Basic Manners

4-week program

Suitable for all dogs aged 6 months & up

Alpine Dogs Basic Manners program is designed to teach you and your dog basic obedience skills with a focus on applying these skills to everyday life situations. Have a dog that loves other dogs and people but can’t focus or listen in distracting situations? This is the program for you! We will work together on behaviours such as leash walking, recall, impulse control and focus as well as teach your dog a few new party tricks!


Alpine Dogs takes our responsibility of operating in a safe manner during COVID 19 very seriously. All attendees of in-person classes will need to follow and adhere to our policies:

  • Maximum of 1 person per dog allowed to attend class (due to rising Covid numbers locally)
  • Face masks are mandatory for all participants
  • You will be set up in a station that will be a minimum of 2 meters from other students
  • All contact areas and equipment will be sanitized prior to and between classes
  • If you may have been exposed or are not feeling well, please stay home

All you need to know

What we’ll cover in this program:
  • Sit & Down on Verbal Cue
  • Touch
  • Name Game
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Leave It
  • Recall
  • Stay
  • Go to Mat
  • Impulse Control Games
  • Dogs must be older than 6 months to attend
  • All dogs must be comfortable around dogs & people
  • Maximum of 1 person per dog can attend class
  • Mandatory for all attendees to wear a mask
You will need to bring the following items to each class:
  • Mask
  • Your dog wearing a harness and/or a nylon collar (no chain collars please) as well as a regular nylon leash (no retractable leashes please).
  • High value food rewards. Great options include chicken, roast beef, cheese (a mixture is best).
  • Please don’t feed your dog dinner prior to class but feel free to bring their dinner to class in addition to high value food rewards.
  • Treat pouch or fanny pack for hands-free training
  • Chew sticks (bully sticks) or frozen kong to keep your dog occupied for portions of class where we are not working with them
  • Bed or mat for your dog
  • Water bowl & water
Cancellation Policy:

We require 48 hours notice to withdraw enrollment in a class. Class registrations are non-refundable. When appropriate, we can offer a credit transfer to one of our other services that must be used within 60 days of purchase.


Upcoming Classes

Please note: We are currently unable to use Myrtle Phillip Community School in Whistler due to Covid-19 restrictions they have in place but we will be resuming outdoor group classes in Whistler this summer.

Still have more questions?

Schedule a FREE 15-minute Discovery Call to learn more about how we could tailor a package to suit you and your dogs needs.