Do you want a well-mannered dog?   Having a dog who walks politely on the leash, comes when called, and doesn’t do things that annoy other people makes life more enjoyable for you both.


Life Skills: 

For Graduates of Puppy Kindergarten and new puppies and dogs 5 months old and up.

Life Skills are what help your puppy or dog “fit in” to the human world, in other words, to be regarded as polite or well-behaved.  Through the use of rewards, your dog will learn to pay attention to you and to perform the basic foundation behaviours such as Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Leash manners, Leave it/Drop it, Go to your mat, and more.  Although this class builds on the skills learned in Puppy Start Right Preschool and Puppy Kindergarten, we tailor it to the ability of each pup or dog so newcomers will feel welcome as well.

LOCATIONSt. James Community Square, 3214 W 10th Ave, Vancouver (West 10th & Trutch)

SESSION START DATEThursdays at 7 pm.  Continuous enrollment so you don’t have to wait for the next session to start!

COST: $180  Includes:

  • 1 x 1-hour Orientation without your dog

  • 5 x 1-hour consecutive weekly classes

  • Clicker if desired (use of a clicker is not required)

Please read our Policies & FAQ section before registering for any of our services.


NOTE: Life Skills class can also be taken privately in your home if our class schedule is not convenient.  Please see Private Coaching for details.

Takin’ It to the Streets:

(Assessment may be required)

For graduates of Life Skills and new dogs 6 months old and up with basic foundation skills. 

Is your dog perfect indoors but seems to forget all of her training once outside?  This class is for you!  In Takin’ It to the Streets class, you will take your training to the next level by working in a new outdoor location every week around new people, sights and sounds – distractions that will require more attention from your dog and skill from you.  This is “real life” training that will prepare you for enjoyable excursions as you explore the world with your pup.

LOCATION:  Will vary by week. First location will be advised upon registration.  Classes will be held regardless of weather except in extreme conditions (you will be advised by phone, text and/or email if class will be cancelled).  

SESSION START DATESaturdays at 1 pm.  Please contact us for next start date.

COST: $135 for 5 weekly classes + clicker if desired (use of a clicker is not required)

Please read our Policies & FAQ section before registering for any of our services.

Hearts and Hounds | Dog Obedience Classes Available in Vancouver, British Columbia