GTHS Dog School


The Georgian Triangle Humane Society Dog School is run by our Certified Behaviour Specialist Erika.

We offer affordable opportunities and all proceeds go to supporting GTHS programs and services.

GTHS Dog School dog group classes take place outdoors, at the GTHS Animal Centre: 549 Tenth Line in Collingwood.

Descriptions of classes and services are below.

 


PUPPY MANNERS

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Here, your puppy will learn positive social behaviours, develop confidence, and build a solid foundation of basic skills such as: sit, down, stay, recall, body handling and so much more.

Cost:
$140.00 + tax for 4 weeks

Duration: 
45 minutes

Session Date Time
One

April 4th to April 25th

1.     April 4th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
2.     April 11th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
3.     April 18th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4.     April 25th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Two

April 4th to April 25th

1.     April 4th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
2.     April 11th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
3.     April 18th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
4.     April 24th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Three

May 2nd to May 23rd

1.     May 2nd 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
2.     May 9th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
3.     May 16th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4.     May 23rd 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Four

May 2nd to May 23rd

1.     May 2nd 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
2.     May 9th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
3.     May 16th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
4.     May 23rd 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Five

May 30th to June 20th

1.     May 30th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
2.     June 6th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
3.     June 13th2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4.     June 20th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Six

May 30th to June 30th

1.     May 30th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
2.     June 6th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
3.     June 13th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
4.     June 20th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Seven

June 27th to June 18th

1.     June 27th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
2.     July 4th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
3.     July 11th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4.     July 18th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Eight

June 27th to July 18th

1.     June 27th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
2.     July 4th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
3.     July 11th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
4.     July 18th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Nine

July 25th to August 15th

1.     July 25th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
2.     August 1st 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
3.     August 8th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4.     August 15th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Ten

July 25th to August 15th

1.     July 25th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
2.     August 1st 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
3.     August 8th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
4.     August 15th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Eleven

August 22nd to September 12th

1.     August 22nd 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
2.     August 29th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
3.     September 5th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4.     September 12th, 2023, 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Twelve

August 22nd to September 12th

1.     August 22nd 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
2.     August 29th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
3.     September 5th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
4.     September 12th, 2023, 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Thirteen

Sept 19th to October 10th

1.     September 19th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
2.     September 26th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
3.     October 3rd 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4.     October 10th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Fourteen

Sept 19th to October 10th

1.     September 19th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
2.     September 26th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
3.     October 3rd 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
4.     October 10th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm


ADULT BASIC

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This class is geared towards teaching older puppies and adult dogs their basic cues such as: Leave it, go to place, touch, loose leash walking and recall with mild to moderate distractions.

Cost:
$140.00 + tax for 4 weeks

Duration: 
45 minutes

Session Date Time
One

April 17th to May 8th

1.     April 17th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
2.     April 24th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
3.     May 1st 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4.     May 8th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Two

May 29th to June 19th

1.     May 29th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
2.     June 5th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
3.     June 12th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4.     June 19th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Three

June 26th to July 17th

1.     June 26th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
2.     July 3rd 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
3.     July 10th, 2023, 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4.     July 17th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Four

July 24th to August 21st

(Skipping August 7th- Civic Holiday)

1.     July 24th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
2.     July 31st 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
3.     August 14th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4.     August 21st 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Five

August 28th to September 25th

(Skipping September 4th– Labour Day)

1.     August 28th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
2.     September 11th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
3.     September 18th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4.     September 25th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Six

October 16th to November 6th

1    October 16th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
2.   October 23rd 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
3.   October 30th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4. November 6th 2023 5:00pm – 5:45pm


ADULT INTERMEDIATE

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This class builds on foundations learned in Adult Basic. Dogs should already know basic cues to accomplish the best results. This weekly class involves proofing sit, down stays and recall with distance, duration, and distractions.

