DOGSmart’s advanced classes help people strengthen the relationship with their dog by working on refining obedience skills while focusing on specific behaviours and individual needs. “Out and About” and “Come When Called” are seasonal offerings. Please visit the DOGSmart website for more information on advanced classes and find the training program that best suits your dog and specific situation.
Important Note: 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 specialized nature of Advanced 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.
Canine Good Neighbour
A Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Program - Good dogs make good neighbors.
Prerequisite: A Beginner class is recommended.
The Shy Dog
If your dog is shy or nervous around dogs or strangers this is the program for you. This class is much more than an obedience class. This class will help you how to read your dog’s body language. We will teach you how to help your dog gain confidence in anxiety producing settings. . Please note that this is not a program for reactive dogs. Maximum of 4 dogs per class.
Come When Called
Improve your dog’s ability to come when called! This is an outdoor class and is only offered from the spring until fall.
Does your dog pick things up off the ground you wish he didn't? Shred her toys, Kleenex, and use your phone? Chase birds, squirrels, cats, children, joggers? In this program we'll teach you and your dog about impulse control and how to 'Leave It'! Teaching your dog this skill can be useful in many situations and could even save his life.
Out and About
Improve your handling skills and your dog’s attention in more than one place. Each week’s class will be in a different location. This is an outdoor class and is offered only from spring to fall.
Click the names of classes below for more details about each class as well as to register online.