Puppy Training Programs

Mindful Munchkins  Preschool

(8 weeks-24 weeks)

Looking to set your puppy up for success? We know that puppy raising is serious business, which is why we created our Puppy Series programs for new puppy owners to help them through various stages of their lives and development, so that they confidently grow into the most well-rounded dog possible. Everything that you do with your puppy now is crucial and will shape their future. Preschool will set your puppy up to go straight into level one upon completion.

Curriculum: Name game, happy handling, collar and harness conditioning, crate training, biting and chewing, sound desensitization, clicker training introduction, potty training, ring the bell, toy switching, following, check ins, corner game, drop it, sit, check ins with distractions, polite greetings, ping pong game, lie down, happy walking, gator mouth, safe socialization.

You will receive:

  • On-going support via email or phone

  • Important tips and notes

  • Homework sheet following each lesson

  • Certificate Of Completion at the end of the program

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Private Program Cost

4 lessons, 45 minutes

$280.00 + hst

Mindful Munchkins Puppy Level One

(Up to 12 months)

Now your puppy is older and you are onto the next step in their development. Those naughty behaviours they once did while they were smaller aren't so cute anymore. Now that they have graduated preschool and learned some foundation skills, it's time to teach them about real life obedience and proper manners.

 

Curriculum: Drop it, hand target, automatic sit, food bowl, check it out game, leave it, look at that game, come when called, retrieve foundation, play on/off, place, lie down on a bed, loose leash walking, chin, counter surfing and food stealing, impulse control, sit stay, appropriate door greetings, unwanted jumping up, door dashing, auto sits at street crossings, go sniff, and more!

You will receive:

  • On-going support via email or phone

  • Important tips and notes

  • Homework sheet following each lesson

  • Certificate Of Completion at the end of the program

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Private Program Cost

6 lessons, 45 minutes

$420.00 + hst

Mindful Munchkins Puppy Level Two

Now your puppy is moving into adulthood and you would like to continue their training to proof those foundation behaviours and keep their mind busy. Puppy Level One is a recommended prerequisite. 

 

Curriculum: Sends to bed from longer distance and staying until being released, advanced counter surfing, down stay, sit stay with duration, distraction, distance, watch me, paws up on an object, hand target, stand, recalls with distraction, formal recall, get close, auto sits at street crossings, down stay with duration, distraction, distance, introduction to agility.

You will receive:

  • On-going support via email or phone

  • Important tips and notes

  • Homework sheet following each lesson

  • Certificate Of Completion at the end of the program

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Private Program Cost

6 lessons, 45 minutes

$420.00 + hst

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"It's a wonderfully positive atmosphere"

Can I give 6 stars? Wizard of paws is such a well rounded facility. The training I have done with my dog has been amazing, he is learning so quickly under Maddisen’s guidance. It’s a wonderfully positive atmosphere with caring staff. If you have been thinking about doing some training with your dog, you’ll get so much more out of it than you can imagine. They also offer grooming services and my dog comes home happy and looking great.

-- Brandie K.

Mindful Munchkins Puppy Level Three

 

Coming soon...

Puppy Level Two is a recommended prerequisite. 

 

Curriculum: TBA

You will receive:

  • On-going support via email or phone

  • Important tips and notes

  • Homework sheet following each lesson

  • Certificate Of Completion at the end of the program

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Private Program Cost

6 lessons, 45 minutes

$420.00 + hst

Camp Paws

Looking to get a break from your puppy during the lockdown? Are you wanting to get a head start on preventing separation anxiety in your covid puppy? This is the perfect program. Camp Paws is a structured group program for puppies 12 months and under based on socializing your puppy during these challenging times. We provide your puppy with a properly structured day to ensure that they come home mentally and physically tired and happy. The groups are kept small and intimate at 4-5 puppies and run from Tuesday-Saturday.

 

Our Typical Daily Schedule

9:00am-10:00: Drop off

9:00am-10:30am: Morning social and play time

10:30am-11:30am: Rest time and individual training sessions

11:30am-12:00pm: Afternoon social and play time

12:00-1:00pm: Rest time and pickup

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Occasional

$55.00 + hst

Package of 5

$240.00 + hst

 
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Puppy Parties

Puppy Club Socialization Group

(Up to 12 months old)

 

From about 3 weeks to about 16 weeks of age, puppies are primed for bonding to other animals and individuals, for learning that objects, people, and environments are safe, and for learning what the body cues and signals of others mean. It is their sensitive period for socialization and it is the most important socialization period in a dog’s life. Puppies who do not get adequate socialization during this period tend to be fearful of unfamiliar people, or dogs, or sounds, objects and environments.

