for you! This is also the class that from time to time we call on to perform at events! This is a LARGE class, maximum is set at 15 students/dogs. You may attend every class scheduled, or you can come on a less frequent basis, depending on your schedule.

Equipment required: 6 foot leash, training collar and treats.
Prerequisite: Smart Dogs Basic Class & Smart Dogs Bootcamp as well as a desire to
work hard and practice with your dog.

At the current time, this course is invite only.
$10 per 1 Hour Class - twice to three times a month in warm weather,
$15  per 1 Hour Class - once to twice a month in cold weather

Smart Dogs Fun Agility
A great class for building confidence, having fun with your dog and as an intro to the world of dog agility. Basic agility equipment introduced, handling skills, targeting and brushing up on the basics. Keep your dog's mind and body active - a tired dog is a happy, well behaved dog. 
Must have basic obedience skills (sit, down, stay and come).
For dogs 6 months plus.
We cannot accept aggressive dogs in group agility classes.
If you are interested in private, please contact.

$205.00 + HST - 6 x one hour sessions
Prerequisite: Smart Dogs Basic Class or equivalent training

Smart Dogs Fun Agility Refresher
This class runs over the fall/winter seasons and is open to those who have taken any of the above agility courses with us. This course will enable you and your dog to practice on the equipment and maintain their training in the cooler months.

For Dogs 12 months plus
Prerequisite: Any of the above agility courses
$135.00 plus HST - 4 x one hour sessions

NEW!!! Smart Dogs Rally Obedience Novice/Advanced COMING SOON!!
This is a fantastic class to become familiar with the rules and exercises in the sport of Rally Obedience (we follow the Canadian Association of Rally Obedience guidelines of competition). This class will introduce you to all of the basic and advanced "moves" required for competition, it will introduce you to focused heeling, and duration work. This class will prepare you for competition with the Canadian Association of Rally Obedience.

Equipment required: 6 foot leash, training collar & flat collar and treats.
Prerequisite: Bootcamp and/or Advanced (DEMO)$135.00 plus HST, once a week for 4 weeks.

NEW!!! Smart Dogs Rally Obedience Trial Prep COMING SOON!!
This course is set up like a trial situation, and we treat it as such. You will gain exposure to running a course in the same way you would at a trial. Novice and Advanced courses are offered. Maximum 5 per class. 2 runs per each handler. Question and answer, problem solving for trials. 

Equipment required: 6 foot leash, flat collar or regular harness, treats, travel crate
Prerequisite: Smart Dogs Rally Obedience Novice/Advanced or Rally Obedience Training to Novice/Advanced at a different facility
$20.00 plus HST per one hour session

Dog training is for life, not just an hour a week. Please remember, training is only as good as you make it. If you are willing to practice, do homework and follow our instruction, you will notice a difference in your dog very quickly.

Our classes are kept small (7 max except Advanced Class) in order to give you optimum individual attention and assistance when needed. To reserve a spot in one of our classes, a non-refundable deposit is due in advance. We can not reserve a space for you without deposit.
We require,
in all of our classes, to get the optimum results, that you follow through with the homework and practice time that we recommend throughout the week.

Puppy, Basic, Agility & Rally group classes take place at the Milton Fairgrounds off Robert Street or St. Paul's United Church, Main Street. Bootcamp & Advanced classes take place at different locations around town.

Please note:
Make up classes are NOT available unless otherwise specifically stated by the instructor. If you miss a class, please follow along with the homework that we provide.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for your thoughts.