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Classes will be postponed on any stat holidays or the weekends of a stat holiday, and resume the following week.

 
Courses and Schedules

COURSE NAME: Puppy Points Seminar - single Rate

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is a seminar for ALL puppy owners. If you’ve had your pup for a while, a short time, or if you are adding a pup to your family in the future, this is the seminar for you.

Presented by Gillian Ridgeway and told in her tell-it-like-it-is style, this promises to be an educational and entertaining evening. She will cover nipping, biting, barking, chewing, nutrition, crate training and household manners. In this PEOPLE ONLY seminar, you will learn how to problem solve, and better yet, how to avoid potential problems in the future. Relationship building and setting a positive foundation for your pup will be the focus. Gillian's complete bio can be seen at www.caninecoach.ca

Please note, there may be questions on our registration form regarding the pup that you may not have or know. Please fill out as much as you can, then put Not Applicable for anything else.


COURSE FEE:  25.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  2 hours

COURSE NOTES:  If you are registering just one person, please select our Single Rate. If you have 2 or more family members, please select Family Rate below.
 
 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Jan 15, 2020 Wednesday 7:00 to 9:00 pm.889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)Gillian  


COURSE NAME: Puppy Points Seminar - family Rate

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is a seminar for ALL puppy owners. If you’ve had your pup for a while, a short time, or if you are adding a pup to your family in the future, this is the seminar for you.

Presented by Gillian Ridgeway and told in her tell-it-like-it-is style, this promises to be an educational and entertaining evening. She will cover nipping, biting, barking, chewing, nutrition, crate training and household manners. In this PEOPLE ONLY seminar, you will learn how to problem solve, and better yet, how to avoid potential problems in the future. Relationship building and setting a positive foundation for your pup will be the focus. Gillian's complete bio can be seen at www.caninecoach.ca

Please note, there may be questions on our registration form regarding the pup that you may not have or know. Please fill out as much as you can, then put Not Applicable for anything else.


COURSE FEE:  45.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  2 hours

COURSE NOTES:  If more than 2 family members are attending, please indicate how many people will accompany you, in the "Notes" section of the registration form.
 
 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Jan 15, 2020 Wednesday 7:00 to 9:00 pm.889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)Gillian  


COURSE NAME: Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
We love our dogs and spend a lot of money on training, accessories, food, toys, beds and other things. Why not give them the ultimate gift by making sure you’re prepared for the unexpected?

Our Instructor for this course is Certified to teach the Veterinarian approved Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid course. This course covers topics such as prevention, recognizing illness, restraint, transportation, various wounds, bone and joint injuries, poisoning, allergies, infections, bloat, seizures, choking, artificial respiration, CPR and more!

Students practice artificial respiration and CPR skills on dog and cat CPR manikins to ensure students learn the proper technique.

You may bring your dog if it is friendly with other dogs and people, and will remain quiet in their crate or lie on its bed by your side for long periods of time. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. If your dog shows signs of stress, causes distractions, or is uncomfortable in the class, please have someone on standby to come and pick them up as they will not be allowed to remain in the class.

If you prefer not to bring your dog, no problem. Plush dogs and cats are available for class use and the Instructors demo dog Star, is also available for students to practice on.

A 76-page manual and various handouts are included. You will receive a Certificate, which is valid for 3 years, upon successful completion of the course.

We do offer a discount for groups of 3 or more from the same pet business or organization. Please email us and tell us about your group and number of people.


COURSE FEE:  165.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  10 hours

COURSE NOTES:  If you are not planning to bring a dog, please mark NA next to the questions relating to dogs on the registration form.
 
 DateTimeAddressDescriptionTrainerStatusNotes
Select Jan 12, 2020 Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)Lynda- 
Select Mar 8, 2020 Sunday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm889 Westney Road, Ajax2 min south of Hwy 401 (2nd floor)Lynda  


COURSE NAME: Citizen Canine Seminar - Single rate

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
**SIT...STAY...LISTEN**

Is your dog becoming a teenager? Are you overwhelmed? More education is always a good idea.

