This class is designed for very young puppies between 10 and 20 weeks of age. This is a very important time in a puppy’s development and generally speaking experiences at this age, both good and bad, will stay with them for life. This class will help give them the best start possible.
This class is suitable for all dogs, 5 months of age and older, whether they have just completed puppy classes, are an adolescent that is being introduced to basic obedience or are a rescued dog of any age. Older dogs have also done well in this class.
Intermediate obedience for dogs that have completed Family Dog Manners or an equivalent basic obedience course. You will continue to build on the skills that you have already learnt as well as learning new ones. It is not a formal obedience class but rather taught in a manner that is fun but challenging for you and your dog.
Sometimes more individual help is needed for your dog. They may have difficulty focusing in close proximity with other dogs or have a specific behaviour problem that is best resolved one on one. If you wish to learn effective techniques in a more private setting, this may be the best choice for you and your dog.
Our Havanese, Jenny, has taken all three of Jane's classes starting with Puppy, then Family Manners and finally, Step Beyond. Prior to enrolling in the first class we engaged Jane for a private lesson. Jane is the consummate professional. Her classes are well organized. Her training methods are clear and productive. The classes are also a lot of fun. Jane obviously enjoys what she is doing and she most surely loves dogs. We cannot recommend Jane more highly. She is absolutely excellent.
Jane’s dog training classes were a great experience for us and our little dog Luci. My partner and I are new to dog ownership so we needed the clear guidance and fun training that Jane offered. We are very well trained humans now, and our dog is a delight to live with! Of course our dog is not perfect, but Jane taught us a dog is a DOG and will have unique personality quirks like any person! Luci is a success story as far as small dogs go and we owe that to Jane’s guidance.
My dog, Spring, was an almost two year old rescue dog when I enrolled in Jane's Family Dog obedience class. My girl was skittish, terrified of her own shadow and completely lacking in self confidence when we started our class. We continued our training in Jane's Step Beyond classes and Spring blossomed. Jane's classes were fun and positive and it was so rewarding to see Spring's confidence and ability grow in leaps and bounds. Last month, Spring qualified as a therapy pet. I could not be more proud of how far Spring has come in two years. Spring is unfazed by vacuum cleaning in the halls, wheelchairs in the corridors, or even riding in the elevator - all of which would have terrified her two years ago. Spring and I are hugely grateful to Jane for her skill, experience and sensitivity in giving us the tools to be able to achieve what we have accomplished so far, and will continue to build on.
Sophie and I really enjoyed our classes with Jane. We learned the essentials for a good solid foundation for further training. Jane’s manner and approach made us feel comfortable and Sophie and I both looked forward to our classes every single week! I’ll be sure to return. Great job Jane!
I took the Step beyond Obedience to prepare my Sheltie to be a Therapy Dog. It was exactly what I had hoped it would be and my dog is now a certified Therapy Dog with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program. We are making weekly visits to a local nursing home, thanks to Jane and her obedience training,
I am on my second generation of dogs that have attended all of Jane's classes. She is an excellent teacher and communicator and she is continually perfecting her classes. Her common dog sense is impeccable. She has anticipated everything you need to know to have a well behaved family dog and good canine citizen.
Molly is a sweet, smart, lovely girl but she was aggressive to other dogs. I decided to get help and was very fortunate to find Jane. The training created a new relationship between us, and a much happier and more relaxed Molly.You can't undo this behavior overnight but it is getting better and better and both Molly and I look forward to our walks now so that we can practice. Jane changed our lives simply by helping me to understand Molly and giving me the tools to help her. I could never say enough good things about her.
My new rescue dog and I attended "Family Manners" classes. Although I had had a great relationship with my previous dog, I felt classes were needed for Birdie and for me as time had passed and training methods had changed. The classes were positive, worthwhile and a fun experience for both of us, especially as I feel so empowered. Thanks Jane