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The Next Step


The Next Step is for dogs who have taken Beginning with Basics (or similar, with permission of instructor) and are ready to add difficulty to basic behaviours as well as learn more advanced obedience skills. To register for a class online, see instructions below. If you need help to register please email us


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The Next Step


This class is a continuation of the skills you learned in Beginning with Basics. It includes the introduction of distractions and advanced training techniques. Although this is a group class, every attempt is made to tailor the content and coaching to the level of experience of you and your dog. The program includes 7 classes (1 hour, once a week).

Life Skills

Advanced greeting skills (people & dogs)

Working through distractions

Settle in new environments

Body awareness

Confidence building

Training Skills


Advanced mat work

Recall from distractions

Advanced walking skills

Real-life "Leave It"

Human Skills

Transferring skills to real life

Training with distractions and distance

Advanced leash handling skills

Understanding thresholds

Advanced husbandry and handling

Continued relationship building

Introduction to marker words

Prerequisite: Beginning with Basics

Click on your preferred start date to sign up through our secure online registration system. Payment can be completed online or arrangements can be made to pay in person.


All class prices are including HST.


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