Using a positive reward system, Michelle practices calm assertive techniques that help you and your dog to reach all of your training goals. Training is done outside in good weather or inside a training facility if it is raining. Training classes are kept small for individual attention. Guarantee your spot by reserving early with payment!
Care and Train, Classes, and Private Dog Training Sessions are easily customized for dogs and their Pet Parents. At DCT, Michelle teaches more than just the standard Sit, Down, Stay, Loose leash walk, and Come. Training includes emergency skills like Resisting Distractions, Self-control, Outdoor Control, Down from Distance, Down from Moving, Drop on Recall, Double drops, Stand, and more.
Difficult Dogs are her area of expertise. No dog is too much for her to handle.
Group obedience training
Monday 5:30pm Puppies 6:30pm Adult Dogs
Tuesday 5:30pm Puppies 6:30pm Adult Dogs
Wednesday 5:30pm Puppies 6:30pm Intermediate, includes Rally & Obedience
Saturday 9:00am Intermediate 10:00am Puppies 11:00am Adult Dogs
Sunday 9:00am Int/Advanced 10:00am Puppies 11:00am Adult Dogs
New dog obedience classes are always starting. Pre-registration is required. Group classes are one hour in length, and are six weeks long. Register here. Please call to confirm start dates and times that work for you. Schedule may be adjusted without notice.
All levels of training are outdoors when weather permits to be closer to the real-world situation you will be in with your dog on your own. The programs include outdoor control and distraction training.
Please see Class Description Page for detailed descriptions of the classes.
Puppies Class is excellent for playtime/socialization for age 12 weeks to 6 months old.
Safe, indoor environment. Pet Parents must attend with their puppy.
The Intermediate class for adult dogs includes agility and rally obedience. Some classes may focus on flatwork/trial exercise tests. Please assist in equipment setup/take down.
Beginner 1, Beginner 2, Intermediate, Advanced, Advanced +, Advanced ++
Before the class:
When you come for the obedience training class, please bring a 4′ or 6′ leash, collar, lots of your dog’s favourite soft treats, and a water bowl. Collars are available for purchase at the training center. Please don’t feed your dog a meal shortly before class to avoid the need for “bathroom breaks”, and so that you can use your class time for motivating your dog instead of clean-ups. Please have pick-up bags with you to pick up after your dog if necessary.
Private lessons (advised for difficult dogs and puppies) Lessons are held at the training centre and give you one-on-one help with your dog.
Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm or 1:00pm; Other days and times are available. Private lessons are one hour in length.
DCT maintains a no refund policy on all services.