CANINES IN THE COMMUNITY
We launched this program with the goal of offering more FREE support, education, and resources to all dog owners in an effort to build safer communities. We believe that by offering these services - we can help to remove any barriers that may be preventing dog owners from receiving professional help.
FREE DROP-IN TRAINING CLASSES WITH A CERTIFIED DOG TRAINER! SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFO
Here are a few of the initiatives that we will be offering with this program:
FREE monthly drop-in training sessions with a Certified Dog Trainer to answer questions and offer training advice.
The Anti-Social Social Club for reactive dogs or for dogs that need practice being around other dogs in a safe and controlled environment.
Collar exchange program which promotes the use of force-free training gear! Trade-in your prong, choke, or shock collar for a FREE harness. We will help you with fitting and provide tips on proper usage.
Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) practices with the opportunity to have your dog tested and certified!
Training tips and demonstration videos from a Certified Trainer as well as other information available online.
City-held events promoting the spaying and neutering of pets. Apply to have your pet spayed or neutered at little to no cost through HugABull's Reach program.
Education regarding bite prevention, understanding and reading dog's body language, and general dog safety.
free drop-in training
We are proud to be partnering with Bianca Brown of Magnolia Dog Training Services. Bianca is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer who uses science-based, force-free methods to train. Drop-in training sessions will be offered on a monthly basis with the hope that we will be able to offer sessions more frequently in the future.
The first hour (1 to 2PM) of each drop-in training session will be reserved for reactive dogs. The second hour (2 to 3PM) will be dedicated to more social dogs. There will be a max of 8 dogs per drop-in. Please know that these training drop-ins are a judgment-free space to ask questions, share concerns and receive help for you and your dog.
REGISTRATION: If you are interested in attending the drop-in training session, we do require that you register prior to attendance. Please email us at Caninesinthecommunity@gmail.com and if you are interested in attending and we will provide you with instructions and further information.
Please note that our Collar Exchange Program will be available during every drop in - read all about it below!
have you heard about our collar exchange program?
If you're currently using a choke chain, prong collar or shock/e-collar on your dog, and are open to trying a new approach, simply reach out to us at Caninesinthecommunity@gmail.com. All you have to do is trade in your dog's current collar and we'll give you a brand new harness for FREE! We will even help fit your pup into the right-sized harness.
We also have a great network of certified dog trainers that use science-based, positive reinforcement methods. If you need help with your dog's behavior, we would be happy to connect you with a trainer.
We use Freedom Harnesses on all of the dogs in our program and we highly recommend them! They have a front and back clip option and provide better control of your dog while walking. They are also more secure than a collar if your dog happens to be a flight risk. If the Freedom Harness is not the right fit for your dog - no worries! We'll make sure to provide you with a harness that works for your pup!
If you have any questions about how this program works or if you would like to participate, please email
anti-social social club