Enjoyable, effective and ethical dog training

Guiding dog owners and their dogs on how to work together to accomplish all their goals!

A Modern Approach to Learning

• Positive reinforcement based
• Focused on team work
• Courses for all life stages
• Held at our fully equipped facility

Dog training can be one of the most rewarding experiences you have with your dog. It can also be frustrating and difficult to master without the proper  help. We are here to set you and your dog on the path to being an incredible team! Whether it be through one of our group classes or through 1-on-1 training, our goal is to help you understand how to work with your dog to achieve the results you’re after.

We are firm supporters of science-based training methods that are both effective and non-aversive. We do not use or condone correction based training or aversive training tools. 

Our focus is on helping you to teach your dog what it is you want them to do and then making that the most rewarding option for your dog, every time!

1 on 1  Training

Common Issues include reactivity, jumping up, nuisance barking, separation anxiety, leash manners.

 

Group Classes

We are adding more classes all the time! Keep an eye on our social media to see what courses are coming up. 

Canine Fitness 

Excellent resource for injury recovery, maintaining good health, or providing the ultimate care for your sporting dog!

Learning to work together, with your dog, to accomplish amazing things!

Meet Our Trainers

Jordana Lopez, CCFT, FP-MT

Lead Trainer

Jordana has 20 years training animals and 10 years training dogs specifically. She has been working with Vancouver dog owners for the past 8 years and when she’s not at DogPlay you are most likely to find her working her two dogs who are both actively competing in multiple sports. Most recently she places second in Jumpers at BC Yukon Regionals. 

Jordana is committed to always furthering her education and has attended seminars with world renown trainers like Dr. Chris Zink, Sarah Stremming, Bobby Lyons, Dr. Amy Cook, Sarah Carson, and Shade Whitesell on topics including Canine Fitness, Behavior, Agility, Trick Training and Sport Training.

Jordana is a proud advocate of force-free, science based training methods and is expected to obtain her CPDT-KA certification in the first quarter of 2020. 

Namita DigheShetty

 Apprentice Trainer

Namita has been a Senior Handler with DogPlay for many years. During this time she has been an avid student of dog behavior and has helped shape our Handling practices and Handler Training programs.

She is currently working towards earning her first official certifications in dog training by shadowing some of our 1-on-1 training sessions and helping to deliver some of our group classes.

Namita also participates in a wide variety of dog sports with her dog, Jericho. 

FAQ

What are the requirements for my dog to attend a class or private session?

Your dog should be up to date on vaccinations for rabies, DHPP (Distemper/Parvo), and Bordetella. If over 8 months of age your dog should be spayed or neutered (some exceptions can be made).

What do I need to bring with me for private training or training classes?

Please bring your dog’s favourite treats, and preferably a pouch to put them in (we do not recommend Ziploc bags as the dog learns to listen only to the noise!). Your dog should also be wearing their collar/harness and a 4 or 6ft flat leash. If you currently use a clicker you are welcome to bring that too!

What training methods do you use?

We use only force free, science based methods. We do not use any intimidation or fear in our training.

What training equipment do you recommend?

We use treats, toys, clickers, flat collars, harnesses and head collars. Depending on the required training, we may also use platforms, props and FitPAWS equipment. We do not use e-collars, prong collars or any equipment designed to cause discomfort to the dog.

 

What will we work on in the Puppy Class?

More information coming soon!

What will we work on in the Teen Puppy Class?

More information coming soon!

What will we work on in the Adult Manners Class?

More information coming soon!

Ready to Get Started?

The first step is to register an account with DogPlay. From there you will be able to request and manage bookings, update your dog’s information, purchase packages, and much more!
REGISTER

CONTACT US

(604) 336 2240

info@dogplay.ca

8826 Osler Street
Vancouver, BC V6P 4G2

OPEN HOURS

M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

SAT: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

SUN: 9:00AM - 6:00PM