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In-Person Classes

To register for a class or to be put on a waitlist please email training@pliantpack.com
Please note that classes are non-refundable and non-transferable once classes have begun.

Puppy Manners

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Dakota Community Centre
$168+GST

Please email training@pliantpack.com to be put on the waitlist for when this class is offered next.

This class is best suited for dogs under 8 months of age who have not taken a class before. Topics covered include proper socialization skills with dogs and people, basic cues, leash manners and more. If your dog barks and lunges at people or dogs on leash, we recommend booking a private training session prior to starting classes as reactivity is something you want to address as soon as possible in young dogs to avoid it becoming a lifelong issue. Reactive K9 class is not recommended to dogs under 1 year even if they are reactive, as reactivity in young dogs often stems from insecurity or lack of socialization and being barked at by other reactive dogs may amplify that insecurity, which is why private training is a more appropriate alternative. If you are unsure if this class is best for you, please email us with a description of the problem behaviour you are dealing with and we can advise you from there!

Level One Obedience

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Dakota Community Centre
$168+GST

Please email training@pliantpack.com to be put on the waitlist for when this class is offered next.

This class is best suited for dogs who have graduated from puppy manners class, or dogs over 1 year old who have never taken a class before. Topics covered include, but are not limited to position changes with longevity (ie. sit, down, stand, release), leash manners and impulse control. If your dog barks and lunges at other dogs or people on leash, we may recommend they take a reactive k9 class prior to joining level one obedience. If you are unsure if this class is best for you, please email us with a description of the problem behaviour you are dealing with and we can advise you from there!

Leash Manners

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Dakota Community Centre

$168+GST

Please email training@pliantpack.com to be put on the waitlist for when this class is offered next.

This class is best suited for dogs who pull on leash and struggle to listen when on walks. If your dog cannot perform basic commands and has never taken a class before, we recommend taking our puppy manners or level one obedience prior to leash manners class, as your dog should be able to listen to basic commands in one place before trying to apply commands and movement at the same time. If your dog barks and lunges at people or other dogs on leash, your dog would be better suited to our Reactive K9 class to start. If you are unsure if this class is best for you, please email us with a description of the problem behaviour you are dealing with and we can advise you from there!

Reactive K9 Classes

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Dakota Community Centre
$200+GST

Please email training@pliantpack.com to be put on the waitlist for when this class is offered next.

This class is best suited for dogs who will bark, lunge and growl when they see other dogs or people on walks. If your dog behaves this way but only during greetings or when someone comes to your door, a private training session would be better suited for you. While this class will give you the handling skills that would apply to dogs who react to vehicles, bikes or wildlife, these are difficult to recreate in a class setting and often a private training session would be more beneficial for those issues as well. This class is not recommended for fearful dogs, as it can be a loud environment at times, so private training is also recommended for fearful dogs. Reactive K9 class is not recommended to dogs under 1 year even if they are reactive, as reactivity in young dogs often stems from insecurity or lack of socialization and being barked at by other reactive dogs may amplify that insecurity, which is why private training is a more appropriate alternative. If you are unsure if this class is best for you, please email us with a description of the problem behaviour you are dealing with and we can advise you from there!

Out & About Classes

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$168+GST

Please email training@pliantpack.com to be put on the waitlist for when this class is offered next.

This class is best suited for dogs who are excitable and can forget their manners in public or in distracting environments, but who are not reactive (ie. don’t bark and lunge at people or dogs). If your goal with your dog’s training is to be able to have them behave when taking them to new places indoor or outdoor, this class will give you the tools you need to coach your dog through more challenging environments. This is also a great class for puppies or dogs who are needing to build confidence and increase their socialization. If you are unsure if this class is best for you, please email us with a description of the problem behaviour you are dealing with and we can advise you from there!

Level Two Obedience

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Dakota Community Centre

$168+GST

Please email training@pliantpack.com to be put on the waitlist for when this class is offered next.

This class is best suited for dogs who have graduated basic or level one obedience class and were largely successful. If your dog graduated basic or level one obedience but found some of the exercises or commands challenging, we would recommend taking another level one or basic obedience class, or a leash manners class. Level two obedience includes working around more distractions, some off leash and distance work, as well as advancing upon the commands your dog already has a good understanding of. If you are unsure if this class is best for you, please email us with a description of the problem behaviour you are dealing with and we can advise you from there!

Frisbee Foundations

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$168+GST

Please email training@pliantpack.com to be put on the waitlist for when this class is offered next.
 

This class is best suited for dogs who already have toy/disc drive and owners who are wanting to participate in their dog’s training in a fun new way! Topics covered include, but are not limited to, throwing skills, catching skills, flatwork and handling.  Your dog must have basic training in order to participate (ex. Listening skills, basic commands). Owners must bring a kennel to each class to secure their dogs while other classmates are working off leash. Owners must also have a minimum of three frisbees (available at www.revelsdisc.com). Dogs must be at a healthy weight in order to participate as dog sports cause a higher impact on joints. The location of this class differs based on the time of year. Locations include a working arena (ie. dirt flooring) and an outdoor hockey rink (ie. grass flooring). There may be locations that are not fully fenced and we are not responsible for dogs who may run away from their owners. A long line is recommended if a dog lacks recall. 

K9 Fitness & Tricks

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$168+GST

Please email training@pliantpack.com to be put on the waitlist for when this class is offered next.

This class is best suited for dogs who have already taken our Level One Obedience Class or Puppy Manners Class (or equivalent with another trainer). We cover fun tricks, body awareness and conditioning exercises that will challenge your dog both mentally and physically. The location of this class differs based on the time of year. Locations include a working arena (ie. dirt flooring) or an indoor community centre where you would be required to bring a yoga mat. Dogs must be at a healthy weight in order to participate as dog sports cause a higher impact on joints.

Sport Foundations

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$168+GST

Please email training@pliantpack.com to be put on the waitlist for when this class is offered next.

This class is best suited for dogs who already have basic training and can perform basic cues (sit, down, stand, stay). Topics covered include, but are not limited to, proper warm up and cool down, body awareness, jumping foundations, building toy drive and channeling overarousal into a positive outlet. Dogs must be at a healthy weight in order to participate as dog sports cause a higher impact on joints. The location of this class differs based on the time of year. Locations include a working arena (ie. dirt flooring) and an outdoor hockey rink (ie. grass flooring). There may be locations that are not fully fenced and we are not responsible for dogs who may run away from their owners. A long line is recommended if a dog lacks recall.

What People Are Saying...

"I took the Conditioning and Tricks class with Emily, my dog and I really enjoyed it! We learned so much about the importance of foundations and some really awesome tricks! We got great feedback every class and it was very well organized. Would take again!"

"I had the pleasure of attending a reactivity workshop led by the amazing Pliant Pack team. What a great experience! The trainers are incredibly knowledgeable in dog behaviour and positive reinforcement training methods, and made everyone feel comfortable in what could be a stressful situation. I learned a lot while attending this workshop, and my dog showed a noticeable improvement after only an hour of training. I highly recommend Pliant Pack to anyone looking for professional assistance in any aspect of dog ownership."

"I took the senior enrichment with my 15 year old dog Holly. This was a great workshop where we learned and practiced a variety of massage techniques for our senior dogs. Emily explained the various massages and gave everyone individual attention as they needed it."

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