Owner and trainer of ClickerHounds, Amber Overwater is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed through the Certification Counsel of Professional Dog Trainers and alumni of Karen Pryor Academy's Professional Dog
Trainer program. Following force-free techniques, she will guide you
on your journey of a stronger communication and bond with your
canine. With special interests in the first 12 weeks of puppyhood,
temperaments and how they effect our training, and behavioural
cases. In her free time, as most trainers, Amber spends time with her
canine crew of three. She has experience with a variety of dog sports
such as Lure Coursing, Barn Hunt, Trick Dog, and Rally Obedience.
With her dogs she has titled in Trick Dog Championship, Urban
Locating 1, Canine Good Neighbour, Advanced Sprinters, and earned
2020 and 2021 Best of Breed in Urban Locating II.
Pandemic Puppy Preschool
Recommended for puppies under 8 months
In this class we focus on positive reinforcement & force-free techniques to help shape and guide puppies to their potential. Catch up your puppy's basic skills of sits and downs, stays, automatic attention, handling for grooming and vet visits, zen work, and puppy recall.
We will also discuss techniques to help with potential challenges the pandemic puppy may face.
Week 1 - Starting off on the right paw
What is a clicker?
Automatic Eye Contact
Sits & Downs
Handling for vet and grooming visits
Week 2 - Exploring the world
Week 3 - Being your dogs advocate
Wrapping up handling for vet and grooming visits
Preventing separation distress
Week 4 - Graduation Fun
Tricks with a purpose
Total 4 classes
Elementary Life Skills
Recommended for puppies/dogs over the age of 8 months, or have completed a set of puppy classes prior
A mat (Bath mat, small blanket, something comfy and easy to carry) will be needed for class
For the park, cafe, and beyond! In this class you will learn the skills for raising a well-mannered companion. Advanced recall and loose leash skills, mat work, and mastering the art of delayed reinforcement are a few skills covered in class.
Week 1 - Who is the dog in front of you?
Automatic eye contact
Loose leash part 1
Mat work step 1
What does your dog actually know?
Week 2 - Controlled & Uncontrolled Distractions, Cookies out of hands
Loose leash part 2
Breaking the "Show me the money" Habit
Mat work step 2
Week 3 - Cookies off the body and Advanced distractions
Mastering the cookie jar
Mat work for daily life
Challenging our loose leash and recall skills
Week 4 - Graduation + Putting it together
Total 4 classes
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.
Thursday August 18/22 7pm
Thursday August 25/22 7 pm
Thursday September 1/22 7pm
Thursday September 8/22 7pm
Thursday August 18/22 8pm
Thursday August 25/22 8pm
Thursday September 1/22 8pm
Thursday September 8/22 8pm