Captain K9

DOG TRAINING

TORONTO'S MOST POPULAR DOG TRAINING SCHOOL -

REDEFINING DOG TRAINING

Our Training Philosophy: To help dogs make better decisions in order to achieve their goals in every aspect of their lives..
Our Training Goal: To ensure we help and teach dog owners improve their relationship with their dogs by mastering their handling and communication skills.

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Course 1A: Puppy Kindergarten

Age Requirement: 8 weeks to 18 weeks with shots up to date

Fee: $349 for Group Class / $799 for 8 Private “One-on-One” Sessions

Still having problems dealing with your young puppy? Some puppies are little bit more challenging than others and require a better knowledge of handling skills from their guardians. This class is specifically designed for Dog Owners who want to enhance their handling skills or simply improve their relationship with their puppies. Topics discussed in this class:

1) Potty training

2) Crate training

3) Importance of management and proper use of equipment

4) Clear communication: luring, shaping and proper handling skills

5) Raising a calm and confident puppy with environmental stressors

6) Solving common puppy behaviors like nipping, biting, barking, jumping and counter surfing

7) Puppy socialization & puppy obedience: place + watch me + sit

8) Puppy socialization & puppy obedience: down + stay + heel + OK (release)

Course 1B : Puppy Obedience

Age Requirement: 5mon to 10mon

Fee: $349 for Group Class / $799 for 8 Private “One-on-One” Sessions

Still having problems dealing with your young puppy? Some puppies are little bit more challenging than others and require a better knowledge of handling skills from their guardians. This class is specifically designed for Dog Owners who want to enhance their handling skills or simply improve their relationship with their puppies. Topics discussed in this class:

1) CaptainK9 Training philosophy and
Theory: T.H.E.M

2) Choosing the right equipment,
collar, leash, toys and treats to facilitate your training

3) Work on the luring and shaping the
behaviors

3) Proper way to hold the leash and
enhance the leash communication skill

4) Work on basic position and
engagement enhancement exercises

5) Work on rewarding techniques and
reward placement

6) Leading the puppy to make better
decisions on how to access their reward through games

7) Working on the obedience commands:

A. Place

B. Watch me/Name

C. Sit

D. Down

E. Stay

F. Heel

G. OK (Release Command)

Course 2: Puppy Class II (Intermediate)

Age Requirement: 18 weeks to 25 weeks with shots up to date

Fee: $349 for Group Class / $799 for 8 Private "One-on-One" Sessions

Still having problems dealing with your young puppy? Some puppies are little bit more challenging than others and require a better knowledge of handling skills from their guardians. This class is specifically designed for Dog Owners who want to enhance their handling skills or simply improve their relationship with their puppies. Topics discussed in this class:

1) Puppy Obedience:

A. PlaceB. Watch meC. SitD. Down
E. StayF. HeelG. OK (Release Command)

2) Choosing the right equipment, collar, leash, toys and treats to facilitate your training

3) Importance of management and guidance

4) Improving handling skills and mastering leash communication skills

5) Work on basic position and engagement enhancement exercises

6) Proper way of rewarding and use of correction during training

7) Leading the puppy to make better decisions on how to access their reward through games

8) Proper socialization and manners in public and at home

Course 3: Basic Obedience (With Leash)

Age Requirement: 7 months and older

Fee: $349 for Group Class / $799 for 8 Private "One-on-One" Sessions

Basic obedience is extremely crucial for both dogs and owners, especially while navigating in the big city of Toronto! We need our dogs to behave and require their compliance; such as asking for a sit/stay or a proper heel when we ask them. This class is designed for dog owners who specifically want to improve their dog's obedience. Topics discussed in this class:

1) Basic Obedience:

A. PlaceB. Watch meC. SitD. Down
E. StayF. HeelG. OK (Release Command)

2) Choosing the right equipment, collar, leash, toys and treats to facilitate your training

3) Proper communication with marker and praise

4) Basic/Heel position exercise

5) Engagement exercise

6) Heeling exercise

7) Power of using food or toy in training

8) Proper leash handling and communication

9) Proper way of rewarding and use of correction during training

10) Stay with distractions and attractions exercise

Course 4: Handler Class (For Pet Owners)

Fee: $480 for Group Class / $960 for 8 Private “One-on-One” Sessions

This class is designed for dog owners who are struggling with common unwanted dog behaviors such as; over excitement, jumping and pulling on leash. This will also provide owners with knowledge to give their dogs a proper obedience foundation. Topics discussed in this class:

1) Basic Obedience:

A. PlaceB. Watch meC. SitD. Down
E. StayF. HeelG. OK (Release Command)

2) Choosing the right equipment, collar, leash, toys and treats to facilitate your training

3) Mastering leash communication skills

4) Basic/Heel position exercise

5) Engagement exercise

6) Heeling exercise

7) Calmness games exercise

8) Correction phase and proofing exercise

Course 5: Behavior Modification

Fee: $150 Private "One-on-One" Session

Common Behaviors

A. JumpingB. Leash pulling
C. Over excitementD. Not able to Recall (with E-collar ONLY)
E. DestructivenessF. House soiling /marking
G. Crate trainingH. Digging

Severe Behaviors: starting at $180 and up

A. Aggression Control: Although most aggression is fear based, it can sometimes be predatorial or a learned behavior. Unlike jumping or pulling on the leash, aggression is more psychological than just the behavior itself. When it comes to aggression we must deal with the root that causes the aggression and train the dog from inside out rather than outside in, meaning, we need to change the perception of how the dog sees or feels about the stimuli, in order to change their emotional response, in order to change their behavior.

B. Reactivity: Living in Toronto, our city by-law requires that all dogs need to be on leash while in public areas. We notice that more and more dog owners encounter a reactive behavior from their dog when seeing another dog. The problem is many owners or even trainers will label this behavior as aggression. The truth about reactivity is that it is not always aggression. Sometimes, your dog is showing frustration or fear when he sees another dog. The worst thing is the owner reacting to their dog's escalating behaviors either through correction or by tightening the leash. At CaptainK9, we want to teach you and your dog that there is a better way, by providing an alternative behavior for you to get what you want or avoid what you fear by being proactive rather than reactive.

C. Resource guarding: food/toys/bone

D. Separation anxiety

E. Excessive barking

Course 6: Advanced Obedience (Off Leash + E-Collar Training)

Fee: $2,100/ 12 private sessions (without foundations of obedience training)

Fee: $1,400/ 8 private sessions (with a good foundation of obedience training)

This class is designed for dog owners who want to elevate their dog's Off-Leash training. We will teach the dog owner how to properly condition the dog with an E-Collar (electronic collar). Your dog can enjoy their ultimate freedom, all while giving the owners a sense of security, knowing they have control of their dog in any circumstance.

Course 7: Competitive Obedience & Sports Protection

Fee: $2,200/ 25 private sessions

This class is designed for dog owners who want to participate in Dog Sports. Whether you are looking to compete in AKC, CKC, IGP, PSA or French Ring sports, we will help you to sharpen your skills and improve your score!

Course 8: Personal Protection Dog / Bite Work

Fee: $2,200/25 private sessions

This class is designed for dog owners who want to do bite work with their dogs or want to train their dog as a Personal Protection Dog. A well-trained personal protection dog not only works better, but is cheaper than high tech surveillance cameras. Not to mention, they also work better than a personal body guard.