Scholars In Collars Dog Training
EVERYTHING YOU NEED
to bring out the best in you and your dog for a lifetime.
REGULAR PRICE $499 PLUS HST – check above for current deals/discounts
8 IN DEPTH LESSONS on behavior, obedience and socialization excercises
7 SEMI PRIVATE IN PERSON CLASSES – MAXIMUM 6 STUDENT WITH 3 TRAINERS – all the benefits of class exposure with semi-private coaching.
ONLINE COMPONENT – Entire course in written/video format for immediate owner education in prep for a new dog and training as soon as your dog is home.
ONLINE ACCESS IS IMMEDIATE and CONTINUES FOR 1 YEAR for preview and review before, during and after you in person course.
In depth behavior section to prevent and solve behavior problems. Check out the content here and check out our free videos
Remote trainer support between classes if needed.
Guaranteed all positive, fear free techniques based in proven behavioral science.
SUPPORTIVE AND FUN atmosphere for dogs AND humans.
Head instructors are always behavioral experts with years of experience
Access to the most up-to-date award winning training program in the area. READER'S CHOICE #1 DOG TRAINING FOR OVER 20 YEARS IN A ROW
ACCESS TO APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT through remote ordering and no contact curbside pick up
CLICK BELOW TO TELL US ABOUT YOUR DOG AND BE SENT THE APPROPRIATE UPCOMING PROGRAM INFO AND REGISTRATION FORMS.
BEHAVIOR AND CANINE PARENTING FOR CURRENT OWNERS and TO PREP FOR YOUR NEW DOG COMING HOME.
Begin your critical owner education with no delay with the online component. It can be taken separately or is included for free for all in person Level 1 registrants. Get started on day to day behavior with your dog or to gain critical owner education to prep for a new dog or puppy coming home. Our behavioral component is in depth and has everything you need to begin correct day to day positive canine parenting for general manners. This means you are not only able to solve problems, but more importantly prevent them from ever coming up. Learn how to change behavior positively and without intimidation, threat or physical correction. Behavioral components and coaching are also coached within our Level 1 in person classes. Level 1 in person program registrants also get trainer support for clarifications and behavioral help. Check out our behavioral section course materials for content and access to some free videos here.
Get started with your puppy or dog at home today!
FREE ACCESS TO OUR SOCIALIZATION VIDEOS for all dogs off all ages!
PUPPY PLAY CLASS
Offered to Level 1 in person registered puppies 9-18 weeks old
Weekly registration available 2-4 times a month
Puppy Socialization/play sessions in highly customized safe groupings based on current size, age and playstyle.
As in traditional puppy courses, puppies are not stuck with just the dogs in their obedience class who may not be the right match for contact. This prevents fear or bullying experiences.
Puppies get more varied exposure to more dogs and people
Owners learn how to read social signals, how/when to intervene and also structure play sessions properly. Learn how just using any dog and simply releasing the hounds and allowing contact/play every time lead to issues ( fear, over-excitement and reactivity)
Balanced socialization! At level 1 obedience, dogs learn/rehearse how to not only be comfortable, but also calm and relaxed around dogs and people. At playtime class they learn how to listen before contact with the “right” dogs. Otherwise, play at every class is like a child getting a toy EVERY time they go to the mall.
No need for a puppy pre-course (kindergarten/headstart) before doing a real level 1 course. With doing separate playtimes, our pups are in a real Level 1 course right away. Saving both time and money in training and getting a complete foundation sooner.
$23.01 plus hst per session register/pay week to week
IS YOUR DOG OLDER AND NOT ELIGIBLE?
If your dog is too old for puppy drop in, the exercises in this program are critical for dogs of all ages. Scholars is the only school where owners of older dogs get access to the critical information provided to puppy owners as it is pertinent to dogs of all ages. We have all the work on videos and due to the challenges of of COVID-19, our socialization videos are FREE for everyone within our online program!. This means you can access, learn and apply these important concepts at home and in the real world right away.
After level one we offer private and continuing education programs. These programs enhance the relationship with your dog. Our advanced programs are 4 - 6 weeks long (only $275 plus hst)Watch A Video
Our 3000 sq foot climate controlled training center is clean, well lit, fun and inviting. Our non-slip surface provides safety for you and your dog. Our space is designed to be able to be organized in a way that benefits each dog’s specific learning needs. We also have a second space for our specialty programs.Contact Us!
Outstanding! it was 15 years ago that we first took classes from Diane McWhinnie with Scholars in Collars! 15 years later, new puppy in tow, we found this Dog Training school even more competent than before. They are attentive, kind, helpful, knowledgeable and very skilled! Our family will always highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a positive training school with experienced trainers! Thanks Scholars in Collars!
Diane and all the trainers are amazing! They really help you understand and communicate with your dog. They always provide positive support and they really care about your dog. We appreciated all their personalized advice and guidance. Our puppy did so well with their help and we learned so much. The seminar was so informative and the puppy drop ins were so fun! We can't wait to start Level 2!
This is a place I take each of my puppies, whether they are going to be loved pets living as my companions or well loved working dogs in dog sports. The classes are well run, the ratio of trainers and assistants to dogs ensures that even little quirks which need to be turned into talents or better behaviours are not overlooked. It is always informative and fun for my dogs and for me, even as a trainer myself. The years of experience show through at every turn!
Whether you have a dog or you're getting a dog, you will learn how to have an obedient dog without any harsh or threatening techniques. Training should not be something you "subject" your dog to, but should be a fun activity you do together.