Life Skills Classes & Workshops

To Teach Concepts, We Play Games

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Watch a short video: There’s A Game For That

*** Class content is always customized to the group’s needs! ***

  • my dog doesn’t settle down: -> there’s a game for that
  • my dog is lacking focus: -> there’s a game for that
  • my dog gets too excited: -> there’s a game for that
  • my dog runs away when called: -> there’s a game for that.. or two

You get the idea …. easy to teach games for every situation in life:

We are turning Struggles into Strengths!!!

All classes are suited for young dogs from 3 months old to senior dogs who want to learn new skills. Instead of teaching behaviors, we teach concepts, such as calmness, focus, optimism, confidence, disengagement, etc. to get real life results! Pet dogs, sports dogs, companion dogs… who doesn’t need more fun in their life? Max. 6 dogs per outdoors class, family members are welcome to attend.

Instructor: Gisela is a Certified Pro Dog Trainer (from AbsoluteDogs Training in the UK / Naughty But Nice Dogs)

Fall 2022 Workshops:

*** Classes and workshops are held outdoors on grass; the training field is fully fenced.
Range Road 20, south of Highway 16A (~10 min. west of Stony Plain)
*** Please note that for October workshops, e-transfers will not be deposited until Wednesday prior to the workshop, once the weather forecast is confirmed to be suited for outside training (no snow!)

Reactive to Calm Workshop: Saturday October 8th 1-4pm (weather permitting)

Dogs get overexcited, they lunge and bark at things that scare them. There are Games for That!!!
Focusing on Calmness, Disengagement and Optimism, dogs can learn to ignore those distractions in a positive manner!
3 hour workshop – $100

Online registration

Payment via e-transfer to – security answer: games22

Introduction to Parkour Workshop
Saturday, October 15th 1pm-4pm (weather permitting)

Introduction to “Urban Agility” for beginners. You’ll learn what Parkour is and how to do it safely. A variety of Environmental Features are introduced and how to teach the exercises in a fun way.

Parkour promotes CONFIDENCE, balance, flexibility and strength in dogs.

Parkour encourages creativity and observations skills in You as a handler!
3 hour workshop – $100
Please note that dogs need to wear a back clip harness for Parkour so we can support them when needed.

Online registration

Payment via e-transfer to – security answer: games22

Off Leash Freedom Workshop
Sunday, October 16th, 1-4pm (weather permitting)

Off Leash Freedom requires your dog to value PROXIMITY, ENGAGEMENT with you and DISENGAGEMENT from the environment. Through playing the right games your dog will learn to choose YOU! And at the same time your dog’s recall and leash walking will improve as well!
3 hour workshop – $100

Online registration

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Give yourself AND your adolescent dog the gift of Games!!!
Puppies can grow up to be little terrors, but fear not, THERE’S A GAME FOR THAT!
Focus of this class is building your relationship, teaching impulse control and disengagement, games to regulate arousal up – arousal down and growing CALMNESS.
6 weeks program – $200

Online registration

Loose Leash Walking – Mission Possible
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Leash Pulling can put a lot of strain on a relationship. Through playing the right games, your dog will learn to value PROXIMITY and minding their own business. You too can experience stress-free walks!
4 weeks program – $135

Online registration

Printable registration form: pawsome connection registration

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