Schedule & Registration
Advanced / Just For Fun Classes
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.
Please Note: Female dogs in heat season (estrus) are not permitted to attend classes during the period that the female is in heat.
Canine Good Neighbour Preparation
A Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Program - Good dogs make good neighbors.
Prerequisite: A Beginner class is recommended.
Preparing to Volunteer as a Therapy Dog Team
This class emphasizes preparing the handler and dog to work together in a confident relationship, developing the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful therapy dog team.
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.
Intro to Dog Sports
RALLY-O , Agility, Scent work, Treiball, Frisbee tricks, and conditioning exercises. Come out and fine tune your "obedience " cues while learning a new sport each week. We will work on focus, stays, recalls, heeling, distance work, targeting games and relationship building exercises - such a great way to build communication skills between you and your dog.
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.
Dogs love to learn! Your dog will be encouraged to experience the world through their paws and nose. The Learning Games Programs is a great way to explore your dog’s creativity and talents! Prerequisite: Your dog must be over 6 months of age or older and have completed “Puppy SmartStart” or a beginner program in order to register and attend this course.
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.
Rally Obedience - Novice
This new sport is intended to promote positive relationships between dogs and owners based on trust and respect. Dog and handler use directional signs to run through a numbered course within an allotted time. It is not simple or easy, but challenges you and your dog in a partnership that improves attention and teamwork.
Train and Play - For Dogs Under 25Lbs and Dogs Over 25Lbs
In this program your dog will have the opportunity to learn and practice good play behaviours around other dogs and their owners. Play behaviours have important learning and health benefits that help dogs become well-adjusted members of both their canine and human families. Through play, your dog learns dog-to-dog social graces and is mentally and physically stimulated. Includes fun play time for dogs.
Tricks and Clicks
Engage your dog. Teaching tricks improve their behaviours and help them want to work with you. Train their brains with tricks, clicks and games
The crawl, Crazy eights, Feet up, Hoop jumping are just some of the fun times to be had.
Prerequisite : dog must be a minimum of 5 months of age and completed either a Puppy or Beginner program
- 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.
Click the names of classes below for more details about each class as well as to register online.