Instructor: Taylor Lima CPDT-KA, CTDI of Woof Who’s Happy Canine Services
Taylor is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, graduate of the Dog Trainer Foundations course at the Karen Pryor Academy, professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and a Certified Trick Dog Instructor with Do More With Your Dog.
Registration now open for Fall Classes!
Tel: (604) 401-4938 firstname.lastname@example.org www.woofwhoshappy.com
MONDAYS – Performance Pup: Novice Trick Dog Class
Oct 29th-Dec 10 (NO CLASS NOV 12)
Earn an official Novice Trick Dog Title while teaching your dog some fun new tricks! Learn new training techniques to get more complex behaviors from your dog. You’ll leave with tons of ideas to keep your dog entertained (and tired!) even when short on time and space.
Cost- $170 (includes application fee and shipping for your Novice Trick Dog Title)
TUESDAYS – Mind Your Manners: Level 2 (intermediate obedience)
Oct 30-Dec 4
The perfect challenge for dogs who have already been through Level 1 or an equivalent beginner obedience. We’ll incorporate a few new behaviors and increase the difficulty of behaviors they already know by adding in distance, responding to verbal cues only, and adding in new distractions they’ll have to work around.
WEDNESDAYS – Mind Your Manners: Level 1 (beginner obedience)
Oct 31-Dec 5
Teach your pup to be an exemplary canine citizen with this fun beginner obedience class. Learn how to keep your dog focused on YOU while teaching them necessary manners like waiting at the door, ignoring distractions, stay in place, go to your bed, and more. Because the first class is on Halloween, we will have a “best dressed” costume contest (for the dogs, of course) along with lots of tempting goodies for both the canines and the humans so nobody feels like they’re missing out on any Halloween festivities!
THURSDAYS – Scent Games
Nov 1-Dec 6
Learn how to harness the power of your dog’s nose! Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, who studies canine cognition, explains just how strong your dog’s sense of smell is, “Dogs have from two hundred million to one billion receptor cells, depending on the breed, compared to the six million in our noses.” Because they have so many scent receptors, dogs have an immense amount of brain power dedicated to odor. Engaging that much of their brain toward a focused goal- finding a specific odor- is one of the absolute best ways to give your dog an incredible mental workout.
Scent Games is open to all dogs, including reactive, aggressive, and fearful dogs. Dogs perform their searches one-at-a-time, so your dog should be comfortable staying in the car without you for up to 15 minutes at a time. Scent Games is a particularly useful class for hyperactive dogs as teaching them to use their noses requires them to slooooooow down; otherwise they can’t search very effectively.
This class runs for 90 minutes to allow all the dogs ample opportunities to search.