The Pawsh Academy

We believe that every dog deserves a great education.

The Pawsh Dog has a full range of classes to fit your specific training needs. Payment is required to hold your spot in class.

Participation is limited to only 8 dogs per class. All classes are $115.00. Please call 204-261-9059 or email to register.


The Graduate Program

For the ultimate Pawsh Dog scholar! For a limited time we are offering "The Graduate Program" which includes Puppy Kindergarten, Grade One, Grade Two, Grade Three and culminates in the Canine Good Neighbour Test. The cost is $350.00 plus GST.


Puppy Kindergarten


Build your puppy's confidence and form a healthy attitude through socialization games and basic manners from the moment you bring him home. Learn how to develop a leadership lifestyle from the very start! Proper care, housebreaking, solving problem behaviors, and basic commands are all taught.  Puppies should start as soon as possible after they receive their second set of shots! All classes are taught in a module format, making it possible to start any week.

Grade One Obedience


An introductory course designed to develop a leadership lifestyle, dealing with problem behaviours, how to properly examine your dog, and improving your relationship with your dog in a fun class environment. Basic commands like sit, down, stay, come, loose lead walking, leave it, on/off, heeling, and standing are taught. Your dog will learn how to properly greet people, work under external distractions, and practice impulse control. Door games and recalls are introduced and as well as a few tricks.

Thursday August 27 at 7:00pm – Lorna @ Marion

Saturday September 5 at 12:00pm – Julie

Thursday September 10 at 6:00pm – Jen

Monday September 14 at 8:00pm – Lorna

Wednesday September 30 at 7:00pm – Julie

Thursday October 8 at 7:00pm – Lorna @ Marion

Thursday October 22 at 6:00pm – Jen

Saturday October 31 at 12:00pm – Julie

Monday November 2 at 8:00pm – Lorna

Wednesday November 18 at 7:00pm – Julie

Grade Two Obedience


This class is for graduates of Grade One Obedience. It is designed to expand previously developed skills an dadd new behaviors that will benefit your dog in day to day life. It is more advanced than Grade One Obedience and requires knowledge of basic commands. Austomatic sits, automatic heeling, more challenging recalls, controlled walking, "watch me", and accepting praise is taught. Off-lead work, working under distractions, and retrieving are focused on.

Thursday August 27 at 6:00pm – Lorna @ Marion

Saturday September 5 at 1:00pm – Julie

Thursday October 8 at 6:00pm – Lorna @ Marion

Saturday October 31 at 1:00pm - Julie

Grade Three Obedience


This class is designed for graduates of Grade 2 Obedience. Designed to proof basic obedience and life skills in challenging environments. Based on the Canadian Kennel Club's Canine Good Neighbor program, you will receive a CGN handbook on week one, training by a CKC accreditied instructor and evaluator, and Week 6 will be comprised of a registered CGN test so you have a chance to earn a formal title for your pre-bred or cross-bred pooch!

Thursday September 10 at 7:00pm – Jen

Tuesday October 20 at 8:00pm – Jen



Canine Conditioning is a fun and simple way to exercise your pet indoors! Because you are supervising their exercise and helping to stabilize the equipment, you'll spend some quality time with your pooch which you'll both enjoy! It's a great opportunity to train with positive reinforcement and strengthen the bond between human and animal companion while giving your dog a complete overall body workout. Your dog will love you for it! Keeping our dogs in good condition is very important. Obesity is one of the fastest growing health problems for dogs today.


Check out this video for an overview of some FitDogs activities!


Thursday October 22 at 7pm – Jen



This course is designed for those who desire an effortless activity that is fun and games. It is not simple or easy, but challenges you and your dog in a partnership that improves heeling and teamwork.

Beginner​ - Must complete Grade 1 Obedience

Advanced - Must complete Beginner Rally-O



Tuesday Sept 29 at 6:00pm - Jen

Tuesday Nov 10 at 6:00pm – Jen



Tuesday Sept 29 at 7:00pm – Jen

Competition Obedience


Competitive Fundamentals

An introduction to elite level training foundation exercises.  With a focus on building motivation, speed and accuracy for behaviours and skills used in all competitive dog sports.  This course is perfect for dogs and owners looking to hone their basics as they venture into the world of rally obedience, competitive obedience, agility, or any other competitive dog sport!


Foundation Friday July 24th at 6pm – with Julie


Novice/Pre-Novice Friday, July 24th at 7pm


Utility/Open Friday July 24th at 8pm –  with Julie

Conformation Handling


Getting your show dog ready to hit the ring? Drop-in for some mat time
and personalized instruction. Our capable instructors have competed in all levels of competition, winning Best in Show awards during their careers as professional handlers.

Mondays at 7pm - with Lorna at Wellness

Drop-In cost is $15.00

Private Training Sessions


One-on-one counseling with you and your dog. Great for solving specific problem behaviors or dealing with very difficult dogs that need more help than a class can provide. At your home or in our facility.

30 min private session:

60 min private session:

60 min consult and

two 30 min sessions:

60 min in home session:






Prices do not include GST

*plus mileage