To Register: Please email metromuttz@cogeco.ca with your name, mailing address and all phone numbers. Plus your dog's name/age/breed. Please note that level one is the place to start if you're new to Metro Muttz dog training programs. An email confirmation will go out a day or two prior to each class starting with the details, directions and what to bring. 
 

 

 

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2019 Programs and Workshops

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Level One Obedience

Our level one obedience classes are designed for any dog starting training with Metro Muttz regardless of age or training level.  

 

In this program, will practicing all of the basics (sit/down/stay/walking on a loose leash, under distractions, door crashing etc)

 

 A good relationship with your dog is the key to successful dog training!  We will incorporate many exercises into the program that will help you achieve that relationship (no one wants to "fight" with their dog for attention or obedience) We put a huge emphasis on the "recall word" increasing the chances that our dogs will come the first time, every time.

 

You will learn how to teach your dog to have impulse control ( I.e. Not bolting out a door when it opens, not jumping up on people when they're excited, barking, begging for food, stealing food/objects, reacting/barking at other animals or people etc)  If needed, we can also help you with issues such

digging/barking/mouthing/housebreaking/etc.

 

 

Level Two Obedience

 

Level two obedience will offer a chance to refresh and build on skills from level one, along with learning new skills each week.

 

Level two changes every time we run it as it is based on the needs

of the dogs taking the program. Some exercises we are always trying to incorporate  are:

 

*Games for self control/jumping up/door crashing

*Games and drills to proof our recall both on and off leash

*Formal obedience drills, heeling, fronts, finishes,

*Off leash work, heeling, hand signals and verbal cues from a distance 

*“Thinking Games” such as retrieving, shaping and tricks

*Out of Sight stays and recalls 

*Heeling and focus work under distractions

 

Level Three Obedience

We kick things up a notch in level 3! We will be proofing, refreshing, and building on skills from both level one and two. We will work on longer durations for stays and practicing them out of sight, attempt new challenges for our recall and introduce the drop on recall/recall over jumps and distractions.  We will work on games to challenge their retrieve, some intro to scent, trick challenges and much more!!

 

Agility Fun and Foundations

Agility is a fun obstacle course for dogs. The class is a great intro to the sport, a class for dogs just starting or owners who would just like a fun night out with their dog. Each week we will work on handling skills and crosses on the flat.   Your dog will get to work equipment such as tunnels, balance discs, ladders, and planks, wobble boards and more! 

 

Heel Work and Attention

This program is all about heads up heeling.  Your dog will learn to have eyes on you no matter the distraction. We will be fine tuning skills for both the handler and dog for heeling, turns, and speed changes. Once we have some beautiful heeling, this class will also be a practice a drill routine.

 

Rally Obedience

Rally is a program for dogs and their owners. Dog and handler use directional signs to go through a numbered course within an allotted time. Rally goes beyond basic heeling by interspersing over 40 obedience movements with the sits, turns and paces of traditional heeling. In our program we incorporate courses from multiple organizations. Be prepared to have fun!

 

Puppy Power Hour

Puppy Power hour is the best hour for puppies under 1 year of age.  Each class includes the following:

 

~Puppy Manners and games for impulse control

~Puppy agility equipment for fun, confidence and body awareness

~Socialization for your puppy with new people along with massage techniques and learning to be handled

~Playtime with the other puppies

 

ALL packed into one hour of PUPPY FUN!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RELIABLE RECALL

Does your dog come when called?  only when they want to? Do they have trouble coming away from distractions such as other dogs or something on the ground? This class will give you the skills you need to work on getting a truly reliable recall, even in tricky situations. Learn games to play that will increase your dog's motivation and drive to turn on a dime and race to you when you call!

 Join us for an evening of training and proofing your recall!!! 

Fun and exciting games and drills that are not offered in our regular obedience classes!

 

Each workshop will have some different games/drills.

 

 

TRICKS FOR TREATS

In this novice class we will be learning a dozen fun tricks! Not only will we be working on tricks, but also learning about the different ways we could teach each trick.

 

TRICKS FOR TREATS  (and Muttz-ter Mash)

In this advanced version of this class we will have fun teaching more complex tricks and behavior chains.  After our tricks we will be playing spooky games, have trick contests, and a costume contest too for those who wish to participate! Fun, Games, Tricks, and Prizes!

 

 

CALM CANINES

Reactive, excited or nervous around other dogs?  Nervous of people?  Too excited when guests come over?  Does your dog lack self control when around food, toys etc?

 Calm Canines will give you the tools and skills to help your canine calm down in the situations you need it the most.

Along with the training skills this class will also feature massage techniques. Calm canine class will help with self-control and teach your dog to settle and relax.