First Things First Puppy Classes

 A puppy program for building strong foundation skills and social behaviors - right from the start

Callander Canine Centre. 199 Tillicum Bay Road, Callander

These classes are designed to help you start working with puppies of all ages from the moment you bring them home. We use positive reinforcement and shaping through Marker Training to promote a love of learning that builds confidence, strengthens your relationship and teaches essential foundation behaviours and life skills.



- Marker Cues and Timing       - Luring, Capturing and Shaping Behaviours       - Reinforcement skills 

- Focus and Engagement  for a puppy who eagerly wants to train with you!

- Productive Foundations for really reliable recalls, solid stays and loose leash walking

- Training Games for accelerated learning!       - Social Behaviours       - Generalizing and Proofing Skills



The Puppy Primer class is ideal for starting very young puppies off on the right foot. Puppies are always learning whether we are actively training them or not, By starting  an early socialization and training program from the moment you bring them home, we can use positive reinforcement to shape their behaviour in the direction we want. Our puppies can quickly learn to pay attention to us and develop a love of learning and training which builds confidence and strengthens the relationship between puppy and owner.

The Puppy Focus Class is designed for puppies of all ages and uses the same method to teach older puppies all the foundation skills needed to help them become valued family members.

Puppy Primer - Starting Monday Nov 7th. @ 6:00 - Filled

Puppy Focus  - Starting January 2023

Puppy Classes

Starting November 7, 2022

Every Monday night for 5 weeks.


Puppy Rock Star  - This class is for Returning Puppies who wish to advance in their training.  Puppies must have taken a previous FTF class or has previously been trained  with Marker/Clicker training.


6 dogs maximum 


Start date and time to be determined.


Semi Private - For motivated owners wanting more

individualized attention.


3 dog min/max


Start date and time to be determined.


Effective dog training at affordable prices serving the North Bay, Callander and Powassan area.


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