In the comfort of a spacious and clean indoor community hall, you and your dog will have the opportunity to learn foundation skills from ‘the ground up’. With a solid foundation of practical basics, we can build more advanced skills, so we start with giving you and your dog a ‘target’ (think “home base”) for group classes, through boundary skills. These skills will transfer beautifully to your home and beyond!
We also begin right away with easy, subtle games to work on nurturing calmness, build impulse control, guide transitions, begin loose leash walking skills, create positive pairings, and so much more! Not only will these classes grow life skill development, they’ll add enrichment to your dogs life and to your relationship – we cultivate partnerships at DOG-HAPPY!
Once registered and paid (full payment is required to hold your spot), I send out a confirmation of having received your registration and payment, with detailed information on what you’ll need to prepare (and bring) to your group classes. In addition, I’ll send guidance on what to expect on arrival day and group class ‘do’s and don’t’s’ for the benefit of all participants.
Group classes are NOT a good starting point for dogs that are overly nervous/worried/fearful about other dogs or people, to which a group class can be stressful for both pup/dog and their person – along with all the other students and their pups/dogs. Drop me a line to discuss alternatives (if this is a concern), perhaps a private lesson to start, and work towards preparing you and your dog to confidently join in the group class environment.
Investment, Start Dates, Time and Location
(ALL classes are 45mins and once per week. Plan to arrive 15mins BEFORE your class start time make your way in and prepare your ‘workstation’)
Investment – $225 (tx incl) for five weekly lessons. Registration and payment in full is required to hold your spot and please note cancellation policy below.
Foundation games to develop life skills. All ages. Start date: Aug 24th (5 weeks), Time: 6:00pm – IN PROGRESS
Boundary games – team building, deepening your communication. All ages. Start date: Sept 20th (5 weeks), Time: 6:00pm – IN PROGRESS
Foundation games to develop life skills. All ages. Start date: Sept 20th (5 weeks), Time: 7:00pm – IN PROGRESS
Foundation games to develop life skills. All ages. Start date: Oct 25th (5 weeks), Time: 6:00pm – OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Building on from basics. All ages. Start date: Oct 25th (5 weeks), Time: 7:00pm
Classes are ongoing and start dates will continue to be posted…
Location: Goodwood Community Centre, 268 Durham Regional Hwy 47 in Goodwood
*Cancellation Policy* – No refund for cancellations up to two weeks before class start date. This is due to what it entails to organize and create group classes, and make payment in advance for the use of community hall space. Thank you for your understanding.
All lessons include additional links, podcasts, e-books/handouts and my personal demo videos for guidance and inspiration!