Seminars and Workshops

Occasionally we will run educational seminars and hands-on workshops on training or other pet-related subjects. Please see the Workshops page for the full list.

 

The Dog Classroom also offers Workplace Seminars for those who work in professions where they may come into contact with dogs (delivery service, meter readers, etc.).

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Retrieve Workshop (Level 1)

 

This 2-session workshop is a hybrid model (part 1 online, part 2 in person). Both sessions are included in the price/registration


Session #1: ONLINE via Zoom, Wed. Nov 24 6:30-8:00pm
Session #2: IN PERSON, Sat. Dec 4 10:00-11:00am

Do you want your dog to

  • fetch your slippers, the newspaper, medications, or clean up their toys?

  • retrieve for hunting, competition obedience, or service dog tasks?

  • actually bring the ball back when you throw it?


If you said yes to any of these, this workshop is for you!

 

In this workshop we will focus on teaching your dog a formal retrieve to hand using positive reinforcement training. Level 1 covers the foundation behaviours and teaching the dog to pick up the item.


Level 1
In the first (online) session, you will be introduced to the concept of a formal retrieve to hand and practice some of the foundation skills for the retrieve. Homework will be provided to practice the skills for the second session.

The second (in person) session will be geared to helping you progress through the retrieve process and provide specific tips for future retrieve training.

This workshop is an introduction to retrieving and homework will be integral to developing your dogs’ skills.

Kelsey M. is the instructor for this course

Dogs must be comfortable working around other dogs and people

Retrieve Workshop (Lvl 1)

Wed. Nov 24 (online)  6:30-8:00pm

Sat. Dec 4 (in person) 10:00-11:00am

$50 incl. HST

(includes both sessions)

Register Online

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Retrieve Workshop (Level 2)

 

This 2-session workshop is a hybrid model (part 1 online, part 2 in person). Both sessions are included in the price/registration


Session #1: ONLINE via Zoom, Wed. Dec 8 6:30-7:30pm
Session #2: IN PERSON, Sat. Dec 11 10:00-11:00am

Level 2
In the first (online) session, we will cover the remaining steps of the Retrieve to Hand training process.

Homework will be provided to practice the skills for the second session.

The second (in person) session will be geared to helping you progress through the retrieve process and provide specific tips for future retrieve training.

This workshop is an introduction to retrieving and homework will be integral to developing your dogs’ skills.

Kelsey M. is the instructor for this course

Prerequisite: Retrieve Workshop Level 1

Retrieve Workshop (Lvl 2)

Wed. Dec 8 (online) 6:30-7:30pm and

Sat. Dec 11 10:00-11:00am (in person)

$40 incl. HST

(includes both sessions)

Register Online