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Training for Distractions

The Training for Distractions Program is perfect for your dog if you:

  • Have a dog who is distracted by food/toys/environment, and other dogs and people, but is friendly and is not reactive (see below)
  • Want better reliability and compliance in the face of distractions
  • Want your dog to make better choices without nagging her
  • Want training strategies that are applicable to all distractions

Requirements and Prerequisites:

  • Dogs absolutely must be comfortable with other dogs and humans. This class is not for dogs with social difficulties including: barking, lunging, growling, stiff approaches, snarking/snapping upon greeting a dog, hard stares at dogs, etc. If this describes your dog, please see below for options.
  • This class requires a consistent handler to attend all classes. Pairs of handlers are welcome, but both should come to all classes.
  • Dogs must have had received all puppy vaccinations + Rabies
  • Completion of a foundation program at Scratch and Sniff Canine Services OR an equivalent from another school if owners/dogs have a solid understanding of clicker training and prerequisite behaviours.
  • Owners who have not trained at Scratch and Sniff Canine Services previously will be required to attend a free assessment and Orientation Webinar session prior to class
  • Experience with positive training (both dog and human), and at least an introduction of the following:
        • Zen or Leave it (impulse control around food in hand)
        • Sit (verbal cue or hand signal)
        • Down (verbal cue or hand signal)
        • Stay
        • Loose leash walking basics
        • Hand target/touch

Does your dog have “Big Feelings”? Is she reactive, worried, or intense in her reactions? Check out our Private Training and Behaviour Consulting. If you’re unsure, contact the office to set up a free assessment.

Pricing and Schedule

$260+HST

7 classes, starting Wed Oct 10 2018, 8:30-9:30pm

Oct 10, 17, 24, *Skip Oct 31!*, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28

IMPORTANT! This class will start at 37 Chapel Lane (Oct 10, 17, 24) and will relocate to the new facility at 340 Southgate Dr (Nov 7, 14, 21, 28). There will be no class on Oct 31 due to the facility move.

Make up classes: Make-up sessions are offered at a discounted rate of $30/half hour and must be completed the same week as the class that is missed (subject to private session policy) – this is required only for the first half of the program and option for the second half. This is to ensure that the class runs smoothly for all students.

Book your spot now!

An assessment may be required, free of charge, to ensure this class is suitable. Contact the office with questions.

We are currently experiencing some tech issues that may result in the class not showing as available. Contact the office – there are spaces left in class!


Behaviour Consultation and Private Training

Learn the least invasive, minimally aversive, positive reinforcement-based methods to resolve your dog’s behaviour problems. Learn more about our training, and prepare for your private training, by viewing the free Orientation Webinar!


Behaviour Consultations

Emily, a certified dog behaviour consultant, will guide you through the resolution of your dog’s problem behaviours. Consults include discussion, demonstration and hands-on work with your dog, a completely personalized training plan, and ample resources and follow-up. See below for in-home travel restrictions.

For dogs who:

    • Have bitten or are at risk of biting a person, dog or other animal
    • Show aggressive or reactive displays in response to people, dogs or other animals
    • Panic when left alone/separation anxiety (bark, howl, house soil, drool, destructive chewing when alone)
    • Are fearful, scared or anxious in response to people, dogs or other animals
    • Are fearful, scared or anxious in response to sounds, objects, or storms
    • Are protective/possessive of/aggressive around food, toys, bed, or other objects (resource guarding)
    • Do not like to be touched, handled or groomed
    • Have other similar issues rooted in emotional distress

Private Training for Manners, Obedience and Puppies

Private training for manners and obedience is tailored to your specific needs. We will work on exercises where you need them in daily life with your dog, whether in your home, in the park, or your neighbourhood. Private sessions come complete with notes, handouts and follow-up. See below for in-home travel restrictions.

You are also encouraged to consider group classes, such as the Puppy Socialization and Life Skills programs.

For dogs who:

    • Ignore their owner and will not comply with requests
    • Will not come or stay when asked
    • Jump up to greet people
    • Pull on leash when out for a walk
    • Run out the front door without permission (door dashing)
    • Want to chase inappropriate targets
    • Puppy concerns, including nipping, teething, chewing, house training, crate training, alone training, socialization guidance, problem prevention, etc.

Private Training Services and Pricing

• Initial Session 2hr session 

$185+HST
Purchase Now

After completing this session, you may choose to continue with Single Sessions or the Package of Five. This session must be used within 90 days of purchase. Purchase is required in advance in order to hold session time.

• Package of Five – 5hr total 

$450+HST (Save $50!)
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After completing the Initial Session you are welcome to purchase a Package of Five at a discount.  All five sessions must be completed within six months of payment. Purchase is required in advance in order to hold session time.

• Single session 60min

$100+HST
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After completing the Initial Session you are welcome to purchase Single SessionsThis session must be used within 90 days of purchase. Purchase is required in advance in order to hold session time.

• Puppy Class Add-On 60min 

$80+HST (Save $20!)
Purchase Now *current puppy students only

This session is available exclusively to current students of our Puppy Socialization Class and must be purchased and used before your last puppy class. Purchase is required in advance in order to hold session time.




Behaviour Consultation and Private Training Purchase

  1. Contact the office for the behaviour questionnaire (alert us if you are outside of Guelph if you require in-home training, travel area is limited and fees may apply)
  2. Read Private Session Policy and Private Training FAQ, and view the free Orientation Webinar.
  3. Purchase your session to reserve your appointment booking
  4. Schedule appointments directly with the office

*TravelService Area for dog training in guelph fees apply to a limited distance outside of this service area, contact the office to see if travel to your home is possible. In-school training is always an option.

Please read private session policy prior to payment. This page includes general information, policy, and waiver. The Private Training FAQ addresses frequently asked questions.

Life Skills Program – Foundations

Life Skills explores choice topics through a workshop-style approach, allowing for an extremely flexible schedule with exercises that are directly applicable to daily life, including:

  • Polite greetings with people (no jumping)
  • Settle
  • Recall (come when called)
  • Loose leash walking (no pulling on leash)
  • Impulse control around food and toys (leave it, safe toy play)
  • Training for enrichment and relationship

Program Details

Monday 7:15pm | Wednesday 7:15pm | Saturday 11:15am
Mix’n’match your class days to fit your schedule!

6 Class Package: $229+HST

  • Maximum six dogs per class
  • Find out more about our flexible and unique enrolment here
    • Attend your classes whenever works for you
    • Start class any time
  • Instructed by a certified dog trainer and behaviour consultant (CPDT-KA CDBC)

See what past students have to say, or read Group Training FAQs

Requirements

  • Friendly/tolerant of people and other dogs
  • Competed puppy vaccinations, aged out of puppy class
  • Rabies vaccination by a veterinarian for dogs over 6mo
  • Sick dogs are not permitted in class, alert the office to illness immediately
  • Submitting registration/payment indicates acceptance of the group class policy

Registration

  1. Watch the Orientation Webinar
  2. Review the following:
  3. Purchase your program!
  4. Book your classes below after program purchase