Training Loyal Companions offers a variety of dog training classes and workshops in Winnipeg to help you along with your new canine companion. If a new puppy needs some training or an older pet needs better listening skills, we have a class to suit you and your family. All classes use only positive reinforcement techniques, treats, verbal praise and petting to get desired results.

Here is a list of dog training classes we offer:

Puppy Manners Class Level One

Puppy Manners Class Level Two

Puppy Manners Class Level Three

Puppy Manners Level Four = Mind Games

Who’s Walking Who?

Kids and Dogs

Agility Training Class

Trick Training Class

 

Training Workshops:

Training Workshops are to help you with specific doggie problems. Training workshops are for humans. No dogs please!! A demo dog will be chosen for that specific workshop.

Chairs and take home information package provided!

All workshops are ongoing throughout the year.

Training Workshops we offer:

Recall
Jumping and Greeting Behaviors
 

Other Doggie Services:

One-on-One Private Training In home or at TLC 

 

 Puppy Manners Class Level One Dog Training

This training class is an excellent class for any new puppies in the home and dogs under one year of age!

Class format is:

  • One class once a week for 6 weeks.
  • Each class is 45 min.
  • 1st class is no puppies/dogs.  We go over training techniques, leashes, collars, recommended treats, nipping (mouthing), chewing, house training and lots more!
  • Puppy Manners Level One is for puppies age 12 weeks to 1 year.
  • Limited to 8 to 10 puppies per class.
  • Vaccines: Two canine distemper vaccines and kennel cough vaccine (recommended). Please remember to bring vaccine certificates/paperwork/receipts on first day of class.
  • Last class is your graduation class! Treats for the puppies, friendly doggie competition, trick training with your your graduation certificate with report card!

Class description:

In this class you will learn:

  • Eye contact = CONNECTING with your dog = Focus work!
  • Sit, down and stand. Basic life skills.
  • Sit and Stay
  • Down and  Stay
  • Leave It 
  • Impulse Control/Self Control Exercises
  • Socialization and exposure with other dogs and people
  • Teaching handling and desensitization exercises of muzzle control, head control, ear and paw touching. These are helpful in your dogs life for veterinary care and grooming.

End of class always allows for five minutes of socialization and exposure to other dogs, humans and kids attending the class - on leash! This acts as a great reward for the dogs for working so hard in class!

This class uses food luring (Classical Conditioning) to teach desired behaviors.

You may be thinking '...but my dog already knows most of these training commands'. Yes! They may already know sit, but can they do sit with other dogs and other people in the room?! This is how we proof the behavior for strength training.

** SMALL DOG ONLY CLASS! Limited to 6 dogs for small doggies under 30 lbs! Start date Sunday April 14 at 6:00 pm. No class April 21 and may 19 for the holidays, last class June 2. **

Cost: All 6 classes is $126.00 GST included.

How to sign up for Puppy Manners Level One Training Class:

1) See 'Training Schedule' page and choose a date and time that works for you! We offer this training class Monday evenings, Wednesday evenings, Saturdays mornings, Sundays at 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm.

2) See 'Registration and Payment' page for options. Call 204-794-5456 or fill out the registration form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once your registration form is received, you will receive a confirmation email.

3) For payment see 'Registration and Payment' page for options. Payment on the first training class by cash, check or debit. Sorry, NO credit.

Puppy Manners Class Level Two Winnipeg Dog Top

Puppy Manners Level Two is taught with a clicker. A clicker is a little plastic box with a piece of metal (tongue) that makes a clicking sound when pushed and released. Clickers mark any behaviors we like and lets the dog know by clicking desired behaviors. The click = human word “yes” or “that’s correct”. Clickers create a relationship with clicker and food.

