Mark Elliott's

Conscious
Canine
Companion
ClasS

Enrolment for SEPTEMBER GROUP CLASSES
IS NOW OPEN!

For anyone who has a reactive dog with fear and social anxiety, we know how frustrating and confusing it can be. Especially the off-leash vs. on-leash behaviour. But hang in there, it’s a journey. Focus on today, living in the moment like your pup, and find yourself an empathetic, knowledgeable and patient guide like Mark Elliott, “The Dog Dude.” Through his 4 week group class, we have learned so much about how to be better leaders and Florence has made amazing strides to be more confident and relaxed while on walks. And most important, she is so much happier and our bond grows each day as a pack. ❤️🐩 Thank you @_thedogdude !
— - @florencethedoodle (Instagram)
 
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mark Elliott's Conscious canine companion  classes are an opportunity for you to work WITH mark in an outdoor group setting, alongside other dogs and their owners. The conscious CANINE companion course is specially designed to focus on building your relationship and communication skills with your dog to eliminate problem behaviours, with an emphasis on consistency and results.

The course is 4 weeks, and Owners have the option to participate in the group classes in Mark's Saturday or sunday group.  

GROUP CLASSES ARE BEST FOR DOGS WHO:

  • HAVE DIFFICULTIES CONTROLLING THEIR EXCITEMENT

  • JUMP ON PEOPLE TO GREET THEM

  • DO NOT KNOW HOW TO HAVE PROPER INTRODUCTIONS TO OTHER DOGS

  • REACT TO CARS, BICYCLES, LOUD NOISES, OR OTHER DOGS (NON-AGGRESSIVELY)

  • PULL, LUNGE, OR SNIFF INCESSENTLY ON LEASH

  • DO NOT TRY TO ATTACK OTHER PEOPLE OR DOGS


GROUP CLASSES ARE BEST FOR PEOPLE WHO:

  • ARE TIRED OF BEING DRAGGED BY THEIR DOGS DURING WALKS

  • ARE LOOKING FOR A PROGRAM FOCUSED ON CONSISTENCY,  PROGRESS & results

  • WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH Mark AT A LOWER COST THAN PRIVATE SESSIONS

  • ARE COMFORTABLE WITH  BALANCED TRAINING METHODS

  • WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR COMMUNICATION & RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR DOGS

  • ARE LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THEIR DOGS IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT

 

WHERE? 

  1. Classes will be held outdoors, rain or shine, at Woodbine Park

 

WHEN?

Classes will be held for 75 minutes  every saturday & SUNDAY at 1Pm on the following dates

Saturday GROUP

September 8th, 2018
September 15th, 2018
September 22nd, 2018
September 29th, 2018

 

SUNDAY GROUP

September 9th, 2018
September 16th, 2018
September 23rd, 2018
SEPTEMBER 30th, 2018


 



 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
 


 


WeEk one

We will begin by focusing on these fundamental skills and techniques:

  • Defining healthy leadership
  • How to put on the leash & position it correctly
  • How to hold the leash
  • Why words aren't necessary on walks
  • How to get the dogs to focus on us
  • Walking with intention
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WEEK TWO

Week Two will build on the skills learned in week one in order to work on:

  • Passing other dogs without a reaction
  • When & how to ignore dogs and people
  • When & how to greet dogs and people
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After seeing significant improvement with Nola from our individual training session with Mark, we were excited to have another opportunity to work with Mark through the group classes. We worked on a variety of topics relating to leash reactivity, interactions with other dogs / people, and common triggers like cars, trucks, noise, etc. Throughout the 4 weeks, we saw Nola get better and better at walking past triggers and distractions that were previously an issue on our walks. Mark does an incredible job at providing exercises and content that are relevant to everyone, and at the same time dedicating 1-on-1 time to helping each dog with their individual issues. We are so thankful for Mark’s incredible knowledge and dedication, and continue to recommend him to anyone experiencing any sort of leash reactivity with their dog!
— - Nadine, Rob & Nola, Conscious Canines Graduates

 

 

WEEK THREE

  • Using your body language to communicate with your dog
  • Claiming and creating space
  • Reading your dog's body language to predict their behaviours
  • Early recognition of your dog's triggers 
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WEEK  FOUR

  • How to walk by common triggers (cars, bicycles, crowds, noises)
  • Addressing individual issues & concerns
  • Bonus 30 minute Q & A with Mark
     
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READY TO REGAIN CONTROL OF YOUR WALKS?

 
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RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Up to two people are permitted to attend the classes with their dogs.
  2. Children under 12 are not permitted to attend the classes.
  3. Although not required, a slip lead is highly suggested for use in our classes (Hamilton Brand is my recommendation).
  4. If you need to drop out of the course, full refunds will be available until September 27th, 2018. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded in part or in full.
  5. Refunds will not be available for missed individual classes
  6. While reactive dogs are welcome, aggressive dogs are not permitted to enrol. If you're unsure about whether your dog is right for this class, contact Mark before enrolling. 
  7. Dogs must be at least 6 months old to enrol
  8. Mark Elliott reserves the right to remove dogs from the class if they are deemed unfit for participation, or pose a risk to other participants