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3484 Intercolonial Street
Pet Store
Hours
Monday - Friday: 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Doggy Daycare Monday - Friday: 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Grooming Appointments available 7 days a week. Contact us to book
6410 Lady Hammond Road
Doggy Daycare

Monday: 7:00am - 7:00pm (littles only)
Tuesday - Friday: 7:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Training Training is offered at both facilties Please visit our training section or contact us for class schedules.
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Group Classes for Adult Dogs

Jollytails offers 4 levels of Obedience Training:

- Our first level is an Introductory Obedience Class to help you understand how dogs learn, and to work on core skills such as loose leash walking, Coming when Called, Impulse Control and Helping you build a stronger relationship with your dog.

Our other 3 courses are based on the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S) Program. Dogs taking this class must have prior training or completed our Obedience course.

How do we Train Dogs?

We believe in empowering owners with information to train beyond just what is being taught in class. We want our clients to know the reasons why dogs behave certain ways and the best way to instruct them - and why it works. We don't just put dogs through exercises, but discuss how dogs learn and discuss each dog as an individual. Each class includes discussion on modern training techniques, animal communication and learning theory. We do not believe in harsh training methods and physical corrections - our methods employ positive reinforcement and focus teaching your dog how to work with you as a partner.

Training Class Rules

- These courses are designed to be obedience classes to build a partnership between you and your dog. They are not re-socialization classes or classes for dogs with aggression or reaction issues. If you feel your dog doesn't get along with other dogs or is very reactive seeing dogs on leash, please speak with us to ensure this class is right for you. We offer private training to deal with these types of issues.

- A treat pouch and clicker are provided free with your first class.

- Classes use positive reinforcement - please bring with you treats your dog likes or a favorite toy. Items are also for sale at the store - we can help you choose the right training rewards!

- Please no flexileashs / retractable leashes, choke collars or prong collars or head collars. Body harness are permitted. If you feel you need one of these items to control your dog, please speak with us about alternative tools.

- The whole family is welcome to all classes

- Dogs should be up to date on core vaccinations (Rabies, Parvo, Distemper).

Our Introductory Obedience program is for owners looking to improve their dogs overall manners and obedience. If you haven't done a formal obedience class with your dog, this is a great place to work on key skills with your dog!

Topics Covered Include:

Loose Leash Manners
Recall (Coming when called)
Impulse Control (Settling down, no Jumping, relaxation)
Staying and Positional changes (Sit/Down/Stand)
Clicker trainer and how to correctly use Positive Reinforcement
How dogs learn and how to become a great dog trainer!

After completing this course, you can progress to our higher levels of training through the Canine Life and Social Skills program.

Cost: 160$ for 6 weeks of instruction, 1 hour each night. Includes treat tote, clicker, class handouts and videos.

When: Please visit our training schedule

C.L.A.S.S. stands for Canine Life and Social Skills. It is an educational program to promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement, and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions. C.L.A.S.S. is a three-level evaluation for dog owners to demonstrate the real-life skills of their dogs, as well as a knowledge assessment of the owners’ understanding of basic dog handling and care.

C.L.A.S.S was developed by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) based on input from both dog owners and non-dog owners, shelter workers, and professional dog trainers.

The three levels of the program are named after human university degree programs: the B.A. for Dog's (Bachelor’s level), the M.A. for Dog's (Master’s level), and the Ph.D. for Dog's (Doctorate level). The skills in each level vary in the level of difficulty and distractions. For example, at the B.A. level, we allow the use of treats as rewards after the completion of an exercise, and some of the “real life” skills that are assessed are waiting at the door, drop it, and settle. In the M.A. level, dogs are asked to walk past several dogs of different sizes, breeds and genders, to wait in the car before exiting, and to allow the student to handle various parts of their body. And in the Ph.D. level, students must carry everyday objects such as a cardboard box or paper sack while walking their dogs on a loose leash, ask their dogs to back up, and have their dog demonstrate table manners during a simulated dinner session.

 

Cost: 140$ for 6 weeks of instruction, 1 hour each night. Includes treat tote, clicker, class handouts, prizes, and evaluation test cost for BA. Note there is a 5$ charge to take your B.A evaluation through the APDT.

When: Please visit our training schedule

What you'll learn: B.A behaviors include Recall, Loose Leash Walking, Attention, Stay, Waiting for food bowl., Leave it, Settle, Give and Take

At the end of the 6 weeks, you and your dog have the option to attempt the evalatuion shown in the side video to earn your B.A C.L.A.S.S certification!


Cost: 140$ for 4 weeks of instruction, 1 hour each night. Includes evaluation test cost for M.A level. Note there is a 5$ charge to take your M.A evaluation through the APDT.

When: Please visit our training schedule

What you'll learn: M.A behaviors include Waiting in the Car, Passing other Dogs, Targetting and Advanced Recall and Stay Training

At the end of the 4 weeks you and your dog have the option to attempt the evalatuion shown in the side video to earn your C.L.A.S.S Masters certification!


Cost: 140$ for 4 weeks of instruction, 1 hour each night. Includes evaluation test cost for M.A level. Note there is a 5$ charge to take your M.A evaluation through the APDT.

When: Please visit our training schedule

What you'll learn: M.A behaviors include Waiting in the Car, Passing other Dogs, Targetting and Advanced Recall and Stay Training

At the end of the 4 weeks you and your dog have the option to attempt the evalatuion shown in the side video to earn your C.L.A.S.S Masters certification!


CLASS Evaluations

Canine Life and Social Skills certifications are open to all dogs that feel they can pass an evalation. Shelter and foster dogs can also be evaluated and receive a provisional B.A certification at no cost. To Obtain a full B.A certification owners must: 1) Obtain a certificate from their veterinarian outlining that the dog has had a regular wellness exam and is up to date on regular vaccinations and 2) Pass a knowledge test based on information in the student handbook on dog training and behavior.

To setup an evaluation follow these steps:

1) Create a Student Account on The C.L.A.S.S homepage.

2) Familiarize yourself with the Evaluation Test Item Descriptions and Scoring Guidelines.

3) Download and read the Student Handbook.

4) Contact Us to schedule an Evaluation. (15$ Cost for those not having taken a B.A Class at Jollytails)