-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.
We are proud members of the Canadian Association of Professional Dog Trainers. We are committed to continuing our education to provide up-to-date training techniques.
As a certificant of the CCPDT, we abide by clear standards of practice and code of ethics and the LIMA effective behaviour intervention policy.
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 Dock dogs World Championships in 2014 and 2015.
Have also trained and competed in:
Although we had dogs when I was a kid, they were playmates not trained beyond don’t mess in the house. I was living on PEI when I got my own dog & there were no training establishments in 1979 so I bought a book & trained my Minpin basic manners & a few cute tricks.
My first competition dog was Freya, a wonderfully attentive Dobe that loved to work but hated the dumbbell, so we stopped when we reached that level. When I started training in this area in 1985 there were few opportunities to train or show. I stood in line for an hour & a half to register for classes.
My first show was a huge one in downtown Montreal. I was alone & terrified - just my Freya & me. We’re really fortunate that there are so many opportunities to trial within a short drive of us now & a lot more support.
Take advantage of the many opportunities we have in this area & have fun with your dog. If you’re not both having fun, what’s the point? Over the following decades I competed & titled with my Dobes in agility, obedience, rally, sprint, chase ability and scent detection.
I’ve also worked with my own Irish Wolfhound, mixed breed, Rotties and Cardigan Welsh Corgis to title in the same sports as well as Barn Hunt with my Cardi Darragh. Just to spice things up I competed with a friend’s English Cocker Spaniel in agility & actually took her Cairn Terrier off leash for her Rally Advanced title.
Moxie is a great dog to work with but she sure gave my heart a jump when someone squeaked a toy while we were in the ring! I also act as a sighted guide for a friend who has trialled (& titled) 2 guide dogs in obedience & rally as well as a couple of Sibes. Trying to get someone else around a rally course is an education in itself.
My favourite memory is a tie between the time Isis got 2 perfect RAE legs in the same day with some brilliant work & the time she took almost 5 minutes to get an advanced rally NQ. She actually stopped by to put her chin on the steward’s table to “say” “I like sammiches too.”
They were actually still talking about it 2 months later in Syracuse even though it happened in Carp. Isis got her CD(Pref), RAE, SD-A, CA & happily went wild on the agility field. She won numerous awards in scent for top amateur but I think Chase was her favourite. Letting it rip around the field after the “bunnies”. My favourite for Loki is a tie between his first trial recall & his first Scent trial.
In Syracuse obedience he ran up, jumped up twice to lick me in the face & sat beautifully. We are entertaining. His first scent trial Loki took HIT in the first trial held in this area along with best amateur interior, best amateur started (we were all started at that point), best started overall, best amateur exterior. It was an exhilarating day. My dogs & I have competed in Scent with both SDDA & CKC with titles up to excellent, obedience & rally with CKC & AKC with titles up to RM & CD (COVID suspended our open trials), and agility with AAC, CKC & AKC with basic titles & lots of zoomies. My Cardi Darragh & I have managed to get points in the conformation ring, but it was Linda who got her her Am/Can Championships. I’m much better at performance sports.
Darragh finished her RATS title last summer. Absolutely no conflict between that & scent detection BTW. I’ve taught rally in the past and scent detection for the past few years. I’ve chaired obedience trials & rally matches for CKC & scent detection for CKC & SDDA & organized K9Kup for 6 years as well as working as ring crew for obedience, rally, scent & agility. This fall I was accredited as a CKC scent detection judge, so I’m looking forward to judging in the spring.
Things I’ve learned:
Check out this great video created by Localove Inc. at one of our Beginner Agility classes!
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).
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-No refunds will be given for any class.
-No make up classes will be allocated due to the owner unavailability.
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