Focus and Recall
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Not many things are more frustrating than feeling like you’re invisible to your dog as soon as things get a little exciting! If your dog seems to be suffering from selective hearing when playing with other dogs or sniffing around the back yard, then this class is for you.
We will work with you to build focus and responsiveness in your dog among increasing distractions. Your dog will begin to learn to check in with you on their own, respond to cues while excited, and come when called. We will start on leash and may head into the nearby off leash area in later weeks, depending on the progress the dogs make in the class. Long lines will be provided.
Prerequisites: Your dog should already have some understanding of basic cues before attending. As this class involves a lot of interaction and movement, your dog must be social with other dogs and people to attend. This class is not for dogs who bark excessively at other dogs (we would be happy to help you with this problem in a private training session!).
Location: Class will be held outdoors in the Ritchie area (7703 – 96 Street) or in the Laurier/Buena Vista area (13210 Buena Vista Road). There is ample parking available. Class will run rain or shine!
Dogs must be 6 months or older at the start of the class.
Please click here to see our full class policies, including information on what to bring to class and required vaccinations.
In addition to the requirements listed in the link above, for outdoor classes we recommend bringing sun screen, bug spray, appropriate clothing/footwear, and water for yourself. For the final three weeks of this class, your dog may get wet or dirty depending on how far into the park we go and current weather conditions, so you may wish to bring a towel to use at the end of class.