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Puppy Socialization

For puppies from 10 weeks to 6 months of age, this class covers all the ins and outs of raising your awesome puppy.

We cover the topic of socializing dogs in Vancouver extensively. Puppy play groups and reading dog body language are corner stones to raising a friendly puppy. We also start the puppies on their basic manners like sit, look, come, down, heel, and stay. 

Brainstorming on potty training, nipping, jumping up, sleeping, destructive chewing, and barking ensures you are headed in the right direction with your new family member.

    Saturdays at 9am

    • Starts April 28th at 9 am.
    • Class is 6 weeks long for 1 hour a week. 
    • St Helen's Church on Trimble and W 8th.
    • 4 puppies max.
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    Vegas jumps at Locarno off leash dog park!  

    Vegas jumps at Locarno off leash dog park!

     

    Dolly practices the a-frame at St Helen's.

    Dolly practices the a-frame at St Helen's.

    Agility

    Dog agility is the sport of racing your dog over a series of obstacles. Its fun to do, and great exercise for you and your dog. Beginner students welcome!
    We will teach all the basics including how to train our dogs to safely perform the obstacles, how to handle the dog through a course, and how the sport works.

    RocketDog offers two types of agility classes, indoor and outdoor. The indoor classes are best for brand new agility dogs that have low off leash control. The outdoor ones are unfenced and your dog will need some off leash control. 

    Indoor Saturday at 9am

    • Indoor program.
    • Starts April 28th at 11 am. No class May 19th.
    • Class is 6 weeks long for 1 hour a week. 
    • Class held indoors at St Helen's Church on Trimble and W 8th.
    • Off leash control is not required for this beginner agility program. We take beginners!
    • 3 dogs max.

    Outdoor Thursdays at 6(3 spots) and 7pm(1 spot left)

    • Outdoor program at Locarno Off Leash Dog Park.
    • Starts April 12th at 6pm (Beginners) or 7pm (Intermediates). 
    • Class is 6 weeks long for 1 hour a week. 
    • Class is for students who have taken previous agility classes. Off leash control in a structured environment with the odd off leash dog intervening. 
    • 4 dogs max.
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      Kona using the wobble board.

      Kona using the wobble board.

      Puppy Agility

      Finished a puppy socialization class but ready to do more? Start your puppy in agility! Specially designed for growing pups, this class has modified puppy-friendly obstacles and content. We will also work on body awareness, introduce easy-to-understand agility cues, and lots and lots of come-when-called.

       We take 4 pups max. Puppies must be between the ages of 4 months-11 months of age and have completed a puppy socializing course.

      Saturdays at 9 am

        • Start March 3rd, 2018. 
        • Class is 6 weeks long for 1 hour a week. No class March 24th or 31st.
        • St Helen's Church on Trimble and W 8th.
        • 4 puppies max.
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        Paying attention at St Helen's!

        Paying attention at St Helen's!

        Distraction Program

        This program focuses on attention building with the goal of getting off leash control around distractions such as other dogs, critters, and humans.
        We use a mixture of acclimatization, engagement and relationship training, reward development, distraction work, long leash and off leash training to teach dog to leave smells, food, other dogs and people, and return to you!

        This class uses the most current methods being practiced in positive dog training circles. 

        This is a level 2 course. Dogs must have completed any Basic Manners program. 

        Saturday at 10 am.

        • Starts April 28th at 10am.
        • Class is 6 weeks long for 1 hour a week.
        • St Helen's Church on Trimble and W 8th.
        • 4 dogs max.
        Classes
        Chloe doing a down stay. 

        Chloe doing a down stay. 

        Basic Manners

        For dogs aged 6 months up to 12 years of age.

        Basic Manners is dog training 101 and it's by far my most popular course! This class focuses on learning to communicate with your dog in practical, everyday situations. We cover basic manners such as Sit, Look, Down, Stay, Ok, Come, Heel and Leave-It. You will learn to effectively use motivators such as rewards, your leash, your voice and your body space. We will discuss common issues like nipping, jumping up, socializing for adult dogs, coming when called, and pulling on the leash. This is the class to start training your awesome family dog.

        Saturday

        • Starts April 28th.
        • Class is 6 weeks long for 1 hour a week. No class March 24th.
        • St Helen's Church on Trimble and W 8th.
        • 4 dogs max.
        Vegas working with Moka and Koko on their sit stays

        Vegas working with Moka and Koko on their sit stays

        Feisty Fido

        Does your dog bark at other dogs on the street? Have you tried the methods seen on tv, but seen limited success? Did your dog used to like other dogs but is now reactive on the leash? If so, this may be a good class for you and your dog.
        This Feisty Fido class works on calming your dog around other dogs. It uses modern methods like reward based training, distance management, skill acquisition though training, and reading subtle dog body language to teach your dog passing other dogs on leash is not a big deal.

        Saturdays at 12 pm- FULL.

          • You must have completed one on one lessons to enroll.
          • Start January 13th at 12pm.
          • Class is 6 weeks long for 1 hour a week. 
          • 4 dogs max.

          Email sarah@rocketdog.ca to find out how you can get into this program.

          Dora in the tunnel.

          Dora in the tunnel.

          Activities for Active Dogs

          This class is a survey of different dog sports. We will cover sports such as agility, nosework, rally obedience, treibball, disc dog, doggy strength training, intermediate level tricks, backpacking and urban agility.

          Completion of any Basic Manners course is suggested.
          All equipment is provided.

          No Classes booked at this time

          • Please inquire for May!
          • Class is 6 weeks long for 1 hour a week. 
          • St. Helen's Church on Trimble and West 8th.