At your bark and
for you and your dog
Positive Motivational Methods
that both your family and your dog will enjoy!
classes are offered in the evening, day classes can be arranged.
Class time is 1 hour each week for a 6 week period.
Your dog is your
At Tamsu we encourage the entire family to come along and learn how to train their precious family pet; However, only one handler on the “working floor” at a time is requested.
These introductory classes
will help you develop a courteous family pet, who can be enjoyed by all your
visitors, groomer and your veterinarian.
- How to prevent and/or deal with the common bothersome behaviors of house training, jumping up, pulling on the leash, coming when called,
barking, chewing, digging, and bighting. You will teach your dog all the basic commands to help create
a well-mannered pet who understands a boundary.
Puppy Social -
Puppy socialization early in your puppy’s life is critical.
Scientific studies have shown that proper socialization is extremely
beneficial to your pup, both now and later in life.
You and your dog will be encouraged to make friends.
This is an opportunity to let your puppy develop their social skills.
NOTE – the play time is done in a controlled manner with some stringent
rules. This “free time” is NOT
given in the Mind Your Manners Classes.
Puppy Level 2
Mind Your Manners Level 2
The proof is in the picture - You will set your dog up to decision make when
proofing the behaviors you have taught in Level 1. You will continue to teach
your dog about behaving in a social atmosphere, when meeting strangers and when
prompted with a distraction. Whether
they are shy or extremely friendly, continuation of working together is a
necessity in keeping up good work habits.
Social Time -
You and your dog will be encouraged to continue in the friendships you have made
during Level 1. This remains a
controlled play session with harder objectives in mind.
The Social party is not a part
of Mind Your Manners Level 2.
Who’s got TRICKS
up their sleeve?
aren’t just for kids! Tricks
help your dog to 'learn how to learn'. Tricks keep your dog alert
and energetic. This is a fun and interactive class that gets everyone
laughing. Many of the Tamsu dogs
have appeared in TV shows and Commercials all performing anything from the basic
tricks to more advanced behaviours. Teach
your dog several tricks from shake-a –paw to putting on their slippers, you
never know, your dog might be the next one needed for roll-call.
Patricia Pitcher – Natasha (Myeeguns’s ZG Choklit Sauce CDX) 3rd, 2nd, and 1st with a 200 score.
Deborah Dorken – Ellie (Ch Dreamseekers Aurora Borealis) 2nd place, 3rd place , and an additional qualifying run.
Tamsu is pleased to offer
Rally Obedience classes for those looking to continue working with their favorite
family pet. There are
always avenues for competition and titles, but many people also just enjoy the
night out working the different skills with their dog.
Rally Obedience is a fun dog
sport, open to all dogs, purebred or mixed breed, pets or titled champions as
well as physically challenged dogs and/or handlers.
Rally Obedience goes beyond
basic heeling. The course layout is
designed by mixing together obedience maneuvers including: basic commands of
sit, down and stand, together with turns, change of pace and traditional heeling
The Canadian Association of
Rally Obedience (CARO) and the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) offer Rally trials
where you may compete and earn titles.
interested in competing in the CKC Obedience ring. We offer classes for Novice, Open and Utility.
Once the exercises are learned we will set up run through nights.
classes are always an attraction at the front door. Seeing dogs jump, go through tunnels, weave and run over the
planks is a strong distraction upon entering the school.
Agility is a
sport of strategy and precision. The
better the handling strategy the more precise the dog can be.
It is most definitely a team sport, where you and your dog, will develop
a strong working relationship to run the courses at ease together.
program is built off of strong foundation skills for both the handler and the
dog. The dog will gain body
awareness, confidence in interacting with the equipment and develop play
interaction with the handler. The handler will learn how to read the dogs’
path and execute consistent handling maneuvers. The combination sets the pace
for a great future of understanding how the courses can be executed.
It’s never too early to start !
- Puppies can start our foundation classes at 12 weeks of age.
Ground work is taught with very low non-impact equipment.
Like all the
“dog sports” there is always a center stage of competition.
Some people enjoy the lime light while others simply just enjoy the
training aspect. Many people who
start out in agility just wanted to come and “see
if their dog will like it”. The
addiction comes pretty easy when you see your dog having a blast: nonetheless,
the competition ring may not be for you, and we welcome your attendance with a
“no expectation” attitude.
offered both during the day and evenings, in groups, or as private lessons.
information contact Sarah Mairs-Heaslip at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our flyball classes are built on a strong
foundation of play interaction. These
classes should be labeled exercise classes due to the amount of running that is
needed. If you have watched a
flyball race, the handler’s job seems very easy…..just let the dog go then
call the dog back…..above and beyond these two simplistic steps there is
strong appreciation for the muscle memory that has been banked.
Tamsu’s flyball dogs are well known for having great mechanics to run
well in the racing lanes, while performing very efficient box turns.
Here is a little history about flyball.
Flyball got its start in the 1970's when Californian Herbert Wagner developed the first tennis ball launcher. Subsequently, the new sport for dog enthusiasts was introduced in the Toronto - Detroit area by several dog training clubs.
races match two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51 foot long
course. Each dog must run in relay fashion down the jumps, trigger a Flyball
box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball, and return over the jumps. The next
dog is released to run the course but can't cross the start/finish line until
the previous dog has returned over all 4 jumps and reached the start/finish
line. The first team to have all 4 dogs finish the course without error wins the
races offer fast paced action with plenty of excitement for dogs, handlers, and
especially spectators. Many teams run all 4 dogs through the course in less than
20 seconds while the NAFA® record now approaches 15 seconds. NAFA® tournaments
are divided into divisions so that teams compete against other teams of equal
abilities. All dogs including mixed breeds are eligible to compete and earn
titles in NAFA® sanctioned tournaments. Titles are earned via a point system
based on the time it takes a dog’s team to complete each heat race.
Not everyone’s dog can
handle the atmosphere of a class situation.
For strong behavioral issues such as aggressive either people or other
dogs, we offer private assistance either at the hall or at your house.
These lessons are to be made
directly with John Mairs – 905-936-4661.
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