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Obedience

Family
Pet
Obedience

For all dogs 9 weeks and older. Learn how to teach your dog all the basics to be an obedient and happy family pet through positive and proven methods. Become a well-educated owner to bring out the best in your dog for a lifetime of benefit for your family.

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Canine Parenting & Problem Solving

Canine Behaviour Seminar

For all owners and would be owners (no dogs). Learn how to prevent and solve common behavioral concerns including biting, jumping, housetraining, aggression and much more. Learn how to understand how dog thinks, learns and communicates. Free for Level one registrants. Ideal owner education even before your dog comes home.

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Socialization, Confidence & Manners

Puppy
Drop
In

For Puppies 9-18 weeks, owners of older dogs and owners awaiting their new family member. Socialize your puppy in a safe, clean, and controlled setting in the presence of our behavioral experts. FIRST VISIT IS FREE. An excellent way to get a feel for the school. Begin your education within a week.

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Level One
Family Pet Obedience Class

 

FOR PUPPIES AND DOGS OF ALL AGES (9 weeks is the best age for pups)

Puppies can and should go right into Level One. Due to our unique program structure there is no need to spend time and money on a watered down puppy course prior to doing your real basic training in a Level One Program. In most schools you invest time and money in a puppy program then have to follow it with a Level one family pet obedience course after that. At Scholars Puppies go right into Level One resulting in a much more trained dog much sooner. This is due to our unique Puppy Drop In Social class.


Level One Family pet class is designed to give you the necessary tools to achieve an educated, obedient and happy dog using scientifically proven fully positive methods. Dog training is a well studied field and ideas of dominance, threat, fear and "balanced" techniques were de-bunked 2 decades ago. They have also been studied and proven to have a risk of negative behavioral side effects including aggression. It is unnecessary to have an adversarial relationship with your dog in order to educate your canine companion.


You will learn to teach your dog sit, down, stand, stay, wait, come when distracted, to walk on a loose leash and most importantly to pay attention and do all of this under distraction. You will also work on chilling out calmly, possession prevention and other behavioral aspects. A key to our program is that you learn how distractions and temptations can work for you instead of against you.

Regular Price $369.00 plus tax.


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This Course Includes

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED

to get so much more out of your relationship with your dog!


  8 Weekly lessons!
  Access to the most in depth CANINE BEHAVIOR SEMINAR in the area.
  Guaranteed Maximum 6-8 students in each class.
  Guaranteed 3 instructors teaching each class for semi-private attention
  Head instructors are always high level behavioral experts with years of experience.
  Weekly written support materials throughout the course.
  As soon as you register, you are sent immediate handouts on behavior to get started.
  Access to the most up-to-date award winning training program in the area. READER'S CHOICE #1 DOG TRAINING FOR 20 YEARS (1998-2017)
  Guaranteed all positive techniques based in proven behavioral science.
  Positive and fun atmosphere for you and your dog.
  Family attendance and class participation allowed and encouraged.
  Only one class running at a time in 3000 sq feet of heated/air conditioned training space.
  Working in a training hall not cross contaminated by daycare or boarding.
  No charge to come to watch alternate classes to review any or all lessons during or after graduating the program.
  Direct access to Diane McWhinnie the owner of the school and behavioral expert for help and support between classes and after you graduate.





Canine Behaviour Seminar
For Owners

UPCOMING DATES

Friday Dec 15, 6:15pm - 9:30pm (check in begins at 5:45pm)
Friday Jan 19, 6:15pm – 9:30pm (check in begins at 5:45pm)


FOR ALL CURRENT AND WOULD BE DOG OWNERS (no dogs please)

This seminar teaches you about how dogs think and learn on a daily basis. You will learn to prevent and solve many common problems such as nipping, jumping, barking, chewing, stealing, and house soiling just to name a few. Also covered are general learning principles, reading your dog's body language and preventing aggression.


PRESENTED BY DIANE MCWHINNIE! THIS SEMINAR IS VERY CLOSE TO ONE SHE HAS GIVEN FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH TO THE VETERINARY STUDENTS AS A GUEST SPEAKER.

SEMINAR FEES

FREE for Level One Registrants
FREE for Rescue, Veterinary staff, Dog Walkers, Pet Shop workers, Groomers, or anyone that works with dogs on a daily basis.
Regular Price $35.00 tax included.


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Puppy Drop In
For Socialization, Confidence & Manners

UPCOMING DATES

Ongoing and runs weekly, YOU CAN START WITHIN DAYS
FOR NON-STUDENTS: PLEASE CONTACT US
FOR CURRENT STUDENTS, PLEASE REFER TO YOUR STUDENT CALENDAR


FOR ALL CURRENT AND WOULD BE DOG OWNERS (no dogs please)

This drop in program is essential to kick off and compliment your obedience and behavior work. Your puppy will learn to be behave appropriately with dogs, people, strangers, examination, grooming, separation and physical challenges while learning to pay attention to you. Critical development for puppies is actually between 3-12 weeks of age so starting as close to 9 weeks as possible is recommended. This program is the key that allows us to put puppies into Level One Obedience without having to do a puppy program ahead of time so you save time and money. It also means you end up with a puppy that is more socially balanced and much more trained much sooner. Puppies must have proof of most recent vaccination and must have been with you for two weeks.


IS YOUR DOG OLDER AND NOT ELIGIBLE?

If your dog is too old for puppy drop in, not to worry as you can come to watch to learn these important skills and exercises to work with at home and in the real world. 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. It is never a charge to come and watch

PUPPY DROP IN FEES

FIRST VISIT WITH YOUR DOG IS FREE FOR EVERYONE
$25/visit after the first free one (incl tax)
$75 for a 4 class package deal for level one registrants only (incl tax)
$15/visit fee once the card is done.
FREE TO WATCH WITHOUT YOUR DOG ( Dog too old, or puppy not home yet)


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Advanced Classes

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 $159 - $219.00 plus hst)


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A Space
For Learning

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.


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Testimonials

Hear from our recent graduates

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!

Joanne Grysak

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!

Sarah Honeyford Austin

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!

Susan Thomas Rickwood