Classes

Board and Train, Victoria, BC, Westshore, Obedience, Dog Training
Boarding School with a twist:
Our fastest, most reliable program.  

For a period of 5 weeks, your dog will stay at our training facility, Monday through Thursday, and will receive customized, hands-on instruction by myself, Monique Anstee. On Thursday we will meet in the community and you will learn how to continue on with your dog's weekly lessons over the weekend. This normally is an hour.

This hybrid approach of sending dogs home for the weekends has many benefits over a traditional long-term Board and Train program. Most importantly, by receiving weekly instruction and practice, both you and your dog grow together, making sure your dog will continue to listen and behave for you at the end of the program. Each Monday I need your feedback regarding your successes and struggles with your homework so that I can customize your dog’s training that week. By the end of the program, you will have a firm grasp on the skills and effort needed to ensure long-term success for you and your dog.

We will help you pick three training goals that you need help with. My time will be spent addressing the underlying causes of the problem behaviour. All programs focus heavily on physical exercise and mental enrichment as the cornerstone for emotional and behavioral wellness.

BENEFITS OF BOARD & TRAIN

Faster Results

Your dog learns directly from an expert and receives several hours of hands-on training each day.

Immersive Learning

The dogs have a balance of structure and rules, time for mental freedom where they can explore and be free and time working on their social skills with other dogs. Many dogs find this type of lifestyle to be therapeutic.

Less Stress On You

Let me work through the challenging early stages of training and the tedious repetition that you may not have time for.

Enhanced Customization

The amount of time I spend with your dog in the Board and Train program allows me to get to know him or her on a much deeper level. This way I can develop specific strategies and exercises directly targeted toward each individual. This is needed in behavioural cases.

WHAT IT IS NOT

Your dog will not spend their days locked in a crate. I only take three dogs at a time. They will be with me for a minimum of four hours every day.

5 weeks: $5250 Plus Tax

This program is appropriate for complex behaviour issues, aggression cases, or busy families who want their dream dog. Dogs will be fully trained around high levels of distraction. Off-leash training is included with appropriate equipment. Contact Us for more info

4 -5 weeks for Import Rescues: $5900 Plus Tax

Street Dogs have unique needs and do not learn in the typical formats given in most B and T programs. These dogs need to be immersed into my full family life, living in my house when possible. Depending upon the dog, they will not go home on the first weekend, maybe more. If they have special environmental requirements needed to help them grow, we will travel to go and find them.

**Board and Trains book in advance and require a $800 deposit at the time of booking. All Board and Train prices include a short private lesson (approximately one hour) with you at the end of each week and an additional one-hour follow-up lesson to be completed within one year of the end of the program.

***Prices include basic training equipment. For off-leash training and certain behavioral problems, low-level remote training collars may be recommended. We only use professional-grade, top of the line collars which range in price from $265-$330.

Information for Out-of-Towners

If you are interested in booking a Board and Train with us and do not live in the Victoria area, I am happy to accommodate you. In order to make sure you get the most out of the training, you must be able and willing to travel to the West Shore for weekly lessons. I strive to have the best possible results when training your dog and ensuring consistency at home, as well as at my facility, is key. We can provide a list of dog friendly Airbnb’s and hotels.

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Board and Train, Dog Day School, Retraining, aggression, dog obedience, VIctoria, BC, Reactive, fearful
Dog Day School $150 day
We are pleased to announce our day training program on Tuesdays. Your dog will be trained, exercised and socialized following our Pet Manners curriculum. The training will include: . loose leash walking . come when called . down (no matter what) . vet examine stand . grooming . basic manners (pleasant to be around) There is a four (consecutive) week commitment for day school. For more details please contact our office at 2505902664, during office hours, 9am to 1pm from Monday to Thursday.
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Growl Class - for fearful, aggressive, reactive dogs needing obedience in Victoria BC
Growl for Reactive Dogs. $500 month for 3 months

This class is designed for fearful and reactive dogs. At this time we are not taking aggressive dogs..  This class is incredibly boring and calm for the first few weeks, but given the dogs who are in it - I consider that a success.  It starts as the calmest more 'zen' class that I teach, then quickly picks up the pace!  

If you are willing to do the work in this class, you will be amazed by your results.  But you must be willing to look inwards and change your own handling, and responses.  If you are uncomfortable with this idea, and with the thought of having to put boundaries on your dog, then I am not the trainer for you.  

You will leave this class more confident,  educated in reading your dog, and knowing how to help him to become a good citizen.  And knowing how to handle him when he is not. 

After some indoor classes, we take all of our classroom lessons out into the real world. We then get to practise walking as a pack, walking past strange dogs, and using the classroom skills in real life situations.  This is where you will be required to dig deep, because if you have the same response, so will your dog. When possible, we will get all class dogs off leash for off leash social.  

Equipment needed: A halti-type headcollar is needed on all dogs to start.  Backpacks, and flexi leashes may be a requirement dependent upon your dog.  We do have both back-packs and flexi leashes to lend to you, or that you can purchase. Food will be used for the first six weeks, and then removed by about week eight.

It is expected that your dog has decent obedience coming into this class, when no other dogs are present.  This class is not suitable for dogs who have issues with people.  Unless an exemption has been made before class begins these dogs will be removed from Growl class with no refund.

Class will run once per week for 45 minutes.

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Pet Manners 5 weeks for $325

This 5 week course will teach your dog all that he needs to know to be the envy of your friends. Walking on a loose leash, coming back when called, down without hand signals, no matter what, and respect 101 are all included in this dense course, in addition to training your dog for the veterinarian.  You will learn all that you need to know to have a wonderful dog that is the envy of your friends

Please contact the office at 2505902664 or naughtydogge@shaw.ca for more information or to register

 

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Puppy Class Junior
(for puppies under fourteen weeks old) This is the most important class that we teach. If you start off right, you can avoid all problems. Puppy class is necessary to get your dog off on the right foot. When you first get a puppy, they all start off perfect. This class is aimed to keep them that way. Puppies should be young to benefit from puppy class. Under thirteen weeks of age is ideal, as puppies learn a maximum amount about socialization up until sixteen weeks, Puppy Class runs for 45 minutes once per week.
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Advanced Growl

This class is for Growl graduates or Private lesson graduates.  Monique’s goal is to push them to the next level whatever the next level may be for each dog.  All classes will be held at a local park.   As with other group classes, pre-registration and a deposit are required to register.  Please call the office if you wish more information.

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BUILDING BRAVERY
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Off Leash Social

For dogs that need to be more comfortable around other dogs. Dogs must have reliable recall as class is off leash after settling in phase. Most classes will be held outside whatever the weather.

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Junior Pet Manners

Same training as Pet Manners but catered to a younger crowd.  Six classes will help you learn the basics for your young addition.

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Pet Manners - FULL
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