Basic Life Skills & Manners

Basic Life Skills & Manners is for dogs over 5 months of of age.  

Start date: Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 
End date: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Time:  7:45:00pm - 8:45:00 pm  PDT 

This Science & Rewards Based Training course is 5 weeks in length, 60 minutes each week.

A maximum of 2 persons per dog may attend.  

Throughout classes we cover on these important subjects: 

  • The importance of setting your dog up for success
  • How to read dog body language so your dog's experiences can be positive.
  • Trouble shooting common behaviours 

While Playing Fun Games and Interacting with your Dog, you'll be introduced to a variety of life skills!  

(distractions will be added as weeks progress)
  • Name Recognition / Eye contact
  • Sit / Down / Stand (parallel)
  • Give / Drop / Leave it (off) 
  • Go to your Mat
  • Stay
  • Wait  (similar to stay but with freedom to sit/ stand or down)

Good Outdoor Manners are the key to harmonious walks. You'll learn: 
  • Connected Loose Leash Walking
  • Come when called
  • Meet & greet / Meet NO greet (both dogs and humans) 
  • Look at That / Engage & Disengage (dealing with 'distractions') 

Get outta dodge skills:  How to manage when, 
  • Approached by an off leash dog 
  • Your dog has put the brakes on and won't move

Enrolled Students will get full access to our free Private Community Training Support Group, packed with everything discussed in class, demo videos and more! 

Location: Training Center - 305 Cedar Street,  New Westminster, BC
Cost - $295.00 plus tax
Instructor: Cathie Tims, CPDT-KA
Accredited Dog Trainer

Questions, please email