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Setting your dog up for success is the first step in having a dog that you can take into public with confidence. 
You will be actively engaged in your dog’s training, working as a team as you learn to communicate more effectively with your dog. So what you learn at Kayenna doesn’t have to stay at the Kayenna. Behaviors will naturally transition to life at home with your dog.

Everyday obedience - Beginner
This class is for dogs 12 months and older with no previous training or dogs who need a full refresh from the beginning with skills.

6 Week Program

Price: $265 + GST

Start Dates:

Monday, March 4th @ 9:30am **NO class March 18th**

Monday, March 18th @ 8:00pm **NO class March 25th**

Saturday, March 30th @ 9:00am

Saturday, March 30th @ 12:45pm

Friday, April 12 @ 7:15pm **No class April 26**

* More Dates Coming Soon!*

Kayenna Academy uses up-to-date and gentle but efficient training methods that your dog will love and respond to rapidly. You will receive just as much advice on how to achieve a happy dog as to how to achieve an obedient dog – by building a solid relationship with your puppy.  

 

This class is for dogs 12 months and older with no previous training.  Our classes are comprised of behavior training, troubleshooting, obedience skills, socialization, and habituation. Kayenna’s Program is designed around teaching you how to teach your dog and setting both of you up for a lifetime of success! 

 

Please Note: This is a 60 minute class. Maximum 4 students per class.

 

What Is Taught In The Everyday obedience Beginner?

  • Attention Games

  • Sit (Hand Signal & Verbal Cues)

  • Down (Hand Signal & Verbal Cues)

  • Go To Bed

  • Loose Leash Walking (Reinforcement Zone & Directional Changes)

  • Targeting Techniques

  • Leave It (Hand, Floor & Assumed Leave It)

  • Coming When Called (Recall)

  • Handling & Grooming Techniques

  • Crate Games

  • Body Conditioning & Injury Prevention

  • Body Language Skills 

  • Impulse Control

  • Food bowl manners

  • And More! 

 

 

Does my dog need any previous training experience?

NOPE! This is an entry-level program.  All of the exercises in this program are flexible to suit a large variety of skill levels. If your dog has had previous experience in a group class, but is new to reward-based training, we recommend starting with this program. 

Payment & Refund Policy

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the fact our classes book up several weeks in advance, we need to confirm registration with payment at the time of booking. Your spot will only be held for 48 hours after booking. If payment is not received within those 48 hours, your registration will be cancelled and you will be removed from the class.

Methods of payment accepted: Visa, Debit, Mastercard, Amex, and e-transfers

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE or TRANSFERABLE.  This includes: Workshops, Seminars and Fun Matches.  We do not offer make up sessions for missed classes.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this policy.

Level 1

Everyday obedience - level 1

6 Week Program

Price: $265 + GST

Pre-Requisites: Puppy Pre-school, Puppy Kindergarten or  Everyday Obedience Beginner.
(Please email before registering if you are unsure if another 
facilities obedience program will qualify)

 

Start Dates:

Friday, February 23rd @ 8:00pm **NO class March 29th**

Tuesday, March 5th @ 6:45pm

Monday, March 18th @ 4:15pm **NO class March 25th**

Wednesday, March 20th @ 11:45am

Thursday, April 4th @ 4:15pm

Thursday, April 4th @ 8:00pm

* More Dates Coming Soon!*


Everyday Obedience - Level 1 teaches skills that apply for everyday life! This program will expand on the skills taught in our Puppy Pre-School/Kindergarten/Everyday Beginner programs and teach you how to make advanced skills & learning FUN for your dog, through our reward-based training methods and various training games! 

Some of the things we work on in this level include:

  • Introducing “The Three D’s” (Duration, Distance, Distraction)

  • Sit, Down & Stand (Adding Distance & Distractions)

  • Assumed Leave It

  • Leave It - People, Items & Dogs

  • Settle on a Mat (Teaching and OFF Switch)

  • Stay (Duration, Distance, Distraction)

  • Advanced Heeling Skills (Loose Leash Walking & Formal Heel Skills)

  • Building Impulse Control (Self Control)

  • Recall (Adding Distractions)

  • Polite Greetings (No Jumping!)

  • Canine Good Neighbour Meet & Greet Skills

  • Advanced Tricks!

