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Family Dog I

Does your Canine companion need some basic manners training? Do you feel like you and your dog are speaking different languages? This is the class for you. Training dogs is all about communication and communication is a two way street. Dogs will act like dogs until we teach them what we expect to be a good family member. We work on the basics in this class: sit, down, stay, come, polite greetings, leash manners, go to mat, and leave it. The first class is for humans only — no dogs!

Fee: $135
Class length: 6 weeks
Note:
We do require that dogs attending classes are up to date on their Rabies, Parvo-Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations is required.

$25 cancellation fee. Sorry, no refunds if cancellation occurs two weeks or less before classes start.

Schedule:

Tuesdays: August 18th – September 22nd, 6:30 – 7:45 pm


Sessions are updated on the website periodically. Please call 204-988-8808 if you have difficulty booking a class.


Family Dog II

This class builds on the skills taught in the Family Dog I class. This class is for dogs that have completed Family Dog I classes.

Fee: $135
Class length: 6 weeks
Note: We do require that dogs attending classes are up to date on their Rabies, Parvo-Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations is required.

$25 cancellation fee. Sorry, no refunds if cancellation occurs two weeks or less before classes start.

Schedule:
TBD


Reactive Rover I

Do you walk your dog at odd hours because your dog barks and lunges when he sees another dog? A dog’s overreaction while on a leash is a common problem and traditional approaches using corrections and punishment only make it worse. Let us help you and your dog enjoy your walks together using proven dog and human friendly methods. Special equipment may be required, for example head harness and/or body harness. The first class is for humans only — no dogs!

Fee: $200
Class length: 6 weeks
Note:
We do require that dogs attending classes are up to date on their Rabies, Parvo-Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations is required.

$25 cancellation fee. Sorry, no refunds if cancellation occurs two weeks or less before classes start.

Schedule: Saturdays: August 15th – September 19th, 9:30 – 10:45 am

 


Reactive Rover II

This class if for dogs and handlers that have completed at least one Reactive Rover I 6-week course. This class provides opportunities for Reactive Rover I graduates to practice the skills mastered during the Reactive Rover II class. The class is a drop in, $25 per single class.

Fee: $25
Class length: Drop In
Note: We do require that dogs attending classes are up to date on their Rabies, Parvo-Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations is required.

Schedule:
TBD


Fun With Your Dog

Do you have a new dog? An old dog that you want to teach tricks and games? Are you looking to spend some quality time with your dog? This class introduces you to a variety of fun games, tricks, dog sports, and enrichment activities that you can do with your dog. To get the most from this class. We recommend that you and your dog have completed a basic manners or obedience class, but it is not required.
Fee: $135
Class length: 6 weeks
Note: We do require that dogs attending classes are up to date on their Rabies, Parvo-Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations is required.
$25 cancellation fee. Sorry, no refunds if cancellation occurs two weeks or less before classes start.

Schedule:
TBD


Loose Leash Walking

This workshop teaches a variety of exercises and strategies that can be utilized to teach good leash manners. Walking your pet should be enjoyable and this class can help that happen. To get the most from this class, we recommend that you and your dog have completed a basic manners or obedience class, but it is not required. Do not bring your dog to the first session.

Fee: $80
Class length: 2 weeks
Note: We do require that dogs attending classes are up to date on their Rabies, Parvo-Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations is required.
$25 cancellation fee. Sorry, no refunds if cancellation occurs two weeks or less before classes start.

Schedule:
TBD

Couch to 3k: Learn to Exercise with your Dog

Have you always wanted to exercise with your dog but find it intimidating? Walking or running with a canine companion is mutually beneficial – it’s good for your health and the health of your dog. This class will teach you all you need to know about starting an excise regime with your four-legged friend, leading up to our Paws in Motion event*. Topics include exercise safety, goal setting, communication with your dog, conditioning, proper use of equipment and motivational speakers, all encompassed in a fun and supportive environment**.

This once weekly class will start with a 20-30-minute group seminar, followed by a group exercise. The eventual goal of this class is for you and your dog to complete a group run at the Winnipeg Humane Society’s annual Paws in Motion at Assiniboine Park on June 28th.

*Your registration to this class gives you FREE entrance to Paws in Motion and access to the WHS Run Club team, so you can fundraise and participate as part of the group

**Dog not required to join class and group

 Fee: $60
Class length: 8 weeks
Note: 
We do require that dogs attending classes are up to date on their Rabies, Parvo-Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations is required.

$25 cancellation fee. Sorry, no refunds if cancellation occurs two weeks or less before classes start.

Schedule:

TBD