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Did you just adopt a new puppy and have no clue what you got yourself into!? Have no fear

because Back to Pack Rescue Shelter (BPR) has your back!  We are now offering a puppy crash
course at Bark Lodge. This course will help prepare you for some of the trials that you will face as
a dog owner.

You will leave this 2 hour course feeling confident in: 

How to teach your pup basic commands (sit, stay, down, come, food stay, waiting at door)

How to prevent unwanted behaviours (jumping, nipping, and chewing inappropriate objects)

How to crate train
How to potty train (class dependent)


Cost: $90

Just like people, every dog is unique in their own way and requires different training strategies.
All our training methods are done using fear free methods. Some of these training methods
and strategies include:

  • Paired Cues

  • Recall Cues

  • Disengagement

  • Differential Reinforcement of Incompatible Behaviour

  • Positive Reinforcement

  • Luring

We are also adamant about teaching the families about which methods work best for the dogs.

This allows for their continued success throughout the dogs entire life.

BPR also believes in the importance of early education of puppies during their critical period of

life. Early education and fear free training should be accessible for every dog owner and dog. 


Please contact Bark Lodge to sign up for upcoming sessions through phone, email or in store. All class sizes will be between 6-7 dogs, owner's will be responsible for bringing treats for a reward and a leash. 

Each dog will receive individual time with the trainer every class.


Please arrive a few minutes early to allow your dog to become familiar with the area so they are focused and ready once the class begins.


We require Parvo, Distemper & Rabies vaccines for all dogs over 24 weeks old. Bordatella (kennel cough) is not mandatory but recommended.
Dogs between 12 - 24 weeks must have a minimum of two sets of vaccines. Please email records prior to your visit or bring in a printed certificate from your veterinarian.


October 3/23
2 hour  class 

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