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WFA Dog School Courses

We Specialize in Private 1-to-1 Training- Where We GO TO YOU

For over 5 years, WFA has run private 1-to-1 home and outdoor training sessions where we teach you how to train your dog for life. We are dog trainers who are people teachers.

WFA offers 6 different courses that are tailored to you and your dog's needs.

   Once you contact us, we will send you 3 forms:

1. What To Expect form- a detailed PDF on our background, courses, prices, Do's and Don'ts list

2. Cancellation Policy- a PDF that describes our cancellation policies

3. WFA Dog School Application form- fill in this form and send it back to us

 

 Once we receive your Application Form, we will then discuss booking which desired course, dates, time, location and customize your training plan.  If you are 30 minutes away from us, we will charge you an extra $30, which will be discussed before booking. We GO TO YOU to do 1-to-1 private training. 

Where will we train? At your home, neighbourhood, community, parks and more to help you and your dog learn the skills that you need to set you up for success.

 

All of our training focuses on deepening your bond and relationship with your dog through positive reinforcement force-free reward-based methods.

Our Courses
Learning for Life

Do you need skills to help you and your dog overcome life's daily challenges?

With our Learning for Life course you will learn lifelong skills that will be fun, engaging and help you and your dog in all areas of life.  Learning for Life is a 6 session course that is held once a week over 6 weeks.

Throughout these 6 sessions over 6 weeks, you and your dog will learn the following and more depending on your needs:

  • Obedience- such as; sit, stay, focus on you, follow you, drop it, leave it and recall

  • Dog behaviour and canine communication

  • Impulse behaviours

  • Low Stress husbandry & daily care practices

  • Handling

  • Doorway and life manners 

  • Loose leash walking

  • Enrichment

  • Fun games

  • Confidence building

  • Dog parkour and tricks

Services 

  • A total of 6 training sessions

  • Each session is 60-90 minutes 

  • Personalized training notes per session 

  • A complete booklet of your entire customized training plan

  • Graduation certificate at the end of the course

Regular Price: $500

Building Behaviours

Does your dog lunge, bark or growl towards strange people or other dogs? Is your dog uncontrollable to the point that you don't know what to do?

Our Building Behaviours Course will teach you how to build a toolkit of behaviours to help you and your dog . Having a dog with behaviour issues can make simple everyday moments stressful. Building Behaviour is a 6 session behaviour modification course held once a week over 6 weeks that is tailored specifically to help you and your dog overcome these struggles successfully as a team. We specialize in reactive, fearful, overexcited and rescue dogs.

Throughout these 6 sessions over 6 weeks, you and your dog will learn the following and more depending on the situation:

  • Dog Behaviour and Thresholds

  • Identification of triggers and how to handle them

  • Desensitization and counterconditioning (DS/CC) to change your dog's emotions towards scary things 

  • BAT Setups

  • Ways to create calmness in your home

  • Methods to help your rescue dog adjust and be handled without fear

  • Games to build confidence

  • Freework

  • Decreasing fear in everyday situations

  • Enrichment

  • Obedience; sit, stay, focus on you, follow you, drop it, leave it and recall


 

Services

  • Behaviour Assessment

  • Video Assessment

  • A total of 6 training sessions

  • Each session is 60-90 minutes 

  • Personalized training notes per session 

  • A complete booklet of your entire customized training plan

  • Graduation certificate at the end of the course

Regular Price: $595

Consults

Do you need support to address concerns about your dog? 

Sometimes all we need is a helping hand, even for our dogs.  

A Consult is a 1 time session for 1 hour. Consults can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Toilet training advice 

  • Help with a new rescue dog in the home

  • Ways to calm an overexcited dog

  • How to create management and training in your home when introducing another dog

  • How to handle a traumatic episode like a bad veterinary visit or if your dog suddenly went blind

Services

  • 1 training session

  • The session is 60-90 minutes

  • Personalized training notes

Regular Price: $95

Tiny Training

Do you and your puppy need puppy lessons? Or do you have an adult dog who is rambunctious and in need of the basics?

Foundations training dogs for the real world

With our Tiny Training Course, you will get foundation training for the real world in a short time-frame. Tiny Training is a 3 session course that is held once a week over 3 weeks.

Throughout these 3 sessions over 3 weeks, you and your dog will learn the following and more on:

  • Obedience

  • Loose Leash Walking

  • Enrichment

  • Dog Behaviour and Language 

  • Handling

  • Games

Services:

  • 3 training sessions

  • Each session is 60-90 minutes

  • Personalized training notes per session

  • A complete booklet of your entire customized training plan

  • Graduation certificate at the end of the course

Price: $275

Enrichment Sessions
Online Training

Do you want to make life more fun, enriching and rewarding for your dog?

Beat boredom, improve your dog's life and reduce behaviour problems with enrichment. Our Consultation Enrichment Session is 1 time session for 1 hour.

Enrichment Session can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Treasure hunts

  • Scent work

  • Enrichment games to improve focus in training

  • DIY enrichment- reduce, reuse and re-dog!

  • How to use everyday items to make life fun for your dog

  • Using enrichment on walks

  • How enrichment benefits dog behaviour

  • How to stuff a KONG or other stuff able chew toy

Services

  • 1 training session

  • The session is 60-90 minutes

  • Personalized training notes

Regular Price: $95

Need help but don't live in Calgary?  WFA does international training!

In partnership with our long-time friends and partners, Second Chance Animal Aid Shanghai (SCAA), WFA launched Let's Talk Dog Online Training in 2018. Since then, 25% of all online courses have been and will be donated to SCAA to support their rescue work in Shanghai. WFA partnered with SCAA because of their consistent work to uphold international standards of rescue in very challenging conditions. Train your dog to help a rescued dog or cat in need.

 

To learn more about SCAA, go to; www.scaashanghai.org

Services:

  • A choice of any training course, conducted online via WeChat, Skype or FaceTime.

  • Ongoing support

  • One Training session per week with personalized notes

  • Graduation certificate

Price: $75 for Consult,

$225 for Tiny Training Course,

$400 for Learning for Life Course

$500 for Building Behaviours Course

25% of total costs donated to SCAA

During our training course with you, we will provide constant support by Facebook, Insta, phone or email. To help us during training, send us your training videos so we can see and celebrate your progress, as well help with questions or concerns. We want to help you overcome your struggles and celebrate your victories and achievements with you!

Contact Us about our courses and more by filling in the Contact Form or email us at ruby@welfare4animals.org