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Puppy & Beginner Classes At West End Community Centre July 10th, 2019

by Alice Fisher CPDT-KA, posted on June 16, 2019
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Puppy SmartStart:

July 10th,2019 / Ends August 14th, 2019 at 6:30 pm at West End Comm Centre with Masumi Yoshinaga CPDT-KA | View Map

Puppy SmartStart:  $178.00

Please Phone  West End Community Centre to Register: 604-257-8333 (press 1)

**Payment to be made through WEST END COMMUNITY CENTRE.  Thank You


Please bring a mat for your dog to lie on, small bite size food, a chewie and a non squeaking t

This lively and energetic program is great for both puppies and owners. In this program your puppy will learn the importance of socialization to other dogs, people, and objects while developing proper social skills and good play behaviours in a safe and motivational environment. Course content includes an introduction to basic commands. Behaviours such as house training, bite inhibition, jumping up, as well as other topics such as grooming, health and nutrition are discussed.

Each course is 6 weeks long. Each course is comprised of 6 one hour classes at the same day and time that you have selected unless otherwise noted.

Important Note: Puppies must be between 10 to 20 weeks of age with 2 sets of vaccinations in order to attend classes. One-week notice prior to the date of the first class is required for cancellations or refunds. We are unable to provide refunds once classes have started. Due to the nature of Learning Games and Puppy Agility classes, we are unable to offer “make-up” classes for any classes that you miss. Dates and times of classes are subject to change. Visit our website or give us a call for more information and to check space availability in courses.  

Please equip your dog with a flat buckle collar, front clip harness, or head-halter only for all classes.

All other types of collars including pinch, choke, martingale and shock collars, as well as retractable-leashes are not permitted.

Class size maximum 8 dogs

Beginner Life Skills

July 10th, 2019 / Ends August 14th, 2019 at 7:40 pm at West End Community Centre with Masumi Yoshinaga CPDT-KA | View Map

Beginner Life Skills:  $178.00

Please Phone West End Community Centre to Register: 604-257-8331

**Payment to be made through WEST END COMMUNITY CENTRE.  Thank You


The focus of beginner training is to learn everyday basic life skill exercises such as sit, stay, down, come when called, and proper leash handling methods while incorporating varying degrees distractions. This means that the dog must learn to pay attention to you under many situations. We use food, praise and play along with scientific learning principles to teach your dog how to achieve these goals. Teaching your dog to respond to various hand and voice signals will make life easier for you, your guests, the veterinarian and others. Each course is 6 weeks long and comprised of 6 one hour classes at the same day and time that you have selected unless otherwise noted.

Prerequisite: Your dog must be over 5 1/2 months of age in order to register and attend this course. No choke chains, martingales or pinch collars. Bring food, a  mat and a chew for your dog to eat while it is resting


Class size maximum is 8 dogs.