Dog Training In Winnipeg

Realistic, positive reinforcement dog training that sets you and your dog up for success.

Private One-On-One Dog Training

To inquire about one-on-one dog training, please email training@wooftopia.ca or call 204-477-9663

Private One-On-One Dog Training

From anxiety to aggression issues, if you are having issues with your pup, Wooftopia can help you help your dog be the best they can be! Desiree has been working with reactivity, aggression and fear for the last 10 years and would love to meet you and your pup to determine the base of the issues and how to address them.

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Behaviour Assessments

Not sure if your pup would do well in the class environment? Meet with certified, head trainer Desiree to help determine your dog’s needs. Whether it be a class environment or private training, Desiree will meet with you and your pup and, together, you can figure out a training plan that is the best for you.

Cost: $20 + GST
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Behaviour Modification Training

After your assessment, your needs have been determined and it is time to get started! Desiree will cater a training plan to you and your pup, whether that be at Wooftopia or in your home. Common behaviours include aggression toward humans or other animals, reactivity on leash, over-excitement, separation anxiety, nervousness and fear, resource guarding and more.

Cost: At Wooftopia: $60 + GST for 30min. or $170 + GST for three 30min. sessions. In-home starts at $130 + GST for 60min.
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Group Dog Training Classes

Wooftopia knows that training is as important to your dog’s development and health as regular veterinary care. Whether you have a specific issue to address or want to improve your dog’s manners and listening skills – there’s a class for you. Each session will cater to the unique needs of the participants and their dogs. Exercises are built to allow you to work at your own pace and set your dog up for success.

Class Requirements

Classes are 45 – 60 minutes long and sessions run once per week for 4-5 weeks, depending on the class. Proof of parvo/distemper and rabies vaccines required. Puppies only need two out of the three DH2PP shots to participate.

What To Bring

  • Very high value, soft treats – make sure to cut these into small pea-sized pieces as they will be getting a lot of them!
  • If your dog is less treat motivated and more toy motivated bring one or two of your dog’s favorite toys (nothing that squeaks please)
  • A front buckle collar, martingale collar, or harness
  • 6′ Leash – your dog will remain on leash for the entire class
  • Mat – A bath mat with rubber backing works best as it is easily transportable. I got mine at Dollarama.
  • Clicker – please click on my blog on clicker training here to learn more.
  • Training notebook (optional) – to note details about each training session you have with your dog and track your progress.

Dog training Food Rewards

Rates & Registration

  • Five-week session:  $150.00 +GST
  • Reactive Rover (5 weeks):  $180.00 +GST
  • Workshops:  $55.00 - $75.00 +GST

Discount available for returning learners and dogs adopted from a rescue/shelter.

To register for a class, please use the links below or call 204-477-9663


Scent Detection Class

Does your dog love to use their nose to explore? This class is the perfect fit for you. This class will challenge your pup on locating objects/scents with their handler. Scent work is a positive and challenging activity that allows your dog the opportunity to use their strongest natural sense in a way that is both fun and engaging. This class is also great for younger pups as being exposed to different scents during their critical developmental stages is very important.

 

We require a $50.00 deposit to secure your spot in the class, you can either send that via E-trasnsfer to info@wooftopia.ca or come down to our facility and pay (25 Otter Street) These deposits are non-refundable. They are only refundable if the class is cancelled.  For those clients who commence with classes but decide not to continue there are no refunds.

 

 

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Upcoming Classes:

  • Wednesday June 26, 2024 - July 24, 2024: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
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Confidence Canine

This class is devoted to helping nervous dogs desensitize to all sorts of environments they may encounter in the real world. This course will teach your dog ways to cope in stressful environments from the vet visits to grooming. This class will also help the owner understand new and exciting ways to engage your put to build confidence and set them up for success. You will get the chance to thoroughly get them ysed to some grooming accessories as well and spend one class in our grooming salon. Chaniece will be the trainer for this course.

 

We require a $50.00 deposit to secure your spot in the class, you can either send that via E-trasnsfer to info@wooftopia.ca or come down to our facility and pay (25 Otter Street) These deposits are non-refundable. They are only refundable if the class is cancelled. For those clients who commence with classes but decide not to continue there are no refunds.

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**NEW** Out N About

Our favorite Spring/Summer outdoor leash manners class is back! This class teaches your dog to learn confidence in new environments every week while incorporating leash manner activities, and how to build your dogs confidence in new surroundings. With new distractions every week, you learn new techniques on how to get your pup to focus on you during your walks.

 

We require a $50.00 deposit to secure your spot in the class, you can either send that via E-transfer to info@wooftopia.ca or come down to our facility and pay (25 Otter Street) These deposits are non-refundable. They are only refundable if the class is cancelled.  For those clients who commence with classes but decide not to continue there are no refunds.

