K9 Awareness

"Growl" Class - with Carol Neil

Next Class Start Date: TBD (2017)

(7 months or older)

6 weeks, 1 hour per week, Investment $225

This class is for dogs who are leash reactive. The goal is to give owners a better understanding of why this common behaviour happens, how to teach their dogs to focus on them so both dog and owner can have calm, enjoyable walks. Class size is limited to FOUR dogs only!

*NOTE: A pre-screening questionnaire is needed to ensure dogs are suitable for a group class setting as well as several weeks of pre-class work is done if need to get your dog comfortable with wearing a muzzle. The first class is people only -- NO DOGS 

Starting Right! Puppy Class - with Kendra Vetters

​Next Class Start Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 start time: 10:15 a.m.

​(Puppies ages 2 to 5 months only)

Investment $195 - 6 weeks

​This puppy class is almost identical to the classes run by Carol - except the class is given it's unique difference by trainer, Kendra Vetters; mentored by Carol. Kendra is the proud owner of a new puppy in her life so is very much on the same page as all who take part in her classes. As mentioned above, the importance of early puppy socialization is crucial for your puppy to grow into a happy, well balanced dog. The class focuses on the importance of the right play, bite inhibition and soft mouth. 

​​It does include teaching sit, down, stay, come, and other fun learning activities all spaced between lots of puppy play and off leash socialization.

Criteria: Any dog is welcome from puppy to senior, as well as any handler. No previous training is required! This activity is great for nervous or shy dog as searches can only be done one dog at a time.

The course will be taught as per S.D.D.A regulations and this starter level course will develop a solid foundation for dogs and handlers to continue towards competition or simply as a fun game at home.

The course covers: What is the Sporting Scent Detection Association? Scent Biology; Training Methodology; Introduction to Scent Theory; Introduction to Odor; Building drive and commitment to Odor; Techniques for effective Dog/Handler team work; Container and Interior Searches; How to set your search and expand your searches. 


WHAT TO BRING:

  • A HUNGRY motivated dog! (Do NOT feed breakfast! Your dog is guaranteed to go home stuffed!
  • Dog Crate with a cover 
  • YOUR dogs highest motivator (A variety of super high value tasty, sort treats that are quick to break up and quick to consume)
  • Body Harness (recommended) or Dedicated alternative Collar - non tighteneing and spcifically for Scent Detection work
  • 6 foot leash - NO flexi-leashes
  • Clicker (if your has clicker training experience)
  • Easy access Treat pouch--can be purchased at K9 Awareness for only $20
  • Note book and pen
  • High Value Toy (for high toy-drive dogs)


ANY QUESTIONS? email: doglogix@outlook.com or post on Facebook -- www.facebook.com/Doglogixscentdetection

​INTRODUCTION TO SCENT DETECTION - with Ryan-Ann King-Smith

Saturday all day -- June 17, 2017

from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Investment: $180 

Ryan-Ann King Smith ~ Scent Detection 

Carol Neil,  DBTMC, ADBC, CAPPDT
Soul 2 Soul Dog Trainer and Behaviour Specialist, Licensed Family Paws Presenter 

www.soul2souldogtraining.com for more information.   "Train with your brain, not with pain"

Great Beginnings Puppy Class - with Carol Neil 

Next Class Start Dates:  Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m.  - October 17, 2017 FULL OR November 21, 2017 (one week Holiday break)

(Puppies ages 2 to 5 months only)

Investment $205 - 6 weeks

A LITTLE KNOWN FACT... the leading cause of death for dogs aged 3 years and younger is in not due to disease but euthanasia due to behaviour issues. It is imperative to allow your puppy early socialization between 3 weeks and 3 months in a safe and controlled environment. This gives them good exposure and experiences with lots of people, things, dogs and animals. As many as possible in fact. 

We have recently learned through the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour that it is safe to socialize a puppy as little as one week after their first set of vaccinations. 

Therefore this early development class is all about people socialization foremost and secondly other dogs and puppies and learning bite inhibition or a soft mouth.

It does include teaching sit, down, stay, come, and other fun learning activities all spaced between lots of puppy play and off leash socialization.

Loose Leash Walking and Reliable Recalls - with Carol Neil

Next Class Start Date: TBD

(7 months or older)

Investment $195 - ​6 weeks

These are the two areas where people are often the most challenged with their dogs. So Carol created a class that focuses solely on both these training techniques. There is absolutely no reason why any dog of any age cannot learn these two key behaviours with handlers having some basic understanding of dog behaviour, practice and patience.

All our classes are taught with positive reinforcement techniques; Aimed at creating and maintaining a trusting relationship and bond between people and their dogs. Long gone are the days of needing to use pain and force in order to have our dogs comply. As a matter of fact it is highly recommended by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour that we do not use force or pain due to what we now know about the high percentages of negative behavioral side effects these methods cause.

Good Behaviour Level 1 - with Carol Neil

​Next Class Start Date: Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. -  October 19, 2017 FULL OR November 23, 2017 (one week Holiday break)

(6 months or older)

Investment $195 - ​6 weeks

This class focuses on teaching our dogs the basic manners they need in order to get along in our human world, including sit, down, stay, come, loose leash walking, people greeting and building focus in a distracting environment while at the same time, providing owners with lots of behavioural information and tips.

