Wolfman K9 Obedience

By: Wolfman K9 Obedience  09-12-2011
Keywords: puppy, canine

Mike's Services

Obedience:

In today’s world, many dog training schools offer impossible results that are obtained through the use of tricks or gimmicks. These methods often involve the use of food to entice your dog to do what you ask. The shortfall to this approach is that when your dog is not hungry or when there are distractions around that are stronger than his desire for food, he will not do what you ask.

Mike does not work with structured classes as these do not simulate a real-life environment. Instead, each client has an individualized program geared to them that works at your convenience and pace. Mike’s course is typically up to 1 year in length for one price and, if life gets in the way of training, he make allowances. Everyone gets sick or needs to work late or wants to take a vacation. Mike’s program allows you the luxury of not worrying that you have to be in class at a set time, or that you lose out on that particular lesson. Mike encourages his clients to work at their program during their absence and to pick-up where they left off when they next come in.

Training is half-an-hour and Mike encourages you to remain for some playtime and socialization after your workout. Mike operates with open hours where you pick the times that best suit your schedule. He likes to see his clients twice weekly to ensure that you and your dog are processing the lesson and that if, you are having some difficulties, Mike can address them quickly and provide positive solutions for correction the problem.

Unique to Wolfman K9 Obedience is a weekly “puppy party” on Sundays where young dogs can interact and socialize in a positive and supervised environment. It is also a good opportunity for the handlers to share experiences! This party is the highlight of the week and greatly enjoyed by both the canine and human participants.

Mike is committed to helping you train your dog, throughout the program and beyond, from the time you sign up. He asks for your committment in return. The fees for the program are non-refundable.

If you want more detailed information regarding the program, please contact Mike.

Doggy Boot Camp:

Does your canine require some intensive training? Doggy Boot Camp may just be the answer. This is an intensive 10 day program where your dog is trained at least twice a day and is socialized with Mike’s dogs and other clients dogs (where possible). This program can be used to address specific issues that you may be experiencing and/or to take your canine to a higher level of obedience in a shorter period of time. Ask Mike about the requirements of this program and to determine if this is what you need.

The fees for this program are non-refundable.

Doggy Day Care:

Have you ever been going somewhere for the day but wonder how to accomodate your dog’s needs? Mike offers “doggie daycare” for those instances when you can’t take your dog with you or have no one to assist. Drop-off and pick-up times are to be arranged and the fee for this service is by the day. Talk to Mike if you would like to take advantage of this service.

Dremelled Nail Service:

Nail trims are a necessary and tedious job that often requires a visit to the vet or groomers. Mike offers a dremelled nail service where he will utilize a hand held dremel (grinder) to take the nails of your canine back further than using a set of clippers. This method provides a cleaner edge to the nails and virtually eliminates splitting and sharp edges. Also with utilizing a dremel, nicking of the nail quicks is essentially eliminated. Ask Mike today about this service.

Apparatus:

Have you ever watched the agility trials and thought to yourself that you would like to have a dog that could do the courses but don’t want the pressure of being on a team? At Wolfman K9 Obedience, Mike offers a course in apparatus training where the sole goal of the program is to stimulate your dog both mentally and physically.

Mike has many different pieces of equipment that are commonly seen in the agility trials. Mike is skilled in teaching you how to motivate your dog through the course and over or through obstacles with positive reinforcement.

Mike’s only requirement for apparatus training is that your dog be at an “off leash” level where he or she responds to hand signals and voice commands. Mike has no time limit for completing this course as the main objective is for you and your dog to have fun!

Clients already enrolled in Mike’s obedience program can “try-out” the equipment on their own to determine whether this is for them.

Come in and evaluate for yourself whether this is something for you and your dog.

The fees for the apparatus program are non-refundable.

Protection:

With all of the attention now focused in the media regarding dog bites, would it not be beneficial to know how to control your dog when threatened? Mike can instruct you in the proper procedures for controlling your dog and for defending your safety.

Not all trainers are skilled in showing and teaching you the correct methods for protection training. It is mandatory to have controlled dogs and not aggressive dogs. Mike’s procedures will give you the confidence of knowing that you and your dog can react in a controlled manner to many situations that do occur in today’s society but not to over-react.

Mike’s protection program is held separate to his obedience training and a temperament test is conducted prior to training starting. This testing is to ensure that your dog is ready mentally for the training as it is a very intense course that must be started once the dog have reached a level of maturity. This level is unique to each dog and most dogs are not ready for this training until they are, at a minimum, a year old.

Mike requires that prior to protection training, you and your dog must have completed your obedience training. His procedures require a high level of control and this cannot be attained unless the dog has been seasoned and attentive to your commands.

The fees for the protection training program are non-refundable.

If this program interests you, contact Mike to gain further information and perhaps view a training session.

Hours of Operation:

Monday
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tuesday
By appointment only for training
Apparatus Classes at 10 am, 11 am, 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm

Wednesday
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Friday
Closed

Saturday
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Evening Closed

Sunday
9:30 am to 12:15 pm – Puppy parties (See times below)
12:30 pm to 3:00 pm – Training
Evening Closed

Don’t forget the Puppy Parties every Sunday (weather permitting)

9:30 am to 10:00 am – Puppies, small dogs, and nervous dogs are welcome. Mike will assess the progress of each dog individually and determine whether he or she is ready for the next party.

10:15 am to 10:45 am – Graduates from the first party. All dogs must be spayed or neutered. Playful, non-aggressive dogs only

11:00 am to 11:30 am – Hard playing dogs and dogs that like to rock ‘n roll. Dogs that are intact are welcomed to join in this fun time as long as they are NOT aggressive

11:45 am to 12:15 pm – Dogs that are more aggressive and are willing to take the consequences of trying to be the pack leader. Be prepared that they may be put in their place.

ALL DOGS MUST BE ON A 6’ LEASH AND ANY THAT ARE NOT LEASHED WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PARTY. NO FLEXIS PLEASE!!! Be prepared to assist in controlling not just your dog(s) but other dogs that may require assistance. Mike encourages you to jump in and manage another owner’s dog if you feel that the situation is getting out of hand. Remember that your dog is there to not only be socialized with other dogs but with children and adults. When you arrive, please drop your leash or pass your dog over to Mike so that he may assess when it is appropriate to let the dog loose. The only rule for puppy parties is that you don’t touch your own dog, rather please socialize with the other dogs present.

HOT HOURS

These hours come into effect when the temperature is 28°C or higher OR the humidity is 30°C or higher. If you are in doubt as to whether hot hours are in effect, please give Mike a call.

Monday

8:00 am to 10:30 am
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Tuesday

Day closed
Apparatus cancelled

Wednesday

8:00 am to 10:30 am
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Thursday

8:00 am to 10:30 am
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Friday

Closed all day

Saturday

8:00 am to 11:00 am

Sunday

No puppy parties
Training – 8:00 am to 11:00 am

If you arrive at the academy to train or to drop off your canine for daycare or boot camp, and the gate is closed, please do not get out of your car, rather contact Mike at 905-877-4187 or 647-519-5959 and await his instructions.

Keywords: canine, puppy

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