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Upcoming Classes:

  • Thursday June 27, 2024 - July 25, 2024: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Thursday June 27, 2024 - July 25, 2024: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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Basic Obedience Level 2

Our level two Basic Obedience class is back! Enhance your pups listening with distant recall work, working around objects and learning new tricks and cues. This course allows you and your dog to work around distractions as well to build their focus on you. This class is here for a limited time only. Basic Level 1 is a requirement to join.

 

We require a $50.00 deposit to secure your spot in the class, you can either send that via E-trasnsfer to info@wooftopia.ca or come down to our facility and pay (25 Otter Street) These deposits are non-refundable. They are only refundable if the class is cancelled.  For those clients who commence with classes but decide not to continue there are no refunds.

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Agility Level 2

Did you enjoy intro to Agility and want to dog to become an expert in this fun course? You will get to try new obstacles and different courses, while also enhancing your dogs recall and focus on you throughout this course.

 

We require a $50.00 deposit to secure your spot in the class, you can either send that via E-trasnsfer to info@wooftopia.ca or come down to our facility and pay (25 Otter Street) These deposits are non-refundable. They are only refundable if the class is cancelled. For those clients who commence with classes but decide not to continue there are no refunds.

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  • Wednesday June 26, 2024 - July 24, 2024: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Puppy Manners

This class focuses on helping to raise a well-mannered, balanced dog. You will learn fundamental obedience skills through games and interactive exercises, with a focus on techniques to help prevent puppy nipping, chewing and jumping.

Puppy Manners is about building a stronger bond with your pup, and practicing daily skills with other dogs and people in new environments.

 

We require a $50.00 deposit to secure your spot in the class, you can either send that via E-trasnsfer to info@wooftopia.ca or come down to our facility and pay (25 Otter Street) These deposits are non-refundable. They are only refundable if the class is cancelled. For those clients who commence with classes but decide not to continue there are no refunds.

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Upcoming Classes:

  • Thursday June 27, 2024 - July 25, 2024: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
Cost: $150 + GST (5 week course)
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Basic Obedience (Level 1)

This class focuses on basic obedience skills for dogs roughly six months and up. We cover the basic fundamentals such as sit, stay, down, recall, and much more!

Our focus is helping you to connect with your dog by creating a lasting bond. By the end of this class, you’ll have a strong understanding of your dog’s body language as well as know how to exercise your dog both mentally and physically!

 

We require a $50.00 deposit to secure your spot in the class, you can either send that via E-trasnsfer to info@wooftopia.ca or come down to our facility and pay (25 Otter Street) These deposits are non-refundable. They are only refundable if the class is cancelled. For those clients who commence with classes but decide not to continue there are no refunds.

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Upcoming Classes:

  • Thursday June 27, 2024 - July 25, 2024: 8:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Cost: $150 + GST (5 week course)
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Recall Games and Leash Manners

To participate in this class, you must have completed an obedience class of any kind (Basic Obedience, Puppy Manners) In Leash Manners and Recall, you will focus on getting your dog more focused on you while out for walks or off leash at the park. You will mainly be working on pulling, forming a heel, creating a solid “come” and impulse control around distractions. This class will be held indoors and outdoors, to really put your pup to then test! You will learn about training tools that can assist you in your loose leash training and what to use to motivate your dog in different situations. *This class is NOT for dogs who suffer from leash reactivity. If you are needing help with reactivity, check out our Reactive Rover class.

 

We require a $50.00 deposit to secure your spot in the class, you can either send that via E-trasnsfer to info@wooftopia.ca or come down to our facility and pay (25 Otter Street) These deposits are non-refundable. They are only refundable if the class is cancelled. For those clients who commence with classes but decide not to continue there are no refunds.

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Upcoming Classes:

  • Thursday June 27, 2024 - July 25, 2024: 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Cost: $150 + GST (5 week course)
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Intro to Agility (Level 1)

Must have completed a Basic Obedience course in order to register for this class. In this class, we expand upon the behaviors and tricks we learned in Novice Obedience, while applying it to the basics of agility. Depending on the class, we may also go into some beginner Rally Obedience.

 

We require a $50.00 deposit to secure your spot in the class, you can either send that via E-trasnsfer to info@wooftopia.ca or come down to our facility and pay (25 Otter Street) These deposits are non-refundable. They are only refundable if the class is cancelled. For those clients who commence with classes but decide not to continue there are no refunds.

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Upcoming Classes:

  • Wednesday June 26, 2024 - July 24, 2024: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $150 + GST (5 week course)
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Reactive Rover

Reactive Rover aims to help those dogs who struggle with reactivity – lunging and barking at other dogs, people, critters, bicycles, cars or whatever makes them uncomfortable. We will help teach you to read your dog’s body language and social cues when they are feeling uncomfortable, and also help your dog learn to relax in stressful situations on their own. Some equipment may be recommended for this class on a dog by dog basis, including a front clip harness, halti, or muzzle.

