Workshops

Workshops are a great way to top up your training skills without needing to commit to 5 or 6 weeks of classes! All workshops are designed to get you off on the right paw with common struggles you can find yourself experiencing. Workshops are held at the Braefoot Community Association, 1359 McKenzie Avenue, Victoria.

To register for a workshop follow the “Register” link below the description. If you are an existing client with us you can email us using the Contact page stating which workshop you would like to register for.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic all classes are currently postponed however, the cogs are starting to move to re-open!  Keep your eyes peeled for more updates, to ensure you are kept in the loop you can also subscribe to our newsletter here!

Trail Hero!

Are you finding walks with your dog on the trails a little stressful?  Do they get into mischief and not always come back when you call them? Do they get over excited when they see another dog? Deer? Rabbit? Squirrel? This is the workshop for you! We will cover games that will make you the centre of everything fun when out with your dog, we will cover focus, recall, emergency stops and also delve into how to help your dog think & listen when they are over excited. Bring out the Trail Hero in your dog!

Workshop suitable for dogs aged 6 months and up, 5 working spots available.

Date: TBC

Length: 1.5 hours

Cost: $40

Boundary Games

Does your dog have difficulty settling in the house or in new environments? Maybe they’re a little creative and have been known to help themselves to food off the kitchen counter, or they love to jump on visitors and get very excited and vocal when they hear someone knocking at the door or ringing the door bell. If this sounds all too familiar the Boundary Games workshop is for you! This fun and simple workshop will show you how to make a boundary (dog bed, mat, crate) a super valuable and comfortable place for your dog to want to be and to not come off until you release them! Boundaries are super useful and can be taken anywhere, you don’t need a super expensive bed or crate to practice these games!

Workshop suitable for dogs aged 6 months and up, 5 working spots available.

Date: TBC

Length: 1hr a week over 2 weeks

Cost: $50

Sore Shoulders? Loose Leash Walking 101

Does it feel like your dog takes you for a walk rather than the other way around?  Are your shoulders sore from being pulled around by your dog when they are on leash?  Fear not! Our Loose Leash Walking 101 workshop is here!! This jam packed workshop will give you lots of games to enable you to work with your dog to help them realize that the best place to be when walking on leash is…….next to you! No more pulling on leash, just calm, cool loose leash walking, imagine that?!

Workshop suitable for dogs aged 6 months and up, 5 working spots available.

Date: TBC

Length: 1.5hrs

Cost: $40

Mind Your Manners

Is your dog going through an adolescence phase? Are their manners a little….embarressing? Do they like to jump on visitors? Steal your shoes? Take food off the counter or off your plate? Try to bolt out the door when it’s time for a walk? Fear not! This workshop is for you! You will be guided through great games and exercises that will turn your rampaging pooch into a great canine citizen, they will learn about calmness, that keeping 4 paws on the floor brings great things, how to greet visitors politely, self control and that there are better things to chew on than your shoes!

Workshop suitable for dogs aged 6 months and up, 5 working spots available.

Date: TBC

Length: 1.5hrs

Cost: $40

What About Me??

Is your dog easily distracted by their environment? Do they find other dogs and people super exciting? Do they find sniffing bushes or the ground super fun? Do you often head out on walks and find yourself asking the question “what about me?!” Do you wish your dog would focus more on you even in the face of distractions? Well, this is the workshop for you! This fun filled, action packed workshop will have your dog choosing to focus on you in the face of distractions, no matter how tempting they are! This workshop is designed to super charge your relationship with your dog and show them that you are way more fun and interesting than their environment!

Workshop suitable for dogs aged 6 months and up, 5 working spots available.

Date: TBC

Length: 1.5 hours

Cost: $40

Confidence Booster

The Confidence Booster is a condensed workshop based on our Confidence Builder class. This workshop is perfect for those dogs who are struggling with their confidence, who need a boost to help them come out of their shells and enjoy the world to the fullest. Maybe you have a new rescue dog who needs a little helping hand settling into their new homes and lives, or you have a dog who sees life with a glass half empty rather than a glass half full, this workshop will give you lots of great games and ideas to help them become more confident and happy!

Workshop suitable for dogs aged 6 months and up, 5 working spots available.

Date: TBC

Length: 1.5 hrs

Cost: $40

Snappy Recall!

If your dog likes to play keep away when off leash or you are finding they are picky and choosy as to when they come back to you, this is the workshop for you! Designed to address those cheeky and inventive dogs who like to go self employed on walks, this workshop is packed full of great games and information that will have your dog turning on a dime to come back to you!

Workshop suitable for dogs aged 6 months and up, 5 working spots available.

Date: TBC

Length: 1hr a week over 2 weeks

Cost: $50

What The Cue?

Building reliable physical and vocal cues/commands for behaviors! Has your dog ever shown you up by not following through when you ask them to perform a behavior? There are many factors that contribute to our dogs not performing behaviors when asked, a big part of it is that they don’t have a good understanding of what we are asking of them. This workshop shows you fast and effective ways of applying cues/commands to behaviors and how to make them fun for your dog which in turn will make them more reliable!

Workshop suitable for dogs aged 6 months and up, 5 working spots available.

Date: TBC

Length: 1.5 hrs

Cost: $40

Workshops are constantly being added to the schedule, make sure to check back to see if any new ones have been added or subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to know about new workshops or classes!