Class Description:

  • Automatic Attention (Keeping your dog focused on you and less on environmental distractions)
  • Drop it and Take it Exercises
  • Awesome Name Recognition (Excellent training technique if your dogs name has ever been changed, and extremely helpful for your recall/come when called training)
  • Mat Work Training (Object of this game is - Go to your mat, complete a down behavior on your mat, and stay on your mat until I release you)
  • Moving Back (Hind end awareness - Back away from a gate, plate of food)
  • Touch (Target work) - Having your dog take their nose and touch the base of your hand (A re focus exercise and great for any agility or fly ball training)
  • Training polite greetings with interacting with other people and dog to dog interactions
  • Impulse Control/Self Control Exercises
  • Distraction Work
  • Socialization with other dogs and people

Class Format:

  • One class once a week for 6 weeks.
  • Each class is 45 min.
  • 1st class is NO puppies/dogs.  We teach how to power the clicker, understanding operant conditioning, leashes, treats and practicing our clicker training skills!
  • Limited to 8-10 puppies per class.
  • This class is for puppies and dogs of any age!
  • Vaccines: Two canine distemper vaccines and kennel cough vaccine (recommended). Bring vaccine certificates on first day of class.

This class is ideal for:

  • High energy and easily excitable dogs
  • Independent breeds such as northern breeds or terriers
  • If you have referred to your dog as “Stubborn” or “Impossible”
  • Small dogs
  • If you are looking for a class to help sharpen up your dogs listening skills and increase your bond with your dog, I would recommend the Puppy Manners Level Two class!

Cost: For all 6 classes is $126.00 GST included.

Clicker available for purchase at TLC $3.00 plus GST and PST = $3.39

How to sign up for Puppy Manners Level Two Training Class:

1) See 'Training Schedule' page and choose a date and time that works for you! We offer this training class Tuesday evenings and Sundays at 10:00 and 11:00 am.

2) See 'Registration and Payment' page for options. Call 204-794-5456 or fill out the registration form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once your registration form is received, you will receive a confirmation email.

3) For payment see 'Registration and Payment' page for options. Payment on the first training class by cash, check or debit.  NO CREDIT. 

Puppy Manners Class Level Three  top

You worked on it in training class, now its time to proof your behaviors and work in Real Life Training.

In each training class we will be at different locations, OUTSIDE!

We will work at places such as St. Vital Park, Moray Off Leash Dog Park, Bishop Grandin Parkway and The Forks Market.

In each training class we will work on:

  • Impulse control with distraction work
  • Eye contact with distractions
  • Understanding your dogs thresholds (keeping them from reaction)
  • Dog to dog interactions and greetings
  • Understanding where your expectations are for your dogs age and breed

Class information

  • All classes are with your dog
  • Pre requisite is Puppy Manners Level One and good manners walking on a leash
  • One class once a week for 5 weeks
  • Each class is 45 minutes to 1 hour long
  • Weather dependant

Cost is $126.00 GST included.

How to sign up for Puppy Manners Level Three Training Class:

1) See 'Training Schedule' page and choose a date and time that works for you! We offer this class twice a year, spring and fall.

2) See 'Registration and Payment' page for options. Call 204-794-5456 or fill out the registration form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once your registration form is received, you will receive a confirmation email.

3) For payment see 'Registration and Payment' page for options. Payment on the first training class by cash, check or debit. NO CREDIT. 

Puppy Manners Class Level Four = Mind Games  top

Dogs require a balance of both physical and mental exercise. Your dog might be getting enough walks, runs, rollerblading or other types of physical exercise, but is your dog getting enough mental exercise?

Level Four = Mind Games is all mental exercise! Using a clicker for training, we will be stimulating and working your dogs brain. These exercises are best used when your dog is restless, over active at night, pacing in the house, coming home after a long walk and still doing 'zoomies' in the house. dogs will be less bored, tired, less restless and able to relax better.

The Level Four Class is great for any dog of any age!

NOTE: A good connection and impulse control are required for this class. pre requisites of puppy manners level one and level two or two sets of dog training classes are required for this class. Dogs in attendance MUST be friendly with other dogs and people on and off leash! Previous clicker training is an asset making the class easier for you and your dog!

Common results seen at the end of this class, is an exhausted dog when you get home and sometimes even the next day!

In this class you will learn:

  • Amazing impulse control exercises: Our end result after your five classes with your impulse control, is to have your dog in front of you, while you drop a handful of treats over your dogs head, they don't touch any of them while holding eye contact with you the entire time...yes, it IS possible!
  • Touch with distance training using a lid.
  • Figure eight (weaving a figure eight around your legs), even while walking!
  • Sit and stay for up to one minute adding food and toy distractions as time increases
  • Down and stay for up to three minutes adding food and toy distractions as time increases
  • Puzzle toy work in every class for 10-15 minutes.
  • Trick training
  • …and more!

