Welcome to PAWZITIVE ATTITUDES DOGZONE!!!
Please feel free to browse the site, look at the links, and get to know us.
Please check "classes info" on the left for more information about our methods and classes.
***NEW CLASS ADDED - TRACKING (OUTDOORS) BEGINS WED. JULY 20th - 7PM ***
NEW!!!! Since there are a number of centers offering group classes, our training team has set up a new type of curriculum that offers flexibility for busy families, shift workers and others who wish to learn to train their family pet, but cannot commit to a set of 6 or 8 week classes. Modules are in home private lessons, taken in groups of 2, within a month of each other. Please see the Manners/wellness page for complete descriptions of modules offered. Is your do well behaved with one or two issues? Then these modules are perfect for you!,
***For your convenience, we offer secure online payments using PayPal (you do not have to have a PayPal account). In order to hold your spot, since classes are small and fill rapidly, prepayment is required.
We are dedicated to making your training experience fun and successful. We will treat both you and your dog with respect. We are dog owners ourselves, have had dogs for many years, and have "been there" when it comes to problem behaviours. We are there to HELP, not criticize or judge. We are understand and work with the individuality of all breeds, helping you adjust your training methods to genetic traits particular to each breed.
Please read the information below to decide what class will be best. Remember that MOST problem behaviour is caused by "leadership confusion", that is, the dog doesn't understand who is in charge, and may be trying to fill that role himself, which is impossible and causes huge amounts of stress, resulting in even more problem behaviour (barking, separation anxiety, "aggression") Many of these issues simply disappear when understanding techniques are used.
CHECK OUT THIS LINK TO AN ARTICLE FROM OBERHUND NEWS ON OUR TREIBBALL CLASSES: CLICK THIS LINK
LIFELONG WELLNESS AND MANNERS
This is the place for EVERY dog and its owner to start to understand how to teach your dog basic household manners, and gain focus and control for a lifelong happy relationship. We teach a fitness program that could add years to your dog's life, and mental games for calm content behaviour. We use positive motivational methods, without corrections, in the stressfree learning process
PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK ABOUT EARLY SOCIALIZATION BENEFITS AND VACCINATIONS Click here to read about it!
JUST FOR PUPPIES
(please read the article about vaccinations versus socialization on the Just for Puppies link)
The name of this class says it all! It is only for puppies up to 5 months of age (no exceptions). Puppies are not just "small dogs" so we do not allow older small breeds into the class. Puppies emotional and mental needs are different from older dogs, who may react aggressively or bully young dogs. Puppies have a simple, structured lesson time, and then a carefully supervised playtime, where they learn to play nicely with other puppies. We use different types of agility obstacles, and surfaces, to enrich and develop the pup's world experiences. This is only a beginning to your pup's training, Basic Manners will complete it.
**NEW!!**SPORT DETECTION SCENTING - a great way to use up excess energy!!
Sporting Detection dogs promotes the fun and competitive version of scent detection, such as for narcotics, bed bugs or explosives. However, our competitions use legal scents that are easily purchased and stored by the average person.
The dog must locate a hidden target scent within a certain area and alert the handler to its location.
See the SDDA website for more info and the current rulebook: www.sportingdetectiondogs.ca
"Fun as a team! It is a partner sport in which both members of the team help each other to perform an efficient and clean sport. This type of "hunting" for the scent promotes confidence in the dog and intense mental stimulation. It also promotes a positive, trusting relationship between handler and dog because the handler must learn to trust in the dog's superior scenting abilities and be able to read the subtleties of their dog's unique canine body language.
Fun for the whole family! Practiced for fun or competition, scent detection is suited to all types of dogs and handlers. Human or canine disabilities are easily accommodated, as are behavioural issues. Each class and/or search in trial will be run with one dog and handler team working alone, allowing dogs with issues to focus and learn without social stressors.
Unleash your dogs inner hooligan! Natural dog behaviours often regarded as "uncivilized", such as pulling on the leash and enthusiastic barking are acceptable and may even be encouraged as part of drive and confidence building. Unruly behaviours can also be curbed by using the dogs desire to search to develop focus and self-control."-- !
We are Regina's only Holistic Training Center, offering "a program related to the well-being of the whole canine - body, mind and spirit." We encourage the entire family to participate in the training process, and our program covers not only general obedience exercises, but will also show you ways to stimulate your dog's mental and physical well-being. Our training methods will show you how to achieve success using methods your dog will understand and accept, without force, fear, punishment, or pain. You will learn to "talk dog".
INSIGHT INTO ADOLESCENT BEHAVIOR!
Find out why you should get your dog into class before adolescence.
Look what Oberhund News is saying about us!
SHELTER DOGS ARE MADE, NOT BORN. ALL WERE ONCE NORMAL PUPPIES EAGER TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE WITH PEOPLE. Behavior problems are the primary reason why people surrender dogs to shelters. Far too many puppies develop utterly predictable, yet easily preventable, behavior, temperament and training problems, because many breeders and owners use outdated and ineffective training techniques. What you need to know to raise your puppy is included in free downloads of BEFORE You Get Your Puppy and AFTER You Get Your Puppy by noted Behaviourist, Dr Ian Dunbar. Rather than making another shelter dog, learn how to raise your puppy to stay in your home … forever. PUPPYHOOD IS THE TIME TO “RESCUE” ADULT SHELTER DOGS.
CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE FREE DOWNLOAD
Have you been told to take your dog out of a class, or turned away because of behavioural problems? We can help you, and have never asked a dog and its owner to leave a class before. Our goal is to integrate your dog into a class situation!
Please read this article, and make your own decisions based on this and many other articles written by respected well known trainers who have been studying canine behaviour for many years, and whose techniques are sound, kind and effective, to make your decision about what training techniques your dog would love.
CLICK THIS LINK
We do not use chain collars, prongs/pinch collars, or harsh leash and collar jerks to train the dogs. These are unkind and can harm your dog's thyroid, back, neck and throat. (as advised by Dr Chris Zink, DVM, canine sports expert)
AGILITY CLASSES OFFERED BY QUEEN CITY AGILITY: from Puppy agility to classes for fun and right up to competetive classes, please follow this link to contact QUEEN CITY AGILITY. Agility is a great sport for shy/reserved dogs to gain confidence!