Scholar in Collars provides the most comprehensive program due to our unique structure.
We separate your dog's education into 3 primary areas that are structured to complement each
other, why take several courses in a row when you can do it all at once:
Obedience - LEVEL ONE FAMILY PET OBEDIENCE CLASSES
Canine Parenting and Problem Solving - CANINE BEHAVIOR SEMINAR
Puppy Socialization, Confidence & Manners - PUPPY DROP IN CLASS
This structure allows us to focus on each area in detail. All three are paramount to
your education as an owner and to your dog's development and training.
Each one compliments the other in order to have a truly complete education for your dog.
Our unique structure also means you can begin critical owner education within a week in whatever
aspect is available first when you contact us. They can be taken in any order.
LEVEL 1 FAMILY PET OBEDIENCE CLASS
FOR PUPPIES AND DOGS OF ALL AGES (10 weeks is the best age for pups)
* Puppies can go right into Level One. Due to our unique program structure there is no need to
do a Puppy pre-course prior to doing your real basic training in Level One. However, it is
ideal to have your puppy coming to our Puppy Kindergarten drop In asap and as close to 10 weeks
as possible for you as an owner to come the Canine Behavior Seminar asap.
This course is designed to give you the necessary tools to achieve an educated, obedient and happy
dog using scientifically proven positive methods. Dog training is a well studied field and ideas of
dominance, threat, fear and "balanced" techniques have long been de-bunked and have a risk of
negative behavioral side effects. It is unnecessary to have an adversarial relationship with your dog in
order to educate your canine companion. You will learn to teach your dog sit, down, stand, stay, wait,
come when distracted, to walk on a loose leash and most importantly to pay attention. A key to our
program is that you learn how distractions and temptations can work for you instead of against you. You
will learn to how to have an obedient dog without any harsh or threatening techniques. Training should
not be something you "subject" your dog to, but should be a fun activity you do together. A truly happy
well trained dog is buoyant and obedient and not the product of threat and suppression.
* 9 weekly lessons AND attendance to the CANINE BEHAVIOR SEMINAR
* Access to the most up-to-date program available in the area
* Written support materials
* Maximum 6-8 students with three instructors
* Head instructors are behavioral experts
* Only one class running at a time in 3000 sq feet
of heated/air conditioned training space
CANINE BEHAVIOR SEMINAR (no dogs please)
FOR ALL CURRENT AND WOULD BE DOG OWNERS
This Seminar teaches you about how dogs think and learn on a daily basis around the house and in the
world around them. You will learn to prevent and solve many common problems such as nipping,
jumping, barking, chewing,stealing, and house soiling just to name a few. Also covered are general
learning principles, reading your dog's body language and preventing aggression.
PRESENTED BY DIANE MCWHINNIE; THIS SEMINAR IS VERY CLOSE TO ONE SHE HAS GIVEN
FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH TO THE VETERINARY
STUDENTS AS A GUEST SPEAKER.
Friday March 31, 6:15 pm - 9:30PM (check-in from 5:45 pm)
Friday April 28, 6:15 pm - 9:30PM (check-in from 5:45 pm)
PLEASE CONTACT US TO PRE-REGISTER
* Written support material
* Question period to follow
* FREE for Level One Registrants
* $35/household if taken on its own (incl tax)
* FREE for Rescue, Veterinary staff, Dog Walkers, Pet Shop workers, Groomers,
and anyone that works with dogs on a daily basis.
PUPPY KINDERGARTEN DROP IN
FOR PUPPIES 10-18 WEEKS WHEN THEY START COMING
and OWNERS OF OLDER DOGS TO COME AND LEARN THE WORK TO APPLY AT HOME.
FIRST VISIT IS FREE
This drop in program is essential to kick off and compliment your obedience and behavior work. Your
puppy will learn to be appropriate with dogs, people, greeting strangers, examination, grooming, separation
and physical challenges while learning to pay attention to you. Critical development for puppies is actually
between 3-12 weeks of age so starting as close to 10 weeks as possible is recommended.
Puppies must have proof of most recent vaccination and must have been with you for two weeks.
IS YOUR DOG OLDER AND NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PUPPY DROP IN?
It is recommended that you come to puppy drop in WITHOUT your dog for a free session to learn skills
and information to work with at home and in the real world.
DATES AND TIMES
Ongoing and runs weekly, YOU CAN START WITHIN DAYS
FOR NON-STUDENTS: PLEASE CONTACT US
FOR CURRENT STUDENTS, PLEASE REFER TO YOUR STUDENT CALENDAR
* Written support material
* Separated size groups for the benefit of each puppy's needs and comfort.
* 3-4 Instructors on the floor to make sure you get the coaching you need
DROP IN FEES
* FIRST VISIT WITH YOUR DOG IS FREE
* $25/visit after the first free one (incl tax)
* $80 for a 4 class package deal for level one registrants only (incl tax)
Scholars in Collars offers Advanced courses to continue your education and
enhance your relationship with your dog. Our advanced programs are 4 weeks long.
Once you have graduated our
basic program, who can further
your training with our 4 week
advanced programs. You will
learn to polish and add to you
and your dog's skills and round
out your education
Private work is available for
An ideal first step is to come to
our Canine Behavior Seminar.
This Seminar will often give you
the insight you need to begin
and also provides a strong
foundation if you are going into
PET FIRST AID CERTIFICATION
SEMINARS ARE HELD
EVERY FEW MONTHS.
HOSTED AND RUN BY
K9 COMPASS AND HELD AT
THE SCHOLARS IN COLLARS
Please contact K9 Compass
for Questions and to register
click here - K9 COMPASS
CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON COURSES, SCHEDULES, PRICES
AND TO TELL US ABOUT YOU AND YOUR DOG. 905-333-5479
NEXT SESSION BEGINS EARLY APRIL
$40 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT EXPIRES FRI MAR 31st
Due to our guaranteed small class size and demand for our
programs we usually fill quickly
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