Training

We have developed good relationships with positivite-based trainers who offer group classes for rascally puppies and one-on-one training for dogs that need a bit more focus.

We are pleased to introduce:

Bianca Brown

About Bianca

“My training journey began, as many do, by rescuing a reactive dog. I hired a trainer that specializes in reactivity and aggression for help. As we began working together, I became interested in the science behind how dogs learn and the positive, force-free ways to help with various behavioural issues. Within a month, I began joining this trainer on the weekends for private lessons and going to as many group classes as possible to gain more knowledge. I mentored under this trainer for about a year and a half, the main focus being on aggression/reactivity. In that time, I worked hands on with clients, starting with walks, walk and trains, assisting in group classes including a reactive dog class, private puppy sessions and moving more into dog-dog aggression and some dog-human aggression. I have completed the Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Trainer Foundations course, Walks & Wags Pet First Aid Certification, on-line courses, seminars and webinars and also received my biggest achievement so far, certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Continuing education is key and I regularly attend seminars, workshops and events, as well as take on-line courses and webinars. I hope to enroll in the Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Trainer Professional program and Fear Free Certification soon. I look forward to helping guide you on your training journey!”

To learn more about Bianca click here!

Bianca’s Upcoming Classes at Mindful Mutts:

Puppy Class (starting Feb 26th!)


Suitable for any puppy 9 weeks to 5.5 months old with second set of vaccinations

Six Weeks Long – One Hour Classes | Thursday evenings at 9 Sixth st, New West at Mindful Mutts

This is truly a must for every puppy owner!  We focus on confidence building, socialization, impulse control and learning the basics…..in a positive human and dog friendly environment.

Some cues and tasks we will teach you:

  • Handling
  • Low Stress vet visits
  • Recall
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • House Training
  • Sit/Down/Stand (Puppy Push-ups)
  • Socialization
  • Puppy Biting
  • Appropriate Play
  • Housetraining

Price: $185 plus GST – Register here! 


Level 1 (starting Feb 28th!)

For any dog 5.5 months and up (no pre-requisites)

6 Weeks Long – One Hour Classes | Tuesday evenings at 9 Sixth st, New West at Mindful Mutts

This class is for young dogs, adolescent dogs, or rescue dogs!  We will over many basics you might expect and more!!  Including the foundation to our popular life skills class!

Some cues and tasks we will teach you:

*Perfected Recall
*Hand Targeting
*Leave It
*Stay
*Place
*Drop It
*How to deal with typical behaviour problems such as jumping up

Price: $185 plus GST – Register here!   



Andy Carr (NoseWork)

About NoseWork with Andy Carr

Now on Saturdays

@MM Downtown New West

9 Sixth Street

(between Front St. + Columbia St.)

$160 for 6 sessions

Info about Andy Carr and his classes can be found at www.k9detectionsports.ca

Intro to Nosework  (Sept 15)

*no prerequisite required! this class is intended for those curious about Nosework and for those just starting out*

9:30am-11am

Register here

Continuing Nosework (Sept 15)

*this class is intended for those who have completed “intro to nosework” with Andy Carr previously- regardless of when! Please contact Andy directly if you have any questions!*

11:15am-12:45pm

Register here