Dog Obedience Classes Vancouver

This is for you if...

  • Your dog is 16 weeks or older
  • Your dog is not overly anxious or reactive to other dogs or people
  • Your dog has received their final booster shot and/or rabies vaccine
  • You want your dog to eventually take advanced classes such as Agility

How Foundation Skills Works

  • Classes can be taken in any order (except Module 7 which must be last)
  • Up to 4 dogs per class
  • You CAN attend at any of our locations
  • Classes are Start Anytime (continously enrolling) and we welcome students immediately
  • Classes should be taken at least once per week

Module 1 – Clicker Skills

  • Capturing Attention (Voluntary Attention)
  • Sit and Down
  • Go to Mat

Module 2 – Impulse Control

  • Leave It
  • Drop It
  • Paw Target

Module 3 – Walk with Me

  • Walk With Me
  • Give to Pressure
  • Engage/Disengage

Module 4 – Stay

  • Touch
  • Stay (Distance, Duration, Distraction)

Module 5 – Recall

  • Name Attention
  • Engagement Games with Clean Training Loops
  • Recall Games

Module 6 – Perfectly Polite

  • Polite Greetings (Humans)
  • Polite Greetings (Dogs on Leash)
  • Co-operative Care and Start-Buttons

Module 7* – (Take This Last) Advanced Skills and Generalization

  • Behaviour Chains
  • Phasing out the Clicker
  • Generalization
  • Top Dog Finisher Game

When you’ve trained all the exercises to fluency, and you’re ready for our advanced classes:


I took Foundation Skills for my dog, Reese, with Sarah.

This series is so helpful, not just because I gained skills to train my dog, but also to better understand her behaviour and the reasons behind our training decisions.

I loved that I could pick and choose which class module to take, as it suited my schedule.

I highly recommend this course.

– Mairin and Reese 



Dog Obedience Program Tuition

Prices do not include tax.

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