Canine Training Services
Manners & Life Skills Program
$240 +HST • 8 weeks
Welcome to the Manners & Life Skills program! This program is designed to set you and your dog up for a lifetime of success. The program focuses on key life skills and manners such as loose leash walking, recall, stay, leave it, calm greetings, and key skills for cooperative care success at the vet.
The Manners & Life Skills Program is uniquely tailored to allow your dog to learn at their own pace while progressing through the program with the guidance and support to accelerate your progress. When you enroll in the Manners & Life Skills Program, you are purchasing an 8-week class pass. All dogs start at Level 1 and have 8 consecutive weeks in the program; when you and your dog successfully complete the skills in Level 1, you are able to graduate and move on to the Level 2 class without any interruption. At the end of your 8-week class pass, you are invited to purchase another pass and continue your journey through the Levels
Dogs of all ages are invited to join the Manners & Life Skills Program. If you have a puppy aged 5 months and under, I recommend joining the Puppy Train & Play program first but it is not a requirement to enter the Manners & Life Skills program.
To register online and join the The Manners & Life Skill program, click “Book Online”.
6:00 - 6:50pm Level 1
7:00 - 7:50pm Level 2
6:00 - 6:50pm Level 1
7:00 - 7:50pm Level 2
8:00 - 8:50pm Level 3
Manners & Life Skills Level 1 includes:
Sit without a lure
Down without a lure
Focus with small distraction
Recall games: This Way!
Sit-Stay for 30 seconds at side
Sit/Down Stay with handler 10 feet away
It’s Yer Choice: choosing to walk away from food
Which hand holds the treat?
Loose leash foundations
Fear Free Cooperative Care: targeting skills (hand touch), communication cues
Manners & Life Skills Level 2 includes:
Sit on hand signal
Down on hand signal
Stand on hand signal
Focus with moderate distraction
Recall past moderate distractions
Stay for 30 seconds while handler is 20 feet away
Leave it: food, toys, unknown objects
Introduction to heel, auto-sit, different paces
Leash handling skills: emergency turn
Fear Free Cooperative Care: stationing skills (mat/platform), chin rest
Manners & Life Skills Level 3 includes:
Sit, Down, Stand on hand signals with distance
Transitioning from Excited to Calm
Focus with large distraction, in motion
Recall with large distraction, past other dogs, off-leash
Sit-Stay/Down-Stay for 2 minutes with owner out of sight
Leave it: large distractions, heelwork and recall past food
Loose leash past other dogs
Calm greetings with people (no jumping)
Accepting a friendly stranger
Emergency stop: from a distance and with added motion
Heel work: turns, patterns, shadow games
Fear Free Cooperative Care: bucket game, positive familiarity
Private Canine Training
$120 +HST • 1hr Initial Consultation
$70 +HST • 1hr Follow-up Training
You have my undivided attention during your 60 minute private session. Your dog will benefit from a calm and gradual training progression using positive reinforcement, rewards-based, relationship-centered, pain and fear-free methodologies. We will work together to create a training plan that will have you seeing the results, while working at your dogs natural pace. Because of this, I do not require you to book a set number of sessions. We will work together with your dog's temperament, personality, lifestyle, and environment to build skills naturally until your dog can confidently transfer these skills to real world situations. Private training lessons are held at my facility at 2790 Woodstock Road in Fredericton, New Brunswick unless alternate arrangements for virtual, at-home, or behaviour modification sessions in trigger environments, etc., are made prior to booking.
To book your session, click “Book Online” to access the booking calendar.
Puppy Train & Play
$160 +HST • 5 weeks
This four-week course is designed to provide you and your puppy with a fun and positive socialization experience while learning key skills to set up for a lifetime of success. Each class is 50–60 minutes. This class is suited for puppies who are between 8-20 weeks old on the first day of classes. Class is offered on Thursday evenings at 6pm and 7pm; upon registration, puppies are assigned to one of the two timeslots based on age, sex, breed, etc., to ensure a safe and fun training and playing environment for everyone. Proof of up-to-date vaccination record, as per puppy’s age, is required.
- The keys to setting your puppy up for a lifetime of success as a confident and happy canine: socialization, bite inhibition, recall, chew toy training, resource guarding prevention, navigating fear periods, dog and child safety
- Basic manners: sit, down, focus, recall, loose leash walking
- How to understand your dog’s body language and canine communication
- Safe play with puppies matched for age, size, breed, play style, etc., to ensure to a safe and fun learning environment for all
- Introduction to new things: textures, surfaces, sounds, people, dogs, grooming, first aid
- Weekly education package
To reserve your spot in Puppy Train & Play, please click the “Book Online” tab above.
11 December 7, 14, 21, January 4, 11
2024 Puppy Train & Play Class Schedule*
1 January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15
2 February 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21
3 March 28, April 11, 18, 25, May 2
4 May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6
5 June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11
6 July 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15
7 August 22, September 5, 12, 19, 26
8 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
9 November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5
*Tentative schedule. Dates are subject to change.
Class timeslots are 6-6:50pm and 7:00-7:50pm.
$25 +HST • 45min
Confident K9 is designed to boost your dog’s confidence through sharing new positive experiences as a dog and handler team. Confident K9 is a 45 minute session offered on Friday evenings. You will have access to the training room and equipment, along with my guidance, instruction, and support.
Whether you want to build your dogs’ skills in a new environment, provide new mental enrichment opportunities, increase body awareness, introduce distance and distraction work, boost fitness and conditioning, or practice fun and engaging brain games and training exercises using fun and stimulating equipment, Confident K9 has something to offer every dog!
Clients book each session separately. You may book one class at a time or multiple classes through the booking calendar. Please note that there is limited space in these classes (maximum of 3 per class). If you and your friends would like to reserve a slot together and train off-leash, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your request!
Equipment includes: FitPAWS fitness and conditioning equipment (Mini FitBones, FitBone, Giant FitBone, Trax Donut, Trax Peanut, Balance Disc, Ramp), K9 Klimb, wobble board, agility jumps, agility tunnel, trick training props, cavalettis, platforms, dog puzzles and brain games, and more!
To book your Confident K9 class, click "Book Online" to access the online booking calendar. Please note that Confident K9 will not be offered from May - August 2023.
Manners Fast Track
$135 +HST • 4 weeks
Manners Fast Track is a new program designed to set you up for a lifetime of success in a condensed learning program. Manners Fast Track offers two different 4-week courses.
Puppy & Young Dog Essentials:
Designed for dogs 12 months and under
Learn self-control games, introduction to stay, introduction to leave-it skills, trade, drop it, recall, energy and arousal management skills, and an introduction to loose leash walking
Manners For Success:
Designed for dogs over 12 months
Learn foundation skills and distraction work for recall, leave-it, stay, loose leash walking, and calm greeting skills
Each program offers written descriptions of class material, at-home training challenges/homework tasks, and weekly educational resources tailored to the two different age groups.
Each class is 50 minutes long. Class size is limited.
Puppy & Young Dog: starting November 1st, 2023 @ 11am
Manners For Success: starting November 1st, 2023 @ 12:15pm
To book your Manners Fast Track class, click "Book Online" to access the online booking calendar.