  • Introduction to extra fun activities! Agility, Scent, Tricks, Rally Obedience, CGN & Therapy DoSkills and Advanced Obedience! 

  • And more!

Why is it important for training to be fun?

At Kayenna, we try to make work=play. When training is FUN for your dog, they like to listen and do what you ask, and they'll even start to pick listening to you over the fun distractions the world has to offer!

What is Impulse Control?

"Impulse Control" is just a fancy way to say "Self Control". Teaching solid Impulse control creates a dog who can be in control of themselves in the face of temptation. This is the difference between a dog that just does what it wants unless we tell it not to, and a dog that automatically knows to leave stuff unless given permission. Having good Impulse control helps prevent a LOT of common behaviour problems such as: Jumping up, barking, pulling on leash, counter surfing/food stealing and so much more. A dog with good Impulse control is also less likely to get distracted by their environment.

Payment & Refund Policy

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the fact our classes book up several weeks in advance, we need to confirm registration with payment at the time of booking. Your spot will only be held for 48 hours after booking. If payment is not received within those 48 hours, your registration will be cancelled and you will be removed from the class.

Methods of payment accepted: Visa, Debit, Mastercard, Amex, and e-transfers

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CLASS FEE'S ARE NON REFUNDABLE or TRANSFERABLE.  We do not offer make up sessions for missed classes.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this policy.

Level 2

Everyday obedience - level 1 - outside

5 Week Program (with two trainers)

Price: $350 + GST/per dog

Pre-Requisites: Puppy Pre-school, Puppy Kindergarten or  Everyday Obedience Beginner.(Please email before registering if you are unsure if another facilities obedience program will qualify)

Start Dates:

To Be Announced

We’re taking our Everyday Obedience Level 1 outside into the real world with two of our certified trainers! Let us help you set your dog up for success in real life situations! This class will cover everything in our Everyday Obedience Level 1 with added games from our Focus, Fun & Games class. We will meet in multiple areas in south Calgary: Glenmore Park & Fishcreek (exact locations will be emailed out in the welcome email). Please see above for a complete outline, this will also include some games from our Focus, Fun & Games class.

Payment & Refund Policy

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the fact our classes book up several weeks in advance, we need to confirm registration with payment at the time of booking. Your spot will only be held for 48 hours after booking. If payment is not received within those 48 hours, your registration will be cancelled and you will be removed from the class.

Methods of payment accepted: Visa, Debit, Mastercard, Amex, and e-transfers

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CLASS FEE'S ARE NON REFUNDABLE or TRANSFERABLE.  We do not offer make up sessions for missed classes.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this policy.

everyday obedience - level 2

6 Week Program

Price: $265 + GST

Start Dates:

Sunday, March 24th @ 12:30pm **No class April 28th**

Pre-Requisites: Everyday Obedience Level 1

(Please email before registering if you are unsure if another facilities obedience program will qualify)

Please Note: This is a harder, real life skills and challenging class. It can put some extra pressure on yourself and your dog to practice the skills outside of class, as we are working towards CGN Testing and Therapy Dog Testing with a solid pass. We request dogs and owners have a solid foundation or trainer approval before signing up for this class. 

​Do you have a dog that could use a refresher on their obedience skills? Want to challenge yourself and your dog? Do you want to take the Canine Good Neighbour test through the CKC or are you looking into Therapy Dog Training?

Then this is the class for you! 

 

This class will use games and advanced obedience training skills to take your obedience to the next level. Learn how to be more fun, melding movement and food play so your dog can’t take his eyes off you. Use platform training to train a rock-solid stay, even when you run away, food is dropped, or balls bounce by. After playing our off-leash games it should be hard to lose your dog, breezing through turns and pace changes.

This course is designed for dogs who have an understanding of obedience skills, including recall, sit, down, stay, rewards, loose leash walking, and are comfortable around many dogs in a busy class setting.

Important Note: This class is not designed for reactive or fearful dogs.

Payment & Refund Policy

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the fact our classes book up several weeks in advance, we need to confirm registration with payment at the time of booking. Your spot will only be held for 48 hours after booking. If payment is not received within those 48 hours, your registration will be cancelled and you will be removed from the class.

Methods of payment accepted: Visa, Debit, Mastercard, Amex, and e-transfers

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE or TRANSFERABLE.  This includes: Workshops, Seminars and Fun Matches.  We do not offer make up sessions for missed classes.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this policy.

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