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The greatest Classrooms are often not classrooms at all. and the greatest teachers are those who inspire greatness through clarity, consistency, honesty and fun.

– Lisa Desatnik

ABOUT

OUR CLASSES

Training your dog takes time, patience and an understanding of how your dog learns. Just like any skill, mastering dog training requires practice. Bark Vader Dog School uses force-free training methods which reinforces positive behaviours that strengthens the bond between you and your dog.

We work on building a strong foundation of obedience for young pups and improving and upskilling tricks and abilities of adult dogs. We also provide solutions to dog behavioural issues with the help of our expertly trained behaviourists and trainers.

Yoda pups

SMALL BUT POWERFUL

FOR PUPPIES FROM 8 – 16 WEEKS OLD

The ultimate course that teaches you how to raise a puppy successfully. This course focuses on socialization, basic manners, tricks, leash manners and life skills.

Puppies must have had their second vaccination. We have a rolling enrollment, so when there is a space, we fill it.

CLASS TIMES
Pretoria Branch:
Tuesday: Small breed pups  17:00
Thursday: Large breed pups 17:00
Saturday: All breeds welcome and separated according to size 9am

Kempton Park Branch:
Temporarily Closed

R1200 for the six week course

WOOFIEWOKS

TAMING THE WILD

FOR PUPPIES FROM 4 – 7 MONTHS OLD

For the pups who have missed their critical socialization period but still need some help, this class is great for you! We have class in small groups and help your dog build their confidence around other dogs and people. We focus on socialization, life skills, basic manners, tricks and leash manners.

Puppies must be up to date on their vaccination. We have a rolling enrollment, so when there is a space, we fill it.

CLASS TIMES
Pretoria Branch Only:
Monday: All breeds welcome and separated according to size, 17:00
Saturday: All breeds welcome and separated according to size, 7 30am

R1200 for the six week course

CHEWBARKER

30TRAINING AN ARMY OF WOOFIES

FOR PUPPIES FROM 7 – 12 MONTH OLD OR FOLLOWING ON FROM YODA PUPS AND WOOFIEWOKS

A temperament test will be done to ensure your dog will be able to adapt to a group environment.)

This course is the starter course for dogs who are between the ages 7 and 12 months following a temperament test, or this is the follow on course from Yoda pups and Woofiewoks. This course will prepare you for the Canine Good Citizen tests and is a lot more focused on calm, well-mannered dogs. This  course will require a lot of work from you, the human, as we give you weekly challenges to make sure that everyone works towards an end goal. This course is still fun-focused just like all our courses but can be quite intense. We focus on leash manners, heel work, tricks, co-operative care, the CGC syllabus and more.

CLASS TIMES
Pretoria Branch:
Monday: 17:00 
Saturday: 10:30 am 

Kempton Park Branch:
Temporarily Closed

R1100 for 6 weeks

This is the only course where we have set intakes, start dates and end dates.

DOGI WAN KENOBI

MASTER JEDI

FOR CHEWBARKER GRADUATES

Only dogs who have graduated from our Chewbarker course can apply to be in Dogi Wan Kenobi.

We focus on the silver and gold level CGC syllabus, advanced tricks, co-operative care, scent work, enrichment, outings and more.

Pretoria Branch only.

R550 per month

Minimum 12 lessons to graduate

PRIVATE TRAINING

PERSONALISED TO YOUR NEEDS

One of our accredited trainers will help you with exactly what you need. Training can be done at your house or at a venue that you and your trainer choose.

Cost is custom to clients, location and sessions required.
The first session will be an assessment.

BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION

 Our accredited behaviourist will come to your house and do an assessment which is usually 60 minutes. After that, you will receive a behavioural modification plan and one more lesson.

This option is for the serious behavioural cases such as inter-household aggression, human aggression, severe anxiety, depression and other severe issues.

Cost is custom to clients, location and sessions required.

 

Effective training is a partnership between you and your dog based on love, trust and science.

ENROLMENT FOR GROUP CLASSES

10 + 7 =

ENROLMENT FOR PRIVATE & BEHAVIOURAL CONSULTS

1 + 3 =

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