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Good Manners & Basic Obedience Class

Home Good Manners & Basic Obedience Class

This class covers all the basics for dogs to have Good Dog Manners, at home and in public.

While we will do a lot of hands-on training in class, we will also address general behaviour problems as well.


Good Manners & Basic Obedience Class covers Basic Obedience such as:

  • sit
  • down
  • stay
  • off (stop jumping up on people and things)
  • loose leash walking
  • come when called
  • watch me

But will also focus on general behaviours issues such as:

  • Barking
  • socialization
  • extinguishing bad habits
  • anxieties
  • general safety and health care
  • and fun training games!


The class is tailored to the students in each set, by spending more time focusing on the behaviours/topics that students in that class set want to work on the most.

This class is designed for dogs who need to work on their basics and good manners, and is not a play-n-train class structure (there is no physical interaction between dogs in the class).

If your dog is under 12 months old and you feel they would benefit more from a class with that style of training please visit our Puppy Teen Class!


General Class Information

  • Instructor Tara Tower
  • Class SizeMax 6
  • Class Length6 x 1 hour classes
  • Cost$160 + GST
  • Age Requirements12 months and up
    Older dogs are always welcome too - It's never too late to start training! And younger dogs who have completed our Puppy Teen class are also welcome!
  • Class rulesDogs must be under control at all times.
  • Junior HandlersThis class is Family Friendly!
    Handlers aged 10 and up are welcome! (Parent or guardian MUST be present for all classes for those under 14 years old)
    All parents will be asked to sign a waiver for children under 18, interacting with dogs
  • GuestsHuman spectators are welcome, but no spectator dogs.
  • Class Location

Good Manners Class

  • Instructor: Tara Tower
  • WAIT-LIST IS FULL. Will re-open Summer 2020.
  • Classes in Progress:
If you would like to cancel or refund a class, we need to be notified at least 48 hours in advance of the first class.
For more information about our policies click the "View Policies" button.
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If you have imported a dog/puppy from outside Canada or the US, please DO NOT attend classes until you've had the dog for over 2 weeks with no signs of illness.

This is to allow for an initial bonding period and health guarantee before attending class. You must have has the dog home and with no signs of illness for at least 2 weeks before the 1st class. If you signed up for a class, but your dog shows signs of illness please do not attend class the next class, and contact us right away.

If your dog barks excessively around other dogs (and cannot easily be stopped with a toy or food) we ask that you please contact us to schedule a private session before joining a group class, so that we can work on the barking before joining a more exciting group class. While we understand your dog may just be excited or nervous around the other dogs, if the dogs are constantly barking it is unfair to the students who cannot hear the instructor, and the instructor who has to try to talk over barking dogs.

Need help with this? Let us know, we're happy to help!


If your dog is reactive (i.e. lunges, barks etc towards other dogs and/or people), and requires a personal bubble of space from other dogs or people, we will accommodate your dog as long as you have previously or are currently working with a positive reinforcement trainer on your dog's reactivity, so that you are skilled at managing your dog in a group setting.

Need a trainer for this? Let us know! We are happy to help!

Tara Tower, CPDT-KA, DCTP

Tara Tower, CPDT-KA, DCTP


Behaviour Classes Instructor