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!
Friday May 26 – Sunday May 28, 2023
Fabulous Activities to choose from!
- Agility II
- Scent Detection
- Dock Jumping
- Attention & Heeling
- Shaping with a Clicker
- Training for TV & Movies
- Guest Lecturer – Colin Barrie – Tips and Tricks to Photograph your Pet!
- P.J. Party (Friday Night)
- Ask the Expert Panel (Saturday Night)
- Try-IT Sessions (Saturday & Sunday)
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 and Heeling
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 – 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.
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 from Top Dog in 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
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.
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!
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.
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.