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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.

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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 approach 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 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!

Private Lessons

Cant get to classes on the day they are offered? Want a little extra help with the thing that are being taught in class? Dog need a little extra help in something that is NOT being taught in class? Privates could be the answer

Private lessons are one on one... you and the trainer (and your dog :-)) From loose leash walking, to focus issues, to fine tuning specific agility skills, private lessons can be a great way to work through any issues that are specific to you and your dog that might be difficult to address in a class setting.

Cost: Club member - $35/half hour; Student - $40/half hour; NON Student - $45/half hour

Contact us for more information or to sign your dog up for a Private today!

Dogsport Training Classes

We offer training at our training hall year round and cater to all experience levels.

If you register for more than one class (no matter which classes they are) in the same set and 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.

Below are the courses currently on offer.
The ones with purple hotlinks have open spots available for purchase.

Agility 101A Equipment

$130   (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

$130   (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 Distance Skills

$130   (4 week class - 1 hour per 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

Barn Hunt Fun Test

$50   (1 day match)    Entry will include one round at each level, including Instinct, Novice, Senior, Master, AND Crazy 8's. Dogs must know how to play Barn Hunt to enter, but do NOT need to be titled at any level. Entry is limited

Contacts and Weaves

$130   (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

Flyball - All Level

$130   (4 week class - 1 hour per week)    This is an all level class, that will work with the individual dogs and increase their skill sets... from just learning the game to fine tuning the skills the dog has already learned in previous classes. 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-requisites: Stays with handler/non aggressive/can be directed over low hurdle/interested in ball and tugs or food.

Foundation B Impulse / Awareness

$130   (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

Jumps and Tunnels A

$130   (4 week class - 1 hour per week)    This class is designed for those who would like to work on sequencing and flow using only jumps and tunnels. Learn more advanced crosses, fine tune your handling, all while not compromising your dog's developing skills on contacts, weaves and other more advanced equipment. For dogs at an Intermediate or higher level.

Jumps and Tunnels B

$130   (4 week class - 1 hour per week)    NEXT LEVEL Jumps and Tunnels, This is for teams who are working on specific issues either with their teamwork or skills. This is a more advanced version of Jumps and tunnels A. Handlers must be competent with all crosses.

National Prep

$130   (4 week class - 1 hour per week)    For those who have previously qualified for the National Championships, who want to continue to hone their skills at that level. Pre-requisite: Previously qualifed for the National Championships

Novice - Intermediate Trick Dog TITLING class

$130   (4 week class - 1 hour per week)    Trick training can be a building block for more advanced work, helping form a strong and mutually enjoyable working relationship between handler and dog, focus, flexibility and more. During this class you will learn from a Certified Trick Dog Trainer numerous tricks from the slate of offerings in the "Novice Trick Dog" and/or “Intermediate Trick Dog” level from "Do More with Your Dog" program.
On the last week there will be an optional titling session (for an additional fee to be sent to the "Do More with Your Dog" Association.)
Pre-requisite: Foundation A or equivalent. Non aggressive dog only.

Novice Barn Hunt

$130   (4 week class - 1 hour per week)    Gerbils are in very safe heavy duty pvc tubes, and dogs learn to find the gerbil tube among a maze of straw bales. Start from very beginning, get to know the rules, courses and the Rats. Fun to get to know how you and your dog work together to find the Rats.

Obed-Agility Foundation A

$130   (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.

Regional Prep

$130   (4 week class - 1 hour per week)    For those handlers who want to take their skills to the next level. Regional level sequences and courses, rules and qualifying information will be covered in this class.

Skills and Drills

$130   (4 week class - 1 hr per week)    Handers will learn the technique and handling skills required for running a smooth agility course. This class is ideally suited to those competing in Starters or Novice level trials and to those who are new handlers starting to compete in the sport of dog agility.

Outdoor Agility Workshops

Dynamo Dogsports is now offering a variety of Outdoor Agility Workshops in Edmonton.

Take advantage of these to get some experience and training at the Dynamo Training Field. Larger spaces, more speed, and a change to train in the same space that the Dynamo Dogsport Agility Trials are held.

Click here for more info.

Drop-ins

A Drop-In session lets you book the Dynamo Dogsports Training Hall to do your own personal obedience / agility training.

You’ll have lots of equipment all to yourself as no more than two handlers will be able to book the same time slot. Bookings are done in 1/2 hour time slots (no more than two in a row).

Click here for more info.

Summer Outdoor Agility Field Pass

Dynamo Dogsports has an outdoor agility space that allows pass holders to practice the concepts they are learning in class.  It also gives handlers a chance to practice on agility equipment in an outdoor setting, which can be beneficial to those who may be trialing in outdoor agility competitions at some point.​

Dynamo Field Passes can now be purchased (for a one month period; or for the whole summer (May-September))​.  A pass entitles you to use of the outdoor Agility field almost anytime for that month/s.  The field is open from 8 am - 9 pm every day for drop in practice (unless the space is being used for Dynamo classes or seminars during a particular time). There will be a schedule of classes/seminars posted so that everyone knows when it is not available.​ The outdoor space is just a few minutes east of Edmonton, off Highway 16 (Yellowhead) so very easy to get to.​  Map will be sent to those who purchase a pass.