Puppy and Adult Dog Training & Scent Detection Classes

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ADVANCED SCENT DETECTION - with Ryan-Ann

​Next Class Start date: TBD

Investment $180


Crieteria: Anyone who has taken Intermediate Level


This advanced level scent detection course will build rapidly from the foundation dogs and handlers developed at the starter level. Geared towards competition but also excellent as a challenging game to occupy your dog at home. The course will be taught as per SDDA regulations.


Course Content: 
Introduce Additional Target Odors
Building a Search Pattern
Increase Skills in Container, Interior and Exterior/Vehicle Searches
Introduce Distractions to Container Searches
Increase Duration of Searches
Build Confidence to Work at a Greater Distance from Handler
Line Handling and Teamwork Skill Building
Trial Preparation
Trouble-shooting


WHAT TO BRING -- SEE INTRODUCTION BULLET LIST


The first class will include some furthering theory and methodology, but the dogs will be required to show off where they are at with the game with a quick review. The course will be aimed at increasing both dog and handler confidence and preparing them for the infinite new possibilities competitive scent detection will present!



Classes run by K9 Misfits at K9 Awareness include Puppy Agility, Agility Starter, Agility Skills & Drills & Kids Club: ​click here to register.

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Youngsters: Tricks & Tunnels - with Kendra Vetters
Next Class Start Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 start time: 9:00 a.m.
(Puppies ages 5 months and up, older dogs by request)

Investment $195 - 6 weeks
A fun class for you and your puppy. You will learn how to teach tricks and how to encourage your puppy to explore some agility equipment and learn the basics of this fun sport. As with all classes this is a way to continue or re-ignite the bond between you and your puppy or dog.Type your paragraph here.

Kendra Vetters

Owner of Doglogix Ryan-Ann obtained her obedience training certification at Canada West Canine Center in 2000.  Since that time she has accumulated ongoing years of experience in dog training and behavior;  working as an obedience instructor, behavior modification consultant, and animal control officer as a Peace Officer with the Alberta SPCA.  Her recent passion is pursuing the art of Canine Scent Detection for over 2 years, thanks to mentor Roseanna Gullekson. 
Ryan-Ann teaches Sporting Scent Detection to competition level. With dedication and hands on knowledge she is one of the first "Excellent Level"  qualifiers in Alberta in October 2015 with her Dutch Shepherd Kolt. Thanks to her training, more and more competitors are finding high levels of success along with others who are happy having fun playing the sport with their dogs at a non-competitive level.

Saturday Classes - With Kendra Vetters

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SPORTING SCENT DETECTION CLASSES!

 Choose Positive Dog Training is the proud owner of two beautiful dogs who started her passion for dogs. Kendra has been in Animal Rescue organizations for over 6 years and continues to support various Rescue organizations in the Edmonton area and throughout Alberta. She became interested in dog training through fostering rescued dogs and began researching training techniques. As her passion grew she began her training with a dog behaviour consultant who became her mentor and encouraged her to grow and keep exploring this passion; thus after completing her apprenticeship Choose Positive Dog Training launched in 2015.

Obedience Level 1 - with Kendra Vetters

Next Class Start Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 start time: 11:30 a.m.

​(6 months and older)

Investment $195 - 6 weeks

This class will work on sit, down, loose leash walking, recall and stay, all outdoors where distractions are much higher. We will also learn some fun tricks using the environment that we are working in. The first class will be inside K9 Awareness, but future classes will be outside unless the weather dictates otherwise.


Good Behaviour Level 2 - with Carol Neil

​Next Class Start Date: TBD. 

Investment $195 - ​6 weeks

MUST HAVE COMPLETED LEVEL 1. This class picks up where Good Behaviour Level 1 leaves off and continues to challenge and strengthen our dogs' basic cues by increasing the difficulty of the 3 D's as well as introduces our dogs to the fun of free shaping.

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We are moving location! Starting October 30, 2017 find us at:

28 ROWLAND CRESCENT (just along the road)

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"GAMES"  (for any level after the Introduction for practice and continued skill improvement) - with Ryan-Ann King-Smith

Wednesday evenings starting May 31, 2017 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Investment $180 - six weeks


Criteria: Any dog that has taken a started level course.

The Intermediate level scent detection course will prepare your dog for the Started SDDA level Sporting Detection. Increasing your dog's drive and confidence in searching, at the same time increasing the handler's ability to read your dog's body behaviour while searching. Odor will be wintergreen and the course will be taught as per SDDA regulations.

Weekly practice at home between classes is required and important for your success.


COURSE CONTENT: Containers and container games -- developing confident interior searches, Vehicles searches; How to recognize YOUR dog's behaviour when "in odor"' How and when to call "Alert"; Building search sequences; Increasing your dog's generalization of search of search behaviour' Strengthening commitment to Odor; Handling "blind" (unknown vs known) hides.


WHAT TO BRING -- SEE BULLET LIST UNDER INTRODUCTION 


​Upon completion of this class you should be proficient in practicing with your dog at the Started level and beyond. Your dog will have gained experience and confidence in three SDDA component searches. You and your dog will have deepened your bond and your dog will love being able to use their amazing nose! Which is their unrivaled natural skill while having fun with you.​​​

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