Class format:

  • One class once a week for 5 weeks.
  • This class is taught with clicker training. Clicker provided.
  • Each class is 45 minutes long.
  • All classes are with the dog.
  • Limited to 8 - 10 dogs per class.

Cost for all 5 classes is $115.00 plus GST = $120.75 clicker included.

How to sign up for Puppy Manners Level Four = Mind Games Training Class:

1) See 'Training Schedule' page and choose a date and time that works for you! 

2) See 'Registration and Payment' page for options. Call 204-794-5456 or fill out the registration form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once your registration form is received, you will receive a confirmation email.

3) For payment see 'Registration and Payment' page for options. Payment on the first training class by cash, check or debit. NO CREDIT. 

 Who’s Walking Who? dog walking top

Who's Walking Who is a 3 week course based only on walking nice on a leash! This class will help you understand why your dog pulls on their leash, and how to keep them focused on you instead of their environment. We will classical conditioning and food luring techniques to help teach your dog what we as humans would like, and what doesn't suit our life style.

Teaching your dog to stay calm and focused when other dogs are walking by, as well as self control, will help decrease that pesky behavior of pulling until your arms hurt!

We teach choosing a side, proper leash holding, connecting with your dog, impulse control exercises, and different distraction work.

 

  • One class once a week for 3 weeks.
  • Each class is 45 minutes
  • All classes is with your dog! 
  • Limited to 8-10 puppies/dogs per class with one to two trainers.
  • Vaccines: Two canine distemper vaccines and kennel cough vaccine (recommended). Bring vaccine certificates on first day of class.

Cost: For all 3 classes is $63.00 GST included.

How to sign up for Who's Walking Who? Training Class:

1) See 'Training Schedule' page and choose a date and time that works for you! We offer this class Tuesday evenings.

2) See 'Registration and Payment' page for options. Call 204-794-5456 or fill out the registration form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once your registration form is received, you will receive a confirmation email.

3) For payment see 'Registration and Payment' page for options. Payment on the first training class by cash, check or debit.  NO CREDIT.  

 Kids and Dogs Workshop  top

Raising kids and dogs can be a challenge! Full of ups and downs, with moments of frustration and discouragement. Kids and dogs class is designed to help the bond between your child and their new found fur friend, teaching boundaries and fun training tools along the way.

This class is designed for kids to be the main handlers, with adult supervision close by.

Class format:

  • Teaching kids not to be chew toys
  • Decrease jumping behaviors
  • Bonding with come when called training exercises
  • Training sits and eye contact
  • Proper food bowl exercises eliminating caution puppies while eating
  • Training kids for basic puppy information such as: keeping kids items off the floor for puppies to chew on, bedroom door must be closed and be like a tree program.
  • Teaching kids how to pet and approach a dog properly
  • Games at the end of every class such as musical chairs with their dogs, puppy kisses and so much more.
  • All classes are with the dog and child.
  • This class is a 1 1/2 hour training class with a 10 minutes break (for potty for the dogs)
  • Class size is limited to 7 dogs.

 Cost for this 1 1/2 hour training class is $40.00 plus GST = $42.00

Contact TLC at 204-794-5456 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to place you and your dog on the list for the next training class. Once there is enough interest for the training class, a date and time will be chosen.

  Agility Training Class  top    

COMING SOON!! Dog Agility is a dog sport, in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. The handlers controls are limited to voice, movement and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler.

This class teaches:

  • Coming to hand: Teaching your dog to come to your side when your hand drops
  • Target mats: Teaching your dog mat work for agility training
  • Step stool with movement: Teaching your dog where their back end is, an important asset for agility dogs.
  • Boogy board training: Building your dogs confidence, working on balance, core strength, another important asset for agility dogs.
  • Jump work
  • Other training includes: Attention to your body posture, sending your dog in different directions and much more agility course training..

One class once a week for 4 weeks. Each class is one hour long.

Cost for all 4 classes is $80.00 plus GST = $84.00

How to sign up for Agility Training Class:

1) See 'Training Schedule' page and choose a date and time that works for you! We offer this class Thursday evenings.

2) See 'Registration and Payment' page for options. Call 204-794-5456 or fill out the registration form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once your registration form is received, you will receive a confirmation email.

