Collar: Either a flat buckle collar, a martingale type (Premier), a Gentle Leader (or other head halter). Please leave your choke collars, pinch collars or electric collars at home.

Leashes: Just your standard 4 foot; a 6 foot if you have one and a flexi may be handy as well.

Treats: Lots of moist treats your dog loves. Best idea is to bring a "doggie trail mix". That means try to bring a mixture of different treats. Bring lots!!! You will be doing a lot of training. Be sure you have your treats cut up nice and small as we don't want to send any dogs home heavier then when they arrived!

Water: please bring bottled water for yourself and also water for your dog.

Toys: Bring the type that allows you to interact with your dog in a game of tug. Any of your dog's favourites, ideally not ones that make noise that could distract other dogs.

Chair: A comfortable one for you to sit in.

Crates: Those that are stackable. You are welcome to bring ex-pens or soft sided crates for OUTSIDE crating only. We would like to be able to crate all dogs indoors (in case of poor weather) so please bring a crate that we can stack other crates on or under for indoor use.

Personal items: Those items for you or your dog (dog dishes, favourite blanket, etc.).

A second dog: Those of you who have a second dog and would like to work it - you may provided it is a comparable agility level to your first and you do not hold your group up. Working two dogs is not allowed within the same exercise (example: you can not take up an instructor's time to teach two dogs the same exercise). Use common sense and only attempt to work your second dog where it will not be unfair to the rest of the handlers in your group who are only working one dog.

Rain gear: We will be working rain or shine so comes prepared!

Bon Fire favourites: Your own personal marshmellow roasting stick and your best singing voice!

Travelling into Canada

Travelling into Canada with your dog you will need the following:

  • A rabies certificate proving vaccination within the last 12 months
  • Certain airlines require a health certificate, please check with your airline for details
  • As of June 1, 2009, you will need a passport or equivalent to enter Canada.

Click here to read about passport requirements for entry into Canada.

Click here to link directly to the Government of Canada pet import requirements.

This area is a rabies endemic area so please update your dog's inoculation. This area is also a heartworm high-risk area. If you plan to travel, some neighbouring districts are also Lyme endemic.

Please note that Southern Ontario has experienced some West Nile infections. While the risk is extremely low, it is advised to bring a mosquito repellent with DEET, and to use it particularly around dawn and dusk.

Although this is Canada, please be aware the snow does actually melt and the temperatures in the summer can get as warm as any city in the U.S.A. Keeping this in mind, you may want to bring sun shade for outdoor crating plus any suntan product you favour. Warm weather clothes for the daytime and cooler weather clothing for evening is a good plan.


Say Yes Dog Training
2780 Dunmark Road, Alberton, ON L0R 1A0