Specialty Classes

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Our Semi-Private Classes (3-4 dogs) ensure that you and your pooch receive lots of one on one attention! Our staff are always there to lend a hand.

Tricks and Games

Stimulate your dog’s brain and teach them something new in our weekly Tricks Class! Taught by a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, this class will challenge you and your dog with natural enrichment suited to your dog’s breed. Wow your friends with a wide assortment of new tricks and behaviours, and earn your Do More With Your Dog Trick Dog Titles if you'd like!

Tuesdays @ 6pm

Cost: $150 for 4 Classes or Membership Program Enrolment

Sport Fundamentals

Want to try something different with your dog? Learn about the exciting world of dog sports and the foundations of Agility, Rally and other sports in our Sports Fundamentals class.

We'll safely introduce your dog to agility equipment (tunnels, jumps, weave poles, contacts), rally signs, and more. Most importantly, we'll teach you the basic skills needed to set your team up for success.

Build a great bond with your dog through sports and wow everyone at the next Agility Fun Day.

Tuesdays @ 7:15pm

Cost: $150 for 4 Classes or Membership Program Enrolment

JV Premium Membership

What does the JV Premium Membership Program get you?

  1. Access to our Adult Obedience Levels Classes*

  • Work your way up the Obedience Levels from Green (Beginner) to Yellow (Advanced)

  • Classes take place once per week, on Saturdays at 11am for Beginner Levels Green and Orange, and Wednesdays at 7:15pm for Advanced Levels Blue and Yellow

  • Levels are designed to expand on the key life skills your dog needs to maintain excellent manners, be a respectful and responsive companion, and build confidence in all situations.

  1. Your choice of 2 bi-weekly Specialty Classes: Sport Fundamentals or Tricks Class*

  • Want to try some agility with your dog? Learn some new brain stimulating tricks? Join one of our bi-weekly clubs and learn all of the foundations you need for Agility, test your skills in the Rally Obedience Ring, or earn your trick dog title!

  1. Priority Access to the Classes

  • Are you a dedicated dog owner? JV Premium Membership holders have top priority access to all classes, including the levels classes, Sport Fundamentals, and Tricks Class. Only limited spots are available.

  1. Free access to Office Hours and all Q&A Sessions-Have a particular question about your dog’s wellbeing and progress? The JV Premium Membership Program allows you free and unlimited access to any questions or concerns.

*Members have access to 6 classes per month

Cost: $199/month

Specialty Class Features

Tricks and Games

  • Classes taught by assistant trainer Erin, a Do More With Your Dog Certified Trick Dog Instructor, and Trick Dog Champion and demo dog extraordinaire, Hunter.

  • Class curriculum is organized around the Do More With Your Dog trick titles. Do More With Your Dog (DMWYD) is an organization designed to encourage and recognize the commitment of owners and their dogs to learning new skills. They offer titles from Novice to Champion in tricks, performance, and canine fitness. Learn more about DMWYD.

  • We focus on a few specific skills each week, practicing fundamental training skills in a laid back environment by teaching tricks that are fun for both you and your dog. Examples of lessons:

          • Motivational techniques (luring, shaping, capturing)

          • Reward markers and timing

          • Working at a distance from your dog

          • Chaining behaviours

  • Receive a personal Trick Tracker so you can track your progress learning new skills. Each trick you learn will earn you points. When you've earned enough points for a level (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert), we'll give you a certificate to recognize your progress!

  • Opportunity to earn official DMWYD trick titles, which are recognized by both the American Kennel Club and Canadian Kennel Club. Once you have earned enough tricks for a level, simply submit an application through the DMWYD website and wait for the mail!

Sport Fundamentals

  • Small class sizes provide lot's of individual attention and customized lessons designed specifically for you and your dog's goals. Whether you join the sports club as a fun activity to do with your dog, or you have aspirations for competitive level training in the future this class can get you started.

  • Emphasis on building strong foundations skills that will grow your dog's confidence, drive, and enthusiasm, while you have the opportunity to learn about various dog sports.

  • Opportunity to strengthen your obedience skills in an exciting environment:

        • Impulse control

        • Stays

        • Leash walking, heeling

        • Recalls

        • Building off-leash control

  • Safe introduction to agility obstacles (jumps, tunnels, weave poles, contacts), rally signs and more.

  • Participation in this class requires strong obedience and leash handling skills. Participants must be pre-approved by JV Training.