We have training for all stages ... from the dogs and handlers who have never even seen agility,
to those gearing up for National and World competition.
Our instructors are actively competing at an International level in the agilty, and keep up to date on recent developments in training and handling methodologies from around the world.
We do not subscribe to a cookie cutter aproach to training, but believe that every dog/handler team is unique, and must be given the tools to find their own solutions.
Above all, we believe that training should be a positive experience, and the primary focus of any training should be fun, for both dog and handler.
Below you will see the different types of training we can offer. Or contact us via email to let us know where your interests and needs are. That'll help us plan and schedule new offerings.
Dog Day Train
Why send your dog to an overcrowded dog daycare, when you can have your dog trained by our professional staff for as little as $30 per day (less for multi day and multi dog discounts!)
An alternative to Dog Daycare, if you sign up for a Dog Day Train you will drop your dog off in the morning and pick your dog up after work. During the day our staff will work on your dog's issues (can be everything from basic manners to building a better performance on a piece of agility equipment). Your dog can also get treadmill time if their issue is a need to tone up, lose some extra pounds, and/or work on rehabbing an injury. Contact us for more information or to sign your dog up for a Day Train day today!
Dogsport Training Classes
We offer training at our training hall year round. Below is a listing of all the courses we can do. The ones with purple hotlinks are available for purchase now.
If you register for more than one class (no matter which classes they are) in a single purchase order, the price is discounted as follows.
- second class - $10
- additional classes - $15 each
PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSES ARE NON REFUNDABLE, AS THE SYSTEM WILL ONLY ALLOW A LIMITED NUMBER OF DOGS IN A CLASS, AND IF YOU REGISTER YOU ARE MAKING THAT SPOT UNAVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BY ANYONE ELSE! Please be sure you can commit to the class before registering.
Foundation A Relationship$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Getting started with the basics of your relationship: Walking on a Loose Leash, Sits/Downs and other positions, Drive and Impulse Control, Heel, Finish, Stay, Recall, Etiquette when meeting people, Trick Training and more. Also introduction to Cones, Target Plates, Tunnels, Ladder work.
Pre-requisite: Non aggressive dogs at least 3 months old.
Foundation B Impulse / Awareness$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Continuing to work on foundation and obedience skills that will allow your dog to find success, including focus, impulse control and drive. Introduction to Contact Positions, Tippy Boards, Weave Poles, Hoops, Jumps (Tight), and more work with Tunnels, Targeting and Cones.
Pre-requisite: Foundation A or equivalent
Agility 101A Equipment$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Time to get busy with Equipment! Introduction to Table, Tire, Teeter - bang game, ½ Height Dogwalk, Low Frame, Jumps (Backside/Switch/Tight), Weave Guides, Angled Tunnels. Handling Concepts: Timing, Showing Path, Finish Cues, Start Lines, Lead Out and Release, Parallel Path, Sequencing.
Pre-requisite: Foundation B
Agility 101B Positions$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) More equipment work on Table, Tire, Tunnel, Jumps, Weaves, Teeter - bang game; Full height Dogwalk, High Frame. Handling Concepts: Lateral Distance, Post Turns, Front Crosses, Blind Crosses. Introduction to Snooker. Pre-requisite: Agility 101A
Agility 101C Crosses$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Continuing to work on equipment skills while fine tuning basic crosses: Handling Concepts: Back Cross on Tunnel, Counter Rotation, Deceleration, Discriminations, Pull to backside, Measuring Dogs, 4' - 8' Tunnel/Jump Gamble.
Pre-requisite: Agility 101B
Intermediate A Crossing and Position$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Raising Heights. Handling Concepts: Lead Changes, Backcross on a Jump (switch), Peek a Boo, Opposite End Tunnel, Push-Pull Handling, Rotation to Show Path, Go On, 8' - 12' Tunnel/Jump Gamble. Introduction to Course Analysis, Walking a Course, Ring Etiquette.
