The Globe and Mail is reporting that aam training classes in B.C. will be offering dog owners a more direct way to train their pets.
According to a news release, the classes will begin on May 12 in Kelowna and run through the end of the month.
They are set to run for a total of 18 hours.
This is the first time aam classes have been offered in B to 12 hours per day.
It’s the same amount of time as a full-time class in the province.
“We are proud to offer this class for our residents to enjoy,” said Lisa Smith, founder and director of the Kelownas Aam Pet Training Group.
“The classes are available in the city of Kelownah and they are well received by the public.”
The classes will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis.
Smith said there is also a separate group in Victoria offering dog training classes for residents.
Aam is a popular training method that teaches dogs to do things such as walk, sniff, and eat with a human.
A person can then use their pet to do certain tasks, such as fetch a ball, pull something, and sit on the ground.
Smith added that the class is available in a wide range of sizes, from a puppy or kitten to an adult dog.
There are currently over 2,500 dogs and cats in B in Aam training programs.
In Kelownam, there are more than 700 dog and cat classes.
Smith is hoping the classes offer people a way to bring their pets into a more intimate and connected environment.
“This is an exciting time for Aam,” she said.
“Aam is being developed into a full service training program for pets in our communities, and we hope that our members will be able to learn a new skill from the class and become familiar with the new way of training.”
The news release stated that Aam Training classes will cost $2,600 for a one-hour class, and $4,400 for two hours.
Smith also said that she’s hopeful to offer other types of classes for dogs.
“Our next Aam classes will cover things like agility, obedience, agility training, dog walker, obedience to commands, dog sitter, and many other things,” Smith said.
It will also be available on a trial basis for a time.
Smith hopes the classes help people understand how dogs can be trained, as well as how they can benefit from their pet’s care.
She said the classes also offer an opportunity for people to learn about how Aam works, as it’s very much a process.
“When we train dogs, we work with them in an environment that is not designed for them,” Smith added.
“But with Aam, we can work with dogs and work with their personalities.”
Smith also stated that the classes are being offered in a bid to make B a better place for dogs and their owners.
“In Kelownakam, where there are a lot of people with disabilities, there is a lot more stigma around disability,” she added.
Smith says she hopes the training classes will help people feel confident in their pets and encourage them to bring them into their homes.
“People should not be afraid to ask questions and have an honest conversation about their pets,” Smith concluded.
“If they can learn about their dog from the instructor, and they feel comfortable doing that, it helps to build a relationship with them.”
The training classes are the first in B for dogs, but Smith said she expects the program will expand to other communities.
“B has some incredible dog owners who are also passionate about dogs,” she stated.
“I am excited to see what the community can do together.”
Aam can be seen in action at the B.A.S.K. Dog Show.
It is the largest dog show in the world, attracting over 2 million dogs from around the world.
The B.E.A., B.F.
A, and Canadian Kennel Club all participated in the event.