Our dog training classes are non-fear based, practical, and engaging for the whole family! We do not believe in training robot dogs, just great family pets that everyone in the household can safely walk and enjoy.You will be left with not only a well balanced and behaved fur-kid, but you will also have a much better understanding of your dog.
Our Dog Training Method
We believe in using force-free methods in our dog training. Force-free or Positive Reinforcement (PR) dog training is proven to have long lasting positive results and builds a stronger connection between you and your dog. What does that look like you ask? Your dog training classes will involve the use of both verbal and motion cues, scent, and either food or toys as a motivator/reward for a desired behaviour.
About Our Trainers
Rachelle is graduate from the West Coast Canine Academy (WCCA), is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (CAPPDT), DogSAFE Canine First Aid certified, and she and her Doberman Pincher (Moose) are Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) certified by the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC). Rachelle is a contributing writer for What’sON! Magazine. Her dog pack has been featured on GlobalBC News, and are recurrent volunteers for BCIT’s Student Association events to help de-stress students. Rachelle offers both private and group dog obedience classes. Rachelle currently has a Sphynx, Lionhead rabbit, Beta fish, and two rescue Dobermans.
Elayna Christensen is a graduate of the Animal Behavioural College. Elayna has volunteered and worked with Greyhound Pets Inc for many years in rehabilitating dogs off the race track and finding them suitable homes. Elayna specializes in working with reactive, fearful, and rehabilitation rescue cases. Elayna currently has an rescue Greyhound named Zen and a Dutch Shepard in training.
Canine Behavioural Training Services
Puppy Foundations: 3 – 1 hr private sessions + homework & Email Support
The Puppy Foundations package helps you and your dog get through the puppy phase with a breeze. We will cover crate training, potty training, name recognition, husbandry, healthy and safe socialization tips and so much more! Suitable for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old.
Dog Obedience 101: 4 – 1 hr private sessions + homework & Email Support
Dog Obedience 101 covers house manners, gaining a solid recall, leash etiquette, impulse control, sits, downs, wait commands and the art of respectful and fun play to build a bond between you and your dog. Best suited for dogs 6 months to 2 years.
Dog Obedience 102: 4 – 1 hr private sessions + homework+ Email Support
You and your dog now have the fundamentals so its time to have some fun! We will increase your dogs impulse control, listening skills, and add more difficult commands that will still be useful in your day to day. We’ll even have a fun obstacle course to run through!
Naughty Dog Rehab: 4 – 1 hr private sessions + homework & Email Support
Best for dogs that have developed some naughty habits in their teenage years. We can work with you to help resolve un-wanted barking, lunging on leash, reactivity towards dogs, confidence building, and eventually socialization.
Behavioural Quick Tune Up: 1 – 1 hr private session + homework
Ideal for those looking for an assessment on their dog or would like to address a particular behaviour. We will do various exercises during the session and provide a write up on training suggestions to follow up with.
Walk and Train: 1 hr private walk with trainer + Email Follow up
For existing clients only. Send your dog out for an educational walk with one of our trainers. We can work on recall, leash manners, reactivity, and socialization. Followed up with a run down on what we did and how to practice on your own.
Group Obedience Classes: We provide puppy and basic obedience in a group setting both in Coquitlam and Burnaby at local dog daycares. Please contact us to get on the waitlist for our next group of classes.