Have you ever used the dog wash at a car wash? You know? A pocket full of change, cold water and low pressure, cheapy shampoo, and a dryer that made you think that you could pucker up and blow harder. Not fun!
Come to The Beast Boutique instead for Wash Wednesday and get high quality grooming shampoo and conditioner, warm water, lots of pressure and dryers that will literally blow the hair and water off your beast leaving her squeaky clean and snuggly.
CLASSES START Thursday, March 9, 2023
Your instructor is Dr. Carla Simon, a professional scent detection trainer who’s trained teams to find everything from bed bugs to nosework to search and rescue.
Basic Obedience – All ages from puppy to newly adopted adult. Classes start at 7:00 pm
Start building a solid foundation in obedience skills using fun games to teach all the skills you need. No previous experience is required. This class is suitable for beginner dogs of all ages.
A well-trained dog is the best freedom for all the years you’ll spend together. Investing some time training now can help to prevent years of frustration in the future. It’s harder to retrain after problem behaviors become habits. We’ll help set you up for success from the very first lesson.
If your dog already has a preliminary understanding of the obedience skills above, take a higher level of obedience class, e.g., Canine Good Neighbour Prep.
If you are looking for socialization, this is the wrong class for your puppy! This Basic Obedience class does not provide socialization or playtime with other dogs. Instead, we’ll teach your dog to ignore other distracting dogs and listen to you.
Not all dogs want to take group classes! Dogs in classes need to be comfortable in a busy, public setting which may include children and other barking dogs, so that they can learn. Ask us if your dog has a history of being reactive to other dogs or people so we can discuss how best to help you and your unique dog.
Dogs who display aggression towards people and other dogs generally learn better with one-on-one training. We have zero tolerance for aggressive behavior towards dogs and people in the class, which may result in immediate excusal, without a refund, entirely at the instructor’s discretion.
CLASS AND FACILITY RULES
Let’s play safe and have some fun.
CANINE GOOD NEIGHBOR (CGN) TEST PREPARATION. Classes start at 6:00 pm
Do you want a well-mannered dog that’s a pleasure to travel with? Are you interested in PALS or assistance dogs? This course will improve your obedience skills and help you eventually take the CGN test (a standard prerequisite for more advanced training like therapy dogs). We’ll show you how to fade food rewards, leashes, and harnesses, without sacrificing motivation. You’ll get answers to your questions and troubleshoot challenges. You’ll build confidence around distractions and become a stronger team.
This is a hybrid class where students will receive access to online resources and discussion in our private Facebook Group for Students and Alumni.
Please note that how quickly you advance depends on your dog’s history, socialization, and temperament and how much homework you do. If you train for 2 to 5 minutes daily, you’ll progress faster than with weekly training.
This class does not include the CGN test. The test will be held at The Beast Boutique Ltd. in April 2023 (exact date pending.)
Prerequisite: This class assumes your dog already has a preliminary understanding of basic obedience skills, including sit, down, recall, and loose-leash walking. Most students take puppy class or beginner obedience first, but if you’re an experienced trainer who has trained obedience at home, you’re certainly welcome. No matter which level you start class at, we’ll help you to improve and polish your skills in the presence of gradually increasing distractions.
All dogs will be in the classroom simultaneously, but they will wait on a bed or mat without greeting the other dogs. If you’re looking for puppy socialization with other dogs, this is not the class for you.
For classes, bring the equipment that helps your dog to succeed e.g.
Please note there is no food allowed during CGN tests, but we’ll be using food rewards to train new skills. You’ll learn how to fade the food gradually when the dog is ready.
To take the CGN test, you must bring a brush or comb. Bring a brush that your dog likes to class for training.
GENERAL RULES AND POLICIES
Sorry, classes do not include tests, e.g., CGN tests or odor recognition tests.
Questions about registration? Please get in touch with TheBeastBoutique.ca.
Questions about whether this class is suitable for your dog or special requests? Email Carla at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a confidential voicemail at (403) 813-9831.