 

We require a $50.00 deposit to secure your spot in the class, you can either send that via E-trasnsfer to info@wooftopia.ca or come down to our facility and pay (25 Otter Street) These deposits are non-refundable. They are only refundable if the class is cancelled. For those clients who commence with classes but decide not to continue there are no refunds.

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Upcoming Classes:

  • Monday June 24, 2024 - July 29, 2024: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
    Skipping July 1st for the long weekend
  • Monday June 24, 2024 - July 29, 2024: 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
    Skipping July 1st for the long weekend
Cost: $180 + GST (5 week course)
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Daycamp Training Options

To inquire about daycamp training sessions, please email training@wooftopia.ca or call 204-477-9663

30 Minute Bootcamp Training Session

A Wooftopia experienced trainer will work one on one with your pup on any issues you may be having (excluding aggression). Note: your dog must be a Daycamp client and be at Wooftopia for a minimum of a half day.

Cost: $30 + GST
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15 Minute Mental Stimulation Break

For dogs who can get overstimulated and need a break to use their brain. Activities include fetch and treat toys/puzzles. Note: your dog must be a Wooftopia client and be at Wooftopia for a minimum of a half day.

Cost: $15 + GST or $125 + GST for 10 sessions
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15 Minute Walk

Want to work on some basic leash manners with your pup? An individual walk can be included with your pup’s Daycamp visit. This is not for reactivity training. Note: your dog must be a Wooftopia client and be at Wooftopia for a minimum of a half day.

Cost: $20 + GST or $185 + GST for 10 sessions
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Additional Training Options

To learn more, please email info@wooftopia.ca or call 204-477-9663

Board and Train

Having trouble training your pup and need some help? Beginning September1, 2023, Wooftopia will be offering a board and train program. More details to come!

Cost: Coming Soon
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Meet Your Trainers

Desiree Klippenstein, CPDT-KA

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Owner & Certified Head Trainer at Wooftopia
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Ashley Birch

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Daycare & Boarding Manager, Obedience Trainer
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Chaniece Des-Rochers

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Obedience, Agility, Tricks Trainer and Boarder
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Petra Sired

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Obedience Trainer
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Kennedy

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Obedience Trainer
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What Our Wooftopians are Saying...

I’ve been to Wooftopia for daycare, training, and grooming. I’m always very happy with the service, and my dogs love it here. The staff are very knowledgeable, especially when it comes to behavioural training and helping dogs socialize. Best doggie daycare in Winnipeg!

- Mychal N.

Wooftopia is our dog’s second home! Milo had attended obedience and trick classes, go to their daycamp regularly, and boarded with one of their staffs. He is very excited going there every time, and everyone we have met there are reliable, professional, and always go above and beyond. I would totally recommend any dog owners to check them out.

- Katie L.

I know Desiree Klippenstein, owner of Wooftopia, from the work she does with local dog rescue, Manitoba Underdogs. I have come to know her as a tremendous resource. She is a lover of dogs, but more importantly she is experienced and skilled in dealing with all types of dogs from shy, nervous and withdrawn to overly bold, reactive, and kinda naughty. As soon as the doors of Wooftopia opened, I knew I wanted my two rescue dogs, Vito and Frankie, to attend Daycamp and training classes with Dez and her excellent staff. We are so pleased with with our experience, thus far. Wooftopia is welcoming, loving and supportive, focused on addressing our dog’s individual needs in a positive, spacious, proactive environment. In a relatively short period of time, we are seeing positive results. Our dogs love attending Day Camp at Wooftopia and we feel confident sending them there!! Congratulations to Desiree for creating a fantastic facility where all dogs are treated to the best possible care.

- Sarah P.

I know Desiree Klippenstein, owner of Wooftopia, from the work she does with local dog rescue, Manitoba Underdogs. I have come to know her as a tremendous resource. She is a lover of dogs, but more importantly she is experienced and skilled in dealing with all types of dogs from shy, nervous and withdrawn to overly bold, reactive, and kinda naughty. As soon as the doors of Wooftopia opened, I knew I wanted my two rescue dogs, Vito and Frankie, to attend Daycamp and training classes with Dez and her excellent staff. We are so pleased with with our experience, thus far. Wooftopia is welcoming, loving and supportive, focused on addressing our dog’s individual needs in a positive, spacious, proactive environment. In a relatively short period of time, we are seeing positive results. Our dogs love attending Day Camp at Wooftopia and we feel confident sending them there!! Congratulations to Desiree for creating a fantastic facility where all dogs are treated to the best possible care.

- Nancy D.