Zen Dog's Marpole Adult Dog Training

Fine tune. Grow. Enrich. Your Adult Dog in Marpole.

Your adult dog is on a journey of transformation. As you navigate life’s twists and turns together, new aspirations and necessities surface that you might wish to tackle, revisit, or broaden. You might not have considered the wonders a dog training class can bring into your life until this moment. Just like our personal adventures, our adult dogs continually evolve and grow. At Zen Dog Canine Training, we believe the learning journey is never-ending!

Why opt for dog training classes?

The reason you welcomed that puppy or rescue dog into your home is precisely where you are now. You’ve dreamt of having your ideal sidekick for mountain treks or leisurely walks through Marpole, pausing for a cup of joe or playing fetch by the seaside. You yearn for those graceful social encounters, those effortless leash walks, and the liberty of off-leash exploration.

Dog training classes can be a vital step in the journey you embark on with your furry friend. Our adult dog services are designed to foster growth as a unit, offering the knowledge needed to be your finest self for your outstanding dog. This process starts with setting clear and attainable objectives.

You might aim to modify some dog behaviors. Or perhaps you’re looking to inject more joy into your time with your dog, strengthening a bond you’ll treasure forever.

Whatever your objectives, we’re excited to be part of that transformation with you!

For the Marpole region, we provide two levels of obedience group classes, along with a monthly social walking club that connects dogs and their owners.

Marpole Dog Training Classes: Level One

Our Level One Life Skills course is our flagship level one obedience class, blending game-based and obedience-centric exercises into the teachings for your dog, all while employing positive reinforcement.

This six-week course kicks off with a Zoom session. We then transition to four outdoor group lessons, giving us ample space to tackle the big stuff. It’s in these settings that dogs thrive and apply those crucial life skills. Our sixth class is an excursion! We gather in an engaging urban environment, applying our training in real-world scenarios to demonstrate its practicality.

In Life Skills, we delve into management and its role in dog behavior; nutrition and wellness for mental and physical health; benevolent leadership so the human leads the way; reinforcement tactics using markers for clarity and precision; toy play for bond enhancement; engagement activities for distraction management; calming exercises for indoors and outdoors; responsible leash walking techniques; and recall games.

Marpole Dog Training Classes: Level Two

This is our crowning achievement! Our Skills and Drills class is tailored for our students who’ve dedicated countless hours to laying a robust foundation with their dog and now wish to showcase their skills through proofing exercises. These exercises are designed to generalize learned behaviors, transitioning them into the fluency and maintenance training phase.

Our Skills and Drills Power Hour is an exhilarating, dynamic session aimed at deepening the human-dog connection and enhancing both handler knowledge and dog abilities. Expect to return home exhausted!

We focus on toy play, maintaining stationary behaviors, leash techniques, recalls, advanced obedience exercises, and numerous distractions from fellow attendees. We reveal the genuine amusement of training your dog and, as with many of our longstanding clients, you might find yourself never wanting to depart!

Marpole Sunday Morning Dog Walking Club

Zen Dog Canine Training brings a delightful social outing for dogs and their owners through our monthly Sunday Morning Walking Club. These urban walks offer dogs and their humans a risk-free, structured social setting through on-leash parallel strolling. It’s an opportunity to step away from training, gather as a community, and socialize, both human and canine.

Our one-hour group excursions occur monthly, weather allowing, in the Marpole area. Each walk is set in a charming, dog-friendly locale perfect for an enjoyable journey.

Benefits of Dog Classes

Dogs revel in the act of learning. They thrive on the chance to utilize their breed-specific instincts to earn rewards and approval; the feeling of belonging and being comprehended. Dogs are, to some extent, reflections of our understanding and the way we navigate them through their universe. Through education, the broader your dog’s skill set, the wider their world becomes. And the more enrichment your dog experiences.

We’re here to help you unlock your dog’s full potential by making learning both effective and enjoyable.