3) For payment see 'Registration and Payment' page for options. Payment on the first training class by cash, check or debit. NO CREDIT.

 Trick Training Class top

COMING SOON! Training Loyal Companions offers an amazing fun filled trick class!

'Do More With Your Dog!® is the official sanctioning body for the sport of Dog Tricks. Each trick in the "101 Dog Tricks" book is assigned a difficulty rating, and a dog earns his Trick Dog Title by performing tricks of your choosing in front of a CTDI which add up to a minimum point value. You can have any witness, however, attest to a satisfactory performance of tricks in order to receive a Trick Dog Certificate only. With 101 tricks to choose from, there are plenty of tricks to suit every dog.

Check out Kyra Sundance's amazing website:

http://www.domorewithyourdog.com/trickdog/

Novice Trick Dog (NTD) and Intermediate Trick Dog (ITD) and application form: 

http://www.domorewithyourdog.com/trickdog/images/titles/new-7-page-application.pdf

Owners will learn how to achieve tricks by learning how to shape, capture and use targeting to get behaviors. Some tricks they will learn will be: Follow a target, paws up, tongue flick, how to play soccer, and many more!  

In the middle of this class there will be a fun filled agility break for your dog to test out their agility skills by using different equipment to be used toward your Novice Trick Title.

Once this course is completed, you and your dog will earn their Novice Trick Title!

Class Format:

  • This class runs once a week for 6 weeks.
  • Each class is 45 minutes long.
  • This class will book up to 6 dogs.
  • Puppies as young as 12 weeks can earn their trick titles!

Cost is $80.00 plus GST = $84.00 GST

** All dogs are required to be friendly on and off leash with other dogs and people.

To sign up contact TLC at 204-794-5456 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 Recall/Come When Called Training Workshop Dog Recall Top

This training workshop is designed to train your dog to come when called no matter what the situation. Teaching a recall is based on a relationship built on mutual trust and respect, and is best taught over time. This training workshop teaches common mistakes with owners that easily teach your dog not to come when called. Using positive reinforcement techniques, we will teach you how to save your dog’s life with a reliable recall.

There are four working dog spots (your dog is present for the training course) and unlimited space for spectators.

Working dogs in the training workshop MUST be friendly with other people and friendly with other dogs. Vaccines must be up to date.

Please bring a toy or chew for your dog when they are not working to keep them occupied. Also soft training treats broken in to small pieces for training.

Costs: $25.00/person plus GST = $26.25 and $10.00 each additional family member (spouses and children) plus GST =  $36.75

This training workshop is 1 hour. 

Jumping and Greeting Behaviors Training Workshop top

Does your dog jump all over your guests when coming into your home? Does your dog jump on you when coming home? Then this workshop is for you! Understanding why dogs jump up for greeting and how to get rid of that pesky behavior!

Topics Covered:

  • Teaching manners at the door and greeting new people
  • Decrease over excitement when door bell rings
  • Understanding jumping behaviors and learn how to deal with them
  • Teaching mat work and understanding how it works
  • What to do when company comes over

.....and more!!!

There are four working dog spots (your dog is present for the training course) and unlimited space for spectators.

Working dogs in the training workshop MUST be friendly with other people and friendly with other dogs. Vaccines must be up to date.

Please bring a toy or chew for your dog when they are not working to keep them occupied. Also soft training treats broken in to small pieces for training.

Costs: $25.00/person plus GST = $26.25 plus $10.00 each additional family member (spouses and children)  plus GST = $36.75.

This workshop is 1 hour. 

  One-on-One In Home Private Training or at TLC top

Training Loyal Companions also offers one on one in home dog training and consultations or a private training session at TLC. From puppy training to behavior problems, we can work from in your home or just you and your dog. Before your private training session, you are required to fill out a questionnaire to provide us with as much information about you and your dog.

One on one training offers:

  • Keeping your dog in a comfortable environment in their home.
  • No distractions with other dogs and people.
  • No travel time for dog owners.
  • Accommodating busy schedules.
  • You will receive an individualized training program to suit your dogs needs
  • Follow up phone calls/emails.

Please contact Training Loyal Companions for costs and package options for private training.

Training Loyal Companions also offers pre-puppy consults. If you are not sure what puppy is right for your family, we can help you decide! Also, what to have ready when puppy come home.

 

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