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November 2021

Dog Obedience – Puppy SmartStart (dogs 10-18 wks)

November-2 to December-7, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Auditorium at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada

This lively and energetic program is great for both puppies and owners. In this program your puppy will learn the importance of socialization to people, objects, sounds and other dogs, while developing proper social skills and good play behaviours in a safe and motivational environment. Course content includes an introduction to basic commands. Behaviours such as house training, bite inhibition, jumping up, as well as other topics such as grooming, health are discussed. * Please equip your dog with a…

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Dog Obedience – Beginner Life Skills (5 months+)

November-2 to December-7, 2021 from 7:40 pm to 8:40 pm
Auditorium at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada

The focus of beginner training is to learn everyday basic life skill exercises such as sit, stay, down, come when called, and proper leash handling methods while incorporating varying degrees of distractions. We use food, praise and play along with scientific learning principles to teach your dog how to achieve these goals. * Please equip your dog with a flat buckle collar, front clip harness, or head-halter only for all classes. All other types of collars including pinch, choke, martingale…

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Dog Obedience – Puppy SmartStart (dogs 10-18 wks)

November-3 to December-8, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Auditorium at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada

This lively and energetic program is great for both puppies and owners. In this program your puppy will learn the importance of socialization to people, objects, sounds and other dogs, while developing proper social skills and good play behaviours in a safe and motivational environment. Course content includes an introduction to basic commands. Behaviours such as house training, bite inhibition, jumping up, as well as other topics such as grooming, health are discussed. * Please equip your dog with a…

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Dog Obedience – Beginner Life Skills (5 months+)

November-3 to December-8, 2021 from 7:40 pm to 8:40 pm
Auditorium at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada

The focus of beginner training is to learn everyday basic life skill exercises such as sit, stay, down, come when called, and proper leash handling methods while incorporating varying degrees of distractions. We use food, praise and play along with scientific learning principles to teach your dog how to achieve these goals. * Please equip your dog with a flat buckle collar, front clip harness, or head-halter only for all classes. All other types of collars including pinch, choke, martingale…

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Dog Obedience – FUN Rally Obedience (5 Months +)

November-6 to December-11, 2021 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bidwell Room at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada

This course is a combination of Rally Obedience and Bonding Games. Each week, you will work on a variety of movements and incorporate those into FUN Rally Obedience. This course will help you and your dog work on your bond and further your obedience skills. This is for FUN! Suitable age for this class is dogs over 5 months old, and have some previous training background. This class does not address behaviour problems. No new registration after the 2nd class.Rally-O…

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Covid Safety at the Community Centre
NOTE: The nature of the activity is such that you may interact with other people who are considered to be in good health, continuous physical distance between other people cannot be guaranteed, and, by participating in the activity, you are at risk of being infected by a pathogen, including but not limited to SARS-COV-2. SARS-COV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, may exacerbate other health issues and is the cause of an ongoing global pandemic. SARS-COV-2 is highly communicable and dangerous. If you become infected with SARS-COV2, you may transmit it to other people even if you are not exhibiting symptoms of illness.

Proof Of Vaccination:

 • Entry into recreation centres does not require proof of vaccination, but will be required for some programs and activities.
• For a list of programs and activities that require proof of vaccination, please cut and paste into your web browser: https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/covid-proof-of-vaccine.pdf
 • Come prepared with your official proof of vaccination and government-issued photo ID.
• It is recommended that you arrive early for your activity in order to show proof of vaccination if required.
• For acceptable proof of vaccination and for all other information, please cut and paste into your web browser: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html.

Communicable Disease Health & Safety Practices

• Participants are required to comply with the current Face Coverings Order of the Provincial Health Officer. For more information, please cut and paste into your web browser: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions
• Participants should assess themselves daily for symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease before attending a program.
• Participants who are ill, including participants of essential service providers, should not attend a program or access the Community Centre. If you are unsure, you should self-isolate and contact 8-1-1 or the local public health unit.
• Registration and payment is required for most programs to help reduce the capacity to allow for physical distancing. Limited drop-ins may be permitted, depending on the facility.
• All participants are encouraged to practice proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette by covering coughs or sneezes.