Yes, Dog! Training

Meet The Trainer

Hi there! I’m Erin, and I am a CPDT-KA certified trainer here at Yes, Dog! Furthermore, I have earned my Positive Approach Canine Education (PACE) certification through the Cochrane and Area Humane Society.

We, at Yes, Dog! are proud to be members of the Alberta Force Free Alliance. Our science based training methods focus on building a strong bond and trusting relationship with our dogs. We rely on the proven techniques of using rewards to teach our dogs how we want them to behave.

We do not use fear, force, or aversive punishment in any of our training. Arguably the most important ingredient in our training philosophy is fun! We strongly believe that when our dogs trust us, and have fun spending time with us, then success in training becomes much easier to achieve.

Dedicated 1-on-1 Sessions with Erin

60 - 90m Consultation

$95

1 Hour Continued Training

$80

Does My Dog Need Training?

If you answer yes to any of the below, you are not alone!

Does your dog seem to switch from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde when on leash?

Does your dog run and hide under the covers at the sight of anything new?

Are you constantly fighting to stay on your feet while your dog takes you for a walk?

Do you blush at your dog’s poor manners when visitors come over?

Has your dog decided that they prefer indoor bathroom breaks?

Is your dog bored and itching to learn new tricks to entertain your friends with?

Training Classes

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Puppy Play Date

Who doesn’t love to watch puppies play? These sessions are for puppies of all breeds aged 10-20 weeks who have their first two sets of vaccinations.

This age is the most important stage for socializing your puppy. This is when they learn that other puppies are friends, how to play nicely, and how to use a soft mouth. Studies show that puppies who miss out on this socialization period are at higher risks of developing fear and reactivity/aggression issues later in life.

We are able to help your dog learn these vital skills while having a blast and burning off some puppy energy in a good old-fashioned play session. These sessions are once a week for 45 min. You can pre-register by phone or email. These sessions fill up fast so don’t delay. Fees are non-refundable.

Who Is It For?

Puppies of all breeds aged 10-20 weeks who have their first two sets of vaccinations.

Schedule

Day: Thursdays

Time: 6:00pm

Please contact us to schedule a session.

Cost

$10 per week

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Puppy FUNdamentals

Think kindergarten for you puppy! This class is for puppies of all breeds aged 10-17 weeks who have their first two sets of vaccinations.

These weeks in a puppy’s life are the perfect time to start socializing them to other dogs, people, and various noises and objects. Without sufficient socialization and the opportunity to gain positive experiences dogs will be at a higher risk to develop fear and reactivity/aggression related behaviours later in life.

In this class we will introduce your puppy to other puppies, people, and various sounds, surfaces, and objects. Using positive reinforcement, we will get a head start on teaching the puppies basic obedience cues as well as discuss how to prevent and manage unwanted behaviours.

This class is 60 min each week for 7 weeks. Week 1 will be a seminar for humans only with the puppies joining us for weeks 2-7. This class also includes a 10% discount on any private in-home sessions for 3 months after graduation. There is a maximum of 4 dogs in each class. Register by phone or email. Fees are non-refundable.

Who Is It For?

Puppies of all breeds aged 10-17 weeks who have their first two sets of vaccinations

Schedule

Please contact us for dates and times.

Cost

$285 / 7 weeks

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Doggy FUNdamentals

This class is open to dogs of all breeds that are 18 weeks and older and have been fully vaccinated.

Through positive reinforcement and a good dose of fun we will teach our dogs foundation obedience cues such as sit, down, and touch as well as working on recall, loose leash walking, leave-it and so much more.

This will help create a long lasting bond based on trust between you and your dog. This class is 60 min each week for 7 weeks. Week 1 will be a seminar for humans only with the puppies joining us for weeks 2-7. This class also includes a 10% discount on any private in-home sessions for 3 months after graduation. There is a maximum of 4 dogs in each class. Register by phone or email. Fees are non-refundable.

Who Is It For?

Dogs of all breeds that are 18 weeks and older and have been fully vaccinated.

