Gearing Up Your Dogs Foundation Skills for Sports Competitions
At RuffSport, we can help gear you and your dog to become a dog sports team. We can start training them as a puppy and eventually teaching them skills as they grow up to become a Disc Dog, Agility Dog, Flyball Dog and especially a Dock Jumper or Dock Diver!
Perfect for Pups 8 Weeks and Up
When you are looking for a healthy and fun environment to train your pet, choose only our trusted boarding services. We can provide your puppy with the following training exercises:
- Crate Criteria
- Desirable Puppy Behaviors
- Mock Vet Exams and Grooming
- Nutrition and Social Skills
- Appropriate, Interactive Play
- Socialization Games Amongst Other People and Dogs
- Confidence Building
We can also help you learn how to change the following common behaviours that start as puppies.
- Nipping or Biting
- Over Arousal
- Demanding Attention
Level One Obedience Class
Your Dog Must Be Four Months and Up
All dogs need to learn obedience for their safety and behavior. In our obedience class, you can bring out the best qualities of your pet while having fun together. We can also help you impress your friends and family with your dog’s new behavioral skills.
Intermediate Obedience Sessions
The next level of training will give your dog more challenges and fun. With our help, you will experience new activities with your pup, such as Agility, Rally-O, or therapy dog work.
Advanced Obedience Training
During these sessions, you and your dog will demonstrate what you have learned in our obedience training program. If you are thinking of competing in obedience competitions with your pup, this class will help you out.
Specialized Dog Training
This is a type of obedience class leaning towards sports. As your trainer, we will teach you and your dog all the necessary self-control and will set up protocols to succeed in a game of your choice. This class is a must for anyone wanting to pursue any sports activity with their dog.
Basic Agility Class
For this class, your dog must have at least attended four classes of Level One Obedience training. Agility is a fast-paced and fun sport activity for pets and their owners. Together, you and your dog have to complete physical obstacles and overcome mental challenges. If you plan on having the next Agility Champion in competitions, we can help you reach that goal.
Average Agility Training
By choosing to attend this next level of agility class, you and your dog will be able to develop and enhance substantially. You will be taking a step closer towards bringing your dog to an actual competition and winning a tournament.
Higher Agility Sessions
During this time, you might have heard of dogs advancing through tournament levels or even gone to see a live agility competition. That could be you and your dog out there. As your trainer, we are here to help you take the plunge and jump into the next level of your Agility classes.
For Dogs Over Six Months Old
Imagine your dog working as part of a team, quickly turning and flying back over the hurdles swiftly so the next member can go. This fast-paced challenge is what we call Flyball. If you have a fast, high-energy pup, this class is for both of you.
Getting Started With Training
Our classes are available at various locations throughout southern Ontario. For the most spacious sessions available, you can attend our evening training.
What Makes Our Classes Special
All our classes use play-based training with positive reinforcement using toys, food, and praise. It all begins with a good foundation and understanding by both the handler and the dog. If you have a new dog and would like to have fun either competitively or at home, we recommend that you start with “Foundations for Dog Sports.”
Why Attend ‘Foundations for Dog Sports’
This initial class builds communication, toy drive, motivation, and self-control between you and your dog. From here, you can move towards any of the dog sports, such as frisbee or agility. All of our group classes are also available as one-on-one private lessons. If you have personal time restraints or your dog needs a little more attention and focus, our solo sessions are ideal for you and your pet.
Equipment You Need to Bring
- A Crate Big Enough for Your Dog
- A Blanket or Sheet To Cover Your Crate
- Water and a Bowl (Water Is Available On-Site)
- Treats of Different Value (From Their Dinner to the Most Liked Snack in the Drawer)
- A Few of Their Favorite Toys