Training the dog for the lifestyle you want
Our group classes are meant to teach you and your dog how to communicate, build a relationship and teach them how to engage with you in a new, exciting environment surrounded by other dogs.
Our group classes run in block courses of several weeks to ensure you maintain your training and follow the homework. Classes are held outdoors and we DO train in (light) rain but will reschedule if it's torrential rain.
Most classes we run classes in Silverdale (293 Wainui Rd) and Warkworth (Placemakers Parking Lot). Some classes such as the Out & About class is run all over the Hibiscus Coast. There are generally NO make up classes if you miss a session.
Foundation - 5 Week Course Silverdale/Warkworth
This is a perfect beginners course for anyone interested to start training with their dogs may it be puppy's 10+ weeks to adult dogs any age.
We cover a range of behaviours such as:
Loose Lead Walking/Recall
We run this class at Meraki Montessori in Silverdale AND in Warkworth at Placemakers.
Level 1 Class - 5 Week Course
This class is for if you finished the Foundation 5 Week course and want to keep working on your Obedience skills.
We will start building on:
Duration, Distance and Distraction when asking commands
Introducing new obedience commands and removing of the lure.
More advances recall tasks and impulse control
Prerequisite: Completion of Foundation 5 week course.
Out & About - 4 Week Course
This class is all about taking your dog out and about in the real world.
We heavily focus on CALMness and engagement with the handler.
Every week we visit a different location such as Bunnings, Whangaparaoa shopping Centre, Silverdale Shopping Centre and dog friendly cafes.
We want our dogs to be able to behave in public, this is the course to practise it!
Dog ages: 6+ months (fully vaccinated).
Prerequisites: Your dog must have some experience walking nicely on lead and giving you attention.
Puppy Socialisation 4 - Week Course
This class is about REAL puppy socialisation. This class is NOT playing with other puppies.
Instead we cover things that will ensure your pup grows up as a well rounded confident dog.
Weird sounds, objects and surfaces.
How to deal with other people and dogs whenout and about (advocating for your dog).
The last class is out in public but pups can be carried or put in a shopping trolley to stay safe.
This class is 40 minutes
Dog ages: 8 to 16 weeks.
Impulse Control - 4 Week Course
Does your dog have no patience? Get excited for every person or dog he sees? Eat food the moment you drop something on the ground or snatch it out of your hand instead of taking it nicely?
This is the course for your dog!
In this course we teach your dog boundaries and impulse control so that they can THINK before they ACT.
We will practise impulse control of food, toys, people and dogs in this class.
Dog ages: 4+ months (fully vaccinated).
Reactive Dog Course - 4 weeks
Is your dog reactive on lead? Doesn't like other dogs? Barks and lunges? Is walking your dog a bit of a nightmare and you don't know what to do?
The Reactive Dog class is meant for you and your dog.
In this groupclass we will teach you how to manage your dog, how to reduce his and your anxiety, how to read body language and how to advocate for your dog.
This is a small groupclass with 2 instructors to ensure you get full support. Dogs may have to be muzzled in this class.
Strictly NO on lead meetings and failing to listen to instructions will get you removed from class without a refund.
Dog ages: 9+ months.
This class is NOT for dogs friendly OFF lead. They will need to do the impulse control class.
Trick Training - 4 Week Course
This one is all about having some fun with your dog!
Want to teach your dog something new? Tire out their brain? Build a stronger bond?
Come to our trick training class.
We will learn exciting tricks such as:
Spin, Twist, Weave, Crawl
Middle, Walking on feet
Jumping through arms, Aeroplane Trick
Hands up & Shoot!, Walking on back legs.
Dog ages: 4+ Months (fully vaccinated)
Scent Detection - 5 Week Course
Do you have a dog that LOVES sniffing? Or do you have an anxious dog that could use some confidence building? Do you like to do new things with your dog?
Scent detection might be something for you then.
In this course we will teach your dog to find scent in objects.
We start off with finding food and will then move towards Odour (Clove essential oil).
We will work on container searches, indoor/outdoor searches and vehicle searches.
For this class you will be required to bring some items you may already have in the home (random objects) as well as a plastic storage drawer such as: https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/taurus-storage-drawers-grey-mid-3-tier/R1575266.html