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  • The Crate Escape | Services

    TRAINING PROGRAMS Your dogs behaviour isn't only affecting their lifestyle. It's affecting yours! Hi! I’m Vanessa, a Canine Behaviourist. I specialize in teaching every day dog lovers just like you how to speak dog. Welcome to our training division The Canine Way is our behaviour training company and The Crate Escape is the adventure side of things for our members who complete The Canine Way’s foundation program. Our foundation program is a prerequisite for all of our services except Puppy Preschool and SniffSpot bookings. No matter how naughty or nice your pup is, it’s important to us that all our clients and their pooches share a common ground. Our primary training method is Relationship Based Behaviour Modification (RBBM); this method focuses not on obedience but on canine psychology, language and culture. Dog behaviour training goes far beyond basic Sit, Down, Stay. When dogs are in our care, our focus is on their behaviour; their ability to make good choices, have appropriate social interactions and much more. A GLANCE AT OUR PROGRAMS PUPPY PRESCHOOL A puppy's crucial socialization period closes at 16 weeks old. Let us guide your through the key developmental times of your puppy's life to help your dog become the best they can be! Open to puppies under 6 months. In-Person: $200+tax Or check out our Puppy Training Bundles Coming Soon! Video on Demand CLICK HERE TO REGISTER THE CANINE WAY The Canine Way is our foundation program. Learning to understand your dog's thought processes, patterns, communication attempts and behaviours is the first step to building a deeper connection and resolving problem behaviours. In-Person: $375+tax Coming Soon! Video on Demand CLICK HERE TO REGISTER CONTINUED TRAINING Membership & Training Once you have completed The Canine Way foundation program, we invite you to join us in further training such as obedience, private & group training, board & train and more. AND join in the adventures with a membership for The Crate Escape Dog Adventures. Pre-requisite: The Canine Way Foundation Program Learn more about our programs Get started today with our FREE E-Book

  • The Crate Escape | Puppy Programs

    PUPPY PROGRAMS You're not just raising a puppy. You're raising the dog you want to have in the future. PUPPY PRESCHOOL PUPPY WEEK THE CANINE WAY Click on the Puppy Development Chart for a printable download A puppy's most impressionable time is between birth and 16 weeks of age. That is when they need to be exposed to as many sights, sounds, smells and stimuli as possible! But we're told to avoid dog parks, pet stores and high traffic areas until they are fully vaccinated, typically at 16 weeks, meaning we miss the critical imprinting period. Studies have now shown that dogs are more at risk of being euthanized because of behaviour problems linked to lack of socialization than they are of contracting a deadly disease before being fully vaccinated. While each option has its pros and cons, we strongly believe that providing a safe environment for Puppy Preschool is the best solution. Here is some great info about puppy socialization from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour. ​ ​ Puppy Programs - starting at only $200! Puppy Preschool Let our Canine Behaviourist guide you and your puppy through the most influential stage of your puppy's life; providing healthy and positive socialization to dogs, people and other animals. Open to all puppies age 9 weeks - 6 months. This program includes: 6 Group Classes 3 month Membership to Socials & Packwalks ​ OPEN REGISTRATION! Our 6 week curriculum runs on repeat. That means you can jump in at anytime without missing classes. ​ Click here to learn more! ​ The Canine Way Foundation Program The Canine Way is the course we believe every dog owner needs. We go beyond obedience and help you to understand your dog. This introductory course will teach you about canine language, culture and how your relationship dynamics affect their behaviour. Behaviour basics is a series of 6 mini-seminars. Topics include: Leadership Relationship Reset Behaviour & The Brain Leash Connection Way to Play Canine Sociality ​ Don't wait until there are problems to fix. Help your puppy become the best dog he can be from the start. Click here to learn more! Puppy Week Puppy Week is 7 (or 14) days of immersive learning with our Canine Behaviourist and well-balanced adult dogs to show your puppy the ropes. This program includes: In-Home Care Daily Outings Play-School & Adventure Hikes Basic Obedience training (2 week) ​ Give your pup a jump start on good behaviour and healthy socialization. A second puppy week is available to continue your puppy's education with foundation obedience. Pre-requisite: The Canine Way Foundation Program ​ Click here to learn more! View our Membership page or join The Canine Way to become part of The Crate Escape family! Get started today with our FREE E-Book

  • The Crate Escape | Memberships

    MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM Why a membership program? We offer a very unique approach to dog training, like nothing you've experienced before. It is important that our clients are as committed to their dogs training, socialization and overall enrichment as we are. We bring dogs directly into our homes with our families instead of kennelling. We allow dogs to have off-leash freedom on pack hikes. And we believe in teaching humans how to connect with their dogs by learning about their language and using communication first instead of control. The membership program also ensures that we are carefully selecting the dogs that get the freedoms and privileges of in-home boarding and off-leash hiking. How do I become a member? Past clients : Dogs who have previously boarded with us or have been a part of our Adventure Hike packs are invited to join our membership at any time. If we have not seen your dog in the last year, he or she may will be required to complete a Behaviour Assessment. *At the discretion of The Crate Escape staff. Please talk to us to discuss whether or not your dog needs to be evaluated. New Clients : New clients must complete Behaviour Basics prior to purchasing a membership. What is included in the membership? Some of our services are directly included in the membership while other services are add-ons that are available exclusively to members. Included in your membership are Pack Walks, Socialization classes (Socials) and Drop-In Training classes. Additional services available to members include In-home Boarding & Adventure Hikes. Members may also receive discounted offers to special events and programs. Members receive a discount to our Behaviour Basics course and a 15% discount for training tools, treats and toys at Pet Planet Vernon . ​ Is training included in the membership? Training programs/packages are not included in the membership, but we invite members to join our Packwalks and Socials for training tips and tricks and as an opportunity to ask questions. If you are already a member and choose to enrol in training, you may be eligible for discounts. Can all membership dogs join Adventure Hikes? Only Level 1 & 2 dogs are eligible for our Adventure Hikes . Please review our Temperament Assessment Chart to see what level your dog is. Before your dog joins a pack, they will need to complete a Behaviour Assessment. See below for more details. What does a Behaviour Assessment entail? Behaviour Assessments are needed for new members who would like to have their dog join our Adventure Hikes. If you believe your dog is a Level 1 or Level 2, a FREE behaviour assessment is your first step. Because our boarding is directly in our homes with our staff and families, and our adventures hikes are off-leash, it is important that we ensure good behaviour, appropriate social interactions and basic obedience. The Behaviour Evaluation will assess: -Basic Obedience and ability to follow instructions. -Threshold Manners; doors, gates, vehicles. -Social type -Politeness towards humans -Politeness towards other dogs We do not expect perfection from your dog. We just need to make sure they meet our standards to ensure the safety of our current packs and other boarding dogs. All dogs will have areas of strength and areas of weakness and that's ok! We're happy to help your pup learn and grow through our pack activities. What if I have multiple dogs? Your membership applies to all household dogs but each household dog will require a Behaviour Assessment. Each dog's assessment will determine which services they are eligible for. For example if Fido is a Level 2 but Chewy is a Level 4, Fido will be eligible for Adventure Hikes and Chewy will not. Fido will be Level 2 Boarding price tier and Chewy will be Level 4 price tier. Both dogs will be allowed at Packwalks and Socials with an individual handler. ​ What is the cost of a membership? The membership fee is $150/owner and is active for one year from the date of purchase. You will receive a renewal notice before expiry. ​ ​ Inquire about your membership today! Submit Thanks for submitting! Want to know more about our philosophy? Download our FREE E-Book today!

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