Family Dog Training

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Shannon Spooner
Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
Certified Canine Life and
Social Skills Evaluator
Member of International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants

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Member of International
Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants.

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Certified Member of Professional
Dog Trainers Association

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Member of the International Boarding
and Pet Services Association

“After attending Shannoncourt’s workshop I now have the confidence to train my dog. I know what to do and what not to do. The best part is, I could see results right away!  Once Shannon explained everything and did a demonstration with my dog it became so clear.”


Class Lessons

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Puppy Fundamentals

The Puppy Fundamentals course is designed for dogs that are between 10 weeks and 6 months old who have either had limited training or none at all. Basic to intermediate obedience is covered including; socialization with people and other dogs, come when called, sit, down, on mat, loose leash heeling and off. Exercises are taught on and off leash.
All training at Shannoncourt is done using only positive reinforcement techniques – no harsh corrections, choke or pinch collars. The focus is on making learning fun for you and your dog while putting in place the basic skills needed to move on to other activities such as Treiball, Agility, Trick training or even earning a more advanced obedience title such as the Canine Life & Social Skills diploma.

Next start dates: 

May 6th 2017 at 9am and

June 10th 2017 at 10am

Duration: 45 mins/week for 10 weeks

Price: $250
Adult Fundamentals

The Adult Fundamentals course is designed for dogs that are 5-6 months and older who have either had limited training or none at all. It covers all of the basics including sit, down, stay, recalls (on and off leash), heeling on leash as well as other useful commands such as ‘off’, ‘leave it/drop it’ and ‘on your mat’. The ‘on your mat’ command is useful for teaching dogs to stay quietly in place when guests come to the house or for those occasions when your dog travels with you to someone else’s home. We also provide guidance on socialization. All training at Shannoncourt is done using only positive reinforcement techniques – no harsh corrections, choke or pinch collars. The focus is on making learning fun for you and your dog while putting in place the basic skills needed to move on to other activities such as Treiball, Agility, Trick training or even earning a more advanced obedience title such as the Canine Life & Social Skills diploma. Please book a private lesson instead if your dog barks, growls or lunges at people or other dogs. Class lessons are designed for friendly dogs that need to learn basic manners.

Date: May 13th 2017

Time:12pm

Duration: 45 mins/week for 10 weeks

Price: $250

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Agility

FUN, FUN, FUN!!
In this class dogs learn how to navigate agility obstacles in a fun and challenging learning environment. Puppy or Adult Fundamentals is a prerequisite for class agility lessons. No prerequisite required for private agility lessons. Classes are held inside during winter months.

Date:

Mixed level agility class begins May 13th 2017 at 1pm

Duration: 45 mins/week for 5 weeks

Price: $150

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Rally-O

 Intro to Rally!

Join us for a 6 week session that will introduce you and your dog to the fun sport of Rally Obedience!

With the focus on attitude and fun, Rally is a sport that is gaining in popularity across the country.   Rally challenges dogs and handlers to stay connected as they progress through a “course” of signs.   Talking and encouragment is allowed as handlers heel through the course at their own pace stopping at each sign to perform a different behaviour.   Skills include sits, downs, changes of pace, stands, recalls and, at the higher levels, jumps and signals.
  Whether your goal is to compete at CKC Rally trials or simply spend an enjoyable evening with your dog, join us for a fun and challenging class that will strengthen the bond between you and canine partner!
Date: September 2017 date to be dtermined

 Duration: 1 hour per week for 6 weeks

Price: $180

Flygility

This sport is a combination of flyball and agility! The dogs learn to run through obstacles, pick up a ball from a flyball box and run back through the obstacle course. Great for dogs that are athletic and love fetch!

Date:September 2017 date to be determined

Time: 6 pm

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: $150

Canine Life and Social Skills

Canine Life and Social Skills is an advanced obedience course and is designed to teach handler and dog real life obedience skills in a fun and demanding curriculum. At the end of the course handlers may choose to take a test with their dog to earn a recognized obedience title.
Some examples of behaviours learned in this class are:
-A one minute down on a mat while owner talks to a person. The dog must remain in position.
-Walking with owner in a heel position around obstacles and treats on the ground without any pulling on the leash or attempts to pick up the treats.
– Come when called by owner in a distracting environment and much more!!

Date: September 2017 date to be determined

Time: 6pm

Duration: 45 mins/week for 8wks

Price: $240

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Daycare and/or Pet Hotel Training

Let a professional train your dog while he/she is at Shannoncourt, when you pick up you pooch, the trainer will show you how to maintain your dog’s new skills. You may book as many lessons as you like. Some people book two a day and some two a month! The choice is yours.

