My Positive Puppy

Get your puppy started off on the right paw!

Attending a properly run puppy class gives you an opportunity to take full advantage of your puppy's imprinting period and earliest stage of development. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! It's a fantastic chance to develop your puppy's confidence and help shape your puppy's attitude and behavior in a positive way.

My Positive Puppy classes are a fun family-friendly experience using the latest knowledge in dog behavior to set your puppy up for a lifetime of success.

Who's eligible for class? Healthy puppies who are 9 to 20 weeks of age and have been home for a week prior to the start of class.

Our classes are informative. Excellent advice on all things puppy is presented in an easy to follow format.

Our classes are fun! We welcome all member of your household to join in the class activities.


  • 4 weeks of classes, approximately 1 hour in length
  • $160.00 plus GST
  • Location is JetPet North Shore, 345 Lynn Avenue North Vancouver
  • Register by calling: 604-982-9249 or e-mail training@jetpetresort.com

Huffy Hounds!  A workshop like no other!

Do you have a Huffy Hound?

Is your dog reactive, fearful, frustrated, or aggressive?  You’re not alone.

We’re really excited about designing the best possible class scenario for helping people with reactive dogs. The goal is to help people make and see progress with their dogs throughout an ongoing series of classes.

This class is a collaboration between Valerie Barry of In Partnership With Dogs (ipwd.ca) and Pamela Murray of Canine Spirit.  The classes are group classes held in outdoor locations so we can help you with your dog in the kind of environments you tend to spend time in (or wish to spend time in) with your dog.

Each week we work through a series of exercises designed to help each individual dog learn to cope with challenging situations.  We also work on training specific skills as an alternative to reactive behavior.  If appropriate, friendly, neutral dogs help us in class with social skill building.  The humans in class learn about dog body language and appropriate social skill and play behavior.  Classes are taught on the North Shore and in Coquitlam – evenings and weekends.

Manners 'n More for Adolescent Dogs

​​This is an outdoor group workshop that is geared toward young dogs. There will be 4, 1 1/2 hr sessions conducted every 2 weeks.

This format gives you plenty of opportunity to practice and ask questions between sessions. Each class will have a maximum of 8 dogs.

There will be 2 trainers working with you in class who will also work right beside with their own dogs! 

    Activities include:
    -                Greeting people and dogs appropriately
    -                Impulse control exercises – Wait, Leave It, Stop
    -                Socializing exercises specific to adolescents such as reactivity, over-arousal and fear behaviour

    -                Play with humans
    -                Play and social behaviour between dogs
    -                Recall and Leash skills

    ​This class is  a collaboration between Valerie Barry and “Jack” of In Partnership With Dogs and Pamela Murray and “Tallulah”  of Canine Spirit Dog Training.  Jack and Tallulah will be joining us in class.

    $120 for 4 weeks, 1.5 hours – Coquitlam and North Vancouver locations.

    Manners ‘n More for Adult Dogs

    An outdoor, 4-week group class, held every 2 weeks.  This class is geared toward generalizing and proofing your obedience skills outside where we like to spend time with our dogs. The great outdoors can be a challenge for dogs who are still learning!  If you are still working on your training, have a newly adopted dog or just want to do something different with your dog, this class is for you.  Come out and be part of our fun and supportive group!

    This class is  a collaboration between Valerie Barry and “Quincy” of In Partnership With Dogs and Pamela Murray and “Dreki” of Canine Spirit Dog Training. Quincy and Dreki will be joining us in class.

    $120 for 4 weeks, 1.5 hours – Coquitlam and North Vancouver locations.

                 ​Training for People

               with Dogs

    Nose Worthy - Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced 

    Nose Work is an easy to learn activity and one of the fastest growing dog sports. All dogs are welcome. Class challenges are designed to match your dog and each individual dog’s skill level. For dogs with limitations, Nose Work can be played just for fun and for therapy. Senior dogs can get much needed mental exercise while taking it easy on their bodies. Fearful dogs build confidence. Dog reactive dogs can have a chance to be part of a class setting, working separately from other dogs, but enjoying positive reinforcement in the vicinity of those dogs. There are so many benefits that come from the class experience itself. Your dog’s needs will determine how you both enjoy this sport called Nose Work. 

    BEGINNERS - Level 1:

    This class is where the games begin! The dogs learn to hunt for food or toys. Those rewards are paired with the target odor. As the class progresses the dogs learn how to do more and more complex searches

    INTERMEDIATE- Level 2:
    This class expands the dogs knowledge of odor in the different contexts such as: vehicles, containers, exterior and interior searches.

    ADVANCED- Level 3:

    This class continues to expand the dogs’ expertise of odor in varying contexts and environments. The searches become more complex and new odors are introduced.

    COMPETITION - Level  4: 
    All aspects of competition are taught. Handlers learn how to read their dogs on blind hides and work as a team in different environments.