Upcoming Classes

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Register for a class in our brand new facility, Harvard Paw
Located at: 25 Chisholm Ave #109, St. Albert, AB T8N 5A5

NEW PUPPY DAY SCHOOL

We love ALL dogs, ALL ages, ALL breeds.  

 

How is this different from Doggy Daycare?

* Puppy Day School is a Training Program, like summer camp for children, designed by Colleen, the owner of Diamond in the Ruff. CPDT-KA, IAABC

* Your Puppy will be learning so many valuable lessons while in our very safe and structured puppy Care rooms.

* We teach 16 Cues in a completely fun, fear free and fantastically successful way. 🥰
**INCLUDING, Diamond in the Ruff's own EMERGENCY RECALL

* We will cover all problem solving. jumping, nipping, digging, barking, excessive mouthing....etc

* House training will be taught and maintained through fun and positive methods. Yes, we have an outdoor area and your puppy will learn that our puppy room is just like your living room.

* Puppies receive the proper balance of play, learning through play and structured teaching, self-soothing, interactive activities and safe socialization with other puppies

* This Day School/Camp is a two week program but we can accept one week participants.

***You will learn how to maintain all of your puppies education through info. sessions held on Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Harvard Paw. 
Colleen will provide you with detailed, Hands-On lessons so that all of your training can continue at home, to ensure a successful transition. Your puppies are invited to these sessions as well.

Puppy Day School is a 6-8 hour program that runs on a flex time from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The cost of puppy Day School is $60/day per puppy. (Introductory price)

***Puppies must be healthy and 21 weeks of age or under. They must have their second series of shots one week prior to participation.

We will only take 10 puppies on any given day and as this is a two-week program, we must give preferred spots to puppies completing the entire program. We will however, open spots up to single week participants when we have spaces available.

If you choose this program for your puppy while you are away on vacation, arrangements can be made to have your puppy stay overnight at Dogs Paradise Pet Resort. An additional fee will apply and transportation will be included. https://www.pets368.com/

ONGOING REGISTRATION 

Contact our administrator, Jordon at training.ditr@gmail.com

 

Space is limited to 10 puppies per intake and each intake is two weeks in length, Monday to Friday.

THERE IS A DAILY DROP IN OPTION OF $70/DAY, WITH THE ABILITY TO SELECT 3 CUES YOU WOULD LIKE COVERED THAT DAY

WE NOW OFFER DAY SCHOOL FOR ADULT DOGS AS WELL!!!

$70 per day single days

 

10 days for $60 per day

 

20 days for $55 per day

 

30 days for $50 per day

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SENIOR DOG DAY PROGRAM

The senior dog program is a program that is limited to between two, to a maximum of six seniors on any given day.

 

 

We have the ability to separate these dogs into whatever groups necessary.  All dogs can eat their lunch separately and they are supervised at all times.

 

 

This program provides mental stimulation and enrichment based on the individual Senior Dogs needs. They are provided the best, most comfortable beds imaginable so that the rest part of their day is peaceful and comfortable. As our main caregiver is also a nurse and holds her pet first aid and CPR through two recognized organizations, we can also accommodate medication delivery needs.

Single days is $35 per day

 

10 days or more is $30 per day

 

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These very popular classes are run on a consistent basis to accommodate the overwhelming response:

RUFF N' TUMBLE PUPPY CLASS

This is a "no stone left un-turned" approach to puppy training.  We include 16 Cues, All Problem solving, Desensitization to scary things, Safe Socialization and even

Tricks, Nutrition, Proper Handling and Grooming -  A FORCE FREE and FUN family friendly class

6 week classes start

Sunday December 1st @ 5:30 pm, January 5th @ 11:00 am

Thursday January 9th @ 6:30 pm 

BRAND NEW ST. ALBERT LOCATION - HARVARD PAW

Email Jordon at training.ditr@gmail.com for details

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REACTIVE ROVER CLASS  

This class will provide our clients with a very safe and controlled environment

to practice, with support and supervision, their systematic desensitization and 

counter conditioning (SD/CC) skills.  These indoor and outdoor classes are 45 minutes in length and are designed to set you and your dog up for success! 

Acceptance in this class is based on SEVERITY of reactivity.

