Class Descriptions

At Steel House Doggy Daycare, we offer a variety of training classes and we have partnered with three amazing trainers to meet your every need. Scroll to learn more about each of our training classes and to find out which course is right for you!

Weekly Puppy Social

Trainer: Christine’s Critter Care & Training (Christine Hynes)
Requirements: For puppies 2 to 5 months old with their 2nd set of vaccinations. Must be friendly with other dogs.
Drop off your puppy for an hour of supervised socialization with other pups led by a Certified Dog Trainer! You can come for one session or make it a regular drop-in, just make sure you notify the trainer at least 2 days before the session. Each $20 session will run Sundays from 4:00-5:00pm starting on June 20th. Contact Christine at (780)239-2775 to sign up for a session.

Puppy Day School

Trainer: Christine’s Critter Care & Training (Christine Hynes)
Requirements: For puppies with their 2nd set of vaccinations.
Got a new puppy? Not sure where to start with training? Drop off your puppy for day school with a certified trainer to give you a head start! Take the stress out of training and let us help you help them! Puppy school will run for 4 hours per session and you will have the option to send your pup once or twice per week. We will include direction on how to keep up with training at home and each session will allow time for puppies to play and socialize. Class will be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm until December 2021. Day school is $180.00 for a full 3 week commitment or $70 per session. Contact Christine at (780)239-2775 to get your spot.

Adult Day School

Trainer: Christine’s Critter Care & Training (Christine Hynes)
Requirements: For adult dogs. Intake assessment by the trainer is required.
Do you have an adult dog that needs some training? Don’t have time or don’t know where to start? Drop your dog off with our CCPDT-KA trainer and assistant! Limited to 5 dogs per session, our trainer will focus on your problem areas and socialize your adult dog with appropriate playmates! This would be great for dogs that have difficulty in large groups. Intake assessment required. Sessions run on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Cost is $60 per session.

Puppy Class

Trainer: Raise the Woof Dog Training (Kathy Belec)
Requirements: For puppies up to 5 months old
The #1 goal of puppy class is for your puppy to learn that the world is a safe place. The critical
socialization window closes for puppies roughly around 5-18 weeks of age. Puppies in this stage of
development have brains like sponges, soaking up information about the world around them and
learning what is safe and what isn’t safe. Puppy classes are designed for puppies up to 5 months in a
fun, positive, reward-based class. Puppies must have their second set of shots.
Classes will Cover:
• Appropriate puppy socialization
• Walking nicely on a leash
• How to read puppy/dog’s body language
• Learning about bite inhibition
• How to greet people appropriately without jumping up
• Body handling
• Preventing food aggression (Accepting people near his food bowl)
• Taking treats from hand gently
• Sit, down, touch, leave it, take it, drop it
• Impulse Control – teaching patience
• Safe exposure- (objects, sights and sounds)
• How to play and bond with your puppy
• How to help prevent separation anxiety
• Addressing problems you may be having

Pawsitive Puppy Class

Trainer: Christine’s Critter Care & Training (Christine Hynes)
Requirements: For puppies 5 to 9 months old
Join Christine from Christine’s Critter Care & Training for Pawsitive Puppy Class and learn from a Certified Professional Force-Free Dog Trainer! This class will be an exciting & informative learning experience between puppy and parents. Learn basic obedience & puppy skills to make life a most Pawsitive experience for new Puppy Parents. Want more? We now have a Pawsitive Puppy Class LEVEL TWO to help you continue learning and growing with your pup! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Christine at (780)-239-2775

Good Manners

Trainer: Raise the Woof Dog Training (Kathy Belec)
Requirements: For puppies and dogs 5 months and up
Good Manners should be a necessary class for every adult dog and is designed for dogs at least 5 months or older. Owners and dogs really bond together during this class.
Classes will Cover:
• Learn sit, down, stay, leave it, watch, touch, and recall.
• Clients will learn important dog body language and dog bite prevention.
• Dogs learn impulse control and focus.

Recall Class

Trainer: Raise the Woof Dog Training (Kathy Belec)
This class runs for one hour per week for 3 weeks to help you and your pup work on recall skills!

Loose Leash Walking

Trainer: Raise the Woof Dog Training (Kathy Belec)
Sign up for a quick one hour session with a certified professional dog trainer to work on loose leash walking skills with your pup!

Reactive Ruff 101

Trainer: Christine’s Critter Care & Training (Christine Hynes)
Requirements: Virtual assessment required before class registration
Reactive Dogs are dogs that cannot be walked on leash without lunging / barking or even growling at changes in their environment. They may bark at other dogs, cats or people while on walks. Reactive dogs can fall into two categories:
1. Dogs that are reactive and unfriendly with other dogs while on leash OR off leash
2. Dogs that are reactive on leash but can socialize off leash
No matter which category you fall into, this class will be right for you. In this class we will show you how to change your dog’s reactive behavior. You’ll understand why your dog might be reactive, how to lower stress in your dog, build calmness and attention, train alternate behaviors to reactivity or over-arousal, reinforce the absence of reactivity and most importantly build your dog’s confidence and trust in you. You will learn to truly master the dog walk.
There is no longer a need to feel lost or confused when your dog becomes reactive. You will learn how to feel more confident and comfortable in different situations and around other dogs. You will have new skills to utilize in these once-stressful situations so you will realize that you can relax as well since you will know what to do and how to avoid or manage the triggers that were once unpredictable. You will learn to read your dog and communicate on a different level.
In the Reactive Dog Class you will:
-Acquire the tools you need to understand and handle your dog with confidence.
-Learn what your leash-reactive dog is doing, why he’s doing it, and how to change it.
-Teach your dog to relax and trust you while out on walks.
-Develop a better working relationship with your dog.
-Learn how to decrease the stress in your dog and teach him / her confidence and focus.
-Work with your dog in a controlled, supportive environment with a small group of dog owners who understand your issues because they share them.
In class, the dogs will be separated from each other by the use of visual barriers. Slowly, as you gain skills and your dog gains confidence and starts to shed fears, the individual dogs will begin to work together from a decreasing distance. The dog and handler team will move at the pace best suited to their individual needs.
The Reactive Dog class is initially held indoors. As the dogs and owners gain skills we move to a secure, fenced area outside and finally graduate to a real-life environment. If you have any questions, please contact Christine at (780)-239-2775
**Important Note: This is a 7-week class. The initial class is for owners only to outline the class and practice skills (no dogs). The first class runs 1 hour, with other classes running 1 hour.

Canine Good Neighbor Class (Therapy Dog Training)

Trainer: Christine’s Critter Care & Training (Christine Hynes)
Therapy Dog Training for CGN Certification
This 5-week course is good for any human-dog team seeking to continue their training, improve their basic skills, and for those seeking to prepare for the Canine Good Neighbour test.
Objectives:
• Continue your training journey with your dog by strengthening your training skills
• Prepare for the Canine Good Neighbour test.
• Small group classes allow for individualized attention and personalized criteria to each student
• Opportunity to take Canine Good Neighbour Test by the end of course, under the evaluation of CGN certified instructor
To sign up, please visit http://www.christinescrittercare.com or contact Christines at (780)-239-2775