* This class is NOT suitable for dogs with a history of reactivity and/or aggression towards people or dogs.  Please see our Feisty Fido class below or book a private consultation with our trainer for help with this behaviour.

 

Schedule

Please contact us for dates and times.

Cost

$285 / 7 weeks 

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Feisty Fido Reactive Dog Class

Does your dog turn from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde when you try to go on a walk? If your dog is 6 months or older and can’t pass other dogs without barking, growling and lunging then this is the class for you.

Raising a reactive dog can be stressful, embarrassing, and many times scary. Parents of these dogs are often at a loss at what to do or who to turn to for help. In this class we provide you with the confidence and tools you need to keep your dog and others safe.

In this class we use force free training methods to desensitize your dog, help them create positive association with other dogs, and train them to focus on you. From there, we move on to teaching them the cues required to provide your dog with the choice of more appropriate behaviours, rather than the over reaction.

While this class will focus on leash reactivity around other dogs, the skills you and your dog will gain can transfer to other people, places, and things your dog is scared of. The result will be a more confident dog that has learned to trust you to keep them safe and no longer feels the need for outbursts while on leash.

This class is 60 min each week for 7 weeks. Week 1 will be a seminar for humans only with the dogs joining us for weeks 2-7. This class also includes a 1 hour long home visit with our trainer to take place within 4 weeks of graduating the 7 week course. The home visit will help you transition the new skills you learned in class into your real life situations. Any additional home visits pertaining to your dog’s reactivity will be discounted 10% for 6 months after graduation. In order to ensure you have the opportunity to receive the most help personalized to you and your dog, we have limited each class to a maximum of 2 dogs. Register by submitting the online training form. Fees are non-refundable.

Who Is It For?

Dogs who are 6 months or older and reactive.

 

Schedule

Please contact us for dates and times.

Cost

$485 / 7 weeks + 1 Home Visit – 1 hour session each week plus 1 hour long home visit

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Scent Work Level 1 – Introduction to Scent Work

Scent Work Level 1 introduces your dog to the foundational skills and cues needed for scent detection and scent discrimination that are the focus of levels 2 and 3. In this class, we make scent work fun for both the dog and the handler. We build upon your dog’s natural ability to use their nose to find toys and food rewards. This is a great way to help your dog build their confidence.

This class is 60 min each week for 4 weeks. A previous manners or obedience class is required as a prerequisite. This will ensure that you, your dog, and the trainers are all using the same terms and techniques. There is a maximum of 4 dogs in each class. Register by phone or email. Fees are non-refundable.

*Prerequisite: Previous Manners or Obedience Training

Schedule

Please contact us for dates and times.

Cost

$160 / 4 weeks

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Feisty Scent Work Level 1 – Introduction to Scent Work for Feisty Fidos (Reactive Dog)

Feisty Scent Work Level 1 is for previous graduates of our Feisty Fido class. This class introduces your dog to the foundational skills and cues needed for scent detection and scent discrimination that are the focus of levels 2 and 3. In this class, we make scent work fun for both the dog and the handler. We build upon your dog’s natural ability to use their nose to find toys and food rewards. This is a great way to help your dog build their confidence.

This class is 60 min each week for 4 weeks. Feisty Fido is required as a prerequisite. This will ensure that you, your dog and the trainers are all using the same terms and techniques. There is a maximum of 2 dogs in each class. Register by phone or email. Fees are non-refundable.

*Prerequisite: Feisty Fido Class

Schedule

Please contact us for dates and times.

Cost

$180 / 4 weeks

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Compassionate Care

Does your dog take off running anytime you pull out the nail clippers? Does your dog love walks but hate their harness? Vet visits are your dog’s worst nightmare? At some point in your dog’s life they will need to participate in things that are uncomfortable and often scary. 

With this 6 week class, we use positive reinforcement to slowly introduce them to many of these experiences all while giving them the choice on how much they would like to take part in. We find that the more choice our dogs are given, the more they feel safe enough to participate. We will teach some simple cues that allow our dog to give us permission to interact with them. Learn how to build trust and become teammates with your dog.

Schedule

Please contact us for dates and times.

Cost

$240 / 6 weeks