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Essential Life Skills Jan 18 to Feb 8th!

Sat, 18 Jan – Sat, 08 Feb 2020

The Bow Valley SPCA is offering Dog training Classes that will be focused on teaching “Essential Life Skills” to dogs and their human companion(s). The course will be held at the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre from 10:00 am to 10:50 am for 4 weeks. The cost is $150. This course is for dogs 6 months or older. 100% of your registration fee goes to the SPCA. So not only are you helping your dog by attending but you are helping our dogs too!Classes will be limited to 6 dogs and registration is on a first come first served basis.(Please note that your registration will not be considered complete, until payment has been made.)

Our next date for ELS is Jan 18th to Feb 8th. 4 Saturdays in a row, 10am to 11am! Sign up below!


**Sessions will be outside! Dress accordingly!

Here’s what we’ll cover

  1. Sit, down, stay, recall, touch/station
  2. How dogs learn
  3. All about gear: front clip harnesses, muzzles, haltis
  4. Tricks
  5. Life situations: going to the vets, groomers, leaving your dog, crating your dog.

What you’ll need

  • A dog who loves people and other dogs.
  • Treats
  • A puzzle feeder such as a Kong, filled with your dog’ favourite
  • And a fun outlook because we’re all about making training fun for everyone!

Duration: 4 weeks

Session length: 50 minutes

Class size: 6 dogs

Age range: 6 months and over

Pre-requisites: No previous training required

Owners must sign a waiver, including agreeing not to use aversive/punishment based methods at home.

Sign up here: