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The Better BowDog (for dogs 7 months +) $280 + gst 

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BowDogs are well behaved dogs, and dogs with manners have more fun! Respect and obedience are important lessons for your dog’s safety and happy family integration. The Better BowDog focuses on basic obedience, on leash walking, mastering household rules, expectation creation, confidence building as well as every day manners. Join us for this four week course with over 10 hour of instruction that will get you ready to bring your dog wherever you go!

Required Tools:

  • Properly fit martingale collar
  • Motivating treats or your dog's favorite toy
  • Weather appropriate clothing (layers encouraged)
  • 6 foot leash and/or Jac Trac Hands Free Leash Set

Course Schedule:

Mondays and Wednesdays 6:45pm-8:00pm

April 7th-May 5th (no class on April 21st)

May 7th-June 4th (no class on May 19th)

 

Agile Athletes (Agility I) $280 + gst

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Beginner’s agility at its best, instructed by a competitive, titled professional in a fun and positive environment!  A fun, new sport for you and your dog that will challenge her mind and body while strengthening your bond.  Learn the basics of agility including jumps, tunnels, A-frames, confidence building, course safety and more!  Join us for this eight week course with over 10 hours of instruction and get ready to show off your dog's athletic abilities!

Required Tools:

  • Properly fit collar or properly fit harness
  • Motivating treats or your dog's favorite toy
  • Weather appropriate clothing (layers encouraged) 
  • 6 foot leash

Course Schedule:

Mondays 8:00pm-9:15pm

May 5th - June 30th

 

Agile Athletes (Agility II) $280 + gst

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For coaches and athletes who want to learn more challenging skills and courses, either for fun or competition! Instructed by a competitive, titled professional, keep your dog's mind sharp while solidifying your bond and working on more advanced routines.  A continuation of level I, you’ll continue building confidence using jumps, tunnels, A-frames and more working on combining everything you've learned so far.   Join us for this eight week course with over 10 hours of instruction and get ready to show off your dogs athletic abilities!

Required Tools:

  • Properly fit collar or properly fit harness
  • Motivating treats or your dog's favorite toy
  • Weather appropriate clothing (layers encouraged)
  • 6 foot leash

Course Requirements:

  • Completion of Agile Athletes (Agility I) or equivalent (approved by instructor during registration)
  • Good recall, leash manners and focus.  Dogs will be working to off-leash competition, dogs with a history of aggression towards people or dogs may not participate.
  • 6 Foot Leash

Course Schedule:

Wednesdays 8:00pm-9:15pm

May 7th - June 5th

 

BowPup (ages 10 weeks- 6 months) $280 + gst

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Start you and your puppy off right with this four week course and lay the foundation for a happy, social, well behaved dog that you can take anywhere!  BowPup focuses on socialization, on leash walking, expectation creation, basic obedience, and exposure to new an exciting things!  You’ll leave with a solid understanding of canine behavior and a polite puppy.

Required Tools:

  • Properly fit martingale collar
  • Motivating treats or your dog's favorite toy
  • Weather appropriate clothing (layers encouraged)
  • 6 foot leash

Course Schedule:

Mondays and Wednesdays April 7th - May 5th from 5:45pm-6:45pm (no class April 21)

Mondays and Wednesdays May 7th - June 4th from 5:45pm-6:45pm (no class May 19)

 

Fetching Fido (Flyball I) $280 + gst

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If you have a dog that loves to fetch, run or chase, Flyball is the sport for you!   Have fun with this fast paced, high energy sport that challenges your dog's mind and body.  Strengthen your bond while working on distance and action commands.  You and your dog will learn the basics of the popular sport of Flyball from a tenured and competitive coach well respected on the course.

Required Tools:

  • Properly fit collar or properly fit harness
  • Motivating treats or your dog's favorite toy
  • Weather appropriate clothing (layers encouraged)
  • 6 foot leash

Course Requirements:

  • Completion of BowPup, Better BowDog or equivalent (approved by instructor during registration)
  • Good recall, leash manners and focus.  Dogs will be working to off-leash competition, dogs with a history of aggression towards people or dogs may not participate.
  • Dogs that have a love for fetch or are ball driven are naturals at this sport.  Dogs that are not interested in playing with balls and toys can still participate but creating interest is a large part of the sport for those dogs.

Course Schedule:

Thursdays 7:00pm - 8:15pm

May 1st - June 19th

Fetching Fido (Flyball II) $280 + gst

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You’ve had a taste of the fast paced team sport and you want more!  A continuation of the fast paced, high energy sport that will further challenge his mind and body.  During this eight week course and over 10 hours of instruction, you and your dog will learn even more skills that will get you one step closer to competitive Flyball.

Required Tools:

  • Properly fit collar or properly fit harness
  • Motivating treats or your dog's favorite toy
  • Weather appropriate clothing (layers encouraged)
  • 6 foot leash

Course Requirements:

  • Completion of Fetching Fido (Flyball I) or equivalent (approved by instructor during registration)
  • Good recall, leash manners and focus.  Dogs will be working to off-leash competition, dogs with a history of aggression towards people or dogs may not participate.
  • Dogs that have a love for fetch or are ball driven are naturals at this sport.  Dogs that are not interested in playing with balls and toys can still participate but creating interest is a large part of the sport for those dogs.

Course Schedule:

Thursdays: November 9th - February 27th from 7:45pm-9:00pm

 

Bowdog Bowbaby Program

Are you a pregnant dog owner? Do you know someone who is? Are you a dog owning family member of someone who is pregnant? Then this program is for you! Whether it’s a parent-to-be, a grandparent, an aunt / uncle or friends that have a dog, bringing a baby into the mix requires some planning, and we want to help you every step of the way!

Baby Proof Your Dog with the EXCLUSIVE BowDog Baby Program.

Seminar Includes:

  • Behavior Basics
  • Dog Park Safety with Kids
  • Dog Proof Your Baby’s Home
  • Dog-Baby Introductions
  • Dog-Child Safety
  • Canine Body Language & Communication
  • How to Exhaust your Dog With a Baby at Home

Basic BowBaby $500 +gst

  • BowBaby Seminar (2 hours of in-class instruction) $275 value
  • Stroller Walking Clinic ($150.00 value)
  • A Jac Trac Hands Free Leash ($50 value)
  • Cesar Millan’s “Member of the Family” book ($25 value)

To register please email training@bowdog.ca for upcoming session dates

 

Canine Good Neighbour Prep $280 + gst

  • The CGN training program embraces both purebred and mixed-breed dogs and is fun, rewarding, and useful. It encourages owners to have a better and richer relationship with their dogs. The program also enhances community awareness of responsible dog ownership and the numerous benefits associated with dog ownership. 

  • The CGN test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in 12 steps. It assesses the handler and dog's relationship, together with the handler's ability to control the dog. Dogs are evaluated on their ability to perform basic exercises as well as their ability to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations.

  • For anyone wanting to advance their obedience with their dogs, challenge their minds or potentially volunteer for a local pet therapy or visitation program, this course is for you!

  • To register please email training@bowdog.ca for upcoming session dates

Course Schedule:

Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:00pm

April 1st-May 13th

Canine Good Neighbour Certification

$30.00 per test + GST

  • Schedule a certification trial with a CKC registered certification expert! 
  • Completion of prep course not required to challenge the exam.
  • $30.00 per test + GST regardless of pass/fail.

Next certification date is Saturday, May 17th from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

To register please email training@bowdog.ca to schedule a trial time.