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Indoor heated facility
Large training area
-Build your dogs confidence.
-Create a well balanced puppy.
-Build your relationship with your dog.
-Build your dogs self-control and focus.
-Utilize early learning and learn proper socialization.
Come have fun with your dog in our friendly and clean facility. We train pet and performance dogs. Competitive prices, classes available during the day, evening and or weekends. Hourly and monthly slots available.
Started training and competing in agility since 2005.
Graduated from K9 Concepts' Professional Dog Trainer's Course in 2011.
Training and competing in sport detection since 2012. Titled Remix with "special" designation in the started level and advanced in the same trial.
Training and competing in dock diving since 2012. Qualified and competed in the Dockdogs World Championships in 2014 and 2015.
Have also trained and competed in:
Ratting, Disc, bikejoring/scootering/sledding, flyball)
Participated in the President's Choice Superdogs show's in 2009 & 2010, and in 2013 & 2014.
Certified as a Rats! Canada judge since the organization's beginning in Spring 2015.
Hi! I have been doing agility since 1997! I’ve trained with a number of people including Lucie Dessureault, Tiffany Salmon, Janet Lundy, and Gail Docherty.
I have also learned a great deal from many seminars that I have attended and that I have organized. Jessica Martin, Teri O’Neill, Aaron Froude, Janet Lundy and Fred Waters being the most recent. As well as training with excellent instructors and participating in seminars, I bring 35 plus years of education experience to my classes. In retiring from teaching children I am now enjoying teaching dogs and their handlers! My classes are based on positive training for the dogs and the handlers. Handlers need to know what they are doing really well in addition to looking for areas to improve.
In a beginner class we will go step by step through foundation training such as shadow handling, working on getting your dog to connect with you, follow your hands, sending to a target, beginning work on jumps and tunnels. We will prepare for contact work using planks and 2 on 2 off. Timing and consistency of rewards is a very important beginning skill.
As a handler and dog progress to beginner 2, prestarter and starter, we will work on training jumps with turns and crosses, (front cross, post turn, rear cross, back of the jump, tandem turn and blind cross.) Weaves are started with channel weaves using a One Mind Dog system. More difficult tunnel work such as going to the non obvious entrance of the tunnel (threadle) and blind tunnels will be taught in a gradual progression. Emphasis continues to be communicating and connecting with your dog. and setting the line for your dog. Even new dogs can learn the beginnings of more complex skills with foundation games.
Laurie is an accredited dog trainer (Certified Professional Dog Trainer -Knowledge
Assessed) via the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG - the Association for Force-Free Professionals), the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and has her DogSafe Canine First Aid certification.
Laurie's experience supporting rescued dogs, preparing them for adoption and aiding with the transition into their new homes was the catalyst for her second career as a dog trainer. Her real passion is working with fearful and reactive dogs, helping them to feel safe and develop the skills to make good choices.
Laurie has over a decade of in-class instruction experience as well as working one on one with her private clients. She regularly attends conferences and workshops to keep current with the best in class Industry techniques.
I acknowledge that there is an element of risk in participating in any even at a dog training facility.
K9 Sports Centre, it’s owners, the building owners and their affiliates will NOT be held responsible for any loss, damages, injury or theft to myself, my dog(s) or any of my property.
I agree to be responsible for any cost incurred to the K9 Sports Centre for any property damages due to the actions of myself or my dog(s).
To the best of my knowledge, I certify that my dog(s) is in good health and of good temperament. I agree to provide up to date vaccination records for my dog(s).
– Payments are due one week prior to class start.
-No refunds will be given for any class.
-No make up classes will be allocated due to the owner unavailability.
CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER
- Emails will be sent out in the afternoon prior to evening classes
-We will also post on social media re cancellation