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Cowichan Canine Programmes

Puppy Start Right Programme

The early puppyhood socialization period is a critical and finite period of time during which puppies are developmentally open to new experiences.

     

Foundation Basics Programme

Basic pet manners for all dogs over 17 weeks of age!

     

Reactive Dog Programme

For owners who have dogs with "issues". Dogs that have been labelled "aggressive" or "fearful".

 

   

General Classes

Agility

We offer agility classes for all levels of students skills, even for puppies!

     
   

Canine Good Neighbour

Cowichan Canine offers prep classes for the official Canine Good Neighbour test for all levels of student skills.

   

Carting Class

Large dogs have historically been used for carting work, taking goods to market, moving firewood or other supplies around the farm, or even pulling people.

   

FOCUS Class

Increasing your dog’s motivation and desire to work with you through a series of exercises and games. 

   

Outdoor Play Group

Get together with other dogs for a fun play session. 

 

   

Rally Obedience 

This is a relatively new sport that you can enjoy simply because you wish to teach your dog to heel nicely and reliably, or because you wish to compete and earn titles.

   

Scent Detection

Dogs learn to systematically search boxes and other objects, including vehicles, for hidden scent.

   
 

Solve-It

Do you find yourself thinking "But he knows this"? Is your dog getting tired of the training, getting bored and walking away? Is your dog becoming stressed or over-aroused during training? Is your dog being stubborn? If you have a training challenge, in class or at home, this is the class for you!

   

Tricks Class

There is no better way to get attention and yummy treats and it’s sooo much fun!

   

Outdoor MANNERS

We practice Polite Walking, Come When Called and related skills in an outdoor environment full of distractions!

 

 

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What Clients Are Saying:

I had the good fortune and pleasure to take the Foundation Program at Cowichan K9 this winter with my lab cross puppy Cody. Cody just turned 8 months when we graduated with distinction from this awesome training experience. Bev, Karen, and Glenda were terrific and facilitated our learning with clear instruction, helpful tips, and much kindness and caring. I've worked with dogs all my life and was amazed at how much I learned participating in this program and now Cody and I get to benefit daily from our indelible experience with you. Training with such positive reinforcement, small class size, and expert facilitation enhanced our relationship beyond measure and will continue to do so now that we have the tools and understanding. Cody travels on rounds with me and is continually being complimented on his fine manners and keen willingness to please. I am so proud of him! Attending our classes at Cowichan Canine was the highlight of each week and will continue to be as we begin agility classes and scent games. I can't thank you enough for how your program has enriched our relationship and daily life together. I recommend all my clients take their dogs to Cowichan Canine. Every one can benefit! p.s. Your Christmas party was the highlight of the season, hands down! Class act: so many happy, well behaved dogs and their people, games and prizes, Santa and presents, incredibly delicious appies and meatballs galore for all. That was the best Christmas function I've ever attended! Thank you again -

Dr Brenda Bernhardt
Cowichan Veterinary HouseCall Services

Thanks so much Bev. You are a great teacher! We learned soooo much...myself as well as Bindi!! Wanted to take the time to give you and Cowichan Canine a big THANK YOU!

Marilyn & Bindi
Ladysmith

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