Red Barn Event Centre
Red Barn Event Centre
Red Barn Event Centre

Resource Library

Welcome to the Red Barn Event Centre's Dog Training Resource Library! At the Red Barn Event Centre, our methods focus on building the puppy's desire to please you through positive choice-based learning. Come join one of our dog training classes to learn more today!

5-Minute Trainer Video Library

Take five minutes to learn valuable care and training tips from our experts at the Red Barn Event Centre!

5-Minute Trainer

Shaping the Sit

In this video, Danielle LeVangie uses positive reinforcement to shape a young puppy's understanding of the "sit" behaviour.

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Shaping the Down

In this video, Danielle LeVangie shapes the "down" behaviour using positive reinforcement, luring this puppy into position and rewarding the correct response.

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"It's Your Choice"

Teaching a young puppy to take responsibility for making their own choices is one of the most important lessons they can learn. The "It's Your Choice" game is the foundation exercise that teaches the puppy that the only way to receive a desirable cookie is to make the decision to wait until given permission to eat it.

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Reward Zone

The "Reward Zone" is the area immediately beside you in which you would like your puppy to walk while on a leash. Take a peek at this video as Danielle LeVangie teaches a young puppy the first lesson in identifying the Reward Zone.

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Making Collar Touches Fun!

We need to take our dog's collars for so many reasons throughout their lives -- whether to clip on a leash, or hold onto them in a gentle manner. Teaching your puppy to associate the "collar grab" with delicious cookies and plenty of praise is an important life lesson!

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Chiropractic Care

Join animal chiropractor Dr. Susan Shaw as she explains how your dog or cat may benefit from regular treatments, particularly if they are involved in competitive sporting events, are senior-aged, or are recovering from injury.

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2x2 Weave Poles

Join Agility trainer and judge Billie McLean for a lesson in weave pole training. The weave poles are often considered the most difficult obstacle to teach a new agility dog, however Billie breaks down the process using the first steps of Susan Garrett's 2x2 method to teach the dog how to confidently seek out entry to the poles.

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Scent Detection Intro

Got nose? We all know our dog's noses are far more sensitive than our own. Scent Detection classes channel your dog's sense of smell in a popular sport that is the fun and competitive version of police detection dog training. In this video, join Karen as she trains the first step of the dog's indication on an odour source using a coin in place of the odour box.

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Targeting

Join dog trainer and Agility judge Billie McLean for a lesson in "targeting". Teaching your dog to touch your hand, or a small disc on the ground, is an important foundation skill used in more advanced behaviours for a variety of sports (including Agility "contact" obstacles). It is also a cute trick and a great way to connect with your dog before performing an activity together, as a team.

Red Barn "On The Road" Video Library

Join our trainers in the local community to see how the lessons taught in class extend to real-world situations.

On The Road Trainer

Tailblazers

Join Karen and her adorable Australian Shepherd, "Trax" on location at Tailblazers in Barrie. Watch as Karen demonstrates a method to teach your dog to proceed calmly through a doorway, and then see Trax get lathered up in the self-serve dog wash! Scrub-a-dub-dub!

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Covered Bridge Boarding Kennel

Join Elaine for a quick lesson in teaching your dog to settle quietly on a mat, then go behind-the-scenes in the Covered Bridge kitchen while their famous Hearts & Bones biscuits are prepared and baked!

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Agility World

Join Danielle LeVangie for a tour of the showroom at Agility World, Canadian manufacturers of dog training and competition equipment. For our training segment we demonstrate an introduction to "wrapping", a common maneuver in the sport of Agility that involves the dog turning tightly back toward the handler immediately before or following completion of an obstacle.

On The Road Trainer

Canadian Kennel Club

Step inside the Canadian Kennel Club office and join us on a tour led by 6-month-old Maggie the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel! For our training component we help desensitize Maggie to the elevator by creating a positive association each time she steps inside. This training can extend to other potentially frightening situations including veterinary clinics, or grooming salons.