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Tricks Class

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movie star Oliver -trained by Dove and Wendy for this movie

movie star Oliver -trained by Dove and Wendy for this movie

Come and learn how to effectively teach your dog super Fun Tricks!  

All levels welcome!

Even if your dog knows a few tricks already we can expand on their existing tricks and teach them dozens of new ones!

Learn different techniques for training including clicker training, shaping, targeting and luring.  Everything from rollover and shake-a-paw, to backing up walls into a 'pawstand,' and circling around you backwards!  This is a fast paced class open to all dogs 6 months old and above.  This class is energetic and we cover a lot of tricks;  you will need to practice at home during the week.   Perfect class for those who want a fun challenge for you and your dog!

Dove and Torque – Back Vault!

Rikki “Scratching” in a recent Ad.

Julia & Rikki Waving

Stalls! (Back, Shoulder, and Foot!)


General Class Information

  • InstructorDove Cresswell & Julia Schwark
  • Class SizeMax 6
  • Class Length6 x 1 hour classes
  • Cost$160 + GST
  • Age Requirementsat least 6 months old
  • Breeds/SizeDogs of all breeds/sizes are welcome
  • Class rulesDogs must be under control at all times.
  • Junior HandlersHandlers aged 10 and up are welcome! (Parent or guardian MUST be present for all classes for those under 14 years old)
  • GuestsOnly one handler per dog please.
    Human spectators are welcome, but no spectator dogs.
  • Class Location6976 Palm Ave, Burnaby.
    Map link to our location: https://goo.gl/maps/dVgVI
Julia Schwark, BA, CPDT-KA, CTDI, CARO Judge

Julia Schwark, BA, CPDT-KA, CTDI, CARO Judge


Dog Sport Instructor

Dove Cresswell, CPDT-KA, CTDI, CARO Judge

Dove Cresswell, CPDT-KA, CTDI, CARO Judge

Owner & Instructor

Dog Sport Instructor

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 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!


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!


(Level 1)

Tricks Novice

  • For those starting in trick training and movie behaviours!
  • Classes in Progress:

How long will I be waiting on the waitlist?

We cannot answer that question as it totally depends on your availability!

We open entry level classes whenever we can, and have even added in more daytime classes to reduce the wait! Our group class schedule is currently at its maximum, and we run group classes seven days a week. After we open registration to current students, if we have an existing class that does not fill, we change it to an entry level class. This may occur on any day, and is likely to be a daytime, or early evening class.
We then go down the waitlist and offer the class to those waiting on the top of the list. Depending on your availability to attend that class in that time slot, you may only have to wait a short amount of time. But if your availability is limited to only a few hours one evening a week, you may be waiting quite a while. (We do not open the registration to anyone who is not on the waitlist until the entire waitlist has been contacted.)
*Please note that Thursdays and Friday evenings, 5-9pm are Puppy, Puppy Teen and Good Manners classes only. There will not be entry level dogsport or tricks classes offered on Thurs or Friday evenings at this time (Spring 2019).

Tricks Intermediate

  • For students who have completed Novice or if your dog already has a repertoire of tricks
  • Classes in Progress:

Tricks Advanced

  • For students who have completed Intermediate
  • Classes in Progress:
  • Mondays @ 6:15-7:15pm
    Dates: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10
    Instructor:Dove Cresswell

Invite Only

Tricks Expert

  • For our experienced trick students
  • Classes in Progress:
  • Mondays @ 7:15-8:15pm
    Dates: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10
    Instructor:Dove Cresswell

Dove and Julia trained 5 of the dogs in this Apoquel commercial!


Dove's dog Riot in a VW commercial!