It is recommended that puppies attend a puppy socialization class and practice regularly, but what types of interactions should puppies have? What if there aren't any in your area? While some owners focus just on exposing puppies to many people and situations, it’s important to actually make sure that the puppy is having a positive experience and learning something good. A lot of people ultimately find themselves taking their puppy to a dog park. This is not a good place for any puppy. They become completely overwhelmed when they get swarmed by the dogs already there waiting for them at the gate. Dog parks are complete with germs, unknown dogs, and dogs that display inappropriate behaviours while their owners are off socializing with other humans. It takes only a second for one of those dogs to give your puppy a bad experience, making your puppy fearful and possibly reactive to other dogs as they age, for the rest of their life.

Puppy Club was created for puppies to come together for safe structured free play and socialization activities. Puppy Club is held at Wizard of Paws supervised by a certified trainer to teach the puppies about appropriate socialization. Contact us if you are not sure which your puppy would qualify for. 
Drop off your energetic pup while you walk the Farmer's Market and pick up a tired one! A tired puppy is a happy puppy. 

By starting early and being consistent you will provide the best chance that your pup will grow into a happy confident dog.

Pre-payment is required to confirm your spot via cash, debit, credit, or e-transfer to info@wizardpaws.com.

Puppies are required to have ONE set of age appropriate vaccines. Wondering about bringing your young puppy to come and play? Check out this position statement from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour.

We limit spaces to 5 puppies max per play room.

When is the next puppy party?

DATE: Wednesday May 19th

TIME: 7:00pm-8:00pm

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Puppy Party Cost

60 minutes

$20.00 + hst

Puppy Prep Consultations

You’ll have your bundle of joy for 12-15 years. Let us help get you ready for their arrival and start them off on the right paw. Pre-adoption consultations for adult dogs/shelter dogs also available. Puppy prep consults are 1 hour in length.

Includes:

  • Puppy shopping list

  • Must have training tips on socialization and other important puppy topics

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Consultation Cost

60 minutes

$60.00 + hst

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Dog Training Programs

 

Day Training

We will train your dog for you

 

Our day training is the perfect option if you have specific behaviour challenges that you would like to have worked on, but maybe you are too busy to take the time out for an evening training class or don't want to leave your puppy home while you run errands. No problem, we will do the training for you! Your puppies' day will include nature walks, socialization, enrichment games, play, nap time, and training skills. Training skills that are covered include potty training, crate training, appropriate greetings, relax on a bed, leash walking, impulse control around food, and so much more. You will receive a daily plan upon pickup to show you what your puppy did that day. Typically for best results we recommend one hour sessions once or twice per week. Pickup and drop-off services available. This is a highly recommended program for setting your puppy up for success!

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Option 1

One hour session

$35.00 plus tax

Option 2

Two hour session

$55.00 plus tax

Option 3

Package of 4 sessions

$130.00 plus tax

Follow Up

$50.00 plus tax

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Wicked Good Pet Manners

A foundation program for the adult dog

For those who have adopted an adult dog that is passed the puppy stage and you want the important key behaviours to having a well rounded family dog.

Curriculum:

Place, automatic sit, food bowl, sit stay, drop it, recalls, loose leash walking, "look at that" game, counter surfing prevention, targeting, watch me, on/off leash heeling, automatic sit at street crossings, on/off leash leave it, controlled greetings.

You will receive: 

  • On-going support via email or phone

  • Important tips and notes

  • Homework sheet following each lesson

  • Certificate Of Completion at the end of the program

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Private Program Cost

6 lessons, 45 minutes

$420.00 + hst

 

Flying Monkeys Behaviour Modification

For dogs that struggle with every day challenges

Feeling like you got yourself a flying monkey? We understand how challenging it can be to have a dog that struggles with the events that daily life brings. Whether your dog struggles with reactivity, separation anxiety, over-arousal, resource guarding, or counter-surfing. Not to worry, we will bring relief to your home with a program that is custom to your dog. 

You will receive: 

  • On-going support via email or phone

  • Important tips and notes

  • Custom training plan emailed to you following each lesson

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Private Program Cost

Option 1

1 lesson, 45 minutes

$120.00 plus tax

Private Program Cost

Option 2

3 lessons, 45 minutes

$330.00 plus tax

Toto Tricksters

Trick Dog Training

Trick training taught by Maddisen Phelan, Certified Trick Dog Instructor, owner and trainer of amazing Trick Dog Champion, Rev, The Border Collie. Rev has starred in many commercial and media appearances, travels Ontario performing tricks, has had a video go viral, and was even a Top 3 Finalist on Facebook's World's Most Amazing Dog Competition with celebrities Lisa Vanderpump, George Lopez and America's Got Talent Preacher Lawson!

