SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR!
May 24, 25, & 26, 2024
Join us for an all inclusive weekend of learning and laughter for you and your dog! Take part in training classes, workshops, lectures, and fun matches. Try a new dog sport!
Fabulous Activities to choose from!
- Agility II
- Scent Detection
- Dock Jumping
- Attention & Heeling
- Shaping with a Clicker
- Training for TV & Movies
- Instructors Challenge!
- Interactive Workshops – Take Amazing Pictures of your Dog! & Shaping with a Clicker
- Try-It Sessions
- Raffle Table Draws
- Awards Banquet
Top Instructors from all over Ontario!
- Top Dog K9 Services
- Best Friends Dog Training
- Holistic Canine Training
- Quinte Canine
Please review class descriptions below for further information.
Attention & Heeling/Recall Riot
This class teaches you how to get and keep your dog’s attention, no matter what is going on. If you wish to participate in dog sport of any type (Agility, Rally, Obedience etc.), or would like for your dog to pay better attention, this class is for you. As an added bonus this class will also focus on how to get a really amazing heel using good body communication and handling skills. Sign up quickly this class filled up very fast last year! Instructor – Kacy Currie – From Top Dog
Rally Obedience is geared for dogs that have mastered Novice obedience level exercises. Your dog should know sit / down / stay / front / return. The Advanced rally class is more complex and will prepare you and your dog for trial. In Rally, the handlers are encouraged to praise and motivate the dog as they work from station to station within a time limit. Rally puts the fun back in obedience for you and your dog. Instructor – Mireille Pitre
Agility is a great way to boost your dog’s confidence while learning to work on A frames, tunnels, weaves, teeter-totters and more. Agility is defined as “a skill-related component of physical fitness that relates to the ability to rapidly change the position of the entire body in space with speed and accuracy.” Thus clinical tests of agility can be appropriate function- and sports-specific tests for sports involving cutting, such as basketball. Instructor – Instructor Donna Whitmore
This exciting sport is for dogs that love the water. Dock Diving Competitions are becoming more popular in the hot months of summer. Camp Merrywoof is the perfect place to take this wonderful class. The camp has three large docks to jump from. Instructor – Nancy Trus
Shaping with a Clicker
Shaping with a clicker is for all dogs from puppies to experienced dogs, because it is the human in the class that is taught-How to set basic standards of a specific behaviour and shape the basic into an advanced behaviour. For Example: shake a paw can be shaped to wave from a distance. Stay can be shaped into stay until I return no matter what is going on. A great class for those who seek to learn more about dog training with a fabulous experienced instructor Kathy Currie-Eyers KPA-CTP, CTB.ccs
– Top dog Owner & Master Trainer from Barrie.
Disc is an exciting, fast-paced, fun sport that all dogs and people can enjoy. Dogs of any breed, type, size or shape can play and be successful. If your dog can fetch, your dog can play!
Scent Detection is well suited for dogs of all ages, breeds and temperaments. It develops focus and confidence and is an amazing way to enhance the dog/handler bond. – Instructor – Yvonne Ferguson, CPDT-KSA, CTDI
This is the first year that Hoopers has been offered at Camp! Hoopers is a fun dog sport for everyone regardless of ability. Dogs must navigate hoops, tunnels, and barrels without the risks of traditional agility courses. It is similar to agility courses but without the tight turns and is great for a bonding experience with your dog. – Instructor – Arianne Arsenault
Training for TV & Movies
Can I train my dog for show biz? Every dog could work, as long as they are very well trained, motivated, and eager. Join this class to learn more! – Instructor – Janna Clarke
The Tellington T-Touch Method is a training system that uses bodywork and non-habitual movement to influence behavior and health. T-Touch is based on a mindful approach to working with animals. You will learn to be attentive to your dog’s body language. Some of the bodywork in T-Touch requires only the use of your fingertips while others require the flat of the fingers, palm, as well as whole hand movements. – Instructor – Diane McTaggart
In this class dogs and handlers will heel on both sides, change sides and even perform obstacles! You will be challenging yourself and your dog to work together at an advanced level which will pay out in dividends in everything else you do. – Instructor – Marie Nadeau
Heelwork to Music is where handlers have to work with dogs at heel for two thirds of the routine and only one third can be heelwork. Heelwork routines emphasis the partnership of handler and dog walking/moving at heel and choreographing the heelwork to the music.
The other category is Freestyle where two thirds of a routine is freestyle and only one third can be heelwork. Freestyle routines demonstrates the partnership by both handler and dog interpreting music using moves and linked behaviours. – Instructor – Laura Smith