Cost:
$140.00 + tax for 4 weeks

Duration: 
45 minutes

One

May 29th to June 19th

1.May 29th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
2.June 5th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
3.June 12th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
4.June 19th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Two

June 26th to July 17th

1.June 26th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
2.July 3rd 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
3.July 10th, 2023, 6:00pm – 6:45pm
4.July 17th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Three

July 24th to August 21st

(Skipping August 7th- Civic Holiday)

1.July 24th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
2.July 31st 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
3.August 14th 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm
4.August 21st 2023 6:00pm – 6:45pm


TRAIN AND WALK

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Free virtual initial consultation to determine if this program is right for you and to discuss behaviours and pricing.

With this service your dog will learn the basis of on-leash walking and work on some poor leash manners your dog has acquired over time. With the train and walk program your dog will learn to walk politely on leash without tension (loose leash), keep their focus while walking and respond to known cues with different levels of distractions.

Depending on behaviour first session may be led with guardian and trainer.

Cost:
Training Walks 4x 40-minute sessions $120-$200


PRIVATE TRAINING SESSION: IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL

INCLUDES TRAINING VIDEOS & TRAINING HANDOUTS
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Private training sessions are great when you are unable to commit to group classes or if you have already taken our group classes but need some one-on-one training.

Some of the training we will work on are the following:
Loose Leash walking and leash manners
Recall
Look for Focus
Polite Leash Greetings
Jumping up
Biting on leash

Cost:
2 half hour sessions $125 + tax.
4 half hour sessions $250+ tax

To Register: Call (705) 445-5204 ext. 223


CANINE BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION TRAINING: IN PERSON OR VIRTUAL

INCLUDES TRAINING VIDEOS & TRAINING HANDOUTS
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Behaviour modification training takes an approach of replacing undesirable behaviours with desirable behaviours with the help of implementing positive reinforcement techniques. Our Behaviour Specialist is certified through the Counsel of Professional Dog Trainers CCPDT and has worked with varies behaviours such as reactivity, fearfulness, resource guarding, loose leash walking and much more.

During your consultation, we will evaluate present behavioural issues, examine behavioural history and discuss potential problem-solving methods. You will also be provided a personalized training and management plan with suggested touch points.

Cost: 1 hour includes training plan and follow-up email $150 + tax

 

FELINE BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION TRAINING: VIRTUAL

INCLUDES TRAINING VIDEOS & TRAINING HANDOUTS
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These sessions are held over zoom and run for 1 hour in length. This program is for cat guardians who need guidance on how to solve their cat’s behaviour concerns while understanding your cat’s unique quirks. We strive in helping you rebuild your relationship with your cat through behaviour modification techniques, clicker training, and enrichment. Some of the behaviours that we can help with are:

Aggression
Fearful/nervous
Improper urination/defecation
Inter-cat aggression
High energy
How to introduce a new animal to your cat the right way

During your consultation, we will evaluate present behavioural issues, examine behavioural history and discuss potential problem-solving methods. You will also be provided a personalized training and management plan with suggested touchpoints.

Cost: 1 hour includes training plan and follow-up email $150 + tax

CANINE AND FELINE BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION TRAINING FOLLOW UPS

Every pet is different and unique, which means some pets may learn faster than others and some pets take a bit more time. It is also important to remember that behaviour modification training is an on-going commitment and may require additional follow-up appointments for support and guidance.

Follow-up sessions are for clients that have already completed the initial consultation with a detailed training plan. Follow-up sessions will be geared towards working on exercises in the training plan.

Please note that sign-up for this course only happens after an initial consultation.

To Register:  contact erika@gths.ca OR call 705-445-5204, ext. 217

 

MEET THE TRAINER

Erika’s love for animals started at a young age, where you could often find her riding her bike around town with a pack of neighbourhood dogs in tow or just at home with her abundance of animals. Erika is a Certified Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and has served in various animal care positions. Her most recent work was also in a shelter environment where she focused on canine and feline training using positive reinforcement. Erika has experience training a variety of dogs, with her primary focus and expertise on those that display behaviour issues. Erika is a Fear-Free Shelter graduate and a strong advocate for the humane care and protection of all animals.