This class includes an in-depth education on SD/CC

7 week classes start

Sunday November 24th @ 4:30 pm

February 9th @ 4:30 pm

BRAND NEW ST. ALBERT LOCATION - HARVARD PAW

Email Jordon at training.ditr@gmail.com for details

 

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THERAPY ANIMAL/DOG (certification class)

Colleen is a certified Evaluator for CGN, CGC and Therapy Animals

This will be the most comprehensive course and testing available, written by Colleen, 

a certified and current expert in Animal Behavior.  Most tests are outdated and focus mainly on the perspective of the Client. Colleen's course and test will encompass both

the enjoyment and safety of the Human side AND the the needs and desires of our wonderful fur, feathered, and Hoofed friends on the Animal side.

This course has limited spots and may have multiple species involvement.

Join Colleen for our industry leading Therapy Program.

7 week classes start 

Monday November 18th @ 6:30 pm, January 20th @ 6:30 pm

Thursday January 9th @ 7:35 pm

BRAND NEW ST. ALBERT LOCATION - HARVARD PAW

Email Jordon at training.ditr@gmail.com for details

 

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SERVICE DOG TRAINING

Do you have your own service dog prospect that you need help training?

 

Are you finding that organizations offering service dogs are expensive, have a very long waiting list and lack the support necessary to help you to build confidence with your service partner?

 

We have a new 7 week group class that will set you up for success!

 

This 7 week, all-encompassing, service-dog readiness program will guide you and you're service dog prospect through all the necessary tasks specific to your needs.

 

Colleen is a certified trainer, CPDT-KA, and behavior specialist, IAABC, Canine Good neighbor and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, owner of her own therapy company and has been a full-time trainer and behavior consultant for decades.

 

Only 10 participants will be selected for this unique opportunity.

SMALL CLASSES & MULTIPLE INSTRUCTORS FOR MAXIMIZED INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION AND 1 ON 1 STUDENT ATTENTION

Let Colleen and her team guide you to success!

7 WEEK PROGRAM

CLASSES BEGIN TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19TH & January 28th @ 6:30

BRAND NEW ST ALBERT LOCATION - HARVARD PAW

Contact my administrator Jordon at training.ditr@gmail.com

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FITNESS WITH FIDO

NEW Class 2019

Dates & times to be announced

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*SEMINARS*

Pet CPR and First Aid CERTIFICATION ...with a Twist

 

Instructor - Colleen McCarvill 

 

When - Saturday, January 11th 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Where - Harvard Paw - 25 Chisholm Avenue, St. Albert (Unit 109)

 

Cost - $159.00 +tax/person (2 certifications included)

 

REGISTER AT training.ditrcanada@gmail.com

 

The Twist - Cooperative Care - Learn how to create a willing partnership with your pet during care and wellness

 

Skills - PET CPR and FIRST AID

The role of first aid with your pet

Safety concerns for the provider

Preparing a pet first aid kit

Monitoring your pet

Understanding pet vital signs and how to measure them

Recognizing normal & abnormal behaviors

Illness

Vomiting and diarrhea

Bloat

Loss of appetite

Lethargy

Weakness or collapse

Seizures

Cold or heat exposure

Fever

Itchiness/scratching

Cardiovascular Emergencies

Recognizing the signs of cardiopulmonary arrest

Cat and dog CPR

Injuries

Bleeding

Temporary wound care, infection prevention

Lameness

Suspected fracture or spinal injury

Burn wounds

Hit by car, fall from height, animal attack

Shock

Poisonings and envenomations

Allergic Reactions

Insect stings

Vaccine reactions

General allergies

Anaphylaxis

Respiratory Emergencies

Choking

Near-drowning

Breathing problems/respiratory distress

Rescue breathing

 

Positive Solutions for Challenging Behaviors 

 

This 3-hour seminar will provide owners and Pet Care Professionals with solutions to multiple challenging behaviors.

Topics covered will be - 

Separation anxiety

Fence fighting / barrier frustration

Jumping

Barking

Recall

And so much more...

 

Cost - $70.00 +tax (documentation, training activities and goodies included)

Date - TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

Approved for 3.5 CEUs for trainers

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To register for your spot in one of these classes, please contact us.

Contact

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1-587-990-1356  Please leave Colleen a voice or text message if she's with clients 

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