Date:Book with daycare/hotel stay

Time:

Duration: 1 hr

Price: $85
(daycare / pet hotel charge for the day still applies)

“Hanna” after five daycare lessons

Private Lessons

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Inappropriate Dog to Dog Behaviour

For dogs that show any of these behaviours: bark, growl, lunge or bite other dogs while on leash or off leash or behind a barrier.
What attendee will learn – How to assess their dog’s aggression/fear level and understand why their dog is displaying aggression or fear. How to effectively modify their dog’s behaviour.
A training plan will begin immediately during the lesson. Training charts and handouts to follow at home will be given.

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“I feel so much better about my dog. He was barking and going crazy when he saw other dogs on the street. I really wasn’t sure if this problem was something that could be changed. After attending the private lesson and seeing firsthand how Shannon’s training techniques stopped the barking and calmed my dog down, I am confident that  this issue will be resolved!”

Date: Call to book. One on one lessons are held on Saturdays at 11am

Time:7pm

Duration: 1hr

Price: $85

Inappropriate Dog to Person Behaviour

For dogs that show any of these behaviours :bark at strangers when they are in the house or on leash, have growled, lunged or bitten a person. Have shown aggression when touched by a stranger or their owner.
What attendee will learn – How to assess their dog’s aggression/fear level and understand why their dog is displaying aggression or fear. How to effectively modify their dog’s behaviour.
A training plan will begin immediately during the lesson. Training charts and handouts to follow at home will be given.

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“ I started working with my dog the day after we attended a workshop at Shannoncourt. It’s been a few months now and I am proud to say that we have not had an aggressive incident since!”

Date: Call to book, one on one lessons are held on Saturdays at 11am 613 528 1262.

Time: 11am

Duration: 1hr

Price: $85

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Other Topics

One on one training. Bring your whole family and your dog to the lesson. This lesson is tailored to your dog and family’s needs. Topics can include: basic obedience/manners, come when called, heel on leash, stay, stop jumping, nipping, barking, agility, tricks, a combination of these or any training issue that you need  help with. If your dog has aggression issues, the “Inappropriate Dog to Person” or “Inappropriate Dog to Dog” lessons are recommended.

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Date: These workshops are held on Saturdays at 11am. Call to book 613 528 1262

Time: 11am

Duration: 1hr

Price: $85


These are a few examples of topics that can be covered in a private lesson.

Let us show you how to change your dog’s behaviour!  We will walk your through the steps needed to train your dog.

To register for a private lesson click to contact us

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House Training & Nipping

For dogs that show any of these behaviours : urinate or defecate in the house, nip at skin and clothes.

“I love the easy to follow charts and handouts for at home!”

Date: Currently available in private lessons on Mondays. Please call to book 613 528-1262

Time: 7

Duration: 1hr

Price: $85

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Leash Walking & Recall

For dogs that show any of these behaviours: bolt out the front door and run off, do not come when called, pull on the leash, zig zag in front of the person walking them.

Date: Currently available in private lessons on Mondays. Please call to book 613 528 1262

Time: 7pm

Duration: 1hr

Price: $85

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Manners 101

For dogs that show any of these behaviours:  steal items off counters, bark for attention, mouth skin and/or clothes, jump on owner or guests, are generally unruly.

Date: Currently available in private lessons on Mondays. Please call to book 613 528 1262

Time: 7pm

Duration: 1hr

Price: $85

Sports & Tricks

For dogs and people that love training and have attended at least one basic training course! Topics vary and can include : tracking, treibell, agility, freestyle, flyball, flygility, and fun tricks. (feel free to make a request!)

Date: Currently available in private lessons on Mondays. Please call to book 613 528 1262

Time:7pm

Duration: 45 mins – 1hr

Price: $85

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Training family dogs is our specialty.  We routinely educate ourselves through workshops and seminars.
Click HERE to view some neat photos of us learning about animal behaviour while attending the Association of Pet Dog Trainers conference in San Fransisco.

Click HERE to view photos from Hartford, CT.

At Shannoncourt we use science based, positive reinforcement training methods that get results. We teach people and dogs how to be on the same team. We do not use choke chains or other outdated, forceful methods. Our classes are fun for people and dogs.

We accept all dog breeds in our training programs.

Our classes and private lessons are held inside during the winter months and on rain days. When the weather permits, lessons are held in our on site fully fenced Courtyard Park.


Shannon’s pets


Gibby


Edward


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