Life Skills Classes

Group Training Program for Adolescent and Adult Dogs

The perfect program to get a perfect family dog

Evening and weekend classes available! Help your dog learn to become a more responsive and well-behaved member of your family. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Polite leash walking
  • Reliable Recall: your dog will come to you when you call
  • Settle On A Mat: an excellent behaviour for self-control and when visitors arrive.
  • Targeting: the basis for training focus/obedience/tricks.
  • Leave It: leave food/objects, a great way to teach self-control
  • Sit, Down, and Stay
  • Automatic focus on handler
  • Respond to name anywhere, anytime
  • Prevention of behaviour problems

Who is this program for?

If you hope your dog to be a well-behaved family member, who you can be proud of in public, has self-control, comes when called and who enjoys being with you, this is the program for you.

If you are planning to join dog sports with your dog; obedience, rally, agility, flyball, etc., this is the program for you. You will learn the key foundation skills that are the building blocks for good performance: only with good training skills can you train your dog for success.

If you are looking to strengthen your bond with your dog, increase mental enrichment, and improve their desire to work together with you, this is the program for you.

The dogs must be a minimum of 4 months of age and healthy.

Dogs must not exhibit fearful, reactive or aggressive behaviours toward dogs or people. In uncertain cases we may begin with private training.

For extra convenience and flexibility, we have both evening and weekend classes available:

  • Register online (below) and you will receive a link to our FREE online orientation webinar to get you started.
  • Our class size is small (max 4-5 dogs), which ensures a lot of INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION.


Take a look at our calendar for the days and times that these classes run. These classes take place at our training school located at 52 Victoria Road South in Guelph, only a few minutes from downtown.

Pricing and Registration

Six-session program: $265 + HST  - our Puppy Class graduates receive a 5% discount when registering for Adult Dog Life Skills within 2 months of their graduation.

Please read our Training Philosophy and Group Class Policies before registering.

How to get started

Simply complete your REGISTRATION FORM. You will be notified once your registration has been accepted.

Discover the difference in your dog, get started today!