Pre-requisite: Agility 101C
Intermediate B Technical Turns$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Continuing to work on Crosses, Raising Height Jumps/Spreads. Handling concepts: 180s with Flips and Back Crosses, Threadles and Push Backs, Layering, 270 turns, Flip-Toss Back, Serpentines. Putting the pieces together to find success.
Pre-requisite: Intermediate A
Advanced Agility$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) For dogs who are competing in the sport, who want to fine tune their skills. Working on Course analysis, confidence and speed. Full Height Jumps/Spreads. Handling Concepts: Tunnel to/from Contact, more Angled Approaches, Distance and Discriminations, Crossing on Contacts, Advanced Weave Entries and Exits.
Pre-requisite: Instructor Approval, Trial Prep AND Straight Weaves and Full Height Contacts from distance (consider taking the Contacts and Weaves class if your dog needs a little extra help on these pieces of equipment)
Competitive A Skills$125 (4 week class - 1 hour a week) For dogs gearing up for Regional and National Competition, or just want to handle at that level... Handling Concepts: Close Set Discriminations, Push to Outside Obstacles, Double Blinds, Switch Backside Pull (Flick 360), C-Turns, Flip on Threadle, Course Maps and Analysis, Course Distractions, Reading a Premium List, Memory Course Games; Fine tuning both dog obstacle performance and handling skills.
Pre-requisite: Instructor Approval, Advanced
Competitive B Skills$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) This is a dynamic class, working on putting it all together for Advanced/Excellent/Masters/International Competition. The class is fluid, and will be modified to suit the current class participants. Pre-requisite: Competitive A
Trial Prep$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) For dogs and handlers getting ready to trial or starting to trial. We will go through all the ins and outs of entering a trial, the various organizations available, the measuring process, trial etiquette, volunteer positions, etc; and at the same time work on fine tuning your dog's skills so they are ready for the Starters/Novice level
Prerequisites: Straight weaves (can be with guides), full height contacts, Intermediate B.
Agility Distance Skills$125 (4 week class - 1 hour a week) Ability to work a dog from a distance will determine success in the game of Gamblers. But distance skills are also essential to be able to get into better position on any type of course. Whether sending a dog on, layering obstacles to find a shorter path, or just working lateral distance, this class will look at how to improve your dog's ability to offer equipment independently at speed. For dogs who are sequencing equipment and comfortable on contacts, tunnels, and jumps
Flyball$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) The fastest growing dog sport in the world, Flyball pits teams of 4 ball crazy dogs against other teams and the clock. Teach your dog to go over all four hurdles, trigger the box, grab the ball, and find the jumps on the way home! Also introduces concepts of secondary motivators, turning on the box, offset jumping, and dead balls.
Pre-requisite: Foundation C or equivalent
Advanced Flyball$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) More advanced Flyball skills. How to start the dog, passing into other dogs, other dogs passing into them, working the start lights, tournament readiness, box work, problem solving, and how to play on a team.
Contacts & Weaves$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Improve your dogs performance on these challenging obstacles! Includes proofing, criteria, speed, distance, entrances, confidence and independence on Weaves, Teeter, Dogwalk, and A-Frame.
Pre-requisite: Intermediate A
Barn Hunt - All levels$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) This class will introduce the concept of barn hunt to beginner dogs, including an introduction to the gerbils; and work on fine tuning the skills of the more advanced dogs and handlers - working on faster scent discrimination between empty/gerbil/litter tubes, and the handler's reading of the dog's signals.
Disc Skills - All Levels$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Want to learn about playing Disc with your dog? Have a started dog and want to improve your skills? This class will focus on all levels of disc dogs and cover Basic Throwing, Trick Throws, Catching, Disc Tricks, and Putting a Basic Freestyle Together.
Rally A$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Rally is a very popular sport that involves dog and handlers working their way through a fun obedience course at their own pace. Handlers can encourage and assist their dogs as they try to navigate the course, following rally signs with instructions for each station. This four week course will introduce basic concepts in the cooperative, competitive sport of Rally. Dogs and handlers will be introduced to heeling, fronts/finishes, positions, turns, and the basic rally signs.
