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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!

 

 

What's New?
What Clients Are Saying:

I just wanted to drop a note and let you know that Jody worked with us and our puppy over the month of August, and she was absolutely excellent. The private training was the perfect choice to address our specific questions and learn about returning to Alberta with the pup, and how to help her adjust. We look forward to more training next summer at the lake! Jody has such a wonderful attitude toward the training, and we felt very confident with our plan for introducing our puppy to Alberta. The introduction to our neighbour dog (the one who charges and barks as his "greeting") was perfect. We did a parallel walk across the green space, then got closer and used treats from me for both dogs. There was no charging, and they are now well introduced and quite good pals already!

Happy Puppy Parent
AB

My big triumph was on the beach two weeks ago. Arwyn gets to be off leash at the beach (she's been on the long line on forest hikes for months now) and there was a deer eating seaweed... the dogs, of course, blasted off after the deer up the steep bank... I called... AND THEY CAME BACK!! A miracle. Well, the miracle of training.

Cheryl (PhD, Reg Psychologist), with Sukha & Arwyn
Maple Bay, BC

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