Basic Companion Classes – Unlimited Classes for the Life of Your Dog!

Our six-week Basic Companion class is the most detailed, comprehensive dog training class available anywhere in Toronto.

You and your dog will benefit from our full program, containing more than 30 different commands, exercises and behaviours, with UNLIMITED classes for the life of your dog. Check out our great curriculum, and enroll at any time.

Our Basic Companion Classes consist of the following six modules:

GREAT FOUNDATIONS

Understanding How Dogs Think: the Building Blocks to Creating a Calm, Happy Companion

In this class, you will learn:
Sit on the Dog (relaxation exercise)
Moving Sit on the Dog
The R.I.T.E. Way to Train
Aht Aht! (to interrupt unwanted behaviours)
Play the Name Game / Attention Work
Instructive Praise
NILIF

COMMAND CENTRAL

The How’s (and Why’s) of Commands Every Dog (and Owner) Should Know

In this class, you will learn:
The proper way to teach new commands
What to do when your dog doesn’t listen
Alternative Phrases
Marker Conditioning/Training
Plus two methods for the following cues:
Sit
Stay
Down
Stand

GRAND THEFT FIDO

Protect Your Belongings – Stop Your Dog From Stealing, Chewing, and Picking Things Up Off the Sidewalk for a Safe, Healthy Pet

In this class, you will learn:
Take Treats Politely (no grabbing)
Leave It Part I
Leave It Part II
Drop It
Give
Leave It Part III (Walk-by Leave It)
Hurry

J-WALKING

Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Keep Your Dog From Pulling, Sniffing or Stopping – Make Walks Fun Again!

In this class, you will learn:
Pressure/Active Release (PAR) Leash Handling
Loose Leash Walking / Leash Work
Changing Direction
Stop/Start Method
Creating the desired behavior
Ready 1, 2, 3 (to stop constant sniffing)
Other Side

MIND DOOR MANNERS

Eliminate Barking, Jumping Up, Door Dashing, Over-Excitement and Getting In The Way At The Front Door

In this class, you will learn:
Yielding
Quiet (stop barking)
Off
Back Up
Place (Go to your bed/designated spot)
Unpredictable Door (prevents door dashing)

HERE AND NOW

The Most Important Safety Command – Teach Your Dog To Come When Called

In this class, you will learn:
The difference between “Come” and “Here”
Bridging (keeping your dog focused)
Come on Leash (Foundation Training)
Introduction to Come Off Leash
Automatic Come

If you have questions about our Group Training classes, you can email us at Training@doggieland.ca, or click this Registration Link to register for our classes.