Learn some of the most impressive tricks of all time. Whether you are looking to level up and earn trick dog titles and ribbons through the Do More With Your Dog! program, impress your friends, or simply take cute pictures, this program guarantees 100% "Toto" satisfaction and fun for all ages of human and dog.

Curriculum

 

Novice:

Work towards your novice trick dog title, learn tricks such as sit pretty, spin, take a bow, say your prayers, shake paw, jump through a hoop, target, fetch, roll over, figure 8s, crawl, and more!

Intermediate:

Work towards your intermediate trick dog title, learn tricks such as barrel racing, balance four paws on an object, weave walking, jump over my back, wipe your paws, jump into my arms, hold object in mouth, orbit, open a door, paw print painting, and more!

You will receive:

  • On-going support via email or phone

  • Homework sheet following each lesson

  • Certificate Of Completion at the end of the program

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Private Program Cost

6 lessons, 45 minutes

$390.00 + hst

 

Back to Basics Training

A program focused on problem areas in your basic training

Some of the training challenges we can help you with include; leash walking, boundary work, problem jumping, impulse control, distractions, stays, and more. Each session will focus on only one or two specific behaviours.

You will receive: 

  • On-going support via email or phone

  • Important tips and notes

  • Homework sheet following each lesson

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Private Program Cost

Option 1

1 lesson, 45 minutes

$100.00 plus tax

Private Program Cost

Option 2

4 lessons, 45 minutes

$320.00 plus tax

Intro to Agility

A fun program to increase the bond with your dog

For those who are wanting to learn more about agility training just for fun or competition, suitable for dogs or puppies.

Curriculum:

Targeting, clicker mechanics, automatic attention, sit stay with distractions, on/off switch, tug and out, handling techniques, confidence building, wrap around an object, and more!

You will receive: 

  • On-going support via email or phone

  • Important tips and notes

  • Homework sheet following each lesson

  • Certificate of Completion at the end of the program

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Private Program Cost

6 lessons, 45 minutes

$360.00 + hst

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Virtual Training Sessions

In the comfort of your own home

Everywhere you look, people are finding new ways to spend time with their pups and those behaviour issues that didn't seem to be a bother before have turned into a nuissance now that you are home all the time. We understand we can't physically be here for you during these uncertain times, but we are here for you virtually in the comfort of your own home.

 

Discuss all of your "ask the trainer" questions, learn how to properly brush your dog to prevent matting or trim their nails at home, a training exercise that you are struggling with in class, learn what to do about those challenging puppy behaviours, learn a new trick, or be shown a new training or enrichment challenge to work your dog's mind.

 

We understand the struggles of not being able to bring your dog to a class which is why we are now offering 20 minute virtual sessions via Zoom video conferencing with a certified trainer and groomer so that you can continue your dog's training, health and enrichment while still practicing physical distancing.

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$1 per minute

Pay as you go session

Starting at 20 minutes

Any topic

Pet Manners 

Six 30 min sessions

$270.00 + hst

Homework included

Puppy Preschool

Four 30 min sessions

$180.00 +hst 

Homework included

Trick Training 

Seven 30 min sessions

$315.00 + hst

Any level

Homework included

Puppy Training

Six 30 min sessions

$270.00 + hst

Any level

Homework included

Puppy Prep Consult

One 60 min consult

$60.00 + hst

Puppy shopping list included

We can't wait to begin working with you.

"Not sure where we would be without her!"

"We got our new puppy, Henry, when he was almost 16 weeks old and knew we needed to start with training quickly, but didn't know where to start.  We were referred to Wizard of Paws by a friend and we immediately started 1 hour personal training sessions with Maddisen in our home on a weekly basis.

 

She guided us through the training each week with great patience, provided us with homework to work on each week and got us to graduation within 6 weeks for his Puppy Level 1 program. We continue to work with her monthly to work in new areas of focus. I feel confident when I am out with Henry that he will not bite other dogs or children, and he will come when he is called. He gladly engages in training with Maddisen anytime she is here, and is so excited to see her. Not sure where we would be without her! Thank you Maddisen and Wizard of Paws for all of your assistance and look forward to working together with you moving forward with our Henry."

-- Kim A.