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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- 1 spot left

    • Starts November 4th.
    • Class is 6 weeks long for 1 hour a week.
    • St Helen's Church on Trimble and W 8th.
    • 4 puppies max.
    Choose a class
    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 11 am.

      • Start January 13th, 2018. 
      • Class is 6 weeks long for 1 hour a week.
      • St Helen's Church on Trimble and W 8th.
      • 4 puppies max.
      Choose a class
      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 at 10am.

      • Starts January 13th at 10am, 2018.
      • Class is 6 weeks long for 1 hour a week.
      • St Helen's Church on Trimble and W 8th.
      • 4 dogs max.
      Choose a class
      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.

        • 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.

        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 11am.

        • Starts January 13th, 2018.
        • Class is 6 weeks long for 1 hour a week.
        • St Helen's Church on Trimble and W 8th.
        • 4 dogs max.
        Classes
        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. 

        We take 4 dogs maximum and your dog must be over 1 year of age.

        Saturday at 11am and 12pm- FULL

        • Indoor program.
        • Starts November 4th (FULL) or March 3rd at 12 pm (2 spots left).
        • 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.
        Choose a class
        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 November or January!
        • Class is 6 weeks long for 1 hour a week. 
        • St. Helen's Church on Trimble and West 8th.