DogWorks is not currently running any GROUP dog training classes until further notice.
We know that this is a crucial time for our puppies for learning socialization and life skills, and starting as soon as possible is best! We have a some additional resources for you!
We are offering Virtual Puppy Training Privates that connects you with our trainer to do a puppy private in the comfort of your own home! Contact us for more information!
We are currently running 1-on-1 Private training sessions outdoors in Burnaby and East Vancouver. Please e-mail us to inquire about private training sessions, and if your training goals would be appropriate for outdoor training sessions.
Have an older puppy who is not yet old enough or ready for dog sport classes, but you want to continue their training?
You've come to the right place!
This class is a "play-n-train" style of class similar to our Positive Puppy and Puppy Start Right classes!
This class continues to work on building your puppies obedience and other life skills, while adding in more fun training games and challenges for you and your pup!
Puppy Teen Class is designed for puppies 5-12 months of age!
It is a great next step for puppies who have already taken our Positive Puppy class (or another Puppy Class) before, and also a great first step for older puppies who have not yet taken a Puppy Class!
We take the existing skills learnt in Puppy class or at home and take them to the next level!
Haven't done some of the exercises yet? That's okay! We also teach the foundations of all the Positive Puppy behaviours in our classes too - so all the puppies can develop great skills and learn at their own pace!
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 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!
Please note: Agility Foundations class is very high energy! If other dogs running/barking/jumping would likely cause your dog to react or be uncomfortable, we recommend starting in a calmer class like Rally-Obedience or Good Manners before joining Agility Foundations.
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!