Pre-requisite: Basic Obedience/Foundation B or equivalent
Rally B$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Improving Rally skills. Working with Footwork, Fine Tuning Heeling, Perfecting Positions, Subtling Signals More Advanced Rally Signs (Serpentines, Figure 8s etc)
Pre-requisite: Rally A
Competitive Obedience$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Whether you are new to competitive obedience or are a veteran in the sport this class will have something for you. Learn the basics or fine tune your performance. Learn how to keep your agility dog motivated, and increase your chances of success in the ring.
Trick Training/Disc$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) The Trick Training/Disc class will help you teach your dog to do tricks with OR without a disc (i.e. a Frisbee). This class will help you learn how to train many different tricks, teach your dog to learn new concepts easily and offer behaviours; and also introduces you to the throwing skills you will need if you want to pursue advanced disc skills with your dog.
Pre-requisite: Foundation B or equivalent
Agility Games$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Introduction to Agility Games. Each week will introduce a new Agility Game, including strategy analysis and a class competition. Games include Snooker, Gamblers, Team, and Points and Distance.
Pre-requisite: Advanced B
DYNAMO Demo Games$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Fast and furious. Learn to play like the Dynamo Dogs. Grand Prix Agility, Barrel Racing, Circular Chase, Tunnel Relays, High Jumping and more. Building confidence and speed, and directing energy in a positive way ... learning to work away, drive a line, and have FUN!... If you ever want to participate in Dynamo Dogsport Demos this class is a must!
Canine Good Neighbour$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Teaching your dog to have manners and act appropriately in a wide variety of common situations. Dogs will learn basic commands like sit, down, stay, come, & controlled walking; and work on building focus in a social setting, impulse control, greeting strangers in a controlled fashion, and more. The last week of the class is a CKC Sanctioned CGN Test. Any dog who passes will receive a Canine Good Neighbour Certificate from the CKC and will be able to use the CGN designation.
Scent Hurdling$125 (4 week class - 1 hour per week) Similar to Flyball racing but with the added challenge of seeking out the correct dumbbell at the end of the lane. Scent Hurdling can be a great sport for dogs who like to run and think!
Our On-line Training Area is an interactive discussion forum. It's a great way to get expert coaching and feedback about the practice that you are doing on your own with your dog.
Click here to visit the training area.
Access will be offered in the form of 8 week passes. Instructors will upload new courses and/or exercises there every 2 weeks, and may also post videos to show the exercise or drill with a dog. There will be two specific forums (a pass will provide access to BOTH forums):
- Foundation - Intermediate Skills/Equipment
- Advanced Skills - Handling Options
Auditors will have:
- Access to all videos, clarification/instruction, course work/maps and any other uploads in both forums
- Access to the discussion threads in both forums in order to read feedback given to working spot participants, to ask general questions regarding the course materials, or ask general clarification questions regarding threads or feedback in the discussion forums.
- Price for an 8 week pass (Auditing) $60 CAD
In order to obtain specific feedback related to a dog or situation, a WORKING spot is required so that video may be uploaded for clarification of the issue.
Working Spot participants will have:
- Access to all videos, clarification/instruction, course work/maps and any other uploads in both forums
- Access to the discussion threads in both forums in order to read feedback and ask general questions AND post question specific to a particular dog/issue
- Ability to post video links of participant dog/exercise/drill in order to get personalized feedback specific to a particular dog/issue
- Feedback from instructors on video uploads.
- Price for an 8 week pass (Working) $125 CAD
A Working Spot video upload must first be posted on YouTube. Then post the link to the forum. Max 5 minutes of video upload, per 2 weeks, per working dog participant Working spots are limited to one dog/one handler
These are introductory prices, as this is a new offering for Dynamo Dogsports, and the first students will help us work out any potential issues in our system. Hope you can join us!
What people have said
about our training:
"I learned options and possibilities for my dog
- not just one way to do things!"
"Great instruction! Organized and encouraging.
When is the next class?"
"Wonderfully knowledgeable and supportive
way of dealing with both handlers and dogs!We will definately be back for more"
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