Our Citizen Canine Seminar aims to shed light on many of the issues that surround the raising of a proper Canine Citizen. We will cover stress signals, use of a tether, environmental cues, barking, attention seeking, problem avoidance, power of play and one of the biggest issues...leash reactivity. If your dog is vocal or lunges out towards other dogs or stimuli such as bikes and roller blades, this will give you some insight.

How to have a plan in place to avoid it happening later in your dogs life and how to help your dog see things differently is key to the teen years.

Presented by Gillian Ridgeway, you will be entertained and educated about staying on track with your canine education. Gillian's bio can be found on the website (click Founder page). She is well known for her tell-it-like-it-is style and has been a key note speaker for Trainer & Veterinary conventions. Featured on City TV, The Social, Animal Planet, CTV, plus articles in numerous publications incl featured writer for Dogs In Canada for over 9 years, her experience is second to non. Gillian's complete bio can be seen at www.caninecoach.ca


COURSE FEE:  25.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  2 hours

COURSE NOTES:  We also have family rates available.
 
No dates at this time. If interested, please email us.


COURSE NAME: Citizen Canine Seminar - Family rate

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
**SIT...STAY...LISTEN**

Is your dog becoming a teenager? Are you overwhelmed? More education is always a good idea.

Our Citizen Canine Seminar aims to shed light on many of the issues that surround the raising of a proper Canine Citizen. We will cover stress signals, use of a tether, environmental cues, barking, attention seeking, problem avoidance, power of play and one of the biggest issues...leash reactivity. If your dog is vocal or lunges out towards other dogs or stimuli such as bikes and roller blades, this will give you some insight.

How to have a plan in place to avoid it happening later in your dogs life and how to help your dog see things differently is key to the teen years.

Presented by Gillian Ridgeway, you will be entertained and educated about staying on track with your canine education. Gillian's bio can be found on the website (click Founder page). She is well known for her tell-it-like-it-is style and has been a key note speaker for Trainer & Veterinary conventions. Featured on City TV, The Social, Animal Planet, CTV, plus articles in numerous publications incl featured writer for Dogs In Canada for over 9 years, her experience is second to non. Gillian's complete bio can be seen at www.caninecoach.ca


COURSE FEE:  45.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  2 hours

COURSE NOTES:  Family rate for 2-3 people living in the same home.
 
No dates at this time. If interested, please email us.


COURSE NAME: Off The Grid

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Outdoor enthusiasts, backpackers, campers, dog walkers, hikers, cabin owners, cottagers..this is the course for you!
This 3 hour supplemental course to our popular Pet First Aid Certificate course is fun, interesting and educational.
Covered in this course is -
Trip Planning (research required before you leave, Pet first aid kit update, camping supplies for the unexpected) - Equipment Improvisation )for times when no matter how carefully you pack, you may need to improvise with what's available) - Poisoning (added info from PFA including what may be in your backpack such as hand warmers, sugar free products and personal medication) - Prolonged Patient Care (advanced shock/pain management) - Evacuation (lifting/moving and make shift stretchers)
While you may bring your dog, we will have a happy and willing canine participant to share.
Human participants will receive a work book. There is an exam at the end of class to test your knowledge and if successful, a Certificate valid for 3 years will be issued.
*We do have a willing canine participant, so bring your own dog is not necessary. However, very friendly dogs, that are quiet in a crate, are welcome. Please bring your own crate to the course.


COURSE FEE:  60.00 (+ taxes)

COURSE LENGTH:  3 hours

COURSE NOTES:  Note: *Participants must have a current (within 3 years) certificate from a Walks N' Wags Pet First Aid program. **Please add the date of your PFA Certificate to your registration** Check our schedule for details on our PFA course and dates if you need to take in advance of Off The Grid. The participant will earn a Certificate upon completion of course and exam.
 
No dates at this time. If interested, please email us.

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