Training and Agility Classes

training Our philosophies at Barks n’ Rec is not to train the dog, rather to educate you the human. We often hear: “My dog won’t listen to me”…”My dog walks me”…”She thinks her name is No”…”Our dog constantly bothers us while we eat at the table”…”How do I keep my dog off the furniture?” If you find yourself asking these or similar questions, training at Barks’ is exactly what you need. We offer a Puppy socialization course and our very own MDP class or ‘My Dog Pack’.

Puppy Socialization Course

training This is a 3-week course and each class is about 45 minutes in length. It’s an ideal way to introduce your newbie to the outside world in a controlled environment with others of similar age. This class helps to create the bond between dog and human at this crucial development stage. Then you will start to learn the basics like ‘sit’ and ‘come’; we go over important topics like potty training too. Most importantly is the socialization, this is where they learn about manners, what is and what is not acceptable behavior, all while in a light, playful setting. This course is capped at 6 dogs and runs 3 weeks concurrent, all for just $75.00 (plus HST). Check our event calendar to find the next start date.

My Dog Pack Course

training This is not just another sit-stay-come-heel class like all the others offered throughout the GTA. As we stated above our philosophy at Barks is not to just ‘train’ your dog. Here at Barks n’ Rec we guarantee results, the MDP course will equip you with knowledge and techniques. Upon Completion……. you will have the confidence to be the Pack Leader. The MDP course was designed around everyday life, training shouldn’t stop at walk but be continued inside at home 24hrs a day 7 days a week. At our facility we do cover the every days like sit and stay and walking on a leash, in addition to this we have a home setting complete with couches dining room table and T.V’s, its just like sitting in your living room at home. Here we can assist you with the problems that arise daily at home, this is not offered anywhere else and can be an essential tool to help you and your pooch to get on the same page. We are the only Hybrid class in the GTA, at Barks n’ Rec we are both hands on, and reward based training, we take the best of both philosophy’s into account. This way there is no questioning who the alpha is, if you just reward all the time your dog will learn to manipulate and control you, and guess who he/she will think is pack leader then?!? All they want is to be loved, fed, walked, and know their position in the pack.

The MDP course is capped at 6 per class to ensure quality one on one time, the course runs 6 weeks concurrent, each class is approximately 1 hour in duration. The cost to participate is $180.00 plus hst, please check the events calendar for the next start date.

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