Training

Our Approach

Our philosophy at Barks n’ Rec is not only to train the dog, rather to educate the human. We offer a Puppy Socialization Course and our very own MDP course or ‘My Dog Pack’.

Puppy Socialization Course

This is a 5-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 5 weeks concurrent, all for just $210.00 (plus HST). Please follow the Class Registration Link for all schedules and enrolments.

My Dog Pack – Basic Obedience Course

Obedience training usually starts around 4-5 months old, but can be taught at any age. It’s never too late to add structure.

Our 6 week obedience class covers all the basic commands and helps address the most common behavioral problems. Each class is an hour, builds on the last and we do not use any obedience level gimmicks. In 6 weeks, you will learn a complete a basic obedience program on leash, to ensure safety and the ability to properly exercise your dog. Class focus is on building first time response to commands around distractions and building communication skills between you and your dog.

The course is capped at 6 per class to ensure quality one on one time, and runs 6 weeks concurrent, each class is approximately 1 hour in duration. The cost to participate is $240.00 plus HST. Please follow the Class Registration Link for all schedules and enrolments.

My Dog Pack – Intermediate Obedience Course

Our 6 week intermediate classes are designed to improve your current on leash obedience and begin to transition to off leash. Commands increase in difficulty by adding more distance, duration and distractions.

New commands include: Sit/Down in Motion, Down from a Distance, Send Out and Blind Recalls.

**Previous basic obedience training is required**

Dogs should be able to ignore most distractions and obey your commands the first time you say them before joining this class.

The course is capped at 6 per class to ensure quality one on one time, and runs 6 weeks concurrent, each class is approximately 1 hour in duration. The cost to participate is $240.00 plus HST. Please follow the Class Registration Link for all schedules and enrolments.

My Dog Pack - Trick Training Course

This class welcomes dogs of all ages!

It will strengthen your bond with your dog by building trust and communication skills while having A LOT of fun!

It is an excellent choice for dogs that need a confidence boost or intelligent dogs that need mental stimulation.

The class runs for 6 weeks and will teach you how to motivate your dog and add some fun into your training routine. Because even though important, Sit-Stays get boring after a little while.

Dog Trick Training 6 weeks $200 plus HST.

Our MDP courses will equip you with knowledge and techniques, upon completion you will have the confidence and tools to be the Pack Leader.

1 on 1 In Home Private Lessons

Tailored to you and your dog, convenient, we come to you. 5 weeks, 45 minutes per session, $510.00 plus HST call or email us today to set up initial assessment.

Meet our Trainers

passionate

about dogs
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Matt B

Trainer

Matt B is passionate about dogs. Working with dog’s fulltime since 2009 he is well versed in the behaviors and subtle cues dog parents sometimes misidentify, confuse or otherwise misunderstand. Matt is driven to help people and their beloved companion to better understand one another. Knowledge and insight combined with years of hands on experience is what Matt shares with his students. A firm believer in exercise, discipline and affection, along with setting clear boundaries and being an active leader is the key to a successful relationship with your dog. Results are achieved when using his 6 C approach to dog training exclusive to our MDP or My Dog Pack Group Training Corse. Matt is the founder of Barks n’ Rec, a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers, and a St. John Ambulance therapy dog volunteer.


10+ years

experience working with dogs
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Britnie Mousseau

Trainer

Britnie Mousseau has 10+ years experience working with dogs and has operated Sit Happens Dog Training services since 2012. She began with her apprenticeship learning to train working line dogs in protection training, scent detection with narcotics and explosives, tracking and schutzhund style obedience. Once on her own, she developed a balanced training approach and a passion for rehabilitating rescue dogs and pets. She believes in creating balance in a dog’s life through satisfying their basic needs and establishing boundaries and limitations. She does not shy away from any behavioral issues and has experience working with aggression, fearfulness, obsession and over-excitement. By lining up your goals and expectations of your dog’s behavior with your own unique training style, she gets results.
http://sit-happens-training.ca/



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