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.
Dog Training Services & Packages
Puppy Foundations: 3 – 1 hr private sessions + Lesson Plan
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 20 weeks
Puppy Essentials: 4 – 1 hr private sessions + Lesson Plan
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 4 months to 1 years.
Adult Manners: 4 – 1 hr private sessions + Lesson Plan
Provide us with your training wish list and we will cater the training plan to you and your dog’s needs. This often includes how to curb jumping on people, unwanted barking, off leash and on leash manners.
Dog Rehabilitation: 4 – 1 hr private sessions + Lesson Plan
Best suited for dogs that have developed some naughty habits We can work with you to help resolve resource guarding, aggressive barking, lunging on leash, reactivity towards dogs, confidence building, and eventually socialization.
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. This is for clients who have completed any of our above packages.
Group Obedience Classes: We offer Puppy Essentials (6 week course), Adult Manners, and Behavioural Tune Up seminars on various topics such as Recall and Leash Manners 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.