It all starts with training! Founded on the concepts of conditioning and the principles of positive reinforcement, our training philosophy promotes the development of a team relationship with one’s dog, fostering mutual understanding between canine and owner. By giving our dogs a job, we teach them how to please us!
Agility is a fun and exciting team sport in which the handler works his dog over a timed obstacle course. Agility training is designed to build confidence and team spirit between man and his best friend.
Mental stimulation is a natural need in every dog, just like exercise, food and water, unfortunately this is one of the aspects that dog owners are either not aware of or do not think they have time for. Throughout this class we will provide you with easy games that will activate your dogs mentally and reduce any problematic behavior they may be having.
Flyball is a relay race between two teams of four dogs. Each dog must jump over four hurdles to arrive at a box containing a tennis ball. The dog must then trigger release the ball by pushing a pedal, catch the ball and return over the four hurdles to the start line. The first team to finish is the winner of that heat.
Tracking is a natural activity that we don’t have to teach our dogs! Using his awesome sense of smell, we just have to work on motivation and provide some guidance and framework for the dog to orientate his search.
Whether you and your dog are alone at the park or at a competition with lots of friends, this exciting and sometimes spectacular sport will spice up your training and your daily outings. Whether you’ve set your sights on competing or simply want to play Frisbee® for fun, it’s an excellent way to work on your dog’s attention and motivation.
Sporting Scent Detection is the fun and competitive version of scent detection for narcotics, termites or explosives. The dog must locate a hidden target scent within an area and alert its handler to its whereabouts – this sport relies entirely on partnership and is a great way to learn how to read your dog.
Smoke detection is a great way to utilise one of your dogs basic instincts (smell) in order to perhaps save lives one day, not only that, but it is also a great mental stimulation activity! We will teach the dogs to detect and alert dangerous smoke using the method of Anders Hallgren which has become very popular in Europe.
The dogs health goes through activity. It is therefore important to encourage good physical fitness throughout its life. Fitness classes are aimed to work with puppies, family dogs, working dogs, performance dogs, overweight dogs and older dogs. The beauty of fitness is that it adapts to each individual canine depending on their condition.
Conformation is the sport of presenting a dog for evaluation of his or her breeding qualities. Appearance, structure, movements and temperament are indications of a dog’s quality for producing puppies.
Canicross is a canine sport permitting you to keep your team (you & your dog) in good physical condition. This activity is practiced on foot, running through our trails with your dog in harness and exerting the same physical work as you.
Skijoring is a winter sport that gives your team the opportunity to enjoy the chilly season and to stay in shape! With his harness, your dog will learn to pull you on skis or on a sled.