Anything is possible for you and your dog. And it starts here.

Our reputation for creating positive, life-changing results for our clients is built on this comprehensive program. core is lifestyle training – we teach you how to educate your dog. With a deep understanding of canine behaviour and psychology, combined with real-life class experiences, you will have all the tools to create a well-balanced dog that you can manage and keep safe in any situation.

This one comprehensive program covers everything you need to know to progress from loose-leash walking to having your dog off-leash walking beside you! This is all done while helping you become your dog’s greatest reward.

A positive relationship based on mutual trust and respect – that’s the foundation for you to experience freedom with your dog!

We’ve Adapted Class for COVID-19

core class

core class

We’re excited to announce that core is going ahead this spring!  We’re not going to let covid-19 stop our dogs from getting trained!

Classes will look a little different than they normally would but we are sure they will be fun and results oriented.

Classes will be presented via Zoom with a live instructor – these are not pre-recorded “lessons” , these are live lessons with a live instructor!  Your instructor will give you feedback answer questions as well as teaching the class curriculum live!  We are doing this now with pupstart and it has been a huge success!

This will be the FULL core curriculum.  We are not cutting out any of the learning, you’ll just be doing the walking practice at home.

Your instructors will be Joe & Tracie – the founders of the company – you’ll be learning from the originators!

As part of your course cost you will receive a year long club360 membership – $625 value. club360 is an exclusive program for core grads and only core grads, you get access to 20 different in person classes each month to attend with your dog.  This means the in-person group class experience that we could not provide in the core this time through is more than made up for in a years worth of club 360 classes.  club360 class offerings include:

Skill classes – recall, sit, down, stop, loose-leash walking, off-leash walking
Savvy studies – canine gymnastics, playing with your dog, confidence building, cool commands, distractions, water safety
Adventure – hiking, snowshoeing, biking, camping
Group walks – know your neighbours walks, pup crawls (which end with everyone going to the pub!), urban hikes
Learning Series – seminars, education, reactivity (Behaviour Adjustment Training 2.0), trick training (free shaping, luring, chaining, clicker)
Special Events – scavenger hunt, Halloween howl, bonfire party, shopping parties (for human and canine gear), pub events

Here’s what you can expect:

Sophie, Lola and Calla

Sophie, Lola and Calla

  • A live online 2 hour introductory seminar prior to start of program  with inspiring information to set the stage for your training
  • 16 classes available over 8 weeks
  • 8 weekly lessons on Canine Communication and behaviour problem solving– these will be in addition to the regular curriculum
  • Online reference material -Instructional videos available for review online for the duration of the course.
  • In-class application of fundamental canine psychology and behaviour
  • Progression from on-leash to off-leash walking.
  • Fundamental skills: loose-leash walking, focus, recall, patience, stay
  • Fundamental obedience: sit, down, stand, stay, recall, let’s go, wait
  • Advanced skills: stop, distance work, distractions
  • Safety: stairs, vehicles, travel, etc
  • Greetings: human to dog, dog to dog
  • Canine massage
  • Basic canine first aid and emergency responder protocols
  • Praise and reward: learn how to truly Be the Cookie
  • Support and confidence building for reactive or shy dogs
  • Games, mental stimulation, play and contests
  • Getting your specific behaviour issues addressed and more coaching from you Instructors
  • Personal video review and coaching to help support your progress
  • Opportunity for ongoing support and to connect with like-minded dog owners
  • Access to an interactive library full of supporting material
  • core Journal
  • club360 membership ($625 value)
  • 10% off coupon on your purchase of required gear (leash/collar) from Unleashed


Sasha and Roxie with their friends

Sasha and Roxie with their friends



Over 15 hands-on classes, 2 times a week

Each hands-on live lesson is 1.5 hours long


This comprehensive program is $975 (plus GST)

50% off regular price for a second dog from the same house enrolled in the same session

Save 10% by completing pupstart or jumpstart prior to taking core, or for taking the core another time.

club360 members can save up to 25%.

Participants of core are eligible for clevercanines dayschool.

OUT OF TOWN? No problem! Give us a call to discuss your options.


Martingale collar and six foot leash (the clevercanines “Trainers Edition” hands-free leash is recommended but optional)

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clevercanines core dog training classes provides comprehensive education, information and hands on training to develop a lifetime of freedom with your dog.

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