Pass pricing:

  • CURRENT DYNAMO STUDENTS: $ 50/month ($200 for the months of May, June, July, August, and September); OR  ​
  • NON DYNAMO STUDENTS: $ 100/month ($450 for the months of May, June, July, August, and September) ​

If you purchase a summer pass at "Dynamo Student" rates you must continue in DYNAMO classes for the duration of the pass; or there would be a fee incurred equal to the non student rate for the remaining months.​

Cost is per person, not per dog (for those who have more than one dog).

Periodically there will be courses set at the field, but those who go to the Agility field can practice just individual pieces of equipment, or short sequences, or can run the obstacles in a different order, or can just enjoy throwing a ball for their dog in the field.  You can even arrange with other people to meet there and play together (as long as everyone has a pass)   If more that one person wants to use the field at the same time they can just trade off, a couple of minutes on and a couple of minutes off.

Contact us for any questions.

On-line Training

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):

  1. Foundation - Intermediate Skills/Equipment
  2. 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

Notes:
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."

Recent News

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17 hours ago

New classses for Aug/Sep are now posted on our dogsport.org site for registration. Starting the week of Aug 17, the next seet wil include Beginner Barn Hunt, All level Flyball, and a Titling Trick Training class, along with out regular slate of Foundation and Agility classes of ALL levels. Come join the fun! ... See MoreSee Less

New classses for Aug/Sep are now posted on our dogsport.org site for registration.  Starting the week of Aug 17, the next seet wil include Beginner Barn Hunt, All level Flyball, and a Titling Trick Training class, along with out regular slate of Foundation and Agility classes of ALL levels.  Come join the fun!

4 weeks ago

This young Bernese is settling in to the daytrain socialization play time really well, on her first day at Dynamo! ... See MoreSee Less

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Love watching pups at play

Her name is Holly, and she had a fun day! Passed out as soon as she got home.

What a beauty

1 month ago

Reminder that there are no daytrains tomorrow as Kirstin will be away. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

For anyone who was looking for a Obed-Agility Foundation A Class at Dynamo Dogsports and saw that is was "FILLED", we have opened up another Obed-Agility Foundation A class just for you! You can register on the Dynamo Dogsport page... and if you have any questions just let us know 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Starting to work on the July class schedule. Many of our current classes are full, so those will stay in the schedule. But checking whether there is interest in any of the following classes OR workshops!? If so, please eithor comment below or send us a message.

- Introduction to Barn Hunt
- Trick Training
- Disc
- Conformation/Show Handling
- Introduction to Rally
- ???...
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We’d love to come back for some more barn hunt training

Trick training

Trick training or disc

Barn hunt and scent detection

Trick Training!

Trick training

Fly ball!

Trick Training & agility 101 B

I would do any course if it is offered during the daytime.

Daytime agility 101B Intro to barn hunt

Disc and novice/advanced barn hunt

I would like to redo Agility 101A if possible

Classes are now posted. For those looking for a TRICK class you are in luck! We are running, not only a TRICK class, but a TITLING Trick Class... "Novice Trick Dog TITLING class Trick training can be a building block for more advanced work, helping form a strong and mutually enjoyable working relationship between handler and dog, focus, flexibility and more. During this class you will learn from a Certified Trick Dog Trainer numerous tricks from the slate of offerings in the "Novice Trick Dog" level from "Do More with Your Dog" program. On the last week there will be an optional titling session (for an additional fee to be sent to the "Do More with Your Dog" Association.) Pre-requisite: Foundation A or equivalent. Non aggressive dog only."

I would like to join intro to rally, trick class....

Do you have an Intro to Barn Hunt Class starting anytime soon?

Intro to Barn Hunt?

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2 months ago

We are super happy to introduce Annie Dugan as our new Dynamo Trick Training Instructor! Annie is a Certified Trick Instructor with "Do More With Your Dog", and her three dogs have performed with Dynamo Dogsports, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and Firefly Theatre and Circus.

Annie is also a well known circus performer and instructor, and we are really excited about having her teach at Dynamo!
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We are super happy to introduce Annie Dugan as our new Dynamo Trick Training Instructor!  Annie is a Certified Trick Instructor with Do More With Your Dog, and her three dogs have performed with Dynamo Dogsports, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and Firefly Theatre and Circus.  

Annie is also a well known circus performer and instructor, and we are really excited about having her teach at Dynamo!

Comment on Facebook We are super happy ...

Awesome news!!!

Elizabeth Barilko

2 months ago

Thanks to Robyn and Ian the Dynamo Training Field has new fencing for the Training Ring. Looks great! The Dynamo Training Field is available on a monthly pass basis, to our Dynamo student base, so that they can practice the things we work on in classes; as well as being the location for our Dynamo Evening Trials. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Robyn and Ian the Dynamo Training Field has new fencing for the Training Ring.  Looks great!  The Dynamo Training Field is available on a monthly pass basis, to our Dynamo student base, so that they can practice the things we work on in classes; as well as being the location for our Dynamo Evening Trials.Image attachment
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