Applied Obedience

Teaching your dog to come, walk nicely and stay in your living room is where things should start. But applying these principles in real life can be challenging! This class will teach you how to deal with the messy reality of the outdoors.

Currently, our applied obedience classes are only given in French

The course material and explanations are given in French. However, your teacher will be able to answer your questions and coach you in English too.

Applied obedience class content:

In this group class, you will learn how to train basic commands and get them to work in difficult situations:

  • How to have your dog sit and stay in spite of distractions around it
  • How to have your dog walk in an exciting environments, without pulling your arm off
  • How to get your dog to come when called, every single time

Together, your group will progress through the required steps to get your dogs to perform in more and more difficult settings.

The culmination of these notions is our fourth and final class, in which you will use the trained behaviors in the context of a visit to the dog park.

Because this class involves moving in close proximity to other dogs and visiting a public dog park, it is not appropriate for reactive dogs. If your dog barks, jumps, lunges, growls, or tries to bite when it is close to other dogs or people, you will be better served with private consultations. If you aren’t sure this is the proper difficulty level for you, send us a email and we will help you decide if it’s a good fit.

Who is it for?

Dogs aged 18 weeks and older.
18 weeks and younger: check out the puppy class!


Parc Arthur-Therrien, in Verdun

  • October class: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th from 11am until noon
How much?

220$+tx, per dog

J’ai eu la chance de participer à un cours de maternelle pour chiot avec Stéphane. Son approche et ses conseils ont été clés dans l’éducation à mon chien. Aujourd’hui, nous avons un magnifique garçon bien équilibré, sain et heureux. Stéphane est particulièrement bon pour éduquer les humains sur les méthodes de renforcement positif, et nous outiller avec tout ce qu’il nous faut pour développer une belle relation avec nos pitous. Je recommande fortement!
Jessica F.
et Douglas
Stephane was so patient with our pup. As a hunting dog she was easily distracted but gave us the tools to harness her energy and direct it. It’s a great puppy class with great materials and follow up. We also took some follow up one on one courses when new undesirable behaviours arose and he visited with us to work them out. She is now 16 months old and so well behaved. Take note, you have to do the work! That’s the deal, training a puppy is not plug and play and requires a serious commitment!
MyMy T.
et Ellie May
J’ai eu l’occasion de suivre le cours de maternelle avec Stéphane au printemps 2022 avec Saigo. Le cours était destiné autant au maître qu’au chien. J’y ai appris les bases de la lecture canine, les bases d’une interaction sociale appropriée et à structurer une méthodologie d’apprentissage. Le cours était structuré avec à des temps de théorie et des temps de pratiques supervisées. Je recommande fortement à tout nouveau maître de suivre un cours de maternelle avec son nouveau chiot pour partir du bon pied et construire les fondations d’une éducation solide. Enfin, Stéphane est adepte du renforcement positif et travaille en collaboration avec le chien, ce qui est particulièrement important avec des chiots.
Pierre M.
et Saigō