Join us for an all inclusive
weekend of learning and laughter for you and your dog! Take part
in training classes, workshops, lectures, and fun matches. Try
a new dog sport!
10 Fabulous Activities to choose from!
Agility 1 & 2
Rally Obedience - Novice to Advanced/Excellent
Preparing to be a Visiting Therapy Team
Attention & Heeling/Recall Riot
Ask the Expert Panel
Enter the "Iron Dog" Competition
Play a fun game of Doggie Baseball on Sunday afternoon
Lectures and Workshops on up-to-date topics
Top Dog K9 Services
Best Friends Dog Training
Holistic Canine Training
Please review class descriptions
below for further information.
Attention and Heeling
This class teaches you how to get and keep your
dog's attention, no matter what is going on. If you wish to participate
in dog sport of any type (Agility, Rally, Obedience etc.), or would
like for your dog to pay better attention, this class is for you.
As an added bonus this class will also focus on how to get a really
amazing heel using good body communication and handling skills.
Sign up quickly this class filled up very fast last year!
Bring your dog, your digital camera (a DSLR is
best so you can change lenses) and laptop with photo editing software
such as Photoshop or iPhoto. Learn tips and tricks to capture your
dog's unique personality. Class participants may enter their best
photo in the Camp MerryWoof Top Shot Contest.
Rally-O Novice - Excellent
Rally Obedience is geared for dogs that have mastered
Novice obedience level exercises. Your dog should know sit / down
/ stay / front / return. The Advanced rally class is more complex
and will prepare you and your dog for trial. In Rally, the handlers
are encouraged to praise and motivate the dog as they work from
station to station within a time limit. Rally puts the fun back
in obedience for you and your dog.
Tricks and Games
Improve the bond between you and your dog by doing
something that is fun for both of you. Try some tricks to break
up the more serious obedience exercises. Teaching tricks is a great
way to get the whole family involved in training and interacting
with the dog. Kids are far more impressed with a dog that rolls
over or gives a high five, than one who heels well. This class will
also be great for dogs who do therapy visitation and are looking
to entertain people of all ages. Come and play games that will help
keep you and your dog enthusiastic about learning and working together.
Agility I & II
Camp MerryWoof offers two levels of Agility training.
A basic introduction to obstacles for the beginner dog, as well
as, a more challenging advanced course for those with experience.
Agility is a great way to boost your dog's confidence while learning
to work on A frames, tunnels, weaves, teeter-totters and more
This exciting sport is for dogs that love the
water. Dock Diving Competitions are becoming more popular in the
hot months of summer. Camp Merrywoof is the perfect place to take
this wonderful class. The camp has three large docks to jump from.
This is Canada's newest dog sport. Whether you
have a large dog, or a small dog, they love to play Trieball. At
the beginners level, dogs are taught to go to a target and push
a large (size appropriate) ball towards the handler. The handler
is in a large net, and the dog actually pushes the ball to score.
Easy to teach and fun for all dogs!
John A. Butler Professional Photography (www.johnabutler.com)
will be on site to capture those phenomenal action shots of your
dog working the agility equipment or splashing in the water. Haven't
you always wanted a picture perfect photo of you and your dog? Give
some thought to that perfect Christmas post card. Book your appointment
early! Marty's photos are spectacular.
T-Touch for the Family Pet
The T-Touch method of training can influence your
pet's health and behaviour. With the application of T-Touch you
can improve your pet's mobility, enhance recovery from physical
exertion/stress and improve the bond with your pet. T-Touch can
also help dogs that are fearful or shy, and dogs that pull on the
leash, bark, chew, get car sick and have grooming concerns. T-Touch
can help calm and manage your over-exuberant pet. Join us
for two Interactive T-Touch Workshops on Saturday at 11:00am and
Dog First Aid
Friday Night at 8:00pm, Guest Speaker: LInda Cooney