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Sport & Specialty Classes 

 

Take your bond to the next level and have fun while doing it!

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We offer a variety of sport classes, from obedience to agility, designed to increase your bond while learning something new. Whether you want to compete or learn just for fun, our classes will give you the skills you need to be successful in the rewarding world of dog sports! 

Classes Offered

Sport Foundation

 Our Sport Foundation classes are taught with positive reinforcement and lots of fun! Perfect for whether you want to compete in rally, obedience, agility, or disc, these classes emphasize working on the fundamentals of focus, engagement, learning to learn, working through distractions, body awareness, confidence, and more!

Sport Foundation Level 1

This class is all about having a great time with our dogs while teaching them basic skills needed for sports and life.  Much of what we teach our dogs for sports also helps make them great family pets: impulse control crate games, recalls, and having value for their handler in the face of distraction will all be covered, as well as shaping behaviours and body awareness.  This class will help develop relationship between you and your future performance partner. 

Pre-requisite: puppies and dogs should have at least one level of basic training and be comfortable working near other dogs and people.

7 week, 55 minute class

$273+HST = $308.49

 

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021                                12:30pm - 1:30pm 

Tuesday, October 26th                                           6:45pm - 7:45pm    (Class full)

Thursday, November 4th, 2021                            6:30pm   - 7:30pm   (Class full)

Sport Foundation Level 2

Building on the skills and concepts introduced in Sport Puppy Level 1, Level 2 will  introduce our dogs to even more games and challenges that will help grow confidence and focus in sport and life. We will ask a little more of our dogs in this level, without over facing them, by adding more distractions, increasing duration, and teaching them new physical skills, as appropriate for their growing bodies and minds.

Pre-requisite: puppies and dogs should have completed Sport Foundation Level 1 and be comfortable working near other dogs and people.

7 week, 55 minute class

$273+HST = $308.49

Sunday, November 7th, 2021                                10:15am   

 

 

 

Formal Obedience Classes

 

New! Intro to Trick Class

 

 

Taught by Super Dog performer, Sue Joy, this introductory course is fun for both dog and trainer!  Tricks are good for mental stimulation for your dog and a perfect thing to do with your dog on inclement weather days.  

Pre-requisite: dogs should have completed a minimum of one level of group training OR private training with InSync Canines

7 week, 55 minute class

$273+HST = $308.49

Sunday, November 7th, 2021                                11:30am - 12:30pm 

 

New! Intro to Canine Fitness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like humans, dogs greatly benefit from a regular fitness routine.  In this introductory class, instructor Sue Joy will walk you through the basics of canine fitness in a safe and fun way.  This class is for both the dog that needs some confidence building and for the busy dog to physically and mentally challenge them.

Specialized canine fitness equipment will be used in class but at home modifications will be provided.  Equipment is also available for purchase at InSync Canines.  

Pre-requisite: dogs should have completed a minimum of one level of group training OR private training with InSync Canines

7 week, 55 minute class

$273+HST = $308.49

Sunday, June 27th, 2021          11:30am - 12:25pm     (class full)

 

 

 

 

 

Rally Obedience Classes

Rally obedience classes taught by Heidi Kadoke. Our rally classes are based on positive reinforcement training and fun for dog and handler alike! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rally is perfect for those new to dog sports. The sport of rally obedience combines teamwork, basic obedience, and fun in a low pressure, supportive environment. This class is for teams that have no rally experience and would like to learn about the sport.  Dogs should have completed a minimum of two previous levels of basic obedience and be able to work around other dogs. 

*New* Introduction to Rally Obedience

 

If you are completely new to the sport of Rally Obedience, this is where to start!  In this relationship building introductory class, our instructor will introduce you the basics of Rally in a fun and motivating way.  

Pre-requisite: dogs should have completed at least Sport Level 1. 

7 week, 55 minute class

$273+HST = $308.49

Thursday, August 19th  6:00pm - 6:55pm

Novice Rally 

 

This class is focused on students who have taken the Novice Rally Intro course and now preparing them for a Novice rally competitions.

7 week classes

$273+HST = $308.49

Please check  back for future offerings

Advanced/Excellence Rally

 

This class is will work advanced and excellence rally signs in courses either on or off leash. 

7 week classes

$273+HST = $308.49

Thursday, August 19th   7:15pm - 8:15pm

Excellent/Masters Rally

 

This class is will work excellent and masters rally signs in courses as well the rules around judging masters.  Dogs should be able to work off leash at this level.

7 week classes

$273+HST = $308.49

Thursday, August 19th    8:20 - 9:20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scent Detection

Beginner Scent Detection, Level 1

Dogs love to use their nose! Scent detection promotes both relaxation and problem solving, making it a perfect activity for dogs of any age or energy level. Level 1 introduces value for target odors and the concept of searching for these odors in containers and in interior searches. 

Pre-requisite: At least one session of group class or private training with InSync Canines.

7 week, 55 minute class

$273+HST = $308.49

Please check  back for future offerings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Obedience classes taught by Margaret Walker.  All obedience classes are based on positive reinforcement training and current, science-based knowledge on how dogs learn and are motivated.

Beginner Obedience, Level 2

This is level two of a three level programme which prepares handlers for Novice Trial Prep.

Progress through the levels will be based on team’s progress and dog’s maturity. The focus is on building a strong team relationship and establishing a strong foundation for formal exercises.

Requirements: puppy has completed at least 2 levels of class (from either the Puppy Skills or Sport Foundation program) and is at least 10 months old. 

7 week classes

$273+HST = $308.49

Thursday, October 28th                  2:00pm - 3:00pm

 

 

Novice Trial Prep/Open Beginner

This class is for handlers who are ready to trial at Novice level . Formal Novice exercises and ring readiness is the main component of the programme along with continued relationship building. This level also includes an introduction to all open exercises including building an enthusiastic retrieve. Dogs need to have completed a basic Novice Trial Prep or equivalent for this level.

Thursday, October 28th              10:00am - 11:00am

Open Refresher/Beginner Utility 

 

This class is for people who are close to ready to trial at the Open level. There is a strong focus on working through typical ring distractions Dogs must be ready to work off leash in a class environment. This level also includes an introduction to Utility exercises including scent work and signal exercises. Dogs need to have completed an Open Beginner class or equivalent for this level.

7 week classes

$273+HST = $308.49

Thursday, October 28th               11:15am - 12:15pm

 

Novice Trial  Prep

Introduction to formal Novice exercises in preparation for the ring. This class is for people who are progressing toward competition trialling. The focus is on refining all novice exercises and building a competitive team. Dogs need to have completed three levels of obedience beginner or equivalent.

7 week classes

$273+HST = $308.49

Thursday, October 28th               12:45pm - 1:45pm

 

 

 

 

Agility Classes

Agility classes taught by Hannah Packowski and Tabatha Veary. Our agility classes are taught with positive reinforcement and lots of fun! Dogs learn how to use agility equipment properly and how to handle small sequences.

Agility Classes are postponed till we move outdoors again